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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of letters of Charles Horsfall
|Charles G. Horsfall to Owen Horsfall [incomplete] regarding buying a sailboat, a business venture and a nugget of gold
|15 October 1900
|Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)
|Writes to his son that he and other men bought a sail boat for $700, and he has made some money by transporting passengers to the U.S. Transport "Lawton," and charging "$1.00 per head." He found that the currents "are quite a factor in boating business as they run from 4 to 6 miles per hour." Describes "hauling wood up close to the cabin, as they come and take it right from ones door, if not watched." He is a stockholder in the company, but he and Ben would like to go into business by themselves. An Idaho man gave him a nugget of gold which he is sending along with a "little pair of mits, made by a little 'Sirrash' (Eskimo) Child." Last page or pages missing.
|Alaska Gold Rush Frontiers and Exploration Transportation Maritime Eskimo Clothing and Accessories Business and Finance
|Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910) Horsfall, Owen (fl. 1900-1910)
|Naval & Maritime; Native Americans
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|Writes to his children and wife about Klondike gold fields, mining, life in Alaska, Mormons, and the 1906 election. Horsfall was a Mormon.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
|Civil War: Recipient Relationship