Ollie M. Walters Journal

 Collection
Identifier: 94-16

Scope and Contents

The Ollie M. Walters Journal recounts everyday activities of Ollie, her husband Jim, daughters Flora and Amy, and sons Jack and Clarence; and events in nearby communities and other parts of the U.S. Also included is a description of their wagon trip from Oregon to Nevada with lists of meals and bread sold to Paiute Indians; Jim's cash accounts; examples of the use of Paiute Indians as laborers on the ranch; references to Jim's participation in the Alaskan gold rush (along with other men in the community); semi-veiled accounts of a legal case which was decided against the Walters (which shamed and embittered Ollie); and mention of the Barrett, Pursel, and Batcheldor families of Mason Valley, Nevada.

Dates

  • 1891-1899

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

Ollie M. Walters, born in 1864, was the wife of James (Jim) Walters. The Walters family moved from near Silver Creek, Oregon to the Yerington, Nevada, area in 1892 and owned a farm now known as the D'Andrea Ranch. The Walters children included Flora (Walters Reymers), Amy, Jack, and Clarence. Jim, along with other men from Yerington, went to Alaska during the Klondike gold rush, leaving Ollie behind to manage the farm with few financial resources.

Ollie died of consumption in 1900.

Extent

0.41 Linear Feet (5 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Ollie M. Walters (1864-1900) lived in Yerington, Nevada. She and her husband, James owned the D'Andrea Ranch. The collection contains Ollie M. Walters' diary and recounts everyday activities of Ollie, her husband Jim, daughters Flora and Amy, and sons Jack and Clarence. It also includes and events in nearby communities and other parts of the U.S.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Olive P. Pursel in 1994.

A Part of

Nevada women's archives.
Title
Guide to the Ollie M. Walters Journal
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:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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775-682-5724 (Fax)