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Inventory of the Searls Family Papers
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  • Creator: Searls Family
    Title: Searls Family Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1873-1923
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Niles Searls (1825-1907) served as State Senator and Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. This small collection contains several letters to Niles Searls and his son Fred Searls, as well as materials related to Fred Searls' involvement with the Zeibright Mine in Nevada City, California.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Depart. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: MC253
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Niles Searls (1825-1907) settled in Nevada City, California in 1850. His career included serving as District Judge, State Senator, and as Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court.
    Niles Searls’ son, Fred Searls (1854-1929), practiced law in Nevada City and served as President of the Zeibright Mine.

    Scope and Content

    This small collection contains several letters to Niles Searls and his son Fred Searls, as well as materials related to the Searls' involvement with the Zeibright Mine in Nevada City, California.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Niles Searls, 2. Fred Searls, 3. Zeibright Mine.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Searls, Niles, 1825-1907
    Searls, Fred
    Mines and mineral resources--California--Nevada County
    Mineralogy--California--Nevada County
    Gold mines and mining--California--Nevada County
    Nevada County (Calif.)--History
    Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Processing of the Searls Family Papers was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). UC Davis Special Collections was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives included processing hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).
    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Extracted from D-016, Mining Records Collection in 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Searls Family Papers, MC253, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.