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Wetmore, William Boerum, Major
[ARCHIVE OF CORRESPONDENCE FROM A PROMINENT COLORADO CITIZEN TO HIS MOTHER IN THE LATE 19th CENTURY, WITH SOME MINING AND RAILROAD CONTENT]
Mostly Denver and Boulder, Co, 1895. Thirty-one letters (approximately [160]pp.), eight telegrams, two newspaper clippings, and assorted ephemera. Housed in a modern three-ring binder, letters organized chronologically in sheet protectors. Original mailing folds, moderate toning, light soiling. Overall very good. An interesting archive of letters from Major William Boerum Wetmore (1849-1919), a prominent businessman in Colorado in the late 19th century. Major William Wetmore was a military officer educated at West Point, who served as a lieutenant at U.S. Army Forts Riley, Wallace, and Leavenworth in Kansas, and as a major in the New York State Militia. Wetmore was married to Annette Butler but divorced around 1900; they had three children. His father was Samuel Wetmore (1812-1895) and he was a descendent of Colonel Jackson Browne of the British Colonial Army and Captain William Boerum, U.S. Navy, a distinguished veteran of the War of 1812. Over the course of his life, William Wetmore resided in New York, Philadelphia, Newport, and New Jersey. He traveled often, collected coins and art, was fond of sailing yachts, and as seen in these letters, actively invested in Colorado mining ventures. The thirty-one letters are almost all multi-page efforts from Wetmore on bifolia sheets, totaling approximately 160 pages of written correspondence. All of the letters were written to Wetmore's mother Sarah Tayler (or Taylor) Wetmore, who lived in New York City. Almost all of the letters are written on "Denver Club" letterhead, as Wetmore was living at the Denver Athletic Club duri … [Click Below for Full Description]
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