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|Title||James Spaulding to Lucinda Davis. Letter. April 2, 1899|
Brothers and sisters
Adult children of aging parents
Wisconsin--Black River Falls
Black River Falls (Jackson, WI)
Black River Falls High School (Black River Falls, WI)
Black River Falls High School (Jackson, WI)
Melrose Township (Grant, SD)
Melrose (Grant, SD)
Camas Valley (Douglas, OR)
Tiffany, Lucinda A.
Spaulding, James A.
Davis, Lucinda M.
Spaulding, John T.
|Item Description||James Spaulding writes to update his sister, Lucinda Davis, on April 2, 1899 as to the status of various friends, local personalities and the current news of Melrose, Wisconsin. James informs his sister that while he and Martha still live on the farm, two other men rent and manage the Spaulding homestead land. His daughter, Lucinda Tiffany, is in poor health but the rest of her family is well. James has not heard from his brother, John Spaulding, since the fall of 1898. He and the town are eager to hear back from him.|
|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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