Pat Welsh Atkins PHOTOGRAPH EAST AFRICA 60'S AND 70'Sgreenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
LOOKING FOR INFORMATIONS ON A PAT WELSH " ATKINS " WHO WAS FROM THE SAN FRANCESCO AREA. SHE TRAVEL TO AFRICA IN THE 1960-1970 AND TOOK BEAUTIFUL B/W PHOTO'S OF AFRICA'S WILD LIFE.I CAME ACCROSS SOME BOOKS OF HER WITH HER NAME IN IT ALONG WITH A PHOTO SHE TOOK WHILE IN AFRICA OF A RHINO, "IT'S A GREAT PHOTO." WHO WAS THIS CAMERA BUFF PHOTOGRAPHER??? IS SHE STILL AROUND TAKING THOSE PHOTO'S...AND FROM HER COLLECTIONS OF BOOKS, SHE MUST OF BEEN A NEAT LADY! LEN LGOLD54@YAHOO.COM
-- Len (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 10, 2004
Len, The Pat Welsh Atkins that you asked about could be related to Robert S. Atkins. Not sure of the connection, maybe a sister or daughter. There is an auther who wrote books on Gardens/Plants??? "Pat Welsh." Don't know about any African books or Photo's. Sometime ago I received a email from the granddaughter of Robert S. Atkins, who was so kind to fill me in on the Atkins Department Store. This is what she wrote:
Jackson Little: I remember the Robert S. Atkins store at 150 Sutter St. from my childhood - I'm Robert S. Atkins' granddaughter. The store had black and white tile flooring and neat little change cannisters zinging across the ceiling from the cashier's office. It was the only store of his that was left untouched after the earthquake and fire in 1906; all the others were destroyed. My Grandfather was a respected merchant; he was one of the few who paid back dollar for dollar on destroyed inventory, rather than the 50% discount offered. His father, Robert Calvin Atkins, started the business in 1860. My Grandfather carried on until his death in 1933. My Mother then carried on until the store and the name were sold in 1944. I know they carried quality goods - the Harris tweed jacked my husband had in 1950 still looks like new.
-- Jack (email@example.com), January 06, 2005.