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Collection Reference Number GLC05755.079
From Archive Folder Collections concerning the Alaskan gold rush 
Title Edwin B. Sherzer to Clara M. Miller discussing the state of mining in the area, new stampedes and the behavior of a "native" acquaintance
Date 07 March 1902
Author Sherzer, Edwin B. (fl. 1900-1902)  
Recipient Miller, Clara M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Longs for the days when they can speak in person and not by letter. Townspeople are readying accommodation for the summer crowd. Discusses the state of mining - "The strikes up on Candle Creek are beginning to get a black eye and people are not taking much interest in them anymore" - and new stampedes to different places. Mentions meeting an "native" acquaintance who shakes his hand, and pats his shoulder and acts like a "pleased child". "They are a very simple people and if treated right, will do anything for you."
Subjects Alaska  Gold Rush  Frontiers and Exploration  Mining  
People Sherzer, Edwin B. (fl. 1900-1902)  Miller, Clara M. (fl. 1900-1902)  
Place written Nome, Alaska
Theme Westward Expansion; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Wife