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Yeats, W. B.

  • Person
  • 1865-1939

Yeats was an Irish poet and is considered one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century.

Wyly, Mary Gae

  • Person

Mary Wyly '62 served as a librarian at the College from 1968 to 1976.  This collection includes documents from her desk files.

Woodruff, Anna M.

  • Person
  • 1844-

Anna M. Woodruff was born in Hartford, Ohio on July 28, 1844. She prepared for college in the public schools of Newton and Grinnell, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa College with the class of 1868. Her teaching career began in Newton public schools 1868-1877. Later, she taught in both Bozemen and Helena, Montana. She received an Iowa State certificate in 1871 and a Montana Life Diploma in June of 1895.

Wolcott, Henry A.

  • Person
  • 1821-1887

Horace A. Wolcott, b. 1821 in Orwell, OH, d. 1887 in Boulder, married Louisa Pason Bixby 1856. Louisa Bixby was the daughter of Sumner and Lucy Bixby of Norridgewock ME., and a cousin of Amos Bixby.

Children of Horace and Louisa: Edward, b. 1862, Grinnell (fell from a wagon on the way to Colorado and suffered a severe leg injury) Charles, b. 1870 in Ward, CO Frank, b. 1876, Gold Hill, CO Son of Charles: Roland, b. 1917, Boulder

Horace and Louisa homesteaded a ranch near Boulder, he developed many mines in the mountains west of Boulder. Their son Charles was involved in real estate to the extent of purchasing and reselling abandoned mines at tax sales. Charles's son Roland lives on some of this old mine property and is well steeped in the lore of mining in the early twentieth century. Roland owns the papers left by his grandfather, Horace. Wolcotts were one of a number of families from Grinnell who moved to Colorado in the 1850s and 60s.

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