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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.033 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 March 1901 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 23.5 x 15.2 cm.

Summary of Content: He has received great amount of letters. He believes that he won't have to answer them all. Wants a good picture of Clara in "good size". Explains his confrontation with a man, which he did not enjoy.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningPhotographyWomen's HistoryLove Letters

Sub Era: Development of the West

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