A Guide to the Records of
Collection No. NC08
Alfred Doten, 1829-1903
Alfred (Alf) Doten was born on July 21, 1829 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In March of 1849, at nineteen years of age, Alf sailed on the converted whaling bark Yeoman for the gold fields of California. Doten began a journal of his adventures on the first day at sea, March 18, and continued to keep a diary throughout the rest of his life.
In California Doten soon abandoned gold mining for odd jobs, farming, and ranching. Doten left California in 1863 for the Nevada silver boom of the Comstock Lode at Virginia City. His career in journalism was born there as he became a newspaper correspondent for several California and Nevada papers and then owner of the Gold Hill News. At his peak, he was one of the most influential newspaper men in the Comstock.
Doten married a widow, Mrs. Mary E. C. Stoddard in 1873; together they had two sons and two daughters, and raised Mary's daughter from her first marriage.
Unwise mining investments brought about Doten's downfall in the last two years of the 1870s and Doten lost his newspaper along with all other assets. The family moved to Austin where Doten edited the Reese River Reveille for a time but Mary's teaching job provided the real income for the family as Alf's drinking increasingly incapacitated him. Eventually they separated, Mary moving to Reno (where an elementary school at West 5th and Washington Streets was named for her), and Alf to Carson City as engrosser of bills for the state legislature and contributor to the Territorial Enterprise. But drinking once again lost him his jobs and he was forced to move to Reno where, as Walter Van Tilburg Clark states, he became "a kind of prisoner of his family, pledged to give up drinking" (The Journals of Alfred Doten, v. 3, pg. 1577).
Unable to keep his pledge, Doten made a final move back to Carson City for a legislative reporting assignment. There he received a monthly stipend from Mary but was forbidden to move back home. He died November 12, 1903, having made his last diary entry the day before.
Mary Doten taught in Reno and was a well known educator until her death in 1914 at age 69. Son Alfred Jr. was part owner in a Reno warehouse; he died in 1926. Son Samuel B. was director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and professor at the University of Nevada; he died in 1955. Daughter Bessie died in 1905 at age 31 and daughter Goodwill committed suicide in 1911 at age 30 after the death of her fiance.
Scope and Content
The papers of Alfred Doten were purchased in 1961 by the University of Nevada through funds donated by the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation and the Nevada State Legislature. There are eighteen boxes of manuscript materials dating from 1849-1903 and about 297 photographs. The collection is open to all with no restrictions.
The most important series in the collection consists of seventy-nine volumes of diaries kept by Doten from March 18, 1849, his first day at sea on the voyage to California, until November 11, 1903, the day before he died. Doten wrote daily entries with few omissions, noting events, people and places of interest. He frequently pasted in newspaper clippings or inserted memoranda, playbills, stock certificates, letters, etc. into the diaries, making them an incomparable source of information on the California gold rush, farming and ranching in California, mining and journalism in Nevada, and the early history of both the gold and silver states of California and Nevada.
These diaries, often nearly illegible because of their faded pencil entries, are supplemented by typed transcripts prepared by Mary Ann Jaffe under the supervision of Walter Van Tilburg Clark. Clark edited the diaries which were published in 1973 in three volumes by the University of Nevada Press under the title, The Journals of Alfred Doten.
Also part of the collection are notes written by Clark as he edited the diaries for publication. These notes appear in several locations in Series 2 on reproductions of Doten's writings, as notebooks, and as correspondence. There are also transcriptions of the diaries prepared by Aubrey Drury and notes collected by him toward a book on Doten which was not completed before Drury's death.
The collection contains many other writings by Doten in the forms of manuscript stories, poems, historical sketches, and correspondence. These date from 1835-1902 and are accompanied by transcriptions (probably by Jaffe).
Two boxes of the Doten papers contain newspaper clippings, many of them articles written by Doten, beginning with Doten's "California Letters" published in the Plymouth (Mass.) Rock in 1849. There are articles by Dan De Quille; clippings about James G. Fair and family and the Pacific Coast Pioneers; and miscellaneous clippings collected by Aubrey Drury. The titles of these articles, author's name, their source, and date published are listed in this guide.
Doten invested heavily in Nevada silver mines and went bankrupt in the late 1870s when the Nevada mining industry suffered a severe depression. Series 8 contains stock certificates for many of the companies in which Doten had an interest. Other materials in this series are statements, bills, letters, and receipts dating from 1863-1881, all related to Doten's mining businesses.
As mentioned previously, there are some 297 photographs in the collection which have been transferred to the photo archives sections of the Special Collections Department. These images are all original cartes de visite and stereopticon slides (also known as stereo cards) and are of mining scenes in Nevada and California (there is a particularly nice series showing hydraulic mining in California), views of Virginia City and Gold Hill, and portraits of family, friends and acquaintances. All but a small number were identified by Doten and all have been cataloged by the Special Collections Department staff. A list of images, their identification, and their photo call numbers is included in this guide.
