The Resource Bowman-White family papers

Bowman-White family papers

Label
Bowman-White family papers, 1862-1969
Title
Bowman-White family papers
Inclusive dates
1862-1969
Contributor
Donor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection is comprised of the personal papers of members of the Bowman and White families. There are also records of the Two American Sisters Mine, and of the Georgetown Library Association. Photographs in the collection consist of family photographs (mostly unidentified): studio portraits and candid shots of men, women, and children; images of Georgetown, Colo.: railroad tracks, buildings and scenery; views of Bowdoinham, Maine; photographs of a machine shop and a man on a tractor with a dump trailer: panoramic group portraits of sailors and soldiers. Photographic formats represented include: glass plate negatives; nitrate film negatives (access restricted); cabinet cards, ambrotypes, paper prints (1862-1969)
Biographical or historical data
John Henry Bowman (1850-1900) came to Silver Plume, Colo. in 1883, then moved to Georgetown, Colo., in 1885. He was a machinist and worked as a foreman at the Miners Sampling Works. Bowman later became superintendent of the American Sisters Mine, which was formed out of a consolidation of the Two Sisters and Native American Mines. Both of these silver mines were located on Columbia Mountain in upper Clear Creek County, Colo. Between 1891-1892, Bowman and his wife: Lavinia Potts Bowman (1848-1901) built what later became known as the "Bowman-White House" in Georgetown, Colo. They raised their two daughters: Iorria and Mary Ellen or "Mellie" (1876-1969) in the house. In 1899, Iorria married J.E. Carnal and moved to Ohio. In 1901, Mellie married John James a.k.a. "J.J." White (1887-1932). White, an attorney, practiced law, served as the Police Judge and Mayor of Georgetown from 1900-1902, and was President of the Georgetown school board. In 1907, the White family moved to Denver, Colo. and in 1915, the family returned to Georgetown, Colo. where Mellie remained until her death. Mellie and J.J. White had four sons: John Bowman White (1902-1964), Ralph White (1903-1944), John James White, Jr. (1909-1960), and Melvin White (1916-1981).
Cataloging source
DPL
Label
Bowman-White family papers
Link
http://eadsrv.denverlibrary.org/sdx/pl/toc.xsp?id=WH32&qid=sdx%5Fq5&fmt=tab&idtoc=WH32-pleadetoc&base=fa&n=14&ss=true&as=true&ai=Advanced
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • ALL_BRANCHES
Extent
2 linear ft. (2 boxes), 2 oversize folders, 1 photo oversize file folder, 3 photoboxes, 15 photo folios, 19 glass slide
Governing access note
  • Access to photo envelopes containing nitrate negatives is restricted
  • Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
Immediate source of acquisition
Georgetown Society, Inc. and Jan Adria Landau;
Organization method
Organized in 3 series: 1. Family papers, 1862-1969 (Box 1-2). 2. Oversize, 1873-1905 (OVFF 1-2). 3. Photographs, 1897-1942 (PhotoBox 1-3, PhotoOVFF 1, PhotoFol1-15, PhotoEnvelopes1-15, Glass plate negatives1-19)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
161394
System control number
  • OCM13195099
  • (OCoLC)13195099

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