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|Title||Phineas Spaulding to Lucinda Davis. Letter. April 24, 1916|
Aging parents--Home care
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948
Spanish-American War (1898)
Khedive (Saskatchewan, Canada)
Khedive (Saskatchewan, CAN)
Melrose Township (Grant, SD)
Melrose (Grant, SD)
Belle Fourche (Butte, SD)
Hot Springs (Fall River, SD)
Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
Spaulding, Jabez Y.
Spaulding, John T.
Davis, Lucinda M.
Spaulding, John Jacob
Spaulding, William H.
|Item Description||Phineas Spaulding writes to his aunt Lucinda Davis on April 24, 1916 to update her on his mother's (Martha) deteriorated condition. She has not left the bed in 10 weeks. Phineas mentions that Lucinda should be receiving John T. Spaulding soon on his travels back from Wisconsin. Phineas touches briefly on John's role as a scout under General John J. Pershing during the Spanish-American war. Phineas then reminisces over his last trip to Belle Fourche. The letter ends by updating Lucinda on Phineas' children. Hollie reports that in Saskatchewan 65 horses have been shot near the farm because of disease.|
|Collection Description||The Cy Davis collection consists of diaries initially belonging to Johnny T. Spaulding, account books, photographs, artifacts, manuscripts and biographies of the Davis' family. The manuscripts include, ''The Lives and Love of Buckskin Johnny Spaulding,'' a collection of narrative poems. Artifacts include over 1400 pieces of Native American artifacts, such as arrowheads, tools, bones, pottery, paintings, moccasins, jewelry, and more. Born in 1846, John Spaulding was a renowned pioneer of the Dakota region. He established early residence in the Belle Fourche area, drawn by the 1876 Gold Rush, and later became well acquainted with prominent regional figures, including Calamity Jane. He served with John Pershing in the Spanish-American War after which he moved to California. Spaulding married his long time love, Nettie in August of 1927. They remained until his death in 1932.|
|Format - Digital||Text/PDF|
|Format - Medium||Paper, handwritten|
|Collection||Davis, Cy Collection|
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