Title: Early days in Nevada collection
Creator(s): Nelson, Henry, 1844-
Collection Number: NC386
Date(s): 1928
Physical Extent: 0.01 cubic feet (40 leaves)
Preferred Citation: Early days in Nevada collection, NC386. 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/NC386-ead.xml

Biographical Note

Henry Nelson was a miner in Austin and Virginia City, Nevada, from 1864-1867; later a resident of Chico, California.


Scope and Content

Photocopies of a series of articles from the Chico enterprise (California) consisting of recollections of Nelson's years in Nevada with anecdotes concerning the social customs and political life of the era and his life as a miner, with sketches of journalists and political figures of Virginia City. Also included is a sketch of wheat ranching in northern California from 1860-1863 near Nelson.


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  • Arranged chronologically.


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