The GF and I came across this bag of covers in a bulk Purchase and I've finally got around to sorting through them and organizing.
I have found out a little about the people who mailed back and forth, it appears this was their way to communicate while one was away during their years before and after their Marriage.
Born Oct 21st 1875 in Souix City, Iowa
Died April 15th 1966
Member of Daughters of the American Revolution
Fred Jay White
Born Sept 3rd 1874 in Grand Island, Neb
Died March 14th 1951
President of Northern Lumber Co.
Organizer of Lehigh Sewer Pipe and Tile Co of Fort Dodge
President and Direct of the Chamber of Commerce in Esthersville
Elks Lodge Memeber
Organizer of the Estherville Golf and Country Club
Was associated with Susans father in the German Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Nebraska
They Married April 24th 1901 in Grand Island, Neb
Some of these were mailed from other areas(Hotels in CA, Chicago, Seattle and one Mexico) but all date between 1900 and 1903.
I have about 200 letters and covers between them. 99% have Letters included!
Half are on Company letterhead from Fred White's Companies.
a Couple were even Wax sealed
I have not had a chance to read the letters, its not easy reading some of the writing from that period.
I have even included a Special Delivery that seemed to go all over the place before being delivered and a Western Union Telegram from 1900 from a SMALL town called Okoboji Iowa.
Would love to hear Comments, or how to proceed with them. Covers are not what the GF and I are big on, just thought I'd share this find with the Forum!
Hotel Del Coronado March 9th 1903 - Hotel Florence March 16th 1903
Great Northern Hotel March 26th 1901 - Hotel Mascarel April 6th 1903
Jas A Spaulding Lumber Sash Doors Mouldings Oct 22 1901 - The Fry Hotel and Mineral Spring Jan 17th 1901
PrePrinted Nov 13th 1907(?) - Hotel Orleans Jul 25th 1903
Hotel Metropole March 30th 1903 - The Arling Hotel Seattle April 26th 1903
This one Bounced All over - March 30th 1901 Omaha, March 31st Freeport ILL, April 1st Rockford Ill, April 2nd Sioux City Plus a crossed out address, Missent Stamp and the reverse has : A. B. WH. Apr 1 West CHL & DUB B. C. O A?????, ILL"
2 fromGerman Mutual Fire Insurance Co. one has the Day written(Others I have that are the same have it stamped, like Jul 18 1902) and a Special Delivery
@ Others From 1902 German Mutual Fire Insurance Co. The first one has the 1902 upside down
Postcard from Tijuana can only make out the March part of the Cancel
Aug 13 1900 Western Union Telegraph to Fred Jay White