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Charles L. Anderson Papers

Identifier: NC252

Collection includes two diaries; an overland account of Anderson's journey from Wisconsin to Carson City, 1862-1863; a medical record book, 1863-1866; letters; receipts; and photographs.

Dates: 1862-1866

Before the Comstock

Identifier: 83-12

Typescript of an account of Dolman's trip across the continent to Nevada in 1852, his mining ventures in Nevada from 1857-1868, and law and order in a mining frontier.

Dates: 1852-1868

John S. Colins Letter

Identifier: NC830

Presentation letter to Capt. Reed, pasted into Colins' book Across the plains in '64 (Omaha, Nebraska: National Printing Co., 1904); Special Collections call number F594,.C71 1904.

Dates: 1904 October 17

Captain Charles E. Davis Collection

Identifier: NC622

Captain Charles E. Davis ( -1933) was an amateur historian and expert on westward emigration in the United States. The collection contains Davis' original journals, correspondence, and photographs that document his work on retracing the Donner-Reed Party emigrant trail through Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming to California. Additionally, the collection contains handwritten notes on Davis' visit to the scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah.

Dates: 1890-1929

Diary of an Unknown Scout

Identifier: NC306

Copy of a diary kept by an anonymous author on a journey from St. Joseph to Cedarville, California by way of the Humboldt and Carson Rivers in Nevada. Also included are letters, 1938-1966 from Ralph L. Phelps and Dale L. Morgan regarding the provenance of the diary and geographical details, and a typescript by Phelps.

Dates: 1854; 1938-1966

The Early emigrant pass between Mt. Judah and Mt. Lincoln, Sierra Nevada Mountains - a difficult crossing

Identifier: NC1073

Analysis of emigrants' routes (1844-1849) over Donner Summit along the Truckee River route to California.,Includes physical description of three passes, references to emigrant travel accounts, and photographs taken by H.J. Curran in 1977.

Dates: 1977

Edmund Smith Correspondence

Identifier: 93-56

These letters/journal written by the Smith brothers (Edmund, Cassius, and Joel) to their brother and sister describe their preparations for and experiences of their trip to California via Nevada. Material between May 12-December 22, 1850.

Dates: May 12-December 22, 1850

The gathering of the clan; my forebears

Identifier: NC326

Primarily reminiscences of Mrs. Hewes' father, his friends and associates such as mine superintendent William Irwin and Nevada Senator William M. Stewart, and his business interests. Also included are memoirs of Clair's mother, Florence Evelyn Kingsley Waters Hofer, her family's overland journey to Placerville, California, Clair's childhood there and in Gold Hill, Nevada, and famous Nevada friends.

Dates: undated

Annie Harris Papers

Identifier: NC491

List of expenses for an overland journey from the east (Millwood) to Denver City, in 1858, and a deed of sale for hay from the Carbell Ranch to Joseph Jones (1894).

Dates: 1858, 1894

Diary of Herman Hunt

Identifier: 82-49

Copy of a travel account of Herman Hunt's overland trip from Saranac to California and back, including his passage through Nevada. Hunt was a forty niner who traveled to California in 1850. Material between 1850-1851.

Dates: 1850-1851

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