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Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935



  • Existence: 1868 - 1935

biographical statement

George L. Beam and the Denver & Rio Grande, 1986: p. 12 (b. May 18, 1868 in New Paris, Ohio; moved to Lawrence Kansas; mother and siblings passed away; stamps dealer; moved to Denver, Colorado around 1890) p. 13 (worked for the Chain Hardy & Co. as a stenographer; stenographer for the Chief Storekeeper and Purchasing Agent of the Denver & Rio Grande until 1893; secretary to Shadrach K. Hooper in 1894; skilled at photography) p. 14 (Rio Grande company photographer; photographed President Theodore Roosevelt in the Royal Gorge, 1905) p. 15 (married Fay L. Kuellmer June 7, 1930 in Colorado Springs, Colo.; d. March 16, 1935 in Denver, Colo.; buried in Lawrence, Kan.)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

George L. Beam photograph of Royal Gorge Bridge

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233598694]
Identifier: MSS 7954
Scope and Contents

Photograph taken by Beam of the dedication and opening of the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, December 8-9, 1929.

Dates: 1929 December 8 or 9

George L. Beam photographs

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233608873]
Identifier: MSS P 458
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 46 photographs of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad taken by Beam between the 1890s and the 1930s.

Dates: approximately 1890-1935

James L. Ozment collection of train photographs

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197239134395]
Identifier: MSS P 52
Scope and Contents

Collection includes twenty-eight photographs of trains and railroads from the 1920s to the 1970s. Some photographs include images of early Utah towns. Many of the early photographs were taken by George L. Beam, while the later items were taken by James L. Ozment.

Dates: approximately 1920-1979

Letter, poems, and an evelope, 1914-1923

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 31197233283172], Folder: 36-37
Identifier: Vault MSS 2
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, addressed to George L. Beam, and dated 17 Sept. 1923. Also included is the envelope in which the missive was sent, a handwritten poem titled "Recompense," and a magazine clipping of the item in print dated February 1914. In the letter Benjamin informs Beam that he has paid most of his bill, but more funds are due.

Dates: 1914-1923

Some early wood engravings, 1890-1918

 Item — Box 10: [Barcode: 31197233283222], Folder: 11-12
Identifier: Vault MSS 2
Scope and Contents

Pen-and-ink drawings bound in a small booklet. The item is signed by J. Harry Carson. At the top of the first page it states, "July 9/18," and at the bottom of the page, "About 1890." Also included is a letter stating that only six copies of an unspecified item has been printed. Each item is addressed to George L. Beam.

Dates: 1890-1918

The Royal Gorge on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

 Collection — Item 1: [Barcode: 31197235224802]
Identifier: MSS 8597
Scope and Contents

Materials include one framed black and white photograph of a Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad train driving down the track in a gorge. Dated 1912.

Dates: 1912

Additional filters:

Collection 4
Archival Object 2
Photographs 4
Images 2
Letters 2
Material Types 2
Railroads -- Colorado -- Photographs 2