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Collection Reference Number GLC05245.26
From Archive Folder Collection of letters of Charles Horsfall 
Title Charles G. Horsfall to Owen Horsfall regarding Owen's studies and Eddie's love life, expeditions to the North Pole, politics and the use of anthracite
Date 31 January 1904
Author Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  
Recipient Horsfall, Owen  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that he is proud of Owen's studies and not surprised at Eddie "having a girl." Read that a captain is going to leave Port Clarence and try to reach the North Pole by the Northwest Passage. Mentions that anthracite was used as coal for the first time. Discusses rumors that the post will be abandoned this coming summer. Remarks on the Democrats' victories in Salt Lake and New York and their nomination of Carter H. Harrison, whom he is in favor of. He predicted that Tammany would win in New York but he does not think Roosevelt will succeed. He is amused that members of the council who were elected on a reform ticket voted themselves into office for six more months. Wants the boys to let him know if they need anything.
Subjects Alaska  Gold Rush  Frontiers and Exploration  Democratic Party  Election  Government and Civics  Politics  President  Children and Family  Women's History  Education  Polar Exploration  Mining  Science and Technology  Military History  Tammany Hall  Reform Movement  
People Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  Horsfall, Owen (fl. 1900-1910)  
Place written Fort Davis, Alaska
Theme Women in American History; Education; Children & Family; Government & Politics
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