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Albert Nance papers

Identifier: COU:1122

Scope and Contents

The Albert Nance Papers consist of one letter copy book with approximately 125 entries. Dates of these letters range from March 1886 to November 1889. Albert Nance’s correspondence concerns his father’s Illinois estate, the sale of his lumber yards, and his plans to start a bank. The majority of Louise Pugh Nance’s letters are orders for fabric, clothing, and sewing materials.


  • Creation: 1886 - 1889

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This collection is open for access.

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Biographical / Historical

Albert Nance was born February 1, 1851 in Illinois, the eldest son of a physician. Early in his career, he worked as a railroad clerk and telegraph operator. He married Louise Pugh on August 23, 1873. The couple had at least four children. Nance owned two lumber yards and founded Farmers and Ranchers Bank in Stromsburg, Nebraska in 1887 before moving to Colorado in 1889. In 1892, he ran for Colorado State Treasurer as a candidate for the People’s Party of Colorado. He served as Treasurer from 1893-1894. Following his public service, Nance worked as a mining broker and again as a Western Union telegrapher until his death in Denver, Colorado on February 18, 1909. After Mr. Nance’s death, Louise Pugh Nance and three of her children moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she passed away from influenza on January 16, 1914.


0.5 linear feet (1 box)

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The Albert Nance Papers consist of a single letter-copy book with entries ranging from 1886-1889. Nance was a real estate owner and telegraph operator who served as Colorado State Treasurer from 1893 through 1894.


This collection is arranged in the ordre in which it was donated with a box level inventory.

Processed by Kate Foster, October 2019.
October 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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Boulder Colorado 80503 United States