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Gordon E. Nelson research materials on George Hebard Maxwell, 1891-1991.
BANC MSS 2010/233 carton 1; BANC MSS 2010/233 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/233 ; BANC MSS 2010/233
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Gordon E. Nelson research materials on George Hebard Maxwell, 1891-1991
Gordon E. Nelson research materials on George H. Maxwell


Nelson, Gordon E., creator, collector.


Maxwell, George Hebard, 1860-1946, correspondent.


Contains research materials used to write "The lobbyist : the story of George H. Maxwell, irrigation crusader," a biography of California attorney and water rights advocate, George Hebard Maxwell. Consists mostly of photocopies of Maxwell's correspondence, published articles, and other materials related to his role in federal water rights policy in the western United States.


1891 (issued)


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Nelson, Gordon E
Maxwell, George Hebard -- 1860-1946 -- Correspondence
United States. -- Bureau of Reclamation.
Water resources development -- Government policy -- West (U.S.)
Water resources development -- West (U.S.) -- History
Federal aid to water resources development -- West (U.S.)
Water transfer -- Government policy -- West (U.S.)
Water rights -- West (U.S.)
Irrigation -- Government policy -- West (U.S.)
Irrigation -- West (U.S.) -- History
Reclamation of land -- West (U.S.) -- History
Lobbyists -- West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Sources
Lobbyists -- California -- Biography -- Sources
West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Sources


Gordon E. Nelson research materials on George Hebard Maxwell, BANC MSS 2010/233, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Donald Pisani; 20101122.
Gordon E. Nelson was a former reporter for The Fresno bee; administrative assistant to a member of Congress, lobbyist and field organizer for the Farm/Water Alliance, and investor relations executive.
George Hebard Maxwell (1860-1946) was a California lawyer who became the leader of an alliance of business interests and advocates for federal irrigation projects throughout 16 Western states.
In English.

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1 carton, 1 box (1.65 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2010/233 carton 1
BANC MSS 2010/233 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/233
BANC MSS 2010/233


United States

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Lobbyist : Nelson, Gordon E.