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Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) to my dear children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05245.34 Author/Creator: Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) Place Written: Chistochina, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 November 1906 Pagination: 6 p.

Summary of Content: Reports there is no snow for sleds so he must use horses to carry the mail. Claims it is difficult to cross rivers with the horses because the ice is too thin to hold them. Rests in a "skookum" log cabin halfway through the six day round trip. Promises to send 100 dollars, to be followed by two more, for Christmas presents. States the Indians are killing "Ah Yu" [plenty] of large game and that one of them described a phonograph as "canned white man." Warns Ed not to get injured playing football and encourages Owen to jog, exercise, and practice deep breathing.

People: Horsfall, Charles

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationHolidays and CelebrationsEskimoGeography and Natural HistoryInventionTransportationPost OfficeFinanceGiftChildren and FamilyHealth and MedicalSports and GamesInjury or Wound

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