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Scrapbook in honor of John William Mackay
Identifier: AC 0511
Abstract John W. Mackay was born in Dublin, Ireland, on November 28, 1831. He came to New York with his family when he was nine. His formal education ended when he went to work at age eleven after the death of his father. After completing an apprenticeship as a shipbuilder, he went to California in 1851. A scrapbook presented to the University of Nevada by Clarence Hungerford Mackay on October 23, 1909. Includes an 1878 portrait of John W. Mackay by Alex Cabanel, three illuminated pages about the...