Leland Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-11

Scope and Contents

Leland Smith Papers primarily contains publications regarding forestry; botany; range, livestock, and wildlife management; snow and winter recreation; and water and irrigation. The collection also includes subject files that contain correspondence, articles, and some research. Additionally, some personal materials, including notes and notebooks, diaries, and a photograph album of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains are also included.

Dates

  • 1895-1965

Creator

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

Leland Seymour Smith was born on May 3, 1878 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was an expert botanist who worked for the USDA Forest Service in the early 1900s. He was assigned to the Modoc National Forest as a grazing technician in 1917. Smith retired from the Tahoe National Forest in Nevada City, California.

Smith married Augusta Ovida Caldwell with whom he had three children: Marie Elizabeth, Leland Seymour Jr., and Warren Caldwell.

Smith died on July 4, 1975 and is buried in the Forest View Cemetery in Nevada City, California.

Extent

5.96 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Leland Seymour Smith (1878-1975) was an expert botanist who worked for the USDA Forest Service in the early 1900s. The collection primarily contains publications regarding forestry; botany; range, livestock, and wildlife management; snow and winter recreation; and water and irrigation. The collection also includes subject files and a photograph album of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Subject Files; 2) Publications; 3) Personal Papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Carrie Smith in 2008 and 2020.

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Leland Smith Papers
Subtitle
Smith, Leland Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
April 2021
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
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Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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