Inventory of the Fisher Family Correspondence

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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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.

Collection Contents

Box 1:1

Sarah A. Nichols to Mary Fisher 1870 February 10

Box 1:2

Aunt Zelia to Mary Fisher 1870 July 8

Box 1:3

Jennie to Mary Fisher 1870 October 3

Box 1:4

Unidentified to Mary Fisher 1870 October 31

Box 1:5

Isaac Fisher to Edna Fisher 1876 December 5

Box 1:6

Sam Fisher to Edna Fisher 1878 June 7

Box 1:7

Hattie Everett to Edna Fisher 1878 July 10

Box 1:8

Sam Fisher to Edna Fisher 1879 January 6

Box 1:9

Hattie Everett to Edna Fisher 1879 February 9

Box 1:10

Mrs. L.E. Everett to Edna Fisher 1879 February 11

Box 1:11

Annie Gilmuth to My Dear Niece 1883 April 23

Box 1:12

Ernest Blake to Edna Fisher 1884 February 14

Box 1:13

Ernest Blake to Edna Fisher 1884 March 6

Box 1:14

Ernest Blake to Edna Fisher 1884 May 30

Box 1:15

Ernest Blake to Edna Fisher 1884 July 20

Box 1:16

Ernest Blake to Edna Fisher 1884 August 18

Box 1:17

Edna Fisher to Ernest Blake 1884 August 26

Box 1:18

Ernest Blake to Edna Fisher 1884 September 15

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

Box 1:19

Ernest Blake to Edna Fisher 1884 November 12

Box 1:20

Ernest Blake to Edna Fisher 1884 December

Box 1:21

Ed Cox? to Edna Fisher 1887 December 4

Box 1:22

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 January 14

Box 1:23

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 January 16

Box 1:24

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 January 21

Box 1:25

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 January 30

Box 1:26

Ernest Blake to Edna Fisher 1888 February 5

Box 1:27

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 February 7

Box 1:28

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 February 15

Box 1:29

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 February 21

Box 1:30

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 March 13

Box 1:31

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 March 26

Box 1:32

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 April 3

Box 1:33

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 April 9

Box 1:34

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 April 16

Box 1:35

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 April 22

Box 1:36

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 May 2

Box 1:37

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 May 10

Box 1:38

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 August 27

Box 1:39

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 September 3

Box 1:40

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 September 17

Box 1:41

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 September 24

Box 1:42

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 October 1

Box 1:43

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 October 8

Box 1:44

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 October 18

Box 1:45

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 October 22

Box 1:46

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 October 29

Box 1:47

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 November 12

Box 1:48

Edna Fisher to Ernest Blake 1888 November 22

Box 1:49

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 November 26

Box 1:50

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1888 December 2

Box 1:51

Edna Fisher to Ernest Blake 1888 December 9

Box 1:52

Uncle Ernest to Adella Fisher 1888

Box 1:53

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1889 January 21

Box 1:54

A.T.G. to Edna Fisher 1889 January 26

Box 1:55

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1889 January 28

Box 1:56

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1889 February 10

Box 1:57

Edna Fisher to Ernest Blake 1889 March 17

Box 1:58

Adella Fisher to Edna Fisher 1889 August 20

Box 1:59

Dr. A. Booth to Edna Fisher 1890 September 24

Box 1:60

Marina to Gardner Spencer? undated

Box 1:61-66

Letter fragments undated

Box 1:67

Envelopes