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Irwin, James (1930-1991) to Doug

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.146.01 Author/Creator: Irwin, James (1930-1991) Place Written: Colorado Springs, Colorado Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 January 1981 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes how his journey to the moon has changed his life. He now endeavors to bring people to Jesus.

People: Irwin, James, 1930-1991.

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Christianity, Religion, Space, Frontiers and Exploration

Sub Era: The Age of Reagan