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W. Elmer Ekblaw Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1914

Digital Surrogates from the W. Elmer Ekblaw Papers, contain a digitized letter from W. Elmer Ekblaw to Miss Eva M. Shepard of Chicago concerning Ekblaw's severe frostbit of his foot during his service with the Crocker Land Expedition, detailing his injury, his recovery and reading habits during recovery, his enjoyment of letter writing, his interactions with the Inuit, his hunting of bears and muskox, and his reflection upon the solitude of his environment. The letter was written while Ekblaw was recovering of his injury.

Original document can be found in record series: 26/20/153, Box 1.

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