Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series

Part 7: An “afternoon interlude”with Baby Doe by Francisco A. Rios Note: This is the last in a series of letters chosen from hundreds from the Tabor Collection at the Colorado Historical Society and cataloged by Dr. Rios, a retired professor from the University of Colorado at Denver. An exchange of letters in the summer […]

Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series

by Francisco A. Rios Horace Tabor’s Loneliness Whatever promise the mines in Mexico may hold out to Horace, he pays a terrible price in loneliness, and probably guilt, at being away from his family for months at a time, especially when there is a serious illness at home. The modern device of the telegraph allows […]

Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series

by Francisco A. Rios LETTERS FROM CHIHUAHUA (Editor’s note: Dr. Rios, a retired professor from the University of Colorado at Denver, spent 805 volunteer hours over a span of one year and seven months cataloging hundreds of letters from the Tabor Collection at the Colorado Historical Society (CHS) onto a computer database. We are reproducing […]

Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series

Part 4 –  The Divorce and Death of Augusta Tabor by Francisco A. Rios Since conjecture leads to supposition, we can suppose that the “old critter” in last month’s letter was Augusta Tabor. At the end of this month’s installment we shall read of her death in California. Meanwhile, it is enlightening to read a […]

Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series

Part 3 – The Arduous Life of a Senator by Francisco A. Rios Using letterhead stationery of the United States Senate for the envelope and his letter, Horace Tabor wrote to Lizzie McCourt at Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Feb 20 1883 as follows:

Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series by Francisco A. Rios

Part 3 – The Arduous Life of a Senator Using letterhead stationery of the United States Senate for the envelope and his letter, Horace Tabor wrote to Lizzie McCourt at Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Feb 20 1883 as follows: My Darling little girl I do so want to see you it seems an age since I […]

Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series

In the Tabor correspondence, no one uses the name Baby Doe. Her family calls her Lizzie, and Horace, after opening his letters with “My Darling Wife,” calls her Babe. In the Tabor collection at the Historical Society, she appears, for brevity’s sake, as EBT, for Elizabeth Bonduel Tabor, which will come in handy for her […]

Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series. Part 2 – A Circled Kiss

by Francisco A. Rios (Editor’s note: Dr. Rios, a retired professor from the University of Colorado at Denver, spent 805 volunteer hours over a span of one year and seven months cataloging hundreds of letters from the Tabor Collection at the Colorado Historical Society (CHS) onto a computer database. We are reproducing some of these […]

Reintroducing the Tabors: A Series

by Francisco A. Rios (Editor’s note: Dr. Rios, a retired professor from the University of Colorado at Denver, spent 805 volunteer hours over a span of one year and seven months cataloging hundreds of letters from the Tabor Collection at the Colorado Historical Society (CHS) onto a computer database. Over the next several months we […]