Henry Curtis Morris Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 95-11

Scope and Contents

Letters to and from Morris related to his research on mining in Nevada in the early years of the 20th century include those from historians and authors William B. Beatty, Nell Murbarger, and Arthur Woodward; and those from correspondents who wrote of their research or experiences in Nevada: Edith Stuart Jackson, Mary Martin, and Norman Douglas Money. Also included are clippings, tourist brochures, and maps of Nevada mining towns.

Dates

  • 1945-1963

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.

Biographical note

Henry Curtis Morris was a mining engineer in Nevada and the west from about 1900-1915, employed by the United States Bureau of Mines in Washington, D.C., and author of two books of reminiscences about his mining career: Desert Gold and Total Prospecting (1955) and The Mining West at the Turn of the Century (1962).

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (7 folders - 47 items and 22 photographs)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Henry Curtis Morris was a mining engineer in Nevada and the west from about 1900-1915, employed by the United States Bureau of Mines in Washington, D.C., and author of two books of reminiscences about his mining career: Desert Gold and Total Prospecting (1955) and The Mining West at the Turn of the Century (1962). Letters to and from Henry Curtis Morris related to his research on mining in Nevada in the early years of the 20th century include those from historians and authors William B. Beatty, Nell Murbarger, and Arthur Woodward; and those from correspondents who wrote of their research or experiences in Nevada: Edith Stuart Jackson, Mary Martin, and Norman Douglas Money. Also included are clippings, tourist brochures, and maps of Nevada mining towns. Dates range from 1945-1963.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1995-58

A part of

Nevada women's archives.

Title
Guide to the Henry Curtis Morris Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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