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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.030 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 February 1901 Pagination: 6 p. : envelope ; 23.5 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: re: Temperatures have reached 48 degrees below zero. Detailed weather report. Dislikes how he dislikes washing and sewing. Explains what he wears in details. Complains about her people gambling. Thinks about the past and hope and preys for that can he be back together with Clara.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningExtreme WeatherPersonal HygieneClothing and AccessoriesGamblingLove Letters

Sub Era: Development of the West

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