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William A. Bell Papers
Part 1, Ms 0257 and Part 2, Ms 0306

William A. Bell Papers, Parts 1 and 2, 1870-1920, Ms 0257 and 1871-1872, Ms 0306

Biography

Dr. William Abraham Bell was born in Clonmel county, Tipperary, Ireland April 26, 1841, the son of Dr. William Bell, a London physician. Dr. William A. Bell took his degree as doctor of medicine at the University of Cambridge and afterward practiced at St. George’s hospital in London.

He visited Colorado for the first time in connection with the Kansas Pacific survey of 1867. There he met General William J. Palmer, with whom he formed a life-long association. Under General Palmer and the association with Colonel D.C. Dodge and others he assisted in founding and constructing the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, of which he became Vice President. For many years he was an important agent for placing securities and bonds in England for General Palmer’s numerous ventures.

He also was a founder of the Colorado Coal & Iron company in 1879, which turned out the first iron and the first rails in the state. This company later consolidated with the Colorado Fuel company, controlled by J.C. Osgood, to form the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company.

Dr. Bell was associated with the founding and development of Colorado Springs, Manitou, Durango, and other towns in Colorado, and with the construction of the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. He built his home, "Briarhurst," in 1889 upon the ruins of a former residence.

Dr. Bell was an early trustee of Colorado College. He made many contributions to the College, including a gift of forest land. This land was used by the Colorado College Forestry School.

William A. Bell was the author of “New Tracks in North America,” describing the Kansas Pacific survey. This was published in 1869. In 1891 he read a paper before the British association in London about the mineral resources of Colorado, which was afterward printed in the Scottish Geographical Magazine for October of that year.

William A. Bell, beginning with his involvement with General Palmer, had a career as a 19th century real estate and industrial developer. Correspondence relating to that career are in this collection.

Dr. Bell married Cara Georgina Whitmore Scovell in England and they made their home in Colorado Springs. A busy family social life attended Dr. Bell’s ever increasing American business. Dr. Bell and his children (three daughters and one son), returned to England to live in 1890. They continued to make frequent visits to Manitou.

Dr. Bell left Colorado for the last time on March 1, 1920. He made an address January 28, 1920, at a dinner given to employees of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad at the Union station in Denver. The address is a record of the early development of that system.

He died in 1921.

 

William A. Bell Papers, Part 1, 1870-1920, Ms 0257

Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence between William J. Palmer and William A. Bell concerning the development of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad and its expansion during the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s. Also included are financial and business statements of other railroads (Denver & Rio Grande, Pueblo & Oro, Denver & Rio Grande & Union, Rio Grande Western, Mexican, The Texas Western, more).

Additionally, the collection contains correspondence between William A. Bell and his personal secretary, Mr. J. E. Lundstrom, who took care of Bell’s business and personal matters in Colorado Springs while the Bells were in England. There is also business correspondence between William A. Bell and his son Archie Bell concerning the Wenda Company in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and Philipse Manor in New York.

Of special interest are the original building papers for "Briarhurst," the Bell home in Manitou.

 

Inventory

Ms 0257, Box 1

Folder 1

A copy of " A Calendar of the Papers of William Abraham Bell 1841 - 1921 " - a holding of the Library of the State Historical Society of Colorado.

Folder 2

1870s - Pueblo & Oro Railroad - description and finances.

Folder 3

1870s - Correspondence Palmer & Bell
Bonds bought in England - letters of orders 1874
Cypher - code between Palmer & Bell
Operations of Denver & Rio Grande
Growth of Colorado
Agreement - Denver & Rio Grande & Union Contractor

Folder 4

1870s - Denver & Rio Grande
(Letters from Palmer to Bell)
Bookkeeping
Financial Statements - D & R G
Letters about routes, bonds, agreements, acquiring land... Resolutions - Bells power on behalf of D & RG in Europe
Maps - Railroads - CO,NM. & UT
Description of Leadville & Sante Fe Lines
Newspaper clippings - interest about areas - mines - places to take railroad.

 

Ms 0257, Box 2

Folder 5

l870s - Letters - Palmer
Description Bergens Park
Memos - financial statements Documents - description of Colorado & railroads.

