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Finding aid of the Anna R. Gillis Memoirs C057977
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2 handwritten reminisences from Anna R. Gillis, written in 1934 about Scotts Valley, Ft. Jones and Siskiyou County in the 1860s. Very short on detail
Some research finds an Anna R. Gillis who was born in Ohio c. 1834, and later lived in Siskiyou County, California. The memoir discusses her teaching in Ft. Jones, which is in the Scott Valley area of Siskiyou County, this could be the same Anna R. Gillis. She wrote these memoirs in 1934 or 1936, when she was over 80 years old - according to a note in the file - although this puts her birth at c.1854. She signs the memoirs, and they are noted as a gift of, Mrs, Anna R. Gillis, 1936 - and she references her and her husband being friends with John Daggett, a Lieut. Gov. of California. She notes in one memoir that after going back east to college, it was a pleasure to return to California - which she had thought lonely at first. There are a few dates noted in both memoirs, and it might be possible to put a tentative timeline on her life together from these dates. She does not mention her husband's first name, so it was not possible to trace her through him. No further information could be readily found.
1.0 folder 2 letters (4 pages each)
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