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Sam P. Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC587
Samuel P. Davis was the owner and editor of the Carson daily appeal (Carson City, Nevada) and Nevada state controller. He married Nellie Verrill Mighels Davis. Their children were Robert P. Davis, Lucy Davis Crowell and Ethel Davis Wait; and a stepson Roy R. Mighels. The collection includes materials by or about Sam Davis and his family, the Corbett-Fitzsimmons boxing match, Thomas Fitch, Thomas P. Brown, Henry R. Mighels, Robert O'Brien, Theodore Winters, Lake Tahoe, and the Western States Exploration Company. Microfilm contains materials from family scrapbook.

Dates

  • 1865-1960

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (9 folders)

Abstract

Includes materials by or about Sam Davis and his family, the Corbett-Fitzsimmons boxing match, Thomas Fitch, Thomas P. Brown, Henry R. Mighels, Robert O'Brien, Theodore Winters, Lake Tahoe, and the Western States Exploration Company.,Microfilm contains materials from family scrapbook.

Biographical Note

Owner/editor of the Carson daily appeal (Carson City, Nevada) and Nevada state controller; married to Nellie Verrill Mighels Davis; children were Robert P. Davis, Lucy Davis Crowell and Ethel Davis Wait; stepson was Roy R. Mighels.

Arrangement

Arranged by name of family member.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers and microfilm donated and loaned by Ethel Davis Wait.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1988-47

Creator

Title
Guide to the Papers of Samuel P. Davis
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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