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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.016 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 September 1900 Pagination: 6 p. : envelope ; 23.3 x 16.0 cm.

Summary of Content: Alludes to a secret; says he is "perfectly willing to wait several years as you said" and tells her that he went to Alaska, because it was the only place, a man could find work, "but it is a dogs life and you might as well be buried, no pleasure, no amusement or anything. Simply work, work, work." Mentions buying provisions in quantity.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningDiet and nutritionLaborMarriage

Sub Era: Development of the West

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