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Pearl Ratcliff Papers, 1925, 1931

Douglas County History Research Center
Douglas County Libraries
100 S. Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
U.S.A.
Phone: 303-688-7730
Email: sboyd@dclibraries.org
URL: http://DouglasCountyLibraries.org

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Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by Shaun Boyd 2011-02-23
Language: Finding aid is in English

Collection Summary

RepositoryDouglas County Libraries / 100 S. Wilcox St. / Castle Rock, CO 80104 / Phone: 303-688-7730
Creator
TitlePearl Ratcliff Papers
Dates: 1925, 1931
Size14 x 16 cm; 14 x 9 cm; 2 items; 1 file folder; paper
Abstract:The collection consists of two items that were sent to Pearl Ratcliff; a penny postcard from St. Philip-in-the-Field Episcopal Church and a bill from Commonwealth Utilities Corporation.
Collection Number1992.001.0021
Language: English

Arrangement of the Collection

The manuscript/small items collection is arranged by accession number.

Scope and Content

The postcard is addressed to "Miss Pearl Ratcliff, Sedalia, Colo." and is postmarked "Sep. 10 9 AM" [1925]. The text on the back reads: "St. Philips Church, Sunday 13th at 3 p.m. Evening Prayer, & Confirmation Service, by Bishop Ingley - Your presence is most earnestly desired. Very sincerely yours, Allen Moore, Vicar." Dr. Allen Moore was vicar of St. Philips from 1924 to 1927.

The bill is dated July, 1931 and is addressed to "Pearl Ratcliff, City". She was charged $1.50 for Commercial and Residential Lighting; the bill is stamped that it was paid on 8-3-1931. Castle Rock town officials approved the installation of a municipal light and power plant in 1921 with the energy to be supplied by the DuPont Company. Commonwealth Utilities Corporation took over the electrical plant from DuPont in 1929, with the intention of supplying power to several small communities in the county.


Biography / History

Pearl Ratcliff was a daughter of George Ratcliff and Mary Nickson. In 1850 George Ratcliff and a party of men came to West Plum Creek and liked the area enough to settle there. Ratcliff eventually became joint owner of what was known as the Upper Ranch, where Pearl was born in 1868. She never married and died in Castle Rock in 1945.


Access Terms

Churches
Colorado
St. Philip-In-The-Field Episcopal Church (Sedalia, Colo.)

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Douglas County History Research Center material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available by appointment during normal library hours.

Copy Restrictions

The collection is used in the presence of the Douglas County History Research Center staff. Some items may be fragile and may only be duplicated with permission of the Douglas County History Research Center staff.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pearl Ratcliff Papers, Douglas County History Research Center. Douglas County Libraries, Castle Rock, CO.

Acquisition Information

The material was collected by the Douglas County Historical Society, which was the main historical institution of Douglas County until it disbanded in 1992. The documents were included in the paper-based collections that were donated to the Douglas County History Research Center.

Processing Information

Processed by Sally Maguire, February 2001; Annette Gray, February 2003; Cecily North, October 2005


Related Material

The Douglas County History Research Center and the Reference Department of the Philip S. Miller Library, Douglas County Libraries holds material on the Ratcliff family, St. Philip-in-the-Field Episcopal Church, and the Commonwealth Utilities Corporation including:

Douglas County Historical Society. "Our Heritage: People of Douglas County" (Douglas County: Douglas County Historical Society, c 1984)

Appleby, Susan Consola. "Fading Past: The Story of Douglas County, Colorado" (Palmer Lake, Co.: Filter Press, 2001)

Clippings Notebook - Churches, Book I


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