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William Seth Bliss Survey Book

 Collection
Identifier: NC1359
Abstract

William Seth Bliss (1865-1941) was born in Gold Hill, Nevada to Elizabeth and Duane Bliss. In 1888, he graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, after, returned to Nevada to work in the family business. The collection contains one book survey book owned by William Seth Bliss containing information about land grades, likely for railroads.

Dates: 1887

Alfred Merritt Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC100
Abstract Alfred Merritt Smith (1876-1968), received both his Bachelors and Masters in Mining Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. He served as Nevada State Engineer from 1935-1952, was an administrative assistant to Senator George Malone (1952-1960), served on the Colorado River Commission, Atomic Power Utilization Committee (1952-1959), and served on various committees regarding water in Nevada and California. The majority of the papers are from his professional life and includes...
Dates: 1908-1961

Survey notebook

 Collection
Identifier: 93-53
Abstract

Isaac E. James was a Nevada surveyor. Collection contains surveys and sketch maps of property, claims, and water ditches in northwest Nevada, with authorship attributed to either Isaac E. James or L.F.J. Wrinkle. Included are the Nevada State Penitentiary, Nella Ranch, Gregory claim, Merrimac Mill, Hopkins Race Track, Ash Mill, Dr. Joseph Ellis' Hospital, Carson Agricultural Association (with a listing of members) and others (1863-1865).

Dates: 1863-1865

Field notebooks of the Wheeler Survey

 Collection
Identifier: NC319
Abstract Astronomical, meteorological, and topographical observations made by the "Wheeler Survey." Most of the notebooks contain observations made in Nevada, but there are also notes for Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah.,Among the Nevada sites observed are American Flat, Austin, Battle Mountain, Camp Halleck, Carlin, Carson City, Como, Eastgate, Lake Tahoe, Pioche, Ragtown, Stillwater, Sutro, Wadsworth, Winnemucca, and many others. Included are two additional...
Dates: 1869-1878

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