Folder 6

1870s - Palmer & Bell Testimonial signed when Bell left (Removed) for health reasons. (from England)
Financial Reports D & RG 1877-78 Correspondence - Palmer - Bell D & RG business.
Paper - Letter from Dr. Joseph Paincoat of Phil. - Saying that Colorado Springs has great climate for health cure.
Letter 1874 - WJP to WAB (No good Doctor in Colorado Springs)
Correspondence WJP about Mr. Mellon’s death and business afterward.
Maps D & RG & reports

Folder 7

Sundry Business Letters & Notes
Old Letters & Papers 1870 - 1880
Pearce Bros. 1902
Magdalena , Sonora, Mexico
Palmer - D & RG 1874-75
Rio Grande Western 1890, ‘91, ‘93 Correspondence - Business - WJP & WAB

 

Ms 0257, Box 3

Folder 8

Business Reports, etc.
Mostly Railroad & Shipping
Denver & Rio Grande 1882-’85
Mexico Nat. Railroad (Peabody) Rio Grande Western
Correspondence - Palmer, Bell, & Peabody -1879, ‘90, ‘91, & ‘92, ‘93

Folder 9

A handwritten "History of the Denver & Rio Grande" written for treasurers office

Folder 10 (see individual records in the library catalog)

Old Reports of Colorado Companies
Pamphlets, Reports, Brochures. Mexican Railroad 1890
Plan of the villa sites, mineral springs and pleasure grounds of Manitou, near Colorado Springs, Colorado
Denver and Rio Grande Railway and connections
Glen Eyrie
Broadmoor Opening
Excelsior Springs
Cliff Palace
The Montezuma Valley in Colorado 1890
The Texas Western 1876 Narrow Gauge
House of Rep. Geol. Survey 1874
The Central Colorado Improvement Co. 1877-78.
Nat. Land & Improvement Co. 1873
Colorado College Publ. General Series #44 1909

 

Ms 0257, Box 4

Folder 11
The Wenda Company
Letters & documents relating to the formation of Excelsior Springs (MO) Holding Co. now known as The Wenda Co. 1901, ‘02, ‘03, 10, ‘12, & ‘13.
Black Hills Devel. Co.
Oak Wills Coal Co.
Somerset Coal Co.
J.B. Walker & Mobile Co.

Folder 12

Letters from E.P. Benjamin to W. A. Bell 1911 - concerning Philipse Manor (NY)

Folder 13

WAJB & WAB - Mainly Excelsior Springs Business 1910- ‘11 (WAJB - WAB’s son Archie)

Folder 14

Letters to his father from WAJB. Excelsior Springs & including acquisition of 303 Fifth Ave. N.Y. l913 - 1914
Letters referring to Bonds, property (railroad & real estate).
Family bookkeeping
Newspaper account of Philipse Manor.

Folder 15

Letters from WAJB to WAB from Philipse Manor 1911
Letters about Development of Philipse Manor.

Folder 16 1901

1914 Letters - Stanley Pearce (brother of Harold Pearce who married WAB’s daughter) about his Sante Beating Mine.
Letters - WAB to John B. Walker
(Bell V. Pres. & Walker Pres. of Mobile Co.) 1902-’05
The Mobile Carriage Co. (Situated at Philipse Manor).


Ms 0257, Box 5

Folder 17

Plans of Development of Excelsior Springs
Maps
Correspondence
Newspaper clippings

Folder 18

Letters to WAB from Mr. J.E. Lundstrom (Sec.), 1913-1914 Colorado Springs. Lundstrom took over care of WAB affairs in Colorado Springs - Briarhurst, Railroads, Bonds, etc.

Folder 19

To WAB from J.E. Lundstrom 1909 - 1911 Colorado Springs correspondence concerning:
Briarhurst, Altman Water Co., Butte Mine, Trinchera Estate Co.

Folder 20

1911 - 1912 Correspondence
Briarhurst - original building information
Biography Wm. A. Bell
History of Denver & Rio Grande Philipse Manor
Collection of money in Germany


Ms 0257, Box 6

Folder 21

1904 - 1910 Colorado Springs Letters from Lundstrom
Business matter
Photo - Holy Cross
Newspaper clippings

Not in a folder: Briarhurst registry book, 1888-1901, signed by all the Bells and hundreds of others with surnames including Gilpin, Hulbert, Pearce, Pollock, Solly. and more.


