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Lawrence C. Phipps Jr. Papers

Identifier: M189


The Lawrence C. Phipps, Jr. Papers contain material related to polo playing and hunting on horseback. Phipps was an active participant in both sports, playing polo and supporting and riding with the Arapahoe Hunt Club.


  • 1921-2005


Biographical / Historical

Lawrence C. Phipps, Jr. was the oldest son of Lawrence Phipps, Sr. The father was a multimillionaire from his work with Andrew Carnegie, and served as a U.S. Senator from Colorado from 1918 to 1930. The younger Phipps was educated at Yale and served in the armed forces in World War I. After the war he helped resurrect the Arapahoe Hunt Club of which his father had been a founder. His interest and horses and riding also led him to be an active polo player and supporter. He was also a businessman and rancher. He owned the land that would become Highlands Ranch and ran it as working operation as well as the home of the Arapahoe Hunt enabling that group to hunt coyotes with a pack of hounds. Lawrence C. Phipps, Jr. died May 16, 1976.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 letter document box, 1 flat box)

Scope and Contents

The Lawrence C. Phipps, Jr. Papers at the University of Denver contain materials related to his horses, his Polo career, and the Arapahoe Hunt Club.


The Lawrence C. Phipps Papers are arranged in one series, Horses and Hounds.


No further accruals are expected.

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