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Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) to Owen Horsfall

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05245.01 Author/Creator: Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 July 1900 - 11 August 1900 Pagination: 10 p. ; 33 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Complains to his son that business is "very dull" and everyone is "disappointed at the actual conditions when compared with what they had expected." Comments on lowered prices for items such as bread, flour, and lumber. He had stomach cramps and a man gave him some medicine which was supposed to cure "biliousness," but it made him vomit. Says that it is a "hard experience" and he's not making any money now, but he thinks he'll come back with more money than he started with. He's building a rocker and working on a suction pipe, but there are problems with the weather. He's raising dogs in hopes of having a dog team for the winter. Various dates over the course of the letter.

People: Horsfall, Charles
Horsfall, Owen, fl. 1900-1910

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationFinanceMerchants and TradeCommerceDiet and nutritionBuilding ConstructionDrugsHealth and MedicalPetsTransportation

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