James, George Wharton
- Existence: 1858 - 1923
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract George Wharton James was an author of books about the Western United States. Incomplete manuscript account of James' 1887 vacation with Joseph LeConte and LeConte's son in Surprise Valley, northeastern California. James describes his trip to Reno, Nevada, to pick up LeConte and his son, the physical appearance of LeConte and his gear, and the trip from Reno to Surprise Valley. Also included is a copy of the pages of LeConte's published autobiography describing this trip. Material from 1881.
Abstract Letter to Walter E. Clark describing James' search for works by Mariam Michelson and Phillip Verrill Mighels.,Tipped into James' book, Arizona the wonderland (Boston : The Page Company, 1917); Special Collections call number F811 J28 c.2.
Dates: December 22, 1921
Identifier: AC 0004
Overview The Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station began with the Hatch Act in 1887, which provided an annual appropriation of $15,000 to each state to establish a nation-wide system of experiment stations to conduct agricultural research. A Board of Control of each Station was to decide the problems to be investigated under this grant. The collection are primarily on the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, 1901-1923, created during the tenure of Samuel B. Doten, Experiment Director, 1913-1946. ...
Abstract George Wharton James was an author of many works about the western United States. Typescript chapter about the University of Nevada from James' unpublished manuscript on Nevada.,Topics include the beginnings of the university as a land grant college in Elko, its move to Reno, and its growth and development.