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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05201.027 Author/Creator: Hartsuff, Arthur (fl. 1870-1893) Place Written: Fort Omaha, Nebraska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 November 1891 Pagination: 4 p. ; 19.9 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: re: can't go to church because of a blizzard, so is writing her, local news, importance of education, her holiday plans.

Background Information:

People: Hartsuff, Arthur

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: American WestMilitary HistoryHealth and MedicalSoldier's LetterWestward ExpansionAmerican Indian HistoryExtreme WeatherReligionChildren and FamilyWomen's EducationWomen's HistoryEducationHolidays and Celebrations

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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