This collection, compiled by collector Gerald John Kane (1901-1957), consists of 1,520 documents written by or
containing the signatures of notable individuals.
The material dates from 1571 to 1951 and includes accounts, letters, photographs, poems, government papers and
royal proclamations signed by, among others, actors and actresses, authors,
explorers, kings, magicians, queens, politicians, scientists, singers, and soldiers.
Gerald John Kane (1901-1957), was a collector of material related to Nevada, mining,
and the American West, as well as being an autograph collector.
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activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is
one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.