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Hemans, Joseph A. (b. 1892) to Alexander Shiras

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02429.54 Author/Creator: Hemans, Joseph A. (b. 1892) Place Written: Nebraska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 March 1893 Pagination: 3 p. ; 20.2 x 12.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Explains that he is in school, that his sister died over the winter, and that his mother was sick (but getting better). Notes that they had a picture of Shiras. Mentions the saddle he received from them long ago. Tells him they never forget them. Notes that he plays the organ in church. Provides other family news.

Full Transcript: Quotes

"I am in the school and can speak English and write, so I am very thankful."
"Oh. I wish to see you both. Long time you gave me a ...saddle and I am very thankful to you. We never forget you and mother always talked about you."
"The people here trying to fix their church, and the church if very bad now. I forget to tell you I learned to play organ, and I played organ in the church some times."
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People: Shiras, Alexander, 1813-1894
Hemans, Joseph A., b. 1872

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: ReligionAmerican WestAmerican Indian HistoryEducationDeathHealth and MedicalPhotographyTransportationCharity and PhilanthropyFriendshipArt, Music, Theater, and Film

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