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Henry R. Mighels Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: 93-05
Primarily 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

  • 1863-1879

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Because of fragility of original letters, Xerox copies of the letters will be used by researchers.

Extent

1.5 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Abstract

Primarily letters from Nellie Verrill to Henry (known as Harry) Mighels and Harry to Nellie before their marriage.

Biographical Note

Henry (Harry) Rust Mighels and wife 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. After Harry's death in 1879 Nellie married Samuel Post Davis she owned the newspaper until her death in 1945.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: 1. Letters from Henry R. Mighels to Nellie Verrill (Mighels). 2. Letters from Nellie Verrill (Mighels) to Henry R. Mighels.
Title
Henry R. Mighels Correspondence
Status
completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
July 2017
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

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