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Collection Reference Number GLC05245.48
From Archive Folder Collection of letters of Charles Horsfall 
Title Charles G. Horsfall to Owen Horsfall discussing recent activities, Ed's 'frat' experiences, investments, Mormonism, the Eskimo language and immigrants
Date 08 July 1909
Author Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  
Recipient Horsfall, Owen  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He has been busy with emergency work and lodge meetings. Ed has written about his " 'frat' experiences." The money order he sent came back and he filled out a new one. [continued on 9/09] He invested in a labor saving plant but says he is "proverbially unlucky" with investments. He sometimes wishes he could see "the light of the church" and Mormonism was the religion he would most be able to adopt. He says that the next time he leaves it will be for good. He describes the troublesome mosquitoes and the sound of the Eskimo language. The camp has been "cursed by an influx of...Russians, Greeks, and Finns" but there was no work for them.
Subjects Alaska  Gold Rush  Frontiers and Exploration  Geography and Natural History  Immigration and Migration  Fraternal Organization  Finance  Mormon  Religion  Eskimo  Literature and Language Arts  
People Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  Horsfall, Owen (fl. 1900-1910)  
Place written Fort Davis, Alaska
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Native Americans; Foreign Affairs; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Writes to his children and wife about Klondike gold fields, mining, life in Alaska, Mormons, and the 1906 election. Horsfall was a Mormon.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Son