Item FC 3213 L55 020.038 - 1857 (Jan) fragment from E.G. Gear to Smithurst

Transcript 1857 Jan 5 - Letter from Gear

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1857 (Jan) fragment from E.G. Gear to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.038

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  • January 5, 1857 (Creation)

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One sheet of blue paper.

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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, Minnesota Territory

From: E.G. Gear

To: Rev & dear Brother [likely Rev. J. Smithurst]

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Details: Letter fragment. 4pp

Notes: While unsigned, this letter fragment is obviously authored by Rev. E.G. Gear, both from the address at Fort Snelling and from the unique handwriting. It was likely sent to Reverend John Smithurst. In this letter, Rev. Gear describes a riding accident where he broke his leg below the knee.

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

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