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Augustus Perry Brigham family diaries and other material

Identifier: Augustus Perry Brigham family diaries -and other material

Scope and Contents

41 volumes collection of diaries, trapping records and travel logs handwritten by Augustus Perry Brigham (b. 3/1861- d. 8/1944) between 1879 and 1944. Originally from Massachusetts, Brigham emigrated to Colorado Springs where he spent his adult life, married, raised a family and is buried. Each volume is a meticulously detailed regarding his daily activities, but is curiously devoid of any information about the major events of the day and what was going on in the world around him. He was particularly devoted to his automobiles, and used them for local, regional and coast-to-coast travel.


  • 2019-06-20

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the John M.K. Davis Reading Room of the Watkinson Library, Trinity College Library, Hartford, Connecticut. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws when using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with the duplication policy of the Watkinson Library.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information (e.g. social security numbers) in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes with diaries and travel logs)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was acquired from 345 Auctions (Pueblo, CO) on August 17, 2017, using William Reese Company as agent.
Guide to the Augustus Perry Brigham diaries and other material
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-01-13: Title changed by Eric C. Stoykovich, from 'Augustus Perry Brigham Collection of Diaries' to reflect DACS 2.3.

Repository Details

Part of the Watkinson Library Manuscripts Repository

Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford Connecticut 06106