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Hartsuff, Arthur (fl. 1870-1893) to "my darling Florence"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05201.025 Author/Creator: Hartsuff, Arthur (fl. 1870-1893) Place Written: Pine Ridge Indian Agency, South Dakota Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 January 1891 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.5 x 25.6 cm.

Summary of Content: re: wrote too fast, hope she understands, concentrate on lessons, advice on math classes, describes large gathering of Indians, wishes she could see.

Background Information:

People: Hartsuff, Arthur

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: American WestMilitary HistoryHealth and MedicalSoldier's LetterWestward ExpansionAmerican Indian HistoryWomen's EducationWomen's HistoryEducationChildren and FamilyMathematics

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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