Title: Idah Meacham Strobridge Correspondence
Creator(s): Strobridge, Idah Meacham, 1855-1932
Collection Number: 94-15
Dates (inclusive): 1899-1909
Physical Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (4 items)
Preferred Citation: Idah Meacham Strobridge Correspondence, 94-15. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno.
Repository: University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department
Permanent Link: http://dewey.library.unr.edu/xtf/view?docId=ead/94-15-ead.xml

Biographical Note

Idah Meacham Strobridge was a Nevada author.


Scope and Content

Letters to Strobridge are from Mary Austin, [1905] and [1909]; William Dean Howells, 1909; and Gwendolen Overton, n.d. [post 1903]; all were originally tipped into books by these authors which were attributed to have been in Strobridge's library. Austin's letters discuss the state of her health and her daughter's poor health, express her admiration of Strobridge's latest book and wish they had met years before, and delineate progress on Austin's "sheep book." Austin also speculates on rumors regarding the demise of Out west magazine. Overton's letter notifies Strobridge of her impending visit, along with her mother. Howell's letter thanks Strobridge for her letter.


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Custodial History

Attributed to books by these authors originally in the library of Idah Strobridge which may have gone to Mary Austin after the death of Strobridge.



  • Arranged chronologically.


Index Terms

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Administrative Information

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