William A. Bell Papers, Part 2, 1871-1872, Ms 0306

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters written to and from Dr. William A. Bell. They range in date from early 1870 to 1891 but are concentrated in the years 1871 and 1872. Most of the letters concern the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad and Dr. Bell’s other business ventures, including: The National Land Company; The Central Colorado Improvement Company; Porter, Bell, and Company; and The Colorado Cheese Company in Wet Mountain Valley.

The letters dealing with the formation of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad show extensive planning for the construction of the railroad south of Denver. They also illustrate Dr. Bell’s friendship and partnership with General William J. Palmer and William S. Rosencrans (the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.) Many of the letters concern pooling money for the venture; others regard gathering supplies and support.

The collection also contains numerous personal letters written to Dr. Bell from his mother, father, and uncles as well as business peers. There are also letters written to Bell concerning the construction of Briarhurst, his mansion in Manitou Springs.

Additional references on Dr. Bell’s life and his business ventures are found in Marshal Sprague’s Newport in the Rockies and Herbert Brayer’s William Blackmore, A Case Study in the Economic Development of the West.

 

Inventory

Ms 0306, Box 1

Folder 1 [Mexico venture]

1. To William J. Palmer’s former civil war commander, General W. S. Rosencrans from William J. Palmer, December 30, 1871
2. To M.L. De Coursey from William S. Jackson, January 1, 1872
3. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, March 6, 1872
4. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, March 19, 1872
5. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, March 22, 1872
6. To William A. Bell from William S. Roecrans, Unknown
7. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, March 25, 1872
8. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, May 13, 1872
9. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, October 8, 1872
10. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, October 14, 1872
11. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, October 22, 1872
12. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, November 4, 1872
13. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, November 7, 1872
14. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, November 19, 1872
15. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, November 20, 1872
16. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, November 28, 1872
17. To William A. Bell from William S. Roecrans and William J. Palmer, November 30, 1872
18. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, December 12, 1872
19. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, December 13, 1872
20. To E.R. Ackerman and William A. Bell It is a statement and receipt of payment Letterhead: Central Colorado Improvement Company, December 16, 1872
21. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, December 16, 1872

Folder 2

1. Statement of Central Colorado Improvement Company, November 1, 1871 to July 26, 1872

Folder 3 [letters on letterhead of the National Land and Improvement Company]

1. To William A. Bell from William S. Jackson, November 20, 1871
2. To Captain R. Sopris from William J. Palmer, December 28, 1871

Folder 4 [letters on the letterhead of the Union Contract Company]

1. To William A. Bell from William S. Jackson, July 28, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from William S. Jackson, November 14, 1871
3. To William J. Palmer from William S. Jackson, November 4, 1872

Folder 5

1. To William A. Bell from William P. Mellen, November 16, 1872
2. To William A. Bell from William P. Mellen, May 22, 1872
3. To William A. Bell from William P. Mellen, May 25, 1872

Folder 6

1. To William A. Bell From L.L. Branthoover, November 21, 1871

Folder 7 [letters concerning The Pinery]

1. To William A. Bell from Francis S. Jackson, November 2, 1870
2. To Colonel Greenwood from Francis S. Jackson, March 3, 1871
3. To William A. Bell from Francis S. Jackson, September 20, 1872
4. To A.C. Hunt from Francis S. Jackson, September 25, 1871
5. To William A. Bell from Francis S. Jackson, September 26, 1871
6. To A.C. Hunt from Francis S. Jackson, November 15, 1871
7. To William A. Bell from Francis S. Jackson, November 24, 1871
8. To William A. Bell from Francis S. Jackson, December 29, 1871

Folder 8

1. Statement for the Independence Pinery from E.H. Johnson, February, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from E.H. Johnson, September 3, 1871

Folder 9

1. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, September 4, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, September 25, 1871
3. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, November 28, 1871
4. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, December 15, 1871
5. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, December 18, 1871
6. To William J. Palmer from Josiah C. Reiff, September 26, 1871
7. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, October 13, 1871
8. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, December 4, 1871
9. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, December 9, 1872
10. To William A. Bell from Louis W. Tappan, January 7, 1872
11. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, July 24, 1872
12. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, August 29, 1872
13. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, August 28, 1872
14. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, September 3, 1872
15. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, September 4, 1872
16. To William J. Palmer from Josiah C. Reiff, October 3, 1872
17. (On back of 16) To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, October 7, 1872
18. To William A. Bell from Josiah C. Reiff, December 5, 1872

