using all the details from your wife's other email account.
Question: Where were all the emails and did you delete an email account from the iPad before you created the iCloud account?
As a newbie it seems I have screwed up. I signed up to iCloud for my wife thinking that this facility would simplify things for us in future. Big mistake! The iPad is superb but now my wife can't access her previously sent e-mails, has to remember to use her previous e-mail address and finds that all her precious albums and pictures are no longer controlled form her iPad. If I use the red "Cancel your iCloud account" (or similar) button it tells me that all images etc. will be lost for ever.
How can I get out of this hole ... love the iPad but don't want Cloud yet. Any help very welcome. TIA.