Title: Letter From a Potential Customer
Date: July 1, 1901
Source: Minnesota Historical Society
Description: Prospectors on the Mesaba Range often asked Longyear to do some drilling for them. This is one of those requests.
- The return address on this letter states a street address in the city of Chicago. The address given for Longyear is simply "Hibbing, Minn." Why do you think this would be?
- Why might the authors of this letter not be able to do the drilling work themselves?
- Why would the author of this letter suggest that Longyear contact Mr. Olcott with questions about him?
- What is Longyear's response to the letter and request? Why might we guess that Longyear did not actually write a response to the author himself?