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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.029 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 February 1901 Pagination: 8 p. : envelope ; 23.5 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: re: Finally received bunch of letter from her. Letting her informed, that when he received all the letters. Discusses some downside and upside about he came to Alaska. Asking what is going on in St. Louise, and letting her know what is going on Nome. And also expresses his feelings about her.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningPost OfficeWomen's HistoryLove Letters

Sub Era: Development of the West

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