Found in 129 Collections and/or Records:
Houston's letters from various camps and posts in California and New Mexico to George W. Shaw, lawyer in Geneseo, Ill., and friend from boyhood.
Collection contains a photocopy of letter written from China by Savage to friends, Charles and Eve Craig, describes his work in China.
Collection contains a letter from Cooper to W. M. Newton describing early Denver, locations of businesses and streets circa 1859.
One OVBox with Judge Patterson's personal belongings (robes, gavel, nameplate). Includes correspondence, awards, event programs and articles.
Collection contains research material gathered by Agnes Wright Spring in editing the book: A bloomer girl on Pike's Peak, 1858 (Denver, Colo. : Western History Dept., Denver Public Library, c1949). Includes Mrs. Spring's notes and correspondence, typescript of the book, book reviews, and a radio play based on it by Myron Smith (University of Denver, 1950).
Letter to Ina T. Aulls, Denver Public Library, July 14, 1934, tells about a monument near Evergreen, Colo. placed by Colorado Association of Nurserymen to honor C.C. Parry, the "real discoverer" of the Engelmann spruce.
Collection contains two letters from Kemp Goodlow Cooper, Denver, Colo. to C. F. Brady, Yuma & Hyde, Colo. (1887); letters on Denver Republican stationery to agent canvassing subscriptions and advertising in eastern Colorado. One mentions hiring of journalist Stanley Stokes to write a series of promotional articles.
Letter to Ogden in Englewood, Colo. from unidentified resident of Breckenridge, Colo. about Breckenridge businessman John Kleinfelter who made charms and stickpins from native gold; handwritten account of bicycle trip over Agentine Pass, including b&w image.
Writes about Weld County, Colo. homesteader Katherine "Rattlesnake Kate" Slaughterback and encloses copy of his poem: Rattlesnake Kate's lament (originally written ca. 1909).
Discusses his purchase of "one half of the Benicia Markett" and other financial matters.
Describes his life in San Francisco Bay region and ways of getting mail.
Letter from Leadville, Colo. to his wife tells about journey from Denver to Buena Vista (the "end of the railroad") and then on to Leadville, where he got a job at 2 1/2 dollars a day. Leadville generally described as a "Dredfull wicked place" of saloons and gambling. However, he had attended a little Baptist church and felt he could "do without drink".
Asks help in locating "Mr. Lawerance the engineer" to repair his mill.
Reminiscences about boyhood friends in Colorado including the Bennett boys. Mentions his own family and encloses photograph of Arbor Lodge in Nebraska City, Neb. (family home of his father J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day).
Writes to interest Tom McKee in locating and photographing grave of Ute chief Ouray. Mentions visiting site of the crimes of "Albert" Packer. Discusses a proposed "Santa Fe Trail" monument on Cochetopa Pass and a proposed automobile road from Pueblo to Gunnison, along with local news from Montrose.
Describes his part in the handcuffing of Billy the Kid at Mesilla, N.M. in March "1882" [i.e. 1881]. Later Jones helped prevent robbery of a stagecoach between Las Cruces and Rincon, N.M.
Letter discusses party activities in Colorado, Missouri, Utah, Wyoming.
Letter describes Petersen's work in Aspen, Colo. 1914-1915 unwatering the Mollie Gibson, Free Silver, and Smuggler mines, properties of the Smuggler Leasing Company.
Letter in response to high school student's inquiry about Utah gambling law.
Tells of his relatives John H. Pickel and Hugh C. McCammon at Caribou City and silver mine in Boulder County, Colo. 1869-1870.
Letter on White House stationery thanking Librarian, Denver Public Library, for use of Wyer Auditorium to premiere the film: Not as a privilege.
Sends 1898 photo of Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Colo. to the hotel general manager. Mentions his parents moving to Denver in 1880s.
Letter from Greeley, Colorado Territory from a member of the locating committee for a "Milwaukee colony." Speculates on the possibility of raising stock in Colorado.
Informal family letter from Mary Jane to father & mother, brothers & sisters. Written on letterhead of J.J. Thomas, wholesale and retail dealer in coal, lime, brick, etc., South Pueblo, Colo. Printed on verso: Birds eye view of Pueblo, South Pueblo & Pueblo Colony, Colorado, 1874 ... Drawn and published by E.S. Glover, Colorado Springs.
Informal letter from Portland, Or. tells about keeping house, friends and family, and the independence of women.
Writes to father in Ohio Telling of family (Wife carrie and baby, brother Clay), and farming activities.
Letters to cousin Lottie in Spencer, N.Y. written from South Pass (1870) and Laramie City (1873), W.T. Tells about his mother's appointment as justice of the peace (the first woman so to serve).
Three letters to his mother from the midwest, including one from Council Bluffs, Iowa (1859) on his way to the "Pikes Peak" mines. Two letters (1874) to his wife, written from Pueblo and Colorado Springs.
Two typed letters concern Dexter, Colo. and early North Park history. One of the letters is on the verso of a typed letter from Mrs. Freeze (Nov. 16, 1951).
Letters written on the lecture circuit to his agent and manager in New York. As a lecturer, Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye often appeared with Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley.