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A Few Things I Remember

Identifier: NC349
Abstract Mrs. Shellenberger describes her Mormon parents' emigration from England to Utah, father's work in pioneer Utah, childhood in a Mormon family, move to Lund and Preston, Nevada in about 1898 with a Mormon colonizing group, marriage to Walter Shellenberger in 1903, married life in the mining town of Ruth and in Ely, ranching in the Snake Valley, raising ten children, and involvement in Mormon church activities.,A brief genealogical chart is included.

Charles L. Anderson Papers

Identifier: NC252
Abstract 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.

Before the Comstock

Identifier: 83-12
Abstract 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.

John S. Colins Letter

Identifier: NC830
Abstract 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.

Diary of an Unknown Scout

Identifier: NC306
Abstract 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.

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

Identifier: NC1073
Abstract 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.

Edmund Smith Correspondence

Identifier: 93-56
Abstract 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.

The gathering of the clan; my forebears

Identifier: NC326
Abstract 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.

Annie Harris Papers

Identifier: NC491
Abstract 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).

Diary of Herman Hunt

Identifier: 82-49
Abstract Copy of a travel account of Hunt's overland trip from Saranac to California and back, including his passage through Nevada.