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Collection Reference Number GLC05245.28
From Archive Folder Collection of letters of Charles Horsfall 
Title Charles G. Horsfall to my dear children regarding investing in a mine and his work on it
Date 15 March 1905
Author Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports that he quit his position at the Post because he did not want to work continuously for 12 hours. He bought a quarter interest in a mine nearby and is now "taking out a 'dump' which means that the pay streak is 30 feet under the ground and frozen so solid as a rock so that we have to thaw it with steam." [continued on 06/12] States it took three months because the mail was shut off. They finished "sluicing out" the dump but the outcome was disappointing. They want to remove one partner. Comments that the telegraph is working well and the Bering Sea is clear of ice. Written on YMCA Army Department stationery.
Subjects Alaska  Gold Rush  Frontiers and Exploration  Labor  Mining  Steam  Telegraph  
People Horsfall, Charles G. (fl. 1900-1910)  
Place written Nome River, Alaska
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Science, Technology, Invention
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