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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.028 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 February 1901 Pagination: 6 p. : envelope ; 23.6 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: re: Traveling with his buddies describes how it was awful. Complains about the postal system because her letter is not getting is not getting through. He misses her, saying "Clara, life would be empty to me with out you."

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningWomen's HistoryTravelPost OfficeLove Letters

Sub Era: Development of the West

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