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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 06, 1912, Image 3

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AFTER 54 YEARS BROTHERS 'ARE 'REUNJTEP BY
NEWSPAPER STORY
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C. H. and H. W. Collins, the brothers recentlynmited in.Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Cal., June 6. H.
W. Collins,, a book dealer here, is
grateful to the Los Angeles Rec
ord because a story published
' about hirnin'a recent issue united
him and a brother vhom he had
not seen for 54 years, and behev-r
ed dead.
The Collins brothers were born
in England. Charles went to sea
when he was twelve and was not
heard from for 25 years. Then
he wrote 'saying he had been un
willing to communicate with' his
people until he had succeeded. He
was then, living in California and
making money.
Henry W. Collins, the brother
who conducts the quaint book
shop here repbeji. telling Charles;
of the death of then- parents and
begging him to keep up the cor
respondence. But the fire swegt away the
fortune Charles had accumulated,
his marriage failed and he again"
took to the sea in 1875.
Later he made his Home near
Porrtona; Cal. Being a man of
culture he frequently came to LoS
Angeles and purchased books
from his brother.
; Then came the story in the
Record.,- '
The,, next meeting in the old
bogkistore was a-joyous one.
Charles 'came into the shop with
a dopy of thef Record inhis hands
xo 'greet . H.' W. ., Collins his
brother: . . i '.

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