March 10, 1955


This Article Appeared In The Times

But Was Not Actually Titled Calís Column


Transcribed by Pat Stubbs




†††† The following letter has been received from Mrs. Carolyn Humble Fish, who has been sending us some items now and then.


315 W. 44th Street,

Vancouver, Washington

February 19, 1955


Rev. Calvin Gregory,

Lafayette, Tenn.


Dear Rev. Gregory


†††† The February 10, 1955, issue of the Macon County Times, was of great interest due to the very beautiful writing,"Review of an Old History."Read it over several times, enjoying it so much and fully appreciated the wonderful nostalgic quality.Looking forward to continuation of your Review.


†††† While searching for old books to further my work in genealogy, I came across the enclosed letter in booklet form to add to your Gregory memento collection.As you will discover, this deals with the gold rush days of the California-Nevada section and is a specimen showing the foresight of Joseph W. Gregory in supplying the miners with a clever writing tool, in addition to advertising the Gregory Express in the gold-rush days.The letter, written by "Lysander" is quite a sad account of a lonely, Christian man-- haven't the slightest idea who he was, or to whom the letter was sent.


†††† Just finished reading the major part of twenty-five issues of Publications of the East Tennessee Historical Society to check on my Humble Family who lived there in Rogersville, Hawkins County, before they moved into your vicinity.Since every mention and every official (war) record shows Smith County as birthplace of Humble Family members, shall continue the search.And it will be a happy day when the exact place is found where Michael Miller Humble and his wife, Elizabeth Canard (Kennard) Humble lived and had five children.


†††† The Macon County Times has just been a joy to have.So much of interest to us about what is happening-- we have never seen okra or tobacco growing and would love to spend some time there just meeting the people and looking at the crops--must be a very friendly place to be.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† With kindest regards,

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††Carolyn Humble Fish


(Editor's note.We have no knowledge of who the Joseph W. Gregory is, but appreciate the little booklet or brochure.Perhaps we shall some day find time to publish the contents of the pamphlet.We also hope to learn more of the Humble family and have found some additional information about them.We appreciate her good words about the paper.Many thanks to her for her commendation of our little paper.)