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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05245.48 Author/Creator: Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) Place Written: Fort Davis, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 July 1909 Pagination: 4 p.

Summary of Content: He has been busy with emergency work and lodge meetings. Ed has written about his " 'frat' experiences." The money order he sent came back and he filled out a new one. [continued on 9/09] He invested in a labor saving plant but says he is "proverbially unlucky" with investments. He sometimes wishes he could see "the light of the church" and Mormonism was the religion he would most be able to adopt. He says that the next time he leaves it will be for good. He describes the troublesome mosquitoes and the sound of the Eskimo language. The camp has been "cursed by an influx of...Russians, Greeks, and Finns" but there was no work for them.

Background Information:

People: Horsfall, Charles

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationGeography and Natural HistoryImmigration and MigrationFraternal OrganizationFinanceMormonsReligionEskimoLiterature and Language Arts

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