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Mrs. Lyle Burns Steever Papers

Identifier: M205


The Mrs. Lyle Burns Steever Papers consist of letters to Mrs. Steever from various government officials regarding Civil Service employment. The papers also contain letters and cards unrelated to employment.


  • 1867-1955


Biographical / Historical

Lyle Burns, daughter of railroad employee and developer John J. Burns, attended the Wolfe Hall School for Girls in Denver, Colorado, 1899-1902. Mrs. Lyle Burns Steever was employed by the United States Government. In 1948 she was an Information Specialist at the U.S. Public Health Service in Washington, D.C. She corresponded with many congressmen and officials regarding the Civil Service Retirement Act.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 file folder)

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of letters, primarily from government officials, regarding Mrs. Steever's employment or retirement provisions. There is also a letter to Mrs. Steever from Mary, Lady Heath, a Christmas card addressed to Lyle Steever, and a letter from 1867 of unknown provenance.


The collection is unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Related materials in her father's papers (John J. Burns Papers, Collection No. 96) at History Colorado include family letters, newspaper clippings, bulletins from her time at Wolfe Hall School for Girls, and an invitaton to her wedding, July 27, 1910. She donated that collection to the Colorado Historical Society in 1956.


There is no accession record for this collection.

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Repository Details

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