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Sam P. Davis Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: NC197
Includes letters from Henry George on a U. S. income tax proposal, 1883; Theodore Roosevelt on establishing a Nevada State Police, 1908; E. A. Powell on Davis' purchase of a pedigreed bull, 1885; Thomas A. Edison on use of sagebrush as fuel, 1910; letters from Davis to Nevada U. S. Senator William M. Stewart about politics and Lake Tahoe, 1900-1901; Davis' poem the Burial of Sam Magee, n.d.; and Davis' response to a toast at a Virginia City banquet celebrating the installation of electrical pumps in the mines of the Comstock Lode, undated.

Dates

  • 1883-1912

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 (12 items)

Abstract

Includes letters from Henry George on a U. S. income tax proposal, 1883; Theodore Roosevelt on establishing a Nevada State Police, 1908; E. A. Powell on Davis' purchase of a pedigreed bull, 1885; Thomas A. Edison on use of sagebrush as fuel, 1910; letters from Davis to Nevada U. S. Senator William M. Stewart about politics and Lake Tahoe, 1900-1901; Davis' poem the Burial of Sam Magee, n.d.; and Davis' response to a toast at a Virginia City banquet celebrating the installation of electrical pumps in the mines of the Comstock Lode, undated.

Biographical Note

Sam Davis was a Nevada journalist, publisher, author, and Nevada State Controller.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Correspondence from unknown source.
Title
Guide to the Sam P. Davis Correspondence
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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