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Henry Blake diaries
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Published:
, 1862-1911.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
1 box (6 folders)
Status:
Carnegie Library for Local History
BHS 278
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Carnegie Library for Local History
BHS 278
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Description

This collection contains 8 small, pocket diaries (fol. 1), a 173-page transcript of the diaries that was produced by the Carnegie project staff in 1988 (fol. 2), an (I.O.O.F.) Independent Order of Odd Fellows (Newton, Iowa) membership certificate of Henry Blake dated 14 October 1867 (fol. 3), and a 9-page carbon copy of a transcript of Blake's diary for August 17 - December 31 probably transcribed by Frank L. Springer (fol 4).

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Language:
English

Notes

Organization & arrangement of materials
Arranged chronologically.
General Note
This collection is on permanent loan from the Boulder Historical Society.
General Note
Call numbers and dates of the diaries are as follows in BHS 278-1-1:
General Note
Envelope 1...1862 May 14 - June 4 (22 p.)
General Note
Envelope 2...1863 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
General Note
Envelope 3...1864 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
General Note
Envelope 4...1865 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
General Note
Envelope 5...1867 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
General Note
Envelope 6...1868 Jan. 1 - 1869 Jan. 16 (1 v.)
General Note
Envelope 7...1870 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
General Note
Envelope 8...1911 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
General Note
Envelope 9...1862-1867 diary abstracts (4 items)
Restrictions on Access
Noncirculating.
Description
This collection contains 8 small, pocket diaries (fol. 1), a 173-page transcript of the diaries that was produced by the Carnegie project staff in 1988 (fol. 2), an (I.O.O.F.) Independent Order of Odd Fellows (Newton, Iowa) membership certificate of Henry Blake dated 14 October 1867 (fol. 3), and a 9-page carbon copy of a transcript of Blake's diary for August 17 - December 31 probably transcribed by Frank L. Springer (fol 4).
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
RIGHTS: The historic photographs and documents, with the Source BHS, belong to the Boulder Historical Society/Museum of Boulder and require attribution when used. These items are on permanent loan to the Carnegie Library for Local History. No duplicated materials may be deposited, or placed on file in any other archive, museum, library or similar repository. Questions of copyright are the responsibility of the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donor: Frank L. Springer,45 Spring Creek Drive, Eugene, OR. 97402,Gift,1971 March 25,Diaries 1862-1869
Biographical or Historical Data
Henry Blake turned from gold mining in 1865, returning to his family in Iowa, where he worked as a constable and in other law enforcement positions, as well as auctioneering. By 1867, he was working as an itinerant peddler of goods, and made several trips to N.Y. City and Chicago, hoping to improve his business affairs. Blake returned to Colo. at the end of his life, and was working as a night watchman at the Denver County Court House in 1911, the year of the last diary.
Biographical or Historical Data
Henry Blake was born in Madison Co., Ind. on 2 July 1834. He lived with his wife and children in Newton, Iowa. Having been elected recorder of the Sugar Loaf mining district in 1860, he moved his family to Colo. in 1862 with a group of would-be gold miners. He mined and prospected in Gold Hill, Sugarloaf and other young gold mining towns. Involved in conflicts with Indians in 1864-1865, he wrote about the Sand Creek massacre of Nov. 1864, but did not participate in it.
Ownership and Custodial History
According to an article in the Boulder Daily Camera on 2 August 1941, Mrs. Jennie Blake Stewart of San Diego, daughter of Henry Blake, owned the Blake diary [diaries?]. She was the widow of Will Stewart and stepmother of Thomas W. Stewart of Boulder. Henry Blake's son was Mark Blake, who married Bertha Butsch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine B. Butsch of Boulder.
Ownership and Custodial History
In his letter to Laurence Paddock regarding his transcription of Blake's 1864 diary on 25 March 1971, donor Frank Springer mentioned that his two cousins Mrs. L.T. Koke of Colorado Springs and Mrs. Richard Courtright of La Veta, Colorado, both were descendants of Stephen Springer who was a brother of Mrs. Henry Blake.
Ownership and Custodial History
Provenance of the 1911 diary is unknown.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Blake, H., Rorabaugh, S. J., & Springer, F. L. (18621911). Henry Blake diaries.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Blake, Henry, 1834-1912, Steven J., Rorabaugh and Frank L., Springer. 18621911. Henry Blake Diaries. .

