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Augustus Perry Brigham Collection of Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MS-RET2017
41 volume 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.

Dates

  • 2019-06-20

Extent

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from 345 Auctions (Pueblo, CO) on August 17, 2017 using William Reese Company as agent.

Repository Details

Part of the Watkinson Library Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford Connecticut 06106