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Raymond G. Carey Papers

Identifier: M122


Born in Iola, Kansas, Raymond Carey (1901-1972) studied at Southwestern College (Kansas), Oxford University, and the University of Chicago. He was a professor of history at the University of Denver from 1945 to 1971, specializing in modern European history. This collection includes a copy of Carey's dissertation, materials from his classes, and French historical documents.


  • Other: 1700-1970


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Raymond G. Carey Papers

Biographical / Historical

Raymond Giddens Carey was born February 17, 1901, in Iola, Kansas. He received his bachelor's degree in 1923 from Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, and attended Hertford College of Oxford University, Oxford, England, from which he received a second bachelor's degree in 1927 and a master's degree in 1931. He received his Ph.D. in 1945 from the University of Chicago.

In 1942, he married Faye Kingsbury of Evansville, Indiana. They had two children, Raymond Carey, Jr., and Cynthia Carey.

Carey came to the University of Denver in 1945. He served as chairman of the University's history department from 1945 to 1958, and was on the faculty until his retirement in 1971. Carey's field of interest was modern European history, with special emphasis on French history, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic era, and English history of the 16th and 17th centuries. Closer to home, he studied the Sand Creek Massacre, which took place in Colorado in 1864. Upon his retirement, he was named Professor Emeritus.

Carey died on November 25, 1972. Two scholarships for history majors, the Raymond G. Carey Memorial Scholarships, were endowed in his memory.


3 Linear Feet (2 legal document boxes, 1 flat box )

Scope and Contents

Dr. Carey's Dissertation: The Liberals of France and their Relation to the Development of Bonaparte's dictatorship, 1799-1804. And photocopy of Nuits de l'abdication by Saint-Didier; Seal of "Club des revolutionaires Montagnards sentinelles de la liberteseants a Geneve." Letter: Le comite de correspondence de la Societe Republicaine de Cahors aus representants du peuple francaise ... 20 Vendemaire, in III (11 Oct. 1794); Assignat of 1000 francs; Affiche, 18 Brumaire, an VIII; Passeports (2); London Times, Thursday June 22, 1815; Columbian Centinel, July 12, 1794; Allegemeine Badordnung, May 1808; Lettre De Cachet of Louis XV, June 30, 1743.


This collection is arranged in 2 series: 1. Teaching Materials 2. French Memorabilia.

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