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Four Letters from 1892 of a Detroit area young lady who was staying with her family at The Antlers in Colorado Springs, Colorado, three of which are on the hotel's letterhead.

Colorado Springs. May 1892 Hotel letterhead: 9.25 x 6, three letters on four sheets, all have lithographs of The Antlers by Gast - St. Louis/N.Y. one of which shows the rear fašade (with Pike's Peak in background) and three show the front entrance, private stationery printed with "Detroit, Mich." 6.5 x 4.5, four pages (one sheet folded in half). One letter undated (but from same time period), creasing/fold creases, one letter has a short edge tear and a small area of staining else good. Correspondence is addressed to "Grandpa" from Julia (grandpa is Dr. George B Russel and Julia is his granddaughter Julia R. Russel, both of Detroit). Julia's letters aren't detailed, she mentions going to Manitou and South Canon, ". . . Having a lovely time in Colorado Springs. . . Mamma, Aunt Annie and I are enjoying ourselves and thing we will start for the house (hotel) when the floods cease as we didn't want to get in that," visited Uncle Lou Campau, saw burros and feels that they are a "great deal prettier (than donkeys)." Opened in 1883 by General William J. Palmer, The Antlers boasted modern conveniences such as a hydraulic elevator, central steam heat, gas lights and offered guests like the Russels amenities like a music room, billiards room, a Turkish bath. Very sophisticated for the town of Colorado Springs which was only founded in 1871. A total of five pieces, sold as a lot.

Book Id: 99-1284

Price: $150.00

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