The Merritts of Eureka, Nevada

 Collection
Identifier: 94-17

Scope and Contents

Consists of Woolsey's commentary about and typescripts of articles from the Eureka (Nevada) sentinel newspaper, 1890-1898, about Dr. Hiram Merritt; his son Lanson A. Merritt; his partner J.G. Ford; their livestock business, the J.G. Ford Livestock Company; and sheep ranching in Eureka in the late nineteenth century.

Dates

  • 1974

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

Retired California librarian.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (9 pages)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Eureka is an unincorporated town and census-designated places in and the county seat of Eureka County, Nevada, with a population of 610 as of the 2010, also known as 'The Friendliest Town on the Loneliest Road'. Consists of Woolsey's commentary about and typescripts of articles from the Eureka (Nevada) sentinel newspaper, 1890-1898, about Dr. Hiram Merritt; his son Lanson A. Merritt; his partner J.G. Ford; their livestock business, the J.G. Ford Livestock Company; and sheep ranching in Eureka in the late nineteenth century.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Ownership and Custodial History

Nevada women's archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Barbara Younger Woolsey; Davis, California
Title
Guide to The Merritts of Eureka, Nevada
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:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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