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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.094 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 July 1902 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 21.2 x 13.6 cm.

Bad weather. "Don't worry yourself about me working myself to death. I don't do enough to kill anybody."

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