Sunday, March 23, 2008

Carringer Family Letters, 1890 to 1900 - Post 4

I have a series of family letters from the parents, brother and aunt of Henry Austin Carringer residing in National City and San Diego in the 1890 to 1900 time frame. Austin's parents (David Jackson and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer and brother (Edgar, unmarried) resided in Boulder, Colorado during this period of time and there is news of towns people and events in these letters.

The fourth letter is from Austin's mother, Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer, in Boulder.

Letter from Rebecca Carringer of Boulder, Colorado to Austin and Della Carringer in National City, California. No envelope.

Boulder Colo Dec 6 96

Dear Children now I have Diner over so will tell you all I know and that is not much Pa is not very well his kidney is bad again. Edgar is better and has gone over to Mullens. I am about as usual we have had a few days of nice weather had some wind Friday but is nice and warm today. Aunt Eliza is not able to walk on her foot yet Harve and the boys has to do the work.

You say Tarvin made seven hundred lots of his Bl Bs how much ground has he in Bl Bs that seems a good deal of money of a small pack as Edgar says he had when Ed was there. Why dont you let some one take yours and work it for what they can get of it and try and get some fruit out on it then when you get ready to go on it you would have some thing to start on and it would be growing in value but when it lays idle it don’t improve a bit … [line missing] work done up and Edgar is folding the close to iron.

It snowed about 3 ins last night and the sun is bright and clear not cold the snow will go off today. I will send you this slip of paper and you can see Boulder is not dead yet. I hope this will find you all well love to all from parents and Brother.


Most of this letter concerns some land that Austin and Della own (perhaps in Cardiff-by-the-Sea north of Del Mar) that has fruit trees on it. I think the Bl Bs reference is to bushels or barrels of things, but I may be wrong.

Austin's father, David Jackson Carringer, has a stomach problem, and they had some snow overnight.

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