Robert G. and Barbara Ann Harmon Collection on Lake Tahoe
Collection contains materials collected by Robert Harmon about Lake Tahoe including materials from his grandmother, Edith Jewell who owned Jewell Heights, a resort at Bijou, Lake Tahoe, California. Stationary and miniatures included were on display in the gift shop at the resort. The 1892 travel description of Lake Tahoe was written by Laura Brown, who was the daughter of the pioneer Charles Brown of the Brown-Damonte Ranch as well as the aunt of the donor.
- 1892-circa 1965
- Harmon, Robert Grant (Creator, Person)
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.
0.1 Cubic Feet (4 maps and 3 folders)
Robert G. Harmon was the grandson of J. E. and Edith Jewell and the nephew of Laura Brown. Collection contains materials collected by Robert Harmon about Lake Tahoe including Jewell Heights ephemera, an 1892 boat travel description of Lake Tahoe written by Laura Brown, an invitation from Kings Castle, and an advertisement for Mark Twain Camps.
Robert G. Harmon was the grandson of J. E. and Edith Jewell, who ran Jewell Heights, a resort at Bijou, Lake Tahoe, California, in the early 1920s through the 1940s. Edith also served as the postmistress at Tallac, California before moving to Reno in 1922. Harmon was also the nephew of Laura Brown, who wrote the 1892 boat travel description of Lake Tahoe. Brown was the daughter of pioneer Charles Brown of the Brown-Damonte Ranch and the sister of Charles "Charlie" Peleg Brown who attended the University of Nevada, Reno and taught in the Mackay School of Mines.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Robert G. Harmon in May 2017.
- An Inventory to the Robert G. Harmon Collection on Lake Tahoe
- Jessica Maddox
- October 2017
- Description rules