P. Walter Davidson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 90-23

Scope and Contents

Included 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

Creator

Restrictions

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

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

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Included 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.

Arrangement

Arranged into series: I. Correspondence, 1931-1932. II. Manuscript history and pamphlet, 1907 and undated. III. Newspapers, 1939. IV. Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sadie Davidson on February 2, 1990.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1991-06
Title
A Guide to the P. Walter Davidson Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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