Three handwritten letters from 1904, Salt Lake City, to T. Loomis, an old friend in Pittsburgh, newsy accounts of life in Utah. Author: Soderberg, Leopold L. Description: 16 pp total, written May-August, 1904. Leopold Soderberg, an old friend of T. Loomis, possibly in their work together as engineers for the railroads in Pittsburgh, moved to Salt Lake City in 1896 to take a job with the Bureau of Land Surveying there. He writes to Loomis a newsy letter of getting’La Grip’ and of his wife suffering from a bronchitis that turned into pneumonia, and of the death of a mutual friend named Dempsey, who had married the daughter of a General Vallejo. Soderberg makes frequent mention of how he is growing old (he lived another 39 years) and is planning on getting a place on San Francisco bay (he did indeed die in California). He admires Loomis for starting an electric railroad in Pittsburgh, and recalls many of their mutual acquaintances and friends. He mentions Mormon life in Utah only occasionally and in passing. Much of the local color is about excursions he and his wife make to Ogden, to cruises on the Rio Grande through the canyons, and to Saltair to see a fencing match. Rarebookstore is a long-established store specializing in used and rare books in all fields, ephemera, photography, and the occasional painting. Please bookmark us as one of your “favorites” — we enter new items all the time. This listing was created by Bibliopolis. The item “Leopold L Soderberg / Three handwritten letters from 1904 Salt Lake City Signed” is in sale since Thursday, April 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Books\Antiquarian & Collectible”. The seller is “rarebookstore” and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Author: Soderberg, Leopold L. (1848-1943
- Special Attributes: Signed
- Subject: Americana