The collection contains thirty-one letters written between 1899-1917. The majority of the letters are to Lydia Vineyard Gleason
(1877-1966) from her husband Elmer Percy Gleason (1875-1935). The letters discuss their courtship, family news, as well as
life in Northern California at the turn of the twentieth century.
Lydia Lee Vineyard was born on November 2, 1877 in California. Circa 1901 she married Elmer Percy Gleason (1875-1935). She
passed away on October 9, 1966 in Nevada County, California.
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