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Sherzer, Edwin B. to Clara M. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05755.046 Author/Creator: Sherzer, Edwin B. Place Written: Nome, Alaska Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 August 1901 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 23.5 x 15.0 cm.

Summary of Content: re: It has been 3 weeks since a boat has landed in Nome. There is a rumor that the engineers are on strike. Writes about the best native in Nome.

People: Sherzer, Edwin B

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

Subjects: AlaskaGold RushFrontiers and ExplorationMiningOrganized LaborMaritimeEskimoPost Office

Sub Era: Development of the West

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