Postcard to Lida Cook

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-57

Scope and Contents

The Postcard to Lida Cook 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.

Dates

  • 1910 January 23

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Biographical Note

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.]

Extent

0.41 Linear Feet (1 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Rachel Updyke was born in Greenwood, New York and moved as a teacher to Pyramid, Nevada between 1900 and 1910. The 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.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC in July 2017.

Purchase Information

Holabird Western Americana Collections Great American July Auction, Session 1: Saloon, Gaming, Numismatic...lot#1544 (HWAC#46498)

Title
Guide to the Postcard to Lida Cook
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
August 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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