Folder 10

1. To William A. Bell from his Father, January 1, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from his Mother, August 16, 1871
3. To William A. Bell from his Mother, August 18, 1871
4. To William A. Bell from his Father, October 3, 1871
5. To William A. Bell from his Father, October 25, 1871
6. To William A. Bell from his Father, November 3, 1871
7. To William A. Bell from his Mother, November 4, 1871
8. To William A. Bell from his Father, November 4, 1871
9. To William A. Bell from his Father, November 27, 1871
10. To William A. Bell from his Mother, December 8, 1871
11. To William A. Bell from his Father, December 12, 1871
12. To William A. Bell from his Mother, December 16, 1871
13. To William A. Bell from his Uncle, October 26, 1872

Folder 11

1. To William A. Bell from R.A. Cameron, November 15, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from R.A. Cameron, November 29, 1871

Folder 12

1. To William A. Bell from H.C. Hunt, January 7, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from H.C. Hunt, September 11, 1871
3. To A.C. Hunt from B.T. Rockafellow, December 13, 1871
4. To William A. Bell from A.C. Hunt, May 26, 1872
5. To William A. Bell from A.C. Hunt, November 22, 1872
6. To William A. Bell from A.C. Hunt, November 29, 1872
7. To William A. Bell from A.C. Hunt, December 9, 1872
8. To William A. Bell from A.C. Hunt, December 12, 1872

Folder 13 [letters concern Briarhurst, William A. Bell’s home in Manitou Springs, Colorado]

1. To William A. Bell from B. Scielmons, January 1, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from J.D. Raymond, November 2, 1872
3. To Leo? Summers from Hippen?, October 11, 1872

Folder 14

1. To William A. Bell from Cavan Dance, Unknown
2. To William A. Bell from William Likes, February 13, 1871
3. To William A. Bell from Maurice Kingsley, December 14, 187?
4. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, December 21, 1871
5. To William A. Bell from Isaac H. Clothier, May 30, 1872
6. To William A. Bell from F.G. Comsch, September 8, 1872
7. To William J. Palmer from William A. Bell, November 11, 1872
8. To William A. Bell from T.F. Oakes, October 2, 1872

Folder 15

1. To William A. Bell from Arthur W. Bell, August 4, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from Porter, Bell and Co., August 22, 1871
3. To William A. Bell from Arthur W. Bell, August 22, 1871
4. To William A. Bell from Arthur W. Bell, September 8, 1871
5. To William A. Bell from Arthur W. Bell, September 12, 1871
6. To William A. Bell from Robert F. Fairlie, September 8, 1871
7. To William A. Bell from Robert F. Fairlie, October 4, 1871
8. To William A. Bell from Porter, Bell and Co., October 6, 1871
9. To William A. Bell from Arthur W. Bell, October 21, 1871
10. To William A. Bell from Robert F. Fairlie, October 30, 1871
11. To William A. Bell from Arthur W. Bell, November 15, 1871
12. To William A. Bell from Robert F. Fairlie, April 9, 1872
13. To Robert F. Fairlie from William A. Bell, April 26, 1872
14. To William A. Bell from Robert F. Fairlie, April 26, 1872
15. To Robert F. Fairlie from J. Whittet Smith Letterhead: Imperial Bank (Limited)-Westminster Branch, London, April 29, 1872
16. To William A. Bell from Robert F. Fairlie, April 29, 1872
17. To William A. Bell from Robert F. Fairlie, June, 7, 1872
18. To Robert F. Fairlie from William A. Bell, July 13, 1872 (2 copies, one handwritten and one typed)
19. To William A. Bell from Arthur W. Bell, October 2, 1872
20. Lithograph from the office of Porter, Bell and Co. talking of their locomotives, dated last week of November, 1871
21. To William A. Bell from Arthur W. Bell, December 24, 1872
22. To William A. Bell from Arthur W. Bell, December 26, 1872

