E. E. Roberts Poetry

Identifier: NC1361

Scope and Contents

The collection contains poems written by E. E. Roberts. Most of the poems are fragments, and many are neither dated nor signed. At least one poem may have been composed by Hazel Roberts, who was E. E. Roberts' daughter. All poems were removed from a scrapbook of clippings that was not maintained.


  • 1899-1905


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

Edwin Ewing Roberts was born on December 12, 1870, in Pleasant Grove, California. He graduated from the state normal school in San Jose, California in 1891. From 1891-1897, he taught school in Hollister, California before relocating to Empire, Nevada where he taught school from 1897-1899.

In 1899, Roberts was admitted to the Nevada State Bar and began practicing law in Carson City, Nevada. At the same time, he was also involved in newspaper publishing. From 1900-1910, he served as the district attorney for Ormsby (now Carson City) County. In 1911 he was elected as a Republican to the 62nd Congress and served in this position until 1919. Rather than seek re-election, he ran for the U. S. Senate and lost. In 1923, he was elected Mayor of Reno and served until his death on December 11, 1933. He is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery in Reno, Nevada.

[Information adapted from a biographical note on Findagrave.com and the U. S. House of Representatives website, both accessed February 26, 2019.]


0.4 Linear Feet (36 leaves)

Language of Materials



Edwin Ewing Roberts (1870-1933) was a Representative from Nevada as well as Mayor of Reno. The collection contains fragments of poetry written by Roberts at the turn of the 20th century.


Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ken Bradshaw in March 2015.

  • Scrapbook of clippings
Guide to the E. E. Roberts Poetry
Jessica Maddox
February 2019
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Repository Details

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

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