Letter from Stone House, Nevada

 Collection
Identifier: NC1345

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one letter written by P.V.S. to Minnie from Stone House, Nelson Ranch in Humboldt County, Nevada. The letter describes what is happening on the ranch.

Dates

  • September 13, 1891

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 / Historical

Stone House, Nevada was an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, Nevada. A post office was briefly located there from 1890-1915 when it was moved to Valmy. It served as a stop on the Overland Stage, and, later, as a stop for the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Nelson Ranch was named for owner Thomas Nelson. According to Helen S. Carlson in Nevada Place Names (page 176), Nelson owned large herds of sheep that ranged the area in the 1880s.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 leaf)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Stone House, Nevada was an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, Nevada, serving as a stop on the Overland Stage, and, later, as a stop for the Southern Pacific Railroad. A post office was briefly located there from 1890-1915. The collection contains one letter written by P.V.S. to Minnie from Stone House, Nelson Ranch in Humboldt County, Nevada.

Arrangement

Arranged as a single item collection without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Holabird Western Americana, LLC around 2016.
Title
Letter from Stone House, Nevada
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
November 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

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