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Register of the Skaar (Sven) Collection, 1893-1973
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1.1--EVANS & SONTAG: Clippings


1.2--EVANS & SONTAG: "Murder in the Valley" [draft]


1.3--HENRY A. MEIGGS: Clippings


1.4--HENRY A. MEIGGS: Notes


1.5--HENRY A. MEIGGS:"One more mountain"




1.7--THE NATHAN BOWERS EXPRESS: Correspondence




1.9--THE NATHAN BOWERS EXPRESS: Fragmentary Draft of Novel








a)-"The Alleghany Bonanza zone has a width of nine miles...," source unident. (n.d., c1880s)


b)-"Memoirs of a pioneer woman of Nevada City," source unident. (n.d., 1920s) [L.J. Rolfe; 4 l.]


c)-"Haunts of heroes in diary of '49er will be marked," Sacto. Bee (n.d. 1937)


d)-"The story of Sweetland," Nevada City Nugget (6-8-48)


e)-"Caravan, July 23 to Moore's Flat...," source unident. (7-15-50)


f)-"The towns that were," Nevada City Nugget (n.d., 12-52) [Coyoteville]


g)-"The towns that were," Nevada City Nugget (12-11-52) [Coyoteville, pt. 2]


h)-"World getting ready to mark 50th anniversary of powered flight in December," Grass Valley Union (5-2-53)


i)-"Hydraulic era not over yet...," Grass Valley Union (7-11-53)


j)-"Amazing inside story 'uncovered' by San Francisco daily but secrets divulged can be heard on any corner," Grass Valley Union (10-10-53)


k)-"Nevada County's first thirty years," Nevada City/Grass Valley Nugget (6-10-54)


l)-"Directory tells fascinating tale of earlier time," Grass Valley Union (8-28-54)


m)-"Lyman Gilmore was far ahead of world in designing flying machine," Grass Valley Union (9-11-54)


n)-"Tales of two cities," Grass Valley Union (10-7-54) [Pelton wheel


o)-"Crossing of Sierra has been problem ever since first immigrants saw a barrier," Grass Valley Union (10-16-54)


p)-"Thornton letters to be subject of Sven Skaar at history society," Grass Valley Union (10-23-54)


q)-"It happended in Nevada County 75 years ago--1879," Grass Valley Union (n.d., 1954) [G.W. Kidd]


r)-"Many families could add to county's records," Grass Valley Union (5-14-55)


s)-"Peardale Hall, soon to give way to modernity...,"Grass Valley Union (5-23-55)


t)-"Wheel which gave west cheap power stands out among many inventions of gold country," Grass Valley Union (8-30-55) [2 l.; Pelton Wheel]


u)-"Chicago Park's history told by Fred Brandt," Grass Valley Union (9-10-55)


v)-"Dispute on name of Nevada again in spotlight," Grass Valley Union (n.d., 1955)


w)-"Guest writer tells history of hydraulicking," Grass Valley Union (8-18-56)


x)-"Stages played an important part in early days," Grass Valley Union (12-15-56)


y)-"Baruch, Zellerbach families, w/ early day roots in Nevada County, become leaders throughout the state," Grass Valley Union (1-14-57)


z)-"Professor gets much objection to West theory," Grass Valley Union (6-15-57) [Walter Prescott Webb]


aa)-"Boston Raviners showed way to joint celebration," Grass Valley Union (7-6-57)


bb)-"Great invasion of Nevada City comic incident," Grass Valley Union (3-29-58)


cc)-"Sum-Gold buys I-MM property east of G.V.," Grass Valley Union (8-13-59)


dd)-"Main tunnel adit of Mountaineer," Grass Valley Union (8-13-59)


ee)-"Wells Fargo rewarded county man for killing bandit trio," Richmond [Ind.] Palladium Item & Sun-Telegram (8-24-59)


ff)-"Dr. Huff listed Steve Venard among those making gold hunt,"Richmond [Ind.} Palladium Item & Sun-Telegram (8-25-59)


gg)-"Evidence well-documented that Bret Harte taught six months at Indian Springs near Pilot Peak," Grass Valley Union (n.d. 1960)


hh)-"Mark Twain sets out on lecture tour of mines," Grass Valley Union (7-15-61)


ii)-"Twain achieves great success in G.V. lecture," Grass Valley Union (7-22-61)


jj)-"Gold country lectures start Twain's success," Grass Valley Union (7-29-61)


kk)-"Stewart's lst days in court not happy ones," Grass Valley Union (8-19-61)


ll)-"Tommyknockers saved 60 men in mine disaster," Grass ValleyUnion (9-16-61)


mm)-"Rich gold find on Deer Creek sets off feud," Grass Valley Union (9-30-61)


nn)-"Sven Skaar reopens Ott's Assay Office...," Grass Valley Union (8-30-63)


oo)-Marvin E. Locke. "The Nevada County Narrow Gauge," Grass Valley Union (n.d., 1963) [10 l.]