Folder 16

1. To William Iles from William J. Palmer, December 28, 1871

Folder 17 [letters acknowledging bank transactions]

1. To William A. Bell from M. Moyaus’ Sons, July 22, 1870
2. To William A. Bell from M. Moyaus’ Sons, July 23, 1870
3. To William A. Bell from M. Moyaus’ Sons, November 8, 1870
4. To William A. Bell from M. Moyaus’ Sons, November 8, 1870
5. To William A. Bell from M. Moyaus’ Sons, December 15, 1870
6. To William A. Bell from M. Moyaus’ Sons, January 10, 1871
7. To William A. Bell from M. Moyaus’ Sons, September 28, 1871
8. To William A. Bell from M. Moyaus’ Sons, October 18, 1871
9. To William A. Bell from M. Moyaus’ Sons?, October 18, 1871
10. To William A. Bell from M. Moyaus’ Sons, October 20, 1871
11. Distance chart for the Denver and Rio Grande Railway-Great North and South Trunk Line

Folder 18

1. To William A. Bell from Howard Schuyler, date unknown
2. To William A. Bell from Howard Schuyler, November 9, 1871

Folder 19 [letters 1 & 2 concern Armendare’s Grant]

1. To William A. Bell from Otero, Sellar and Co., October 16, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from Otero, Sellar and Co., December 2, 1871
3. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, November 4, 1871
4. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, November 4, 1871
5. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, November 11, 1871
6. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, November 20, 1871
7. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, December 4, 1871
8. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, April 6, 1872
9. To James C. Parrish from William A. Bell, date unknown
10. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, April 6, 1872
11. Invoice of Maurice Kingsley’s Bond sold to James C. Parrish in 1871
12. Bond of William A. Bell’s sold to James C. Parrish, March 7, 1871
13. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, date unknown
14. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, June 29, 1872
15. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, August 24, 1872
16. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, September 16, 1872
17. To William A. Ball from James C. Parrish, October 5, 1872
18. To William A. Bell from Robert H. Lamborn, October 12, 1872
19. To George E. Gourand from James C. Parrish, December 16, 1872
20. To William A. Bell from James C. Parrish, December 16, 1872

 

Ms 0306, Box 2

Folder 1

1. To William J. Palmer? from George E. Gourand, date unknown
2. To William J. Palmer? from George E. Gourand, date unknown
3. To William J. Palmer from George E. Gourand, October 17, 1871
4. To William A. Bell from George E. Gourand, November 9, 1871
5. To William A. Bell from George E. Gourand, November 16, 1871
6. To William A. Bell from George E. Gourand, November 27, 1871
7. To William A. Bell from George E. Gourand, January 2, 1872
8. To William A. Bell from George E. Gourand, September 2, 1872

Folder 2

1. To William A. Bell from Smith, Hennings and Co., September 30, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from Smith, Hennings and Co., November 28, 1871
3. To William A. Bell from Frank Whittle, November 6, 1870
4. To Waddingham from William A. Bell?, circa March, 1871
5. To J. C. Reiff from Henry Hilgert, July 30, 1871
6. To William A. Bell from T. M. Squires, August 14, 1871
7. Bulls Head Corral and Stock Yards Receipt, August 19, 1871
8. To William A. Bell from J. Rolph, September 7, 1871
9. To William A. Bell from Lewis W. Tappan, October 4, 1871
10. To William A. Bell from Lewis W. Tappan, October 5, 1871
11. To William A. Bell from William Blackmore, October 5, 1871
12. To Moyaus’ sons from John W. Forbes, October 19, 1871
13. To William A. Bell from A. B. Bevan, October 19, 1871
14. To William A. Bell from A. B. Bevan, November 20, 1871
15. To William A. Bell from A. B. Bevan, December 16, 1871
16. To William A. Bell from James A. Brock Date; October 24, 1871
17. To William A. Bell from John Hemmey Date; October 30, 1871

