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Collection Reference Number GLC05245.34
From Archive Folder Collection of letters of Charles Horsfall 
Title Charles G. Horsfall to my dear children regarding his job delivering mail, a Native American's description of a phonograph and encouraging them to exercise
Date 09 November 1906
Author Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports there is no snow for sleds so he must use horses to carry the mail. Claims it is difficult to cross rivers with the horses because the ice is too thin to hold them. Rests in a "skookum" log cabin halfway through the six day round trip. Promises to send 100 dollars, to be followed by two more, for Christmas presents. States the Indians are killing "Ah Yu" [plenty] of large game and that one of them described a phonograph as "canned white man." Warns Ed not to get injured playing football and encourages Owen to jog, exercise, and practice deep breathing.
Subjects Alaska  Gold Rush  Frontiers and Exploration  Holidays and Celebrations  Eskimo  Geography and Natural History  Invention  Transportation  Post Office  Finance  Gift  Children and Family  Health and Medical  Sports and Games  Injury or Wound  
People Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  
Place written Chistochina, Alaska
Theme Native Americans; Science, Technology, Invention; Health & Medicine
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  Daughter