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Register of the Small Nevada Collections, 1868-1882
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  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Small Nevada Collections,
    Date (inclusive): 1868-1882
    Collection number: Mss2
    Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Small Nevada Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    Personal Names

    Crocker, Charles (1822-1888)
    Elliott, W.T.C.
    Leete, Benjamin Franklin (1830-1921)

    Corporate Names

    Nevada State Agricultural, Mining and Mechanical Society
    Highland Ditch and Water Company (Reno, Nev.)
    Reno Reform Club Building Association
    Mariposa Mill (Nev.)


    Real property -Nevada -Reno
    Reno (Nev.) -History -Sources
    Stocks -Nevada -19th century
    Payrolls -Nevada -19th century
    Miners -Nevada -19th century


    One of the "Big Four" who built the Central Pacific Railroad, Charles Crocker was a "hands-on" administrator, actually supervising construction of the tracks. He later invested in large landholdings and developed the Del Monte Hotel in Monterey County, Calif. (1880). The deed in this collection conveys town lots in Reno, Nev. to one W.T.C. Elliott of that city (1868). [Ms2.C938]
    Benjamin F. Leete was one of Theodore Judah's surveyors and was present at organizational meetings of the Central Pacific Railroad (1861). Leete lived to be over ninety and was one who provided information for Robert L. Fulton's "Epic of the Overland" (1924). He lived in the Reno area from 1870 until his death. The stock certificates in this collection give evidence of his involvment in the affairs of that city. Others of Leete's papers are in the John D. Goodwin Collection at the California State Library. [Ms2.L487]
    The Mariposa Mill was located northeast of Virginia City, Nevada, in the Comstock area. Its 1882 payroll register provides personal names, occupations and payments to employees, most of whom seem to have been immigrant Irish. [Ms2.M342]