Folder 3

1. To Lewis W. Tappan from Josiah C. Reiff, December 19, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from David Acultz, December 29, 1871
3. To A. C. Hunt from Henry C. Thatcher, January 6, 1871
4. To Irving W. Stanton from William A. Bell, January 2, 1872
5. To A. C. Hunt from Henry C. Thatcher, January 9, 1872
6. To William A. Bell from Henry C. Thatcher, January 3, 1872
7. To William A. Bell from Henry C. Thatcher, January 7, 1872
8. To William A. Bell from Henry C. Thatcher, November 26, 1872
9. To William A. Bell from Henry C. Thatcher, December 15, 1872
10. To William A. Bell from Henry C. Thatcher, December 23, 1872
11. To William A. Bell from Henry C. Thatcher, December 27, 1872

Folder 4

1. To William A. Bell from H. Bridge, October 31, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from H. Bridge, November 17, 1871
3. To William A. Bell from H. Bridge, December 11, 1871
4. To William A. Bell from Stanley H. McMullen, November 10, 1871
5. To William A. Bell from A. E. Ames, November 10, 1871
6. To William A. Bell from A. E. Ames, November 22, 1871
7. To William A. Bell from Wilbur F. Stone, November 13, 1871
8. To William A. Bell from Fred J. Stanton, November 14, 1871
9. To A. C. Hunt from Irving W. Stanton, November 16, 1871
10. To A. C. Hunt from Irving W. Stanton, January 9, 1872
11. To William A. Bell from Cyrus L. Webb, November 17, 1871
12. To William A. Bell from H.G. Creaghe?, November 23, 1871
13. To William A. Bell from John Watts, November 23, 1871
14. To William A. Bell from John Watts, December 20, 1871
15. To William A. Bell from H. M. Clay, November 23, 1871
16. To William A. Bell from James Janies by P. McKay, November 25, 1871
17. To William A. Bell from F. H. Nichols, December 12, 1871
18. To William A. Bell from Edmund Leaky, December 15, 1871
19. Second copy of above

Folder 5 [letters on the Colorado Cheese Factory, Ula, Colorado letterhead]

1. To William A. Bell from R. E. Neave, November 19, 1871
2. To William A. Bell from R. E. Neave, November 20, 1871
3. To William A. Bell from R. E. Neave, December, 1871
4. To Captain M. L. DeCoursey from R. E. Neave, March 18, 1872
5. To William A. Bell from R. E. Neave, August 29, 1872
6. To William A. Bell from The First National Bank of Denver This is a depository statement to R. E. Neave, September 5, 1872
7. Message from William A. Bell to the bank about Neave’s account, September 4, 1872
8. Message from the bank to William A. Bell about Neave’s account, September 4, 1872
9. To William A. Bell from R. E. Neave, September 6, 1872
10. To William A. Bell from R. E. Neave, September 12, 1872
11. To William A. Bell from R. E. Neave, September 13, 1872
12. To William A. Bell from R. E. Neave, October 1, 1872
13. To William A. Bell from The First National Bank about Neave’s account, September 19, 1872
14. To William A. Bell from R. E. Neave, November 4, 1872
15. To William A. Bell from R. E. Neave, December 9, 1872
16. To William A. Bell from R. E. Neave, December 11, 1872

