Postcard to Lida Cook
Scope and Contents
Collection contains one postcard written by Rachel U. (probably Rachel Updyke) to Lida Cook on January 23, 1910. Rachel talks about living on the edge of a lake, which we know from the postmark is Pyramid Lake.
- January 23, 1910
- Updyke, Rachel (Person)
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Rachael Updyke, the likely author of this postcard, was born in January 1873 in Greenwood, New York. In the 1880 census her father, Benjamin, was a widowed farmer. Rachel's mother had passed away, possibly in childbirth. In 1900, she was still living in New York, but by 1910 she was listed as a teacher living as a boarder on the farm of James W. Wittie, who lived on the edge of Pyramid Lake.
[Biographical information provided by Fred Holabird.]
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Rachel Updyke was born in Greenwood, New York and moved as a teacher to Pyramid, Nevada between 1900 and 1910. Collection contains one postcard written by Rachel to Lida Cook on January 23, 1910. Rachel talks about living on the edge of a lake, which we know from the postmark is Pyramid Lake.
Holabird Western Americana Collections Great American July Auction, Session 1: Saloon, Gaming, Numismatic...lot#1544 (HWAC#46498)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC in July 2017.
- An inventory of Postcard to Lida Cook
- Jessica Maddox
- August 2017
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