Miriam Evans Richardson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC1347

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs, clippings, and books belonging to Miriam Evans Richardson. Of particular interest is a clipping and photograph documenting the family's 1954 trip to Virginia City, Nevada.

Dates

  • 1876-1971

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

Miriam Evans Richardson was born in West Liberty, Iowa in 1892 to Mell Wright and Frank Algernon Evans. Her mother, Mell, was the daughter of William Wright, better known as Dan De Quille. De Quille is most well-known for his book The Big Bonanza (1876) about the famous Comstock Lode in Nevada.

A life-long resident of Iowa, Miriam married Thomas Allan Richardson on June 21, 1916 in West Liberty, Iowa. They had two children, Eloise and T. R. Miriam passed away in 1968.

Extent

0.41 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Miriam Evans Richardson was born in West Liberty, Iowa in 1892 to Mell Wright and Frank Algernon Evans. Her mother, Mell, was the daughter of William Wright, better known as Dan De Quille: most well-known for his book The Big Bonanza (1876) about the famous Comstock Lode in Nevada. The collection contains photographs, clippings, and books about the Richardson family.

Arrangement

Arranged by type of material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Laura Love in March 2009.

Related Materials

Related archival materials held by the UNR Special Collections Department:

Title
Guide to the Miriam Evans Richardson Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
December 2018
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
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)