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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.011 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 August 1900 Pagination: 7 p. : envelope ; 23.3 x 16.0 cm.

Summary of Content: with postscript containing verses. re: Conflicts about the arrival of the letters. Describes a storm in detail. Talks about his sister growing up, and talks about his appearance and also how he feels.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningExtreme WeatherPoetryWomen's HistoryChildren and Family

Sub Era: Development of the West

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