Correspondence, 1860

 File — Box: Shared MSS 10, Folder: 2
Identifier: NC141_1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Letters from Watkins at Carson City, Ft. Churchill, and Genoa, Nevada to "My Dear Burnett," plus typescripts: the first describes Watkins' difficulties with federal soldiers claiming his land for Ft. Churchill and his going into debt; the second letter continues his tale of disagreement with the military, price of hay, intentions of building a hotel, and arrival of the Paiute Chief Winnemucca at Ft. Churchill; the third was written from jail in Genoa and discusses his financial and legal status; the fourth, also from jail, apologizes for thinking Burnett had abandoned him, condemns those who betrayed him, discusses the charges of murder, and the possibilities of being lynched by a mob. Also present are letters from an historian providing a biography of Watkins.


  • 1860


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From the Collection: 0.4 Linear Feet (4 items)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

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