Folder 6

1. To Captain Howard H. Schuyler from William A. Bell, January 1, 1872
2. To William A. Bell from W. R. Vaughan of the Bluff City Printing House, January 6, 1872
3. To William A. Bell from C. Goodnight, January 9, 1872
4. To William A. Bell from Edward Carpenter, April 17, 1872
5. To William A. Bell from E. Cuthert Ring, April 26, 1872
6. To William A. Bell from Rose G. Kingsley, May 12, 1872 and prior
7. To William A. Bell from H. W. Holiwell, May 30, 1872
8. To William A. Bell from Henry Percy Horne, June 10, 1872
9. To William A. Bell from Jimmy Shephard?, June 19, 1872
10. To William A. Bell from Jimmy Shephard?, June 25, 1872
11. To Mr. Lewis from William R. Hurt, July 8, 1872
12. To William A. Bell from Captain John Clark, July 17, 1872
13. To William A. Bell from Captain John Clark, October 29, 1872
14. To William A. Bell from Llewellyn C. R. Toky?, August 5, 1872
15. To James C. Parrish from E. J. Calton, August 7, 1872
16. To William A. Bell from K. W. Hedges, August 28, 1872
17. To William A. Bell from R. Cambridge Lubb?, September 2, 1872
18. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, October 1, 1872
19. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, October 9, 1872
20. To William A. Bell from Coates Brothers, October 1, 1872
21. To William A. Bell from L. Warren, October 9, 1872
22. To William A. Bell from Wertheim, October 9, 1872
23. To William A. Bell from C. A. Wade, October 11, 1872
24. To William A. Bell from C. A. Wade, November 9, 1872
25. To William A. Bell from C. A. Wade, December 23, 1872
26. To William A. Bell from R. F. Long, October 15, 1872
27. To William A. Bell from E. Sophicus Thursky, October 24, 1872
28. To Thornton from William A. Bell, October 26, 1872
29. To William A. Bell from Van Thotz, November 8, 1872
30. To William A. Bell from T. L. Rolph, November 9, 1872
31. To William A. Bell from Irving Van Wart, November 11, 1872
32. To William A. Bell from F. R. Ward, November 16, 1872
33. To William A. Bell from F. R. Ward, November 30, 1872
34. To William A. Bell from Abraham Mathews, December, 1872
35. To William A. Bell from H.? Bridges, December 1, 1872
36. To William A. Bell from Sydney Bussard, July 18, 1872
37. To William A. Bell from Sydney Bussard, October 4, 1872
38. To William A. Bell from Sydney Bussard, December 2, 1872
39. To William A. Bell from J. Malden?, December 9, 1872
40. To William A. Bell from F. A. Gardner, December 16, 1872
41. To William A. Bell from John L. Watts, December 20, 1872
42. To William A. Bell from Alfred Geo Renshaw, October 16, 1872
43. To William A. Bell from Alfred Geo Renshaw, October 20, 1872
44. To William A. Bell from Alfred Geo Renshaw, October 22, 1872
45. To William A. Bell from F. Whitaker Bean, October 23, 1872
46. To William A. Bell from Alfred Geo Renshaw, October 23, 1872
47. To William A. Bell from Alfred Geo Renshaw, November 8, 1872
48. To William A. Bell from Alfred Geo Renshaw, November 15, 1872
49. To William A. Bell from Alfred Geo Renshaw, November 19, 1872
50. To William A. Bell from Alfred Geo Renshaw, November 21, 1872
51. To William A. Bell from Alfred Geo Renshaw, December 18, 1872

Folder 7

1. Wine Memoranda, date unknown
2. Part of a letter, does not say who it is from or to., date unknown
3. To William A. Bell from William J. Palmer, date unknown
4. Part of a letter, does not say who it is from or to but the subject is financing., date unknown
5. To William A. Bell from James B. Little, date unknown
6. To William A. Bell from R. Rickens, date unknown Subject: lumber for shanty.
7. To William A. Bell from Fry Napel?, December 5, ?
8. F. G. Cornish re: cost of a mile of wire fencing Letterhead: Denver and Rio Grande Railway, date unknown
9. 2 columns from a newspaper, date unknown
10. Tissue copies of pages 469 to 480 by William A. Bell, date unknown

Folder 8

1. To William A. Bell from Robert H. Lamborn, October 8, 1871
2. To General William J. Palmer from Robert H. Lamborn, November 11, 1871
3. To William A. Bell from Robert H. Lamborn, November 11, 1871
4. To William A. Bell from Robert H. Lamborn, November 23, 1871
5. To William A. Bell from Robert H. Lambord, December 15, 1871
6. To William A. Bell from Charles B. Lamborn, December 16, 1871
7. To William A. Bell from Charles B. Lamborn, January 4, 1872
8. To William A. Bell from Robert H. Lamborn, January 22, 1872. Note on back, To Mr. Kipling from General William J. Palmer, date unknown
9. To William A. Bell from Robert H. Lamborn, April 6, 1872
10. To William A. Bell from Robert H. Lamborn, September 15, 1872
11. To William A. Bell from Robert H. Lamborn, November 8, 1872
12. Acknowledgement of a stock transfer signed by William A. Bell, October 10, 1870
13. To William A. Bell from Robert H. Lamborn, December 31, 1872

Not in a folder

1. Map of the Kansas Pacific Railway from Kit Carson to Denver, March, 1870
2. William A. Bell paper on Colorado before the British Association, August 25, 1891 Twenty pages on stationery from R.M.S. Teutonic in cover inscribed "For Mother with Father’s love. September, 1891"

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