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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.034 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 March 1901 Pagination: 6 p. : envelope ; 18.8 x 12.3 cm.

Summary of Content: (pp. 2 and 5 written vertically on inner leaves; takes 3 months to get letters). re: Loved the pictures that Clara sent him. Looks at the pictures about 20 times a day. Remembers the good old times. Writes with much affection towards Clara. Tries to fix a dilemma between his mother and Clara.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningWomen's HistoryPhotographyChildren and FamilyLove Letters

Sub Era: Development of the West

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