Finding Aid for My first Christmas in Nevada manuscript, undated MS.566

Finding aid prepared by Anna Liza Posas
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2011 October 2


Title: My first Christmas in Nevada
Identifier/Call Number: MS.566
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 21.0 pages (1 folder)
Date: undated
Abstract: Presumably the account is of the author's own experience. Manuscript includes 21 pages of an incomplete and handwritten account. The account is about a girl, presumably the author, growing up in England and going to America after the death of her mother to live with her sister and brother-in-law. The manuscript ends with her on a train before her arrival to Nevada on Christmas day. The name of the author is unknown.
creator: anonymous

Biographical note

Presumably the account is of the author's own experience. The account is of a young woman born and raised in England. Her father died when she was a baby and her mother was in delicate health so she was largely raised by her sister Edith who was ten years older than the author. She also had a brother Edwin who married when the author was ten and moved to Scotland.
Edith married when the author was 15 and moved to America - somewhere west of the Rocky Mountains says the author - possibly California. Her mother died when the author was 18. The author decided to go to America to live with her sister and brother-in-law. She describes leaving the old home, taking a steamer from Liverpool, resting with friends in New York and then taking the train for the West.

Use

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Acquisitions

Unknown, possibly pulled from MS.4 George Wharton James collection held at the Braun Research Library, Autry National Center.

Preferred citation

My first Christmas in Nevada manuscript undated, Braun Research Library, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.566.

Scope and contents

Manuscript includes 21 pages of an incomplete and handwritten account. The account is about a girl, presumably the author, growing up in England and going to America after the death of her mother to live with her sister and brother-in-law. The manuscript ends with her on a train before her arrival to Nevada on Christmas day.

Processing history

Processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Christmas
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration
Immigrants -- Nevada
Manuscripts
Nevada
Nevada -- History -- Sources
Ocean travel