P. Walter Davidson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 90-23

Scope and Contents

The P. Walter Davidson Papers includes is correspondence to and from Davidson, his wife Sadie, and S.F. Hunt, President of the Rio Tinto; Sadie's manuscript history/biography of the Nelson Ranch and Estella Bish Nelson; a pamphlet, Elko County and its vast mineral wealth, 1907; and newspaper clippings about mining, Mountain City, and the Davidsons.

Dates

  • 1907; 1931-1939
  • Majority of material found within 1931-1939

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 Note

P. Walter Davidson was a part owner and developer of the Rio Tinto Copper Company at Mountain City, Elko County, Nevada; the mine later was known as the Mountain City Copper Company.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

P. Walter Davidson was a part owner and developer of the Rio Tinto Copper Company at Mountain City, Elko County, Nevada; the mine later was known as the Mountain City Copper Company. The collection includes correspondence to and from Davidson, his wife Sadie, and S. F. Hunt, President of the Rio Tinto; Sadie's manuscript history/biography of the Nelson Ranch and Estella Bish Nelson; a pamphlet, Elko County and its vast mineral wealth, 1907; and newspaper clippings about mining, Mountain City, and the Davidsons.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Manuscript History and Pamphlet; 3) Newspaper Clippings; 45) Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sadie Davidson on February 2, 1990.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1991-06.
Title
Guide to the P. Walter Davidson Papers
Status
Completed
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:
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