Erma Coldren

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cat lore, black cat, John Hix, abnemmes, Erma Coldren, Raymond B. Coldren


A handwritten letter by Erma Coldren addressed to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dated July 18, circa 1950. Within, Erma details the recent birth of 6 snow white kittens from her black cat as well as other cat stories.


Erma Coldren


Alfred L. Shoemaker

Corresponds to:

Packet 407


Adamstown, Pennsylvania


July 18

Dear sir,

You said in last pub. about cat stories. Did you know we had a black cat that had a litter of 6 snow white kittens, had lots of people here to see it; newspapers had front page stories of it and even college students came to see them and not a black hair was found on one of the 6 kittens. I have several photos of them if it interests you. John Hix had a picture in the Syndicated Press, [Illegible] had it and people from Indiana came for more of them. 3 had blue eyes and beard 3 had pink eyes and were deaf. They also had angora like fur. Also there is a saying that when a baby has “merasmus” or “ob nemate” put milk in a saucer, let the cat drink out of it and then give the rest to the baby, for cure. I know a friend of mine also tried it. Let me hear if you are interested in cat pictures and story


Mrs Erma Coldren. Adamstown


We have omitted transcribing the top portion of the letter regarding newspaper subscriptions.



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Letter From Erma Coldren to Alfred L. Shoemaker



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