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Perry Weston Correspondence Relating to Waconda Sanitarium


(bulk 1916-1922, 1927-1928)

Ms. Collection no. 800




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)

Contents List


Collection, no. 800. Items arranged chronologically.

Folder List

Folder 1: Biographical information

Folder 2: Correspondence: 1916-1920

Folder 3: Correspondence: 1927-1938

Folder 4: Correspondence: undated

Related Records and Collections

Separated Material

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.

Index Terms

1.Weston, Perry (Perry Davis), 1899-1939.

2.Weston, I. J. (Irving Jobe), 1870-1939.

3.Weston, Emma May Hall, 1873-1948.

4.Waconda Sanitarium.

5.Diet therapy-Kansas-Waconda Springs.

6.Health resorts-Kansas-Waconda Springs.

7.Mineral waters-Theraputic use-Kansas-Waconda Springs.

8.Sanatoriums-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.

Additional Information for Researchers

Restrictions on Use

Information on copyright available from the Kansas State Historical Society (Topeka).

Acquisition Information

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).

Title supplied by processor.

Description based on a preliminary examination of the material.