Anne Martin Letter to Jay Carpenter

 Collection
Identifier: NC1310
February 4, 1945 letter with envelope written to Jay Carpenter, director of the Mackay School of Mines, by Anne Martin from the Golden Hotel in Reno, Nevada regarding the translation history of the book De Re Metallica by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover. Martin stayed with the Hoovers while they worked on this translation when the Hoovers lived in England at Red House, Hornton Street, Kensington. Letter and envelope were formerly tipped into De Re Metalica (London : The Mining Magazine, 1912); Special Collections call number TN617 .A4 1912 c.4.

Dates

  • February 4, 1945

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (2 items)

Overview

Anne Henrietta Martin (1875-1951) founded the Department of History at the University of Nevada, where she taught from 1897-1901. Jay Arnold Carpenter (1883-1965) served as professor and chairman of the Mackay School of Mines, a position he filled until his retirement in 1951. Collection contains letter with envelope sent to Jay Carpenter, director of the Mackay School of Mines, regarding the translation history of the book De Re Metallica by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover. Martin stayed with the Hoovers while they worked on this translation from Red House, Hornton Street, Kensington. The letter was formerly tipped into De Re Metalica (London : The Mining Magazine, 1912); Special Collections call number TN617 .A4 1912 c.4.

Historical Note

Anne Henrietta Martin was born in Empire City, Nevada on September 30, 1875. She and her sister attended Bishop Whittaker School for Girls and the University of Nevada, Reno, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts at the age of 19. She then attended Stanford University, where, in three years, she earned a Bachelor's in History followed by a Master's in History. She then returned to Reno and founded the Department of History at the University of Nevada, where she taught from 1897-1901.

Anne Martin is best known for her suffragist work, which included securing the passage of the 1913 Suffrage Amendment to the Nevada State Constitution, which passed on November 3, 1914. Martin also played an important roll in speeding the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. After unsuccessfully running for a U.S. Senate seat from Nevada in 1918 and 1920, Anne and her mother sold their house in Reno and relocated to Carmel, California. In 1945, the University of Nevada awarded Martin an honorary degree as Doctor of Law. Later in life, Martin spent much of her time in Reno, living at the Golden Hotel.

Martin died on April 15, 1951 in Carmel, California.

[Much of the above history is from the Nevada Suffrage Centennial website (https://suffrage100nv.org/suffragist-biographies/anne-henrietta-martin/), accessed February 20, 2018.]
Anne Henrietta Martin was born in Empire City, Nevada on September 30, 1875. She and her sister attended Bishop Whittaker School for Girls and the University of Nevada, Reno, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts at the age of 19. She then attended Stanford University, where, in three years, she earned a Bachelor's in History followed by a Master's in History. She then returned to Reno and founded the Department of History at the University of Nevada, where she taught from 1897-1901.

Anne Martin is best known for her suffragist work, which included securing the passage of the 1913 Suffrage Amendment to the Nevada State Constitution, which passed on November 3, 1914. Martin also played an important roll in speeding the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. After unsuccessfully running for a U.S. Senate seat from Nevada in 1918 and 1920, Anne and her mother sold their house in Reno and relocated to Carmel, California. In 1945, the University of Nevada awarded Martin an honorary degree as Doctor of Law. Later in life, Martin spent much of her time in Reno, living at the Golden Hotel.

Martin died on April 15, 1951 in Carmel, California.

[Much of the above history is from the Nevada Suffrage Centennial website (https://suffrage100nv.org/suffragist-biographies/anne-henrietta-martin/), accessed February 20, 2018.]
Jay Arnold Carpenter was born May 12, 1883 in Beloit, Iowa. After beginning his university education in both Wisconsin and California, he eventually received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1907 and received one of the first Masters of Engineering in 1911 for mining. After graduating from UNR, he received a professorship at the South Dakota School of Mines from 1921-1922. He returned to the University of Nevada, Reno in 1926 and served as professor and chairman of the Mackay School of Mines, a position he filled until his retirement in 1951. He and colleague Sam Arentz worked together to establish the Mackay School of Mines as a separate entity from the College of Engineering near the end of his career as Director of the department.

During his time at the UNR, Carpenter also served as director of the Nevada State Bureau of Mines from 1939-1951, a consultant for the Metal Research Company from 1942-1944, and was a member of the State Planning Board from 1940-1951. As part of his duties as director of the Bureau of Mines and as a consultant, Carpenter accumulated a great deal of information and wrote many reports for mines, mining companies, and milling companies throughout the western United States and the history of mining.

Carpenter died June 6, 1965 in Reno.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Letter discovered tipped into De Re Metalica in August 2012.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Anne Martin Letter to Jay Carpenter
Status
for_mcd_review
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
February 2018
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

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