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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.027 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 January 1901 Pagination: 20 p. : envelope ; 23.7 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: re: Blizzard, igloo, traveling. He has been away for 7 weeks and returned to his cabin for the first time. Tells his story of the seven weeks he spent in Good Hope Bay. Describes an Igloo. Got lost. Had an account with some native. Mentions how the snow is and how different it is not the snow in Nome. Sees an Indian village. Detailed daily activities. And also mentions that he misses her and all.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningExtreme WeatherTravelEskimoWomen's HistoryArchitecture

Sub Era: Development of the West

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