Henry Goode Blasdel Papers: Finding Aid mssBlasdel

Charla DelaCuadra
The Huntington Library
June 2020
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

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.

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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

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