1865–1915 collection of 17 letters of the Park Family of Franklin County, Pennsylvania and Pueblo, Colorado.
Seventeen letters of the extended Park Family of Fannettsburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Most of the letters were written from 1886 to 1915. They are centered around siblings, William J. Park, James A. Park, Ortha Park, and Maggie (Margaret) Park and their mother, Jane M.H. Park.
Two letters from 1865 were sent to William J. Park, a Tuscarora Academy student in Academia, Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Full of news of the home farm and of the neighborhood of Fannettsburg, the letters were co-written by his mother and his siblings, Ortha and Maggie.
In an 1895 letter sent to Miss Maggie Park in Pueblo, her niece Nellie in Libonia, Pennsylvania encloses charming farm scene drawings made by a small child: wood being thrown, hay and weeds hauled, and rye being cut.
In a 1908 letter to William, his brother, attorney James A. Park (b. 1858) of Pueblo, Colorado, discusses Pueblo’s healthy climate and the state of his law practice. James. A. Park was admitted to the Pennsylvania and Colorado bars in 1891. He served in the Colorado State Legislature (1897–1898) and he was Pueblo City Attorney (1903–1905).
Rounding out the collection, there are invitations to commencement exercises of Fannettsburg High School and a 16-stanza handwritten poem addressed to the Class of 1906.
Notes: Four family members received letters: William J. Park (7 letters), Oliver M. Park (1 letter), Nell E. Park (2 letters), and Margie Park (7 letters). The writers of the letters were: Jane M.H. Park, Ortha Park, W.H.N. Masking (cousin), William Alexander (an attorney), James A. Park, Maggie Park, J.J. Watt (cousin), Eunice (Eunice Lauretta Park), Jonathan (cousin), William J. Park, Nell “Nellie” E. Park, Rebecca Park (aunt), and William J. Park.
Description: 1865–1915 collection of 17 letters of the Park Family of Franklin County, Pennsylvania and Pueblo, Colorado.
[Fannettsburg, Chambersburg, etc., Pennsylvania and Pueblo, Colorado, 1865 and 1886–1915]. pp. 15 autograph letters signed + 2 typed letters signed. With ephemera and a 5-page manuscript poem. All very good to near fine.