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Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) to Owen Horsfall [incomplete]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05245.03 Author/Creator: Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter Date: 15 October 1900 Pagination: 13 p. ; 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his son that he and other men bought a sail boat for $700, and he has made some money by transporting passengers to the U.S. Transport "Lawton," and charging "$1.00 pr head." He found that the currents "are quite a factor in boating business as they run from 4 to 6 miles per hour." Describes "hauling wood up close to the cabin, as they come and take it right from ones door, if not watched." He is a stockholder in the company, but he and Ben would like to go into business by themselves. An Idaho man gave him a nugget of gold which he is sending along with a "little pair of mits, made by a little 'Sirrash' (Eskimo) Child." Last page or pages missing.

People: Horsfall, Charles
Horsfall, Owen, fl. 1900-1910

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationTransportationMaritimeEskimoClothing and AccessoriesBusiness and Finance

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