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Blake, Henry, 1834-1912, Steven J., Rorabaugh and Frank L., Springer, Henry Blake Diaries. , 18621911.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Blake, Henry, Steven J. Rorabaugh, and Frank L. Springer. Henry Blake Diaries. 18621911. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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500 |a Envelope 1...1862 May 14 - June 4 (22 p.)
500 |a Envelope 2...1863 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
500 |a Envelope 3...1864 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
500 |a Envelope 4...1865 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
500 |a Envelope 5...1867 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
500 |a Envelope 6...1868 Jan. 1 - 1869 Jan. 16 (1 v.)
500 |a Envelope 7...1870 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
500 |a Envelope 8...1911 Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 (1 v.)
500 |a Envelope 9...1862-1867 diary abstracts (4 items)
506 |a Noncirculating.
520 |a This collection contains 8 small, pocket diaries (fol. 1), a 173-page transcript of the diaries that was produced by the Carnegie project staff in 1988 (fol. 2), an (I.O.O.F.) Independent Order of Odd Fellows (Newton, Iowa) membership certificate of Henry Blake dated 14 October 1867 (fol. 3), and a 9-page carbon copy of a transcript of Blake's diary for August 17 - December 31 probably transcribed by Frank L. Springer (fol 4).
540 |a RIGHTS: The historic photographs and documents, with the Source BHS, belong to the Boulder Historical Society/Museum of Boulder and require attribution when used. These items are on permanent loan to the Carnegie Library for Local History. No duplicated materials may be deposited, or placed on file in any other archive, museum, library or similar repository. Questions of copyright are the responsibility of the user.
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545 |a Henry Blake turned from gold mining in 1865, returning to his family in Iowa, where he worked as a constable and in other law enforcement positions, as well as auctioneering. By 1867, he was working as an itinerant peddler of goods, and made several trips to N.Y. City and Chicago, hoping to improve his business affairs. Blake returned to Colo. at the end of his life, and was working as a night watchman at the Denver County Court House in 1911, the year of the last diary.
545 |a Henry Blake was born in Madison Co., Ind. on 2 July 1834. He lived with his wife and children in Newton, Iowa. Having been elected recorder of the Sugar Loaf mining district in 1860, he moved his family to Colo. in 1862 with a group of would-be gold miners. He mined and prospected in Gold Hill, Sugarloaf and other young gold mining towns. Involved in conflicts with Indians in 1864-1865, he wrote about the Sand Creek massacre of Nov. 1864, but did not participate in it.
561 |a According to an article in the Boulder Daily Camera on 2 August 1941, Mrs. Jennie Blake Stewart of San Diego, daughter of Henry Blake, owned the Blake diary [diaries?]. She was the widow of Will Stewart and stepmother of Thomas W. Stewart of Boulder. Henry Blake's son was Mark Blake, who married Bertha Butsch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine B. Butsch of Boulder.
561 |a In his letter to Laurence Paddock regarding his transcription of Blake's 1864 diary on 25 March 1971, donor Frank Springer mentioned that his two cousins Mrs. L.T. Koke of Colorado Springs and Mrs. Richard Courtright of La Veta, Colorado, both were descendants of Stephen Springer who was a brother of Mrs. Henry Blake.
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60010|a Housel, Peter M.,|d 1823-1905.
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651 0|a Central City (Colo.)
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651 0|a Fort Chambers (Colo.)
651 0|a Gold Hill (Colo.).
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