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Inventory of the Fisher Family Correspondence
D-427  
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Description
The Fisher Family Correspondence contains sixty letters of a Woodland, California family. The majority of the collection, which spans the years 1870-1890, consists of incoming correspondence to Edna Fisher (1870-1962). Primary correspondents are Ernest Blake, a cousin, and Adella Fisher (1867-1952), Edna's sister. From 1888 to 1889, Adella served as a primary school teacher in Winters, California, during which time she wrote many letters to her sister. The correspondence details family matters and the daily activities of the correspondents. Descriptions of life in Yolo County, California are also included.
Background
Circa 1854, Isaac Fisher (1829-1908) settled in Woodland, California and began raising alfalfa on his ranch. On June 14, 1866, he married Mary Cunningham (1847-1871), a native of Ohio. They had two daughters, Adella (1867-1952) and Edna (1870-1962).
Extent
0.4 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, University of California, Library, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.