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Inventory of the Fisher Family Correspondence
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  • Creator: Fisher family
    Title: Fisher Family Correspondence
    Date (inclusive): 1870-1890
    Extent: 0.4 linear feet
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-427
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Biography

    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).
    On March 16, 1878, Isaac Fisher married Anna Rhoads (1854-1928), a native of Madison, Indiana, daughter of John L. and Lovina (Fierce) Rhoads. Isaac and Anna had four children: Oscar S. (1879-1959), Nile I. (1881-1971), Grace L. Epperson (1886-1958), and Chester H. (1890-1975)
    Source:
    Gregory, Thomas. History of Yolo County, California, with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county, who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present. Los Angeles, California: Historic Record Company, 1913.

    Scope and Content

    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.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The correspondence is arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Fisher family
    Fisher, Edna, 1870-1962
    Fisher, Adella, 1867-1952
    Woodland (Calif.)--History
    Winters (Calif.)--History
    Yolo County (Calif.)--History

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Fisher Family Correspondence, D-427, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    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.