Title: Mighels Family Papers
Creator(s): Mighels family
Collection Number: NC470
Dates (inclusive): 1863-1937
Physical Extent: 0.01 cubic feet (5 items)
Preferred Citation: Mighels family papers, NC470. 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/NC470-ead.xml

Biographical Note

Henry Rust Mighels was editor of the Carson City (Nevada) Appeal and speaker of the Nevada State Assembly (1877). Son Philip V. Mighels was a Nevada author and editor of the New York Journal; son Harry was an author, poet, and book reviewer; son Roy R. Mighels was also an author. Samuel P. Davis married Henry Rust Mighels' widow and was subsequently owner and editory of the Appeal.


Scope and Content

Papers include letter from Philip to Ed about business; ms on "Mining camp 'booms'" by Roy; typescript poem "Action" by Davis; scrapbook (1863-1888) started by Henry R., including clippings of his poetry and prose, Nevada history, and his election as Assembly speaker; and a scrapbook (1894-1897) by Harry of his published poetry, prose, and book reviews.


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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mighels family member in July 1966.



  • Unarranged.


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