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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • Arrangement
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Henry Goode Blasdel papers
    Creator: Blasdel, Henry Goode, 1825-1900
    Identifier/Call Number: mssBlasdel
    Physical Description: 2.42 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1864-1870
    Abstract: Correspondence belonging to Henry G. Blasdel, first governor of Nevada.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Henry Goode Blasdel papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Edwin Grabhorn, January 1945.

    Biographical / Historical

    Henry G. Blasdel was the first governor of the state of Nevada. Born in Indiana, he came to California in 1852. After living in San Francisco, he moved to Virginia City, where he became a mining superintendent. Following service in the Civil War, he was elected governor of Nevada and served from 1864 to 1871.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of letters from Blasdel's term as governor of Nevada. Many of the letters are from Washington, D.C. regarding education land grants, immigration, Native American disturbances in Humboldt and Lander Counties, and the organization of the Nevada militia.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library staff, circa mid-20th century. In 2020, Charla DelaCuadra created a finding aid derived from a legacy summary report.


    Arranged alphabetically.


    Former call number: mssBlasdel papers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Governors -- Nevada -- Correspondence
    Indians of North America -- Nevada -- Humboldt County
    Indians of North America -- Nevada -- Lander County
    School lands -- Nevada
    Nevada -- Emigration and immigration
    Nevada -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
    Nevada -- Militia
    Nevada -- Politics and Government
    Letters (correspondence) -- Nevada -- 19th century