This week we are selling the contents of the Davis home of Richard ‘Dick’ and Nilda James. They were well known in the Davis Community. Dick was a retired researcher from the Entomology Department at UC Davis. He went to his first 2 years of high school in Davis, then lied about his age to join the Air Force during the Korean War. When he returned after the war, he went to Sac City College to finish his high school classes, then attended UC Davis as an Entomology Major. After graduating from UC Davis in 1959, he was hired by the State Department to work on a Malaria Project in the Amazon region of Brazil. While working there, he met and fell in love with Nilda, in the town of Tefe. They got married in 1961 at the U.S. Embassy in Rio de Janeiro. Nilda then accompanied him on his next State Department project in Iran, where he worked from 1961 through 1963. When they returned to the U.S., he went to work for the Entomology Department at UC Davis for the remainder of his career. They raised their 3 children in Davis. We are working with Cindy, their youngest daughter and the only surviving child. Many of the items in this home are from their time in the Amazon and from Iran. In his retired years Dick was a very meticulous craftsman, and some of his work is included in this auction.
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