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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 26 Collections and/or Records:

Cashier's check from C.D. Spivak to J. Axelrod, 1910 June 2

 Item
Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00042
Overview Cashier's check written to Jennie Axelrod for the possesions left behind from her deceased husband, Abe Axelrod at the Jewish Consumptives' Relief Society. Dr. C.D. Spivak, Sec'y of JCRS notes "One gold watch and one diamond ring left after deceased abe Axelrod" on the line of the check that mentions the amount in dollars. There is a number on the bottom of the check that states the value price for the items as $16.18.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Goldstein, 1910 July 1

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0094.00019
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to D. Goldstein detailing the items left behind from Morris Goldstein. The items include two express money orders, one check, cash, gold watch, and one gold chain. He trusts that the items will arrive safely to D. Goldstein in Hudson, N.Y. soon. After he signs the letter "Secretary" there is a postscript which explains that the cost for sending Morris Goldstein's trunk would amount to much more than cost of the actual clothing. Also, the express companies object to...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to E. Gonda, 1910 June 23

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0106.00017
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to E. Gonda regarding the belongings found on Louis Gonda at the time of his death. Spivak mentions that the only items he possessed include a chain and 25 cents in change. He also talks about a "photographic outfit" and some clothing left behind as well. He is unsure of the value of the photographic materials and he advises against sending the clothing because it is too expensive and clothing from a sick patient should not be sent through the express company. He...

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...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Axelrod, 1910 June 15

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00053
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Jennie Axelrod replying to her handwritten letter regarding the fact that she had not received the watch and the ring. He regretfully acknowledges that the package was sent to a wrong address in New Orleans and he communicated with post office authorities to obtain possesion of the package.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Axelrod, 1910 June 24

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00057
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Jennie Axelrod. The letter explains that the package containing the jewelry that was accidentally sent to S. Rabinowitz in New Orleans has been recovered and sent to Jennie Axelrod. He also mentions that the money Axelrod requested in a previous letter will also be sent to her. It is signed "Secretary" at the bottom.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Axelrod, 1910 June 27

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00060
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Jennie Axelrod confirming an enclosed check of $16.18. He also mentions that the watch and ring was sent by reigstered mail and should reach her soon. He also apologizes for the mistake of sending the package to the wrong address, as well as the worry it has caused Jennie Axelrod. Finally he mentions an enclosed receipt and states, "Enclosed please find receipt #47500 for $5.00 representing the amount you have kindly donated for which we kindly thank you." The...

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...

Letter from C.D. Spivak to J. Axelrod, 1910 June 10

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0084.00050
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to Jennie Axelrod letting her know he sent two pictures, one book, and a postal card folder containing receipts that belonged to her husband, Abe Axelrod. He also mentions that he hopes the package of jewelry arrives to her soon. He then thanks her for her donation of $5.00 towards the support of the sanatorium and will send the remaining balance of $16.18 in a day or two.

Letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Kalisky, 1910 May 7

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0110.00029
Overview Typed letter from C.D. Spivak to M. Kalisky informing her that one gold ring that belonged to Jennie Goodman was sent by registered mail. He also mentions that JCRS could not locate any clothing left by Mrs. Goodman, but he will also check the boarding house that Mrs. Goodman lived in before being admitted into JCRS. He confirms that all funeral expenses have been paid for and asks Kalisky to sign the enclosed receipt and return it to him.