Letter from Bill to Kate and Mary

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-05
The collection contains one ten-page letter from Bill to wife, Kate, and daughter, Mary, in Joplin, Missouri regarding how he is faring in Goldfield, Nevada. In the letter, he tells his wife to not rush out to Goldfield, but to try to stay with family until he sends for them, not wanting them to make the long trip if he's not able to establish himself. He also talks about a miners' strike that started just before he arrived in Goldfield and was still in progress.

In addition to the original letter, a typed transcript is also present.

Dates

  • April 5, 1907

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.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (7 leaves)

Overview

Bill was a miner from Joplin, Missouri who left for Goldfield, Nevada in late March or early April 1907 to work in the mines. Collection contains one ten-page letter from Bill to wife, Kate, and daughter, Mary, in Joplin regarding how he is faring in Goldfield during a mining strike.

Biographical / Historical

Bill was a miner from Joplin, Missouri who left for Goldfield, Nevada in late March or early April 1907 to work in the mines. He arrived in Goldfield during a miners' strike.

Arrangement

Arranged as a single-item collection without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at the Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC auction "Cowboys and Indians and Miners" in May 2016.
Title
Guide to the Letter from Bill to Kate and Mary
Status
completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
December 2018
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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