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Three Letters dated 1892 of a Detroit area family who were staying at Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California, two of which are on the hotel's letterhead.

Coronado January and Feb Hotel letterhead: 8.5 x 5.5, 3 sheets and 8.5 x 11, 2 sheets plus private stationery printed with the name of Geo. H. Russel Detroit, Mich. 8 x 5.25, 4 sheets (1 sheet folded in half), 1 small envelope postmarked Coronado Cal Feb 21, 1892, 4.25 x 5.5. Letters have creasing/fold creases, a few tiny edge tears else good. Envelope is heavily soiled, torn and missing flap. Correspondence is addressed to "My Dear Father" from "George"; the father is Dr. George B. Russel and George is George H. Russel, both of Detroit. George writes about how his wife Fanny caught a cold en route to Coronado, then developed bronchitis and had a severe asthma attack but after a few days began to feel better. His letter is full of praise for the hotel: ". . . well appointed excellently kept . . . all like this place the hotel and people immensely. . . ." He adds ". . . we have had bad weather clouds for several days until (to)day it is fine . . . the temperature is quite remarkable . . . I have not worn my spring overcoat but three times in four weeks it is never chilly. . . they had three little earthquakes yesterday." On February 27, 1892 an earthquake was recorded at Coronado in which the houses creaked, people ran out into the streets, furniture swayed, clocks stopped. Completed in 1888 this luxury resort hotel boasted of having the first electric lights of any hotel in the world. The Hotel Del Coronado offered guests like the Russels amenities such as tennis courts, a Japanese tea garden, an ostrich farm, a yacht club, bowling, deep sea fishing. Comes with two telegrams updating Dr. Russel on Fanny’s condition for a total of six pieces, sold as a lot.


Book Id: 99-1281

Price: $250.00

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