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Two Letters from 1892 of Detroit area family who were staying at The Raymond in East Pasadena, California, both on the hotel's letterhead.

East Pasadena April 1892 9.5 x 6.25, with the photographic image of The Raymond at the top of each sheet. Light soiling, light creasing/fold creases else good/very good. Correspondence is addressed to "Dear Father" from George and "Dear Grandpa" from Julia; the father and grandpa is Dr. George B. Russel, George is his son George H. Russel and Julia is George H.’s daughter Julia R. Russel, all of Detroit. George writes how his wife Fanny’s health has improved and that her bronchitis is gone, that the weather is perfect and that there are ". . . flowers in boundless profusion . . . will stay here for a while." Julia’s letter (undated but from the same time period) in which she enthuses about the snow covered mountains and ". . . bushels of the (rose) bushes right on the Raymond Hill." Opening in 1886 The Raymond offered guests like the Russels amenities like large gardens filled with roses and carnations, a golf course, pool and billiards rooms. The letterhead states: "The Finest Winter Resort in America. Situated in Southern California, amid the Orange Groves and Vineyards of the beautiful San Gabriel Valley. Eight miles from Los Angeles by the Southern California and Los Angeles Terminal Railroads." Sadly the hotel burned down to the ground three years later but it was eventually rebuilt in 1901. Sold as a pair.


Book Id: 99-1283

Price: $75.00

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