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Hemans, Daniel W. (b. 1878) to Alexander Shiras

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02429.53 Author/Creator: Hemans, Daniel W. (b. 1878) Place Written: Nebraska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 March 1893 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.2 x 12.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Explains that he is the youngest son of Reverend Daniel W. Hemans and indicates that his mother is not well enough to write. Explains that they had a hard winter, his little sister died, mother was sick, and he had to come back from Hope School in Springfield, South Dakota. Notes his father is also sick. Indicates he has two other younger sisters, one of whom is in school. Informs Shiras that they will have their picture taken and send it.

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"I often heard of mama a talking about you and we never forget you but always remember you."
At Hope School: "I studied Geography, Fourth Reader Arithmetic, Phisiology & history ...and other things in school"
"Father is sick too so my brother and I had to Work hard."
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People: Shiras, Alexander, 1813-1894
Hemans, Daniel W., b. 1878

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: ReligionAmerican WestAmerican Indian HistoryChildren and FamilyHealth and MedicalEducationDeathPhotography

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