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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.009 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 July 1900 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

Summary of Content: re: S. Newman Sherzer (writing for his brother, who has traveled to Port Safety) intends to stay in Alaska for two more weeks. A mention about the weather says it is fine. Hopes the [street]car strike is over so he can sympathize with Miss Eva.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningWomen's HistoryTransportationOrganized Labor

Sub Era: Development of the West

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