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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 209 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from C.D. Spivak to H.L. Taylor, 1911 August 30

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0099.00025
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to Hugh L. Taylor. Spivak asks Taylor to deliver George Hoffman’s certified death certificate. Spivak notes that George died at the sanatorium on July 3rd, 1911. He also enclosed $1.00 for the certificate.
Dates: 1911 August 30

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Klatzkin, 1910 September 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0109.00012
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Isidore Klatzkin with an enclosed bill for the funeral expenses of his brother, Louis Klatzkin. Spivak adds the $10.45 in cash that was left from Louis so that Isidore only owes $21.05, rather than the $31.50 billed from Golden Hill Cemetery. Spivak also asks Isidore what he wants to do with the watch and ring that was left from his brother. He finishes the letter by saying that the telegram they received from him was returned as "refused" and Isidore also owes...
Dates: 1910 September 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to I. Klatzkin, 1910 September 20

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0109.00014
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Isidore Klatzkin regarding personal belongings left from his brother, Louis Klatzkin. Spivak reminds Isidore that if he does not hear from him within thirty days Louis' belongings will be turned over to the Isidore Hurwitz Club which supplies other patients of clothing and items they need at JCRS.
Dates: 1910 September 20

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Axelrod, 1910 June 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00043
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Jennie Axelrod acknowledging he received Jennie Axelrod's letter regarding the watch and ring left by Abe Axelrod at the time of his death. He mentions that the watch and ring have been mailed to her on June 2, 1910. Spivak also mentions that a trunk of clothing was left from Abe Axelrod, but it is advised that the clothing be burnt or given to other patients because shipping would be costly, as well as a health hazard. He then states that a cash amount of...
Dates: 1910 June 2

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Fishman, 1910 April 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0098.00024
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Fishman. The requested death certificate of David Rubin was enclosed with the letter. Spivak also includes a bill for the funeral expenses which amount to $31.50. He explains that he has a money order for $10.00 and cash for $2.05 left from Rubin and states that King David Lodge would only need to pay the new balance of $19.45.
Dates: 1910 April 27

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Guttmann, 1911 December 8

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0031.00035
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Guttmann. Spivak tells Guttmann that his letter and postcard were received. Spivak says that trying to persuade the physician who issued the original certificate to make the name change has been difficult because the physician felt that the strength of Sarah Goldberg’s statements were not enough to make the change. Spivak continues to say that he turned the matter over to JCRS’ attorney instead and he has obtained all of the necessary affidavits; therefore, the...
Dates: 1911 December 8

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Guttmann, 1911 December 26

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0031.00039
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Guttmann. Spivak enclosed a bill from JCRS’ attorney regarding the name change on Morris Feldman’s death certificate. Spivak also charged Guttmann $1.00 for the copy of the certificate. Spivak trusts that Guttmann will attend to this quickly.
Dates: 1911 December 26

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Guttmann, 1912 March 11

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0031.00042
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Guttmann. Spivak confirms he received the $1.00 for the death certificate. Spivak tells Guttmann that he will send Guttmann’s letter to Henry Cohen and Cohen will determine what to do regarding the $2.50 for the attorney fee. Spivak asks Guttmann how he is doing because Miss Lichtenstein wrote to Spivak and told him that Guttmann was not feeling well. Spivak hopes Guttmann is better now and tells him to write because all of his friends in Denver are anxious...
Dates: 1912 March 11

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Perlman, 1912 October 16

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Identifier: B002.01.0103.0145.00025
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Perlman. Spivak informs Perlman that his brother, Max Perlman passed away and the cost to ship his body to Chicago is $131.00. Also, the cost of burial in Denver is $32.00. Spivak asks Perlman to wire burial instructions immediately.
Dates: 1912 October 16

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Schkolnick, 1911 December 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0104.0165.00016
Overview Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Schkolnick. Spivak tells Schkolnick that a death certificate cannot be mailed until the funeral expenses have been paid. Spivak also states that $7.10 in cash and a watch were found on the body of Adolph Schkolnick. The new amount for the burial would be $24.40 after the addition of the cash amount. Spivak adds a postscript that states Adolph did not mention anything about belonging to an organization. Also, he needs to add $1.00 for the amount of the death...
Dates: 1911 December 27