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Guide to the Jewett William Adams Papers, 1883-1912
BANC MSS P-G 291  
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Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written by Adams, 1886-1912; n.d.


Mainly to his wife concerning business affairs. A few are addressed to business associates. Arranged chronologically. (1 folder)

Boxes 1-4

Letters written to Adams


Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. A partial list of correspondents follows the key to arrangement. Unlisted letters are in a Miscellany at the beginning of the file.

Box 5



Biographical data.


Nevada Lava Stone Company


Reports on rock analyses, oath of office for officers &directors, etc. 1895-1898.


Financial Records, 1891-1904


Invoices, receipts, etc., for supplies bought by employees of his livestock & amp; other businesses. Include also a few payroll records.


Property tax assessments & receipts, 1894-1904, for state & county taxes


Tax lists, 1898-1902


Printed lists giving total valuation of property on which taxes were assessed in Lincoln, Lyon, Nye, Ormsby, & White Pine counties, Nevada.


Receipts for payment of interest on land purchased in Nevada, 1902-1906


Issued to J.W. Adams, E.L. Adams & others.


Miscellaneous Papers, 1895-1910


Include agreements re sale of livestock; reports on analyses cf stone, gypsum, etc.; & description cf land owned by Adams & McGill.




A few concern Adams.

Partial List of Correspondents


Adams, Emma (Lee) [Mrs. Jewett W. Adams]


2 letters, 1897 & n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Relate mainly to their business interests.

Boyle, Emmet Derby, 1879-1926


3 letters, 1908

Scope and Content Note

Copies, written to N.L. Bell. Written while superintendent of construction of the mill of Nevada Gypsum Company at Mound House, Nevada. See also Nevada Gypsum Company

Bryan, Mary Elizabeth (Baird), 1861-1930 [Mrs. William Jennings Bryan]


Letter, Apr. 8, 1900

Scope and Content Note

Written to Mrs. Adams.

Cassidy, George Williams, 1836-1892


3 letters, 1883-1884

Scope and Content Note

Written while U.S. Representative from Nevada.

Comins, Henry A, 1836-1917


3 letters, 1895-1897


Fair, James Graham, 1831-1894


Letter, Feb. 20, 1885

Scope and Content Note

Written while U.S. Senator from Nevada. Asking Adams' advice re proper person to recommend for Superintendent of the Mint at Carson City.

Harwood, L. M.


21 letters, 1897-1899

Scope and Content Note

Re Adams' cattle & sheep business.

Hilp, Sol


3 letters, 1894-1895


McGill, William N., 1853-1923


277 letters, 1898-1912 & n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Relate to the Adams-McGill cattle & sheep business. Contain many comments about the live stock business in Nevada and other western states.

Nevada-California Power Company


Letter, Sept. 29, 1909

Scope and Content Note

Re a shipment of Portland cement.

Nevada Gypsum Company


294 letters, 1908-1912

Scope and Content Note

Written mainly by N.L. Bell & M. Greenblatt . Some letters transmit copies of letters written to others. A few letters (copies) written to others. See also Boyle, Emmet Derby

Payne, Ben


152 letters, 1894-1902 & n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Letters, 1894-1898, written mainly to Adams & Keating . Relate mainly to Adams' livestock business.

Service, James A


21 letters, 1894-1904

Scope and Content Note

Letters, 1894, written to Adams & Keating. Letter, 1904, written to W. N. McGill.