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Alfred Doten Papers

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Identifier: NC08
Abstract Diaries relating to Alfred Doten's trip from Plymouth, Mass. by sea to California in 1849, his life as a placer miner and rancher in California, and as a newspaperman in Nevada; literary, biographical and historical manuscripts; a complete file of the Como Sentinel and its successor, the Lyon County Sentinel; and clippings of Doten's articles. Other papers relate to Governor C. C. Stevenson of Nevada, the construction of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, the town of Gold Hill, Nevada, and...
Dates: 1834-1972

Johnson-Jeffries Prize Fight Postcard

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Identifier: NC1424
Abstract

On July 4, 1910, in Reno, Nevada, the "Fight of the Century" boxing match took place between Jack Johnson and James "Jim" Jeffries. The collection contains one postcard sent by George W. Haigh from Reno, Nevada, to C. O. Rinehard in Seattle, Washington on July 4, 1910, right after the conclusion of the famous Johnson-Jeffries prize fight.

Dates: 1910 July 4

Cordell Jones Scrapbook

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Identifier: NC1388
Abstract

Cordell Jones was an African American boxer in Nevada in the 1950s. The collection contains one scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings documenting Jones, boxing in Nevada in the mid-20th century, and African Americans in Nevada.

Dates: 1950s

Letter from A. Livingston to the Bullion and Exchange Bank Carson City

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Identifier: NC1320
Abstract

On January 29, 1897, Nevada Governor Reinhold Sadler signed a bill making "glove contest" prizefights legal in Nevada. Collection contains one letter written by Al Livingston to the Bullion and Exchange Bank, Carson City on May 10, 1902 stating that Livingston has given Harry Corbett, brother of former heavyweight champion Jim Corbett, a check for $1,000 for a glove contest to take place in Nevada in July 1902.

Dates: 1902-05-10

Tasker L. Oddie Scrapbooks and Correspondence

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Identifier: NC585
Abstract

Letters from Clarence M. Oddie containing recollections about some events in his brother's life and scrapbooks of clippings and pamphlets.,Scrapbooks have three themes: Oddie as governor, 1910-1914; Nevada politics, 1891-1921: and Nevada sports, 1897-1921 (including the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight).

Dates: Majority of material found within 1891-1921; 1960