I have some letters dated from 1903-1905 on a William F. Allen who possibly lived in Manhattan, Kansas at one time and then moved or lived in Applegate, California (placer gold mine area) where he was employed by Sara Thacker. He might have had daughters or grand daughters named Marian and Amy.Sara Thacker was the editor and publisher of "The Logos Magazine" a spritualist magazine. She was also the author and publisher of various metaphysical books. William F. Allen was a very colorful character and seemed to be very educated and astute. His penmanship was exquisite. There is no indication as to how old William was at this time, but I believe him to be over 60 years old (or older) at the time he wrote the letters.