Box Shared MSS 167

 Container

Contains 25 Results:

Letter to Mary Leavitt from John McKay, March 4, 1865

 File — Box: Shared MSS 167, Folder: 8
Identifier: 2011-27_1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains two letters, one written by John McKay (not to be confused with John Mackay of Virginia City mining fame) and the other by John Nelson to their sister Mary Leavitt in Jamestown, Wisconsin. In the McKay's letter, he writes about his feelings of the Civil War and talks about Joseph, possibly his brother, re-enlisting to the Union Army even though he'd been a prisoner of war in the South. McKay also speaks of his family and marriage possibilities, stating that the only...
Dates: March 4, 1865

Original and revised copies; also addendum sheets, 2000

 File — Box: Shared MSS 167, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2002-01_1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Original and revised copy of John Awl's autobiographical account of working December 6, 1955, on the Southern Pacific Railroad's Salt Lake Division branch line from Wendel to Westwood, California. Includes background on railroad lines, maps, illustrations, and photographs taken by the author.

Dates: 2000

Letter to Jim Folger, 1962 June 11

 File — Box: Shared MSS 167, Folder: 2
Identifier: 2002-04_1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The Walter Van Tilburg Clark Letter to Jim Folger contains a handwritten letter signed by Clark from Lakespur, California, dated June 11, 1962 that critiques a short story Jim Folger submitted to Walter Van Tilburg Clark, comparing Folger's writing difficulties to those he had in writing his short story "The buck in the hills."

Dates: 1962 June 11

Prospectus and speech, 1931; 1935

 File — Box: Shared MSS 167, Folder: 3
Identifier: 2002-05_1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Includes 1931 Rio Tinto Copper Company prospectus and a speech that S. F. Hunt gave 28 March 1935 to University of Nevada, Reno, faculty and members of the Crucible Club, a club for student mining engineers. The prospectus lists the Rio Tinto Copper Company's officers with Hunt as president. The speech, entitled "Aspects of physical geography in relation to ore deposits," promotes his Rio Tinto company and includes a hand drawn map of the area around the Rio Tinto Copper Mine and Mountain...
Dates: 1931; 1935

Letter to Elisha Morrow from Lawrence, 1893 January 19

 File — Box: Shared MSS 167, Folder: 26
Identifier: 2016-04_1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The collection contains one letter from Lawrence to his sister, Elisa Morrow, in Wisconsin. In the letter, Lawrence describes living in Candelaria, Nevada as well as his plans to relocate to Independence, Inyo County, California in the following month. He also discusses business plans and his family. Also included is an envelope printed with advertising for "The Chloride Belt" in the top left corner.

Dates: 1893 January 19

Letter from Bill to Kate and Mary, April 5, 1907

 File — Box: Shared MSS 167, Folder: 27
Identifier: 2016-05_1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains one ten-page letter from Bill to wife, Kate, and daughter, Mary, in Joplin, Missouri regarding how he is faring in Goldfield, Nevada. In the letter, he tells his wife to not rush out to Goldfield, but to try to stay with family until he sends for them, not wanting them to make the long trip if he's not able to establish himself. He also talks about a miners' strike that started just before he arrived in Goldfield and was still in progress. In addition to...
Dates: April 5, 1907

Letter to D. L. Bliss from A. W. Von Schmidt, October 24, 1873

 File — Box: Shared MSS 167, Folder: 7
Identifier: 2011-26_1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains one 2-page letter written by A. W. Von Schmidt. The letter is written on Truckee Hotel letterhead, where Von Schmidt stayed during his visit to Lake Tahoe. Von Schmidt reports that he has been sent to Tahoe by his employer "...to select a proper site for his Grand Observatory. I have examined several locations near Lake Tahoe, and have found one on a prominent point projecting into the Lake known as 'lousey' [Lousy] point." He goes on to inquire if Bliss would be...
Dates: October 24, 1873

Brochure, 1926

 File — Box: Shared MSS 167, Folder: 4
Identifier: 2007-11_1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The collection contains one 48-page brochure produced by Meek's Dude Ranch as advertising for the ranch. The brochure includes photographs as well as text describing the ranch and its amenities.

Dates: 1926

Pamphlet, circa 1945

 File — Box: Shared MSS 167, Folder: 5
Identifier: 2007-12_1
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The collection includes one pamphlet for the Las Vegas-Tonopah-Reno State Line Death Valley Route. The pamphlet contains descriptions and photographs of the route, the locations visited, and amenities provided.

Dates: circa 1945

Program and letter to John Koontz, 1949

 File — Box: Shared MSS 167, Folder: 9
Identifier: 2012-27_1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains a program for the Scranton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 12th season, in which they performed “Nevada” by Ulric Cole. The program includes two sections on the piece, one by Cole and the other by the Orchestra's conductor, Frieder Weissmann, as well as a biography of Cole. Additionally, a letter written by Cole to John Koontz, Nevada Secretary of State, is also included. In it, Cole talks about the performance of the “Nevada” and information about Mr. and Mrs. William...
Dates: 1949