Item FC 3213 L55 019.034 - 1849 (Jun) from E.G. Gear to Smithurst

Transcript 1849 June 4 - Letter from Gear

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1849 (Jun) from E.G. Gear to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 019.034

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  • June 4, 1849 (Creation)

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One sheet of paper with integral address face.

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(1793-1874)

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Reverend Ezekiel Gilbert Gear was a missionary and priest of the Episcopal Church in America.

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Place: Fort Snelling

From: E.G. Gear

To: The Rev. J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement, Red River, British America

Details: 3pp and integral address face

Notes: Rev. Gear sends a letter to his friend via a military party headed to the U.S. border. Rev. Gear sends along reading material including magazines and a book about the new territories of New Mexico and California. Rev. Gear mentions the California gold rush, the revolutions in Europe, and the recent death of one of his daughters. A close friend, Dr. Rudor, has also died. Rev. Gear mentions that he preaches at a village called St. Paul's, and expects it will soon be named the government seat for the Minnesota Territory.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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