Perry Weston Correspondence Relating to Waconda Sanitarium, 1916-1939
(bulk 1916-1922, 1927-1928)
Ms. Collection no. 800
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Farmer; of Shelton, Neb. Family letters & written postcards, an advertisement, and a New Year’s greeting card relating to Perry Weston’s and parents’ stays at the Waconda Sanitarium, Waconda Springs, Kan., also known as Waconda Health Resort and Waconda Health Springs. The letters were sent by Perry and his parents to family members at home or Perry’s girlfriend and wife, Daphne Cook (Weston). They primarily describe the Sanitarium, patients, diet, treatments received, and activities; Perry also writes about farm work & activities at home and speculates about what the family is doing. Included are Christmas greetings sent to Perry and his parents by the Sanitarium.
1916-1939 (bulk 1916-1922, 1927-1928).
0.1 ft. (4 folders)
Weston, Perry (Perry Davis), 1899-1939.
Perry Weston correspondence relating to Waconda Sanitarium
Portion of title
Correspondence relating to Waconda Sanitarium
Ms. Coll. 800; shelf location: 041-02-04-01
Kansas State Historical Society (Topeka)
Collection, no. 800. Items arranged chronologically.
Folder 1: Biographical information
Folder 2: Correspondence: 1916-1920
Folder 3: Correspondence: 1927-1938
Folder 4: Correspondence: undated
9 photographic postcards and 1 photo of Perry Weston & his brother Lawrence: removed to the Kansas State Historical Society’s photograph collection.
Waconda water jug: in the Kansas State Historical Society’s museum collection, accession no. 2006.46.1.
1.Weston, Perry (Perry Davis), 1899-1939.
2.Weston, I. J. (Irving Jobe), 1870-1939.
3.Weston, Emma May Hall, 1873-1948.
5.Diet therapy-Kansas-Waconda Springs.
6.Health resorts-Kansas-Waconda Springs.
7.Mineral waters-Theraputic use-Kansas-Waconda Springs.
9.Waconda Springs (Kan.)
i.Weston, Daphne (Daphne Cook).
ii.Weston, I. J. (Irving Jobe), 1870-1939.
iii.Weston, Emma May Hall, 1873-1948.
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Gift: family of Irving Jobe Weston, 2006; accession no. 2007-161.02.
With this is filed: Perry Weston dies after long illness (incomplete photocopy), The Shelton clipper (Shelton, Neb.), Apr. 20, 1939 - Family group record (photocopy).
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