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Collection Reference Number GLC05245.50
From Archive Folder Collection of letters of Charles Horsfall 
Title Charles G. Horsfall to Owen Horsfall regarding his investments, Mormons in Germany, his time in Alaska and advice on choosing a wife
Date 06 October 1909
Author Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  
Recipient Horsfall, Owen  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description His investment in the "dredger machine" is not going as planned. The heating plant was denied by "the powers that be in Washington" for financial reasons. He received drawing supplies and will use them to continue his correspondence studies. He is glad that Owen has left Turkey for Germany although the situation for Mormons there "is not a bed of roses on acc- of the Govt." He advises Owen on hygiene. He expresses regret about moving to Nome but says Alaska has taught him self-reliance and confidence. He counsels Owen on choosing a wife according to the "Planet under which they are born."
Subjects Religion  Alaska  Gold Rush  Frontiers and Exploration  Superstition  Women's History  Marriage  Immigration and Migration  Government and Civics  Finance  Education  Mormon  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Personal Hygiene  Health and Medical  
People Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  Horsfall, Owen (fl. 1900-1910)  
Place written Fort Davis, Alaska
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Science, Technology, Invention; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History; 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