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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.025 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 November 1900 Pagination: 9 p. : envelope ; 23.2 x 15.1 cm.

Summary of Content: re: States that coldest day was couple of days before he wrote this letter and it was bad for him. Despite the very cold weather he's been comfortable with everything. Detailed weather report. Describes the sheltered feeling that he is having. And also shares his dream that has having too.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningExtreme WeatherMental Health

Sub Era: Development of the West

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