Colket family papers, 1845-1998

Overview of the Collection

Colket family
Colket family papers
1845-1998 (inclusive)
.45 cubic feet (1 box) + artifacts.
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides
Additional Information

Partial finding aid available in repository.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Charles Howard Colket (1859-1924) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1879 and shortly afterwards embarked on an extended trip of the Middle East. Beginning in Beirut, Colket traveled 1,336 miles to Bagdad and back again, passing the ancient cities of Telloh, Corinth, Ninevah, Baalbeck, Tell Billa and Rayy. He also traveled to Damascus, Palmyra, parts of Africa, India, China and Japan. On these journeys Colket began collecting momentos, artifacts and curios. Colket married Almira Little Peterson in April of 1887. The couple had one son Tristram Coffin Colket II (b. May 31, 1896).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Colket Family collection includes a small amount of correspondence; newspaper clippings regarding the collection; a transcript of an interview with Tristram Colket II; photographs of Charles Howard Colket, Tristram Colket II, and the Colket artifact collection; plans for the Colket room at the University of Wyoming; information on the Colket family; and some printed material.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by the Colket family at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

The American Heritage Center is in the process of converting its older container list)s to a more accessible format. This link is to an older version of a container list.


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Voyages and travels -- Anecdotes.
  • Voyages and travels -- Middle East.

Personal Names

  • Colket, Charles Howard.
  • Colket, Tristram Coffin.