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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.022 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 October 1900 Pagination: 12 p. : envelope ; 23.3 x 16.0 cm.

Summary of Content: re: Received her letter. Very descriptive about the weather. Describes dogs and dog fights. Talks little about their new house. Got little emotional about each other's feelings.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningExtreme WeatherPetsBuilding ConstructionLove Letters

Sub Era: Development of the West

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