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John Quincy Adams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC983
The collection contains chiefly receipts and bills concerning John and Rufus Adams' ranching, stockraising, hotel, and brickmaking enterprises in Genoa and Carson Valley, Nevada. Also included are some correspondence and Adams family genealogical research and papers dealing with Genoa and Carson Valley, 1874-1896.

Dates

  • 1862-1897

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

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box, 420 items)

Abstract

Chiefly receipts and bills concerning John and Rufus Adams' ranching, stockraising, hotel, and brickmaking enterprises in Genoa and Carson Valley, Nevada.,Also included are some correspondence and Adams family genealogical research.

Biographical Note

John Quincy Adams was born in Illinois, and learned the bricklayer trade from his father. He moved to Utah with his family in 1850; and then relocated to Carson Valley, Nevada 1853. Together with his brother Rufus he ran farming and stockraising businesses and kept a hotel. He manufactured the brick used in construction of U. S. Mint in Carson City and court house in Genoa, Nevada.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers donated by Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Adams, date unknown.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Papers of John Quincy Adams
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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