Collection MS/MS 01.65 - Horace A. Wolcott Correspondence 1855-1865 ca. 1860

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US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.65

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Horace A. Wolcott Correspondence 1855-1865 ca. 1860

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(1821-1887)

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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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The collection consists of photocopies of letters and business papers of Horace Alanson Wolcott. Wolcott lived briefly in Grinnell about 1856 then moved to Boulder probably in the early or mid 1860s, and corresponded with people in Grinnell. Papers selected for photocopying are those relating to his Grinnell connections.  Correspondents include: Marshall Bliss of Bliss Crosby Mill, Grinnell; S. H. Bliss; Julia Grinnell; Lucy Bixby (mother of Louisa Wolcott); Samuel Cooper; S. Bixby

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Mr. Greenwold returned the papers back to their owner. Wolcott's and Greenwold's interest is in compiling a history of the Congregational Church which was founded shortly after the Grinnell group moved to Colorado.

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Roland H. Wolcott of Boulder, Colorado, had his friend, Paul Greenwold, bring the papers to Grinnell for the Archivist to photocopy.

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