Item #76881 LETTER WRITTEN AT THE MURRIETA MINERAL HOT SPRINGS. California.

LETTER WRITTEN AT THE MURRIETA MINERAL HOT SPRINGS

Holographic letter written May 20, 1915 by Lucy H. Clark, the wife of civic leader, developer and Southern California railway pioneer Eli Clark, to her eldest daughter. The letter is written on Murrieta Mineral Hot Springs letterhead and provides a report of the weather as well as social news about others visiting the popular health resort.

“Your father thinks we may well leave here Thursday. I wanted to remain until at least three weeks, but he has to return before then. Three weeks Monday next,” she wrote to her daughter Lucy.

Clark is the sister of General Moses H. Sherman, a successful land developer who went into partnership with her husband to construct and operate electric railways in the city of Los Angeles and surrounding country. The Los Angeles Consolidated Railroad Company’s first lines were electrified by July 1891, but they ultimately divested their interests and focused attention on land deals, including 640 acres in Beachwood Canyon which was developed into Hollywoodland in 1923.

The three and half page letter is addressed to her daughter at Tejon Rancho, where the younger Lucy was visiting her uncle and cousins and recovering from illness. “I am glad you are having a happy time. The main thing is for you to get well. The country air should do you good,” her mother wrote.

The stationary measures 6” x 9 ½ ” and was folded into thirds for mailing. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. Item #76881

Price: $75.00

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