The Letters of Rev. T.O. Ellis, M.D.

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Date: 19 Jan 1863 to 22 Apr 1867
Location: California, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Ellis Davis
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Between 1863 and 1867, Rev. Thomas Oliver Ellis MD (1808-1879) wrote letters to his daughter, Sarah Jane (Ellis) Davis (1838-1930) and her husband, William Hale Davis (1828-1871). The letters relate family health, personal accomplishments, concerns, current events, political leanings, and religious teachings, providing a fascinating glimpse into life throughout southern and central California. One letter to a colleague of William Davis completes the collection.

The letters were found in a trunk in Sarah (Davis) Ellis' home after her death in 1930.[1] Each letter is accompanied by an image of the letter in PDF form. The letters can be navigated from beginning to end through links for each letter.

Date Written T.O. Ellis locationRecipient and Location
19 January 1863 Visalia [California] WH Davis & Wife & Son
14 June 1863 Visalia California William Hale Davis and Sarah Jane Davis
7 August 1863San Luis Obispo, CalW.H. Davis Esq.
21 August 1863San Luis Obispo, CalW.H. Davis family, Miss M. S. Ellis
28 August 1863San Luis Obispo, CalW.H. Davis Esq.
30 August 1863San Luis Obispo, CalW.H. Davis Esq.
30 August 1863San Luis Obispo, CalWm. H. Crockett Esq.
21 September 1863San Luis Obispo, CalW.H. Davis
26 November 1863San Luis Obispo, CalW.H. and S.J. Davis
15 July 1864Hornitos, CalDear William and Jane [Davis]
6 September 1866Centerville, CalDear Wm. & Jane [Davis]
6 October 1866Centerville, Fresno Co., CalMy Dear William [Davis]
24 November 1866Centerville, Fresno County, CalMy Dear Jane [Davis]
9 January 1867Millerton, Fresno County, CalDear William & Jane [Davis]
22 April 1867Kings River, [Fresno County, California]Dear William & Jane [Davis]

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