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Collection Reference Number GLC05245.27
From Archive Folder Collection of letters of Charles Horsfall 
Title Charles G. Horsfall to Owen Horsfall regarding his separation from his wife, the strike in Koykuk, politics and the telegraph system
Date 07 September 1904
Author Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  
Recipient Horsfall, Owen  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Plans to go to the Koyukuks. States his chances of obtaining a mail position are "nil." Writes that he has "given [Mary] freedom through the court" and expects she will choose another man. He still respects her but feels that both she and the children are no longer his. [continued on 09/10] Reports that he heard that the reported strike in Koyuk was a fraud. Fears " things are going from bad to worse throughout the States on account of the Presidential election" and thinks "the money power will elect Parker, for Roosevelt does no appear to be En-rapport with the trusts, and they represent the money power and the people." Urges Owen to read "Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson in July number of Everybody's Magazine. The telegraph system there seems promising.
Subjects Alaska  Gold Rush  Frontiers and Exploration  Government and Civics  Finance  Politics  Telegraph  Journalism  Post Office  Women's History  Marriage  Law  Children and Family  President  Election  
People Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  Horsfall, Owen (fl. 1900-1910)  
Place written Fort Davis, Alaska
Theme Law; Women in American History; Children & Family; Government & Politics; Science, Technology, Invention; Banking & Economics
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