Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.023 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 October 1900 Pagination: 11 p. : envelope ; 23.4 x 16.0 cm.

Summary of Content: re: Dog injuries. Robberies. Skating people. Making caps (with drawings). Detailed weather report. And says "The past 4 or 5 days have been very beautiful indeed and the atmosphere is very clean and bracing it puts new life in one and makes your blood flow and tingle."

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningPetsTransportationCrimeSports and GamesClothing and AccessoriesHealth and Medical

Sub Era: Development of the West

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources