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Spivak, C. D. (Charles D.), 1861-1927

 Person

A Jewish Immigrant from Tsarist Russia, Spivak pursued medicine out of a desire to be of service to humanity. In 1896, when his wife Jennie showed signs of incipient tuberculosis, Spivak moved their young family to Denver to take advantage of Colorado’s reputation as the World’s Sanatorium. Spivak's concern for the indignant consumptives he saw flooding into the state led to his founding the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society (JCRS), a sanatorium dedicated to the care of all, even those in the advanced stages of TB. Spivak also ensured that the primarily Eastern European Jewish patients were cared for in an environment that respected their culture- unlike many such institutions, the JCRS featured a kosher kitchen and observed the Jewish Sabbath and holidays. Dr. Spivak was also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Denver from 1896-1901.

Citation

Leḳsiḳon fun der nayer Yidisher liṭeraṭur, 1965 (Spiṿaḳ, Ḥayim; d. 10-16-1927; b. as Ḥayim-Ḥayḳl Spiṿaḳoṿsḳi; d. in Denver, Colorado) Yehoash. Idish ṿerṭerbukh, 1926: t.p. (Dr. Ḥayim Spiṿaḳ) t.p. verso (Dr. C. D. Spivak [in rom.]) Who's who in American Jewry, 1926 (Spivak, Charles; physician, author; b. 12-25-1861, Krementschug, Russia).

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from A. Rabinowitz to C.D. Spivak, 1910 March 31

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00015
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from A. Rabinowitz in New Orleans, Louisiana, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, that once had an enclosed money order for $40.00 for her late son, Sol Rabinowitz's, funeral expenses. She is also requesting for information about a tombstone onto her son's grave and prices. Letter is signed in ink A. Rabinowitz.

Letter from A. Rabinowitz to C.D. Spivak, 1910 January 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00018
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from A. Rabinowitz in New Orleans, Louisiana, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, requesting for Spivak to send her late son, Sol Rabinowitz's, possessions and remains to her. Letter is signed in ink "A. Rabinowitz".

Letter from A. Rabinowitz to C.D. Spivak, 1910 January 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00023
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from A. Rabinowitz in New Orleans, Louisana, to C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, stating that they received the bill for her late son, Sol Rabinowitz's, funeral expenses and is hoping that Spivak can send an official death certifacate for her knowledge. Also A. Rabinowitz is requesting for Spivak to search for her sons insurance policy and to send all his possessions and papers to New Orleans. Letter is signed in ink A. Rabinowitz.

Letter from A. Rabinowitz to C.D. Spivak, 1909 December 13

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00027
Overview Handwritten letter in ink from A. Rabinowitz in New Orleans, Louisiana, to C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado. Rabinowitz is asking about her late son, Sol Rabinowitz, and if he had any last words on his death bed. They wish that he is buried the "orthodox" way and to know all the details about his funeral. Rabinowitz wishes they would have known he was so ill and would have sent someone to be by his bedside when he passed away. They are requesting that they send any of his remains to New Orleans....

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Rabinowitz, 1910 June 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00004
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to A. Rabinowitz in New Orleans, Louisiana, stating that enclosed were two receipts worth $24.50 and $16.50, for the amount of funeral expense of her late son, Sol Rabinowitz. A third receipt for the amount of $4.83 for a donation that A. Rabinowitz made to the JCRS Sanatorium. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" it typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Rabinowitz, 1910 January 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to A. Rabinowitz in New Orleans, Louisiana, stating that once enclosed there was a death certificate for their late son, Sol Rabinowitz. Spivak is requesting for a receipt to be sent back. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Rabinowitz, 1910 January 12

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00021
Overview Typed letter from C. D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to A. Rabinowitz in New Orleans, Louisiana, stating that they received $5.00 in cash and will be sending their late son, Sol Rabinowitz's, death certificate and left over possessions. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to A. Rabinowitz, 1909 December 29

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to A. Rabinowitz in New Orleans, Louisiana, stating that his son, Sol Rabinowitz, has passed away. He had "a box of imitation and $1.10 in cash" in his possession. Spivak is wondering what the family would like to do with his possessions. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Feingold, 1909 November 18

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00037
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to Dr. M. Feingold in New Orleans, Louisiana, that states Sol Rabinowitz, a resident of Feingold's city, has been accepted to admit into the JCRS Sanatorium. At the bottom, Spivak also typed the names of the other New Orleans Residents who have been notified about Rabinowitz's admittance. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to N. Sherman, 1910 June 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0101.0136.00003
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak in Denver, Colorado, to N. Sherman in New Olreans, Louisiana, stating that the JCRS accidentally sent a package to a Mrs. Rabinotwitz who should have been to Mrs. Axelrod in Dallas, Texas. They are hoping that Rabinowitz will return the package. Letter is unsigned but "Secretary" is typed at the bottom.