A family history collection which contains correspondence, photographs, and
scrapbooks pertaining to the Walker, Spinning, and Durrell families, who are related by marriage. The
correspondence includes three letters from and one letter to Hiram Walker, while he was a Union soldier
in the U.S. Civil War and five letters from Hiram's daughter, Emma (Walker) Heron, while she was a
missionary in India.
Hiram Walker (1843-1921) served as a soldier in the United States Civil War. On December 31, 1865 he
married Sarah Charity Willis (1847-1920) in Ohio.
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to
publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or
imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.