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Henry B. Looker Letter to his Father

Identifier: SC 00084

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This letter was written by Henry B. (Harry) Looker while he was a cadet at West Point Military Academy. It is addressed to his father, and is dated June 28, 1878. In it, Looker describes his struggle to adjust to the school, his unhappy experience with it so far, and his indecision about staying.


  • Creation: 1878 June 28


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Guide to the Henry B. Looker Letter to his Father
Finding Aid Authors: Christina Luers.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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