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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.014 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 August 1900 Pagination: 7 p. : envelope ; 23.3 x 16.0 cm.

Summary of Content: re: describes weather. Says "it reminds me of our Indian Summer all except the nights which are quite cold". Talks about grace. A women he does not like, tells Clara to inform him about her younger sister, doesn't like saloons. Doesn't like to drink or gamble. Recommends a place called "The Pride of Yukon". Complains about the mail.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyTemperance and ProhibitionAlcoholGamblingPost OfficeMorality and Ethics

Sub Era: Development of the West

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