1914 Hong Kong China Letters 49 Years a Cook for W.T Ellis Family Marysville Yuba County
1914 Marysville CA Hong Kong China Letters 49 Years a Cook for W.T Ellis Family Yuba County Mount photo of Yuen Yeck Bow (better known as Jack Ellis) Cook for W.T. Ellis Sr. for Forty-nine years. manuscript in pencil at back of mount Yuen Yeck Bow (Jack Ellis) Sailed for Home June 12th 1913. 3 letters after going back home to China to Ellis Jr.. Two Decker Jewett Marysville Exchange for money sent to Jack. From 1864 until the end of Ellis life, the employed a Chinese cook Yuen Yeck Bow,Cook and Family manager for the banker John J. Jewett and before that injured in The Sierra Mountain during the construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. Jack Ellis worked from 1864 to 1913 for the Ellis Family,In 1913 W.T. Ellis Sr passed away and Yuen Yeck Bow took leave of the family and returned to China. He lived both in Hong Kong and Kungyifow and the province of Goungdong. While there he wrote letters back including news about Yuen and His Family and also request for money. The larger photo of Jack with Gold Watch of W.T. Ellis SR. given to Jack before return to China, also a photo from Jack in Feb. 1915 in China. More to this story is written in Book Memories,My SeventyTwo Years in the Romantic County of Yuba by W.T. Ellis, Printed by J. H. Nash, 1939.
1855 San Francisco California Penny Post
Co., 5 cent blue, un-cancelled, tied by addressing on buff cover to Fitchburg Mass., San Francisco Cal. 30 Jun cds originally tying a 10 cent 1855 Issue that is now missing, this postage stamp did not Originate, cover top edge tear and stain at lower edge, An exceptionally rare on-cover tied example of the California Penny Post Co. 5 cent blue stamp, ex-Knapp; signed Sloane as genuine at back. Cover addressed to Mrs. Sarah Haskell ( Haskel) relative to Penny Post messenger.
Scott No. 34L4