Henry R. and Nellie Mighels Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: 93-05

Scope and Contents

The Henry R. and Nellie Mighels Correspondence primarily contains letters from Nellie Verrill to Henry (known as Harry) Mighels and Harry to Nellie before their marriage. The first letters were written while Harry was fighting for Union forces during the American Civil War and continued after his permanent migration to Carson City, Nevada, where he became editor and owner of the Carson Daily Appeal. The letters detail events of daily life in Norway, Maine and Carson City and major events in U.S. history such as the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the end of the Civil War. Some letters to Nellie in Carson City from her family in Maine comment on her news of previous letters and family tidings.

Dates

  • 1863-1878

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Biographical Note

Husband and wife Henry "Harry" Rust (-1879) and Nellie Verrill Mighels (1844-1945) were from Norway, Maine. They married in 1866 after a lengthy courtship by mail. Harry became owner of the Carson (City) Daily Appeal in 1865 After Harry's death in 1879, Nellie married Samuel Post Davis. She continued to own the newspaper until her death in 1945.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Husband and wife Henry "Harry" Rust (-1879) and Nellie Verrill Mighels (1844-1945) were from Norway, Maine. Harry became owner of the Carson (City) Daily Appeal in 1865. They married in 1866 after a lengthy courtship by mail. The collection primarily contains correspondence between Nellie and Henry before their marriage.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Letters from Henry R. Mighels to Nellie Verrill (Mighels); 2) Letters from Nellie Verrill (Mighels) to Henry R. Mighels

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Henry R. Mighels in April 1993.
Title
Henry R. and Nellie Mighels Correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
July 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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