pp)-"Historic treasure in danger," Sacto. Union (5-26-68) [Ott's Assay Office; 2 l.]


qq)-"Stories of Grass Valley in west Briton stirs Old Timer to reflect," Grass Valley Union (n.d.)


rr)-"California was free state but it did have slaves at Kentucky Flat," Grass Valley Union (n.d.)




a)-"Capt. Lowry, a brother of A.J. Lowry...," El Dorado Republican (1-25-94)


b)-"Scientists ask government to take charge of band of wild indians," SF Call (3-20- 11) [Mill Creek band, Tehama Co.]


c)-"Poet of sierras once served as camp cook," Grass Valley Union (3-20-13) [Joaquin Miller]


d)-"Woman recalls Marshall incident," Sacto. Bee (1-30-26)


e)-"A Columbia sketchbook--concluded," source unident. (n.d.,1940s)


f)-"Lake will doom land behind Folsom Dam," Sacto. Union (n.d. Oct. 1950?)


g)-"Three of state's oldest schools are doomed behind Folsom Dam," Sacto. Union (n.d. Oct. 1950?)


h)-"Big Folsom Dam will doom farmland held by family for five generations," Sacto. Union (10-1-50)


i)-"Mormon Island cemetery doomed by Folsom Dam," Sacto. Union (10-22-50)


j)-"Mormon Island's wine center site will disappear," Sacto.Union (10-29-50)


k)-"Man, wife average $50 day mining American River...," Sacto.Union (11-5-50)


l)-"Mormon's part in '49 gold rush retold as Folsom Dam goes up," Sacto. Union (11- 12-50)


m)-"Family will give up land, 100 years of history to dam," Sacto. Union (11-19-50)


n)-"Benjamin Norton Bugbey--The last evidence of vast holdings will drown behind Folsom," Sacto. Union (12-10-50)


o)-"Aging son of fabulous Chinese carries on mining tradition," Sacto. Union (1-14- 51) [Kee Chin & Ma Wing Buck--Auburn]


p)-"Iowa Hill: Once America's third largest city," Sacramento Union (4-15-51)


q)-"Bodie is an honest gold ghost town," SF Chronicle (9-26-52)


r)-"El Dorado county---'Gold from the American!'," SF Chronicle (2-15-53) [2 l.]


s)-"Old cornerstone custom is dying out...," Grass Valley Union (7-3-53)


t)-"Cock-eye Johnson and Snow Shoe Thompson made ski history more than a century ago," Nevada State Journal (3-14-54)


u)-"49ers still hold title as world's fastest skiers," SF Chronicle (3-25-54)


v)-"Snow-shoe Thompson's bout with LaPorte 'Lightning'," SF Chronicle (3-26-54)


w)-"An incident in Downieville," SF Chronicle (8-22-54)


x)-"The bloody arm of the Crows: Old Jim Beckwourth was all man...," SF Chronicle (9-26-54)


y)-"Jeep caravan visits several old stage stops," Grass Valley Union (10-23-54)


z)-"Rocking stone near Truckee curious item," Grass Valley Union (7-8-61)


aa)-Charles D. Ferguson. "Experiences of a forty-niner," Grass Valley Union (5-15- 70)


bb)-"Sierra-Nevada counties booster," source unident., n.d. [J.K. Latta of Downieville]


cc)-"Tuttletown," source unident. (n.d.)


1.14--19th c. CALIFORNIA HISTORY CLIPPINGS: Other California Sites


a)-"Shall we annex the Hawaiian Islands?," source unident. (n.d. before 1898)


b)-Adv. pg. from Stanford University publication, 1901


c)-"Don Pedro Fages," The Grizzly Bear (12-17)


d)-"Blazed trail to the West century ago," SF Chronicle (8-29-26) [2 l.]


e)-"Bits of old San Francisco," SF Chronicle (7-16-28) [Stanford U.]


f)-"Detective is laid to rest," source unident. (n.d.)


g)-"Groetzinger-Lowry: A Quiet Wedding at San Francisco of interest here," source unident. (n.d.)


h)-Lucius Beebe. "Nob Hill," Holiday (n.d., c1950) [4 l.]


i)-"Tiburcio Vasquez," source unident. (n.d.) [photocopy]