A group of autographs from American
politicians, soldiers, clergyman, and actors, collected by Gerald John Kane; the collection
covers the years 1666 to 1953.
Gerald John Kane (1901-1957) was an American collector of autographs and western lore. Kane
was born in Chicago but spent most of his life in Nevada. He was interested in the history
and development of Nevada and the American West and amassed a large collection of
miscellaneous papers, from various sources, dealing with the business, industry, and daily
life of its people. Kane was also interested in collecting autographs of famous people; to
further his interests, he established and operated a small shop in San Francisco called "The
Trading Post." He later moved to Reno, Nevada, and died there in 1957.
25.75 Linear Feet
(34 boxes, 1 card file box, 1 expansion folder, 1 volume, 9
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