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Treat Family Papers

Identifier: M218


The Treat family moved to Colorado during the later part of the 19th century. Adna Adams Treat, father of Charles A. Treat, passed away in 1900 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. The collection contains a diary from the year 1864 kept by Charles A. Treat and a scrapbook kept by Mary E. Treat (nickname "Minnie"), Charles A. Treat's wife..


  • Majority of material found within 1864-1898
  • 1864 - 1962


Biographical / Historical

Adna Adams Treat was born in Hartford, Connecticut on April 8, 1797, moved to Troy, New York as a young man and in 1825 married Miss Jane Reilay, also of New York. Adna Adams Treat and Jane Treat had seven children; four sons and three daughters. Charles A. Treat, one of Adna Adams Treat's sons, married Mary E. Treat, whose nickname was likely "Minnie." Adna Adams Treat passed away in Denver in 1900 at the age of 103 and is buried in Denver's Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Treat was celebrated late in life for being the "oldest living Mason."


0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-letter document box)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a scrapbook and a diary from the Treat family. The diary is for the year 1864, and contains handwritten entries describing events in the life of Charles A. Treat during this year. The diary also has an attached envelope in the back cover with the words "To Charles from Mother," which contains a printed card with the words "Mrs. A.A. Treat" and a braided lock of grey hair. The first page of the scrapbook has an elaborate hand-lettered inscription "Minnie E. Treat," and it primarily contains newspaper clippings of poetry and news articles from the years 1881-1892, one of which details Adna Adams Treat's 99th birthday. The scrapbook also contains some hand-written letters and postcards to "Mrs. Charles A. Treat." There are several items tucked in to the scrapbook with either printed or handwritten dates in the 1950s and 1960s that may or may not have to do with the Treat family.

Treat Family Papers
Juliana Millbern
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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