The collection contains thirty-one letters written between 1899-1917.
The majority of the letters are to Lydia Vineyard Gleason (1877-1966) from her husband Elmer Percy Gleason (1875-1935). The
letters discuss their courtship, family news, as well as life in Northern California at the turn of the twentieth
Lydia Lee Vineyard was born on November 2, 1877 in California. Circa 1901 she married Elmer Percy Gleason (1875-1935). She
passed away on October 9, 1966 in Nevada County, California.
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. 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 Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is
not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.