Original calendar compiled by Robert Armstrong, Head, Special Collections, 1960s.
Additional notes by: Susan Searcy, July 1990
The collection is divided into nine series:
- Series 1: Diaries
- Series 2: Diary Transcriptions and Materials Used in Preparation of the Published Diaries
- Series 3: Manuscripts and Transcriptions of Other Doten Writings
- Series 4: Newspapers
- Series 5: Newspaper Clippings
- Series 6: Photographs
- Series 7: Nevada Playbills
- Series 8: Stock Certificates and Material Related to Stock Transactions
- Series 9: Miscellaneous Material. ca 1849-1903.
Series 1. Diaries. 1849-1903. 79 volumes.
Doten's personal diaries, usually recorded daily in pencil in small leather volumes, include accounts of events, people and places of interest, along with materials inserted (often pasted) onto the pages. Some entries are in code; see the introduction to volume 1 of the Journals of Alfred Doten for the key to this code. Arranged chronologically.
|8/1/1||March 18-November 1, 1849. Includes also entries for the period February 16-May 27, 1850 from 8/1/2.|
|8/1/2||November 2, 1849-July 8, 1851. Some entries for the period February 16-May 27, 1850 in 8/1/1. Ten pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/3||July 9-November 18, 1851. Six pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/4||November 19, 1851-May 14, 1852. Four pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/5||May 15-July 31, 1852. One page of memoranda.|
|8/1/6||August 1-December 31, 1852. Five pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/7||January 1-August 6, 1853. Four pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/8||August 7, 1853-January 24, 1854. Two pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/9||January 25-July 31, 1854. Four pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/10||August 1-December 1, 1854. Five pages of memoranda. Eight documents or leaves in pocket, including raffle of claim, certificates of sale, etc.|
|8/1/11||December 2, 1854-July 21, 1855. Five pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/12||July 22-December 7, 1855. Five pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/13||December 8, 1855-June 30, 1856. Six pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/14||July 1-February 28, 1857. Eleven pages of memoranda; three memoranda in pocket.|
|8/1/15||March 1-July 20, 1857. Seven pages of memoranda; three memoranda in pocket.|
|8/1/16||July 21-November 15, 1857. Seven pages of memoranda. Newspaper clippings and printer's card in pocket.|
|8/1/17||November 16, 1857-May 6, 1858. Four pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/18||May 7-September 11, 1858. Six pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/19||September 12, 1858-February 1, 1859. Ten pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/20||February 2-July 8, 1859. Seven pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/21||July 9-December 22, 1859. Nine pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/22||December 23, 1859-October 13, 1860. Sixteen pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/23||October 14, 1860-July 7, 1861. Thirteen pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/24||July 8, 1861-November 19, 1861. Nine pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/25||November 20, 1861-October 9, 1862. Ten pages of memoranda. Clipping pasted in at entry for September 24, 1862; two subpoenas in pocket.|
|8/1/26||October 10, 1862-March 6, 1863. Eleven pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/27||March 7-September 22, 1863. Twenty-three pages of memoranda. Memoranda in pocket.|
|8/1/28||September 23, 1863-June 19, 1864. Thirty-one pages of memoranda. One newspaper clipping and eleven mining stock certificates in pocket.|
|8/1/29||June 20-October 14, 1864. Eleven pages of memoranda. Name on slip in pocket.|
|8/1/30||October 15, 1864-July 14, 1865. Nine pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/31||July 15, 1865-April 30, 1866. Six pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/32||May 1-November 7, 1866. Five pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/33||November 8, 1866-March 31, 1867. Two pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/34||April 1-August 6, 1867. Two pages of memoranda. Portion of playbill pasted in at entry for April 4, 1867.|
|8/1/35||August 7-November 30, 1867. Two pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/36||December 1, 1867-March 31, 1868. Two pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/37||April 1-June 30, 1868. Two pages of memoranda. Clippings in text; one loose.|
|8/1/38||July 1-October 22, 1868. Four pages of memoranda; one loose. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/39||October 23, 1868-March 14, 1869. Two pages of memoranda; clippings in text.|
|8/1/40||March 18-August 14, 1869. Four pages of memoranda.|
|8/1/41||August 15-December 31, 1869. Three pages of memoranda. Five newspaper clippings, two portions of playbills, two memoranda in pocket.|
|8/1/42||January 1-May 22, 1870. Two pages of memoranda. Eight newspaper clippings in pocket.|
|8/1/43||May 23, 1879-March 31, 1871. Two pages of memoranda. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/44||April 1, 1871-February 18, 1872. Five pages of memoranda. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/45||February 19, 1872-January 31, 1873. Six pages of memoranda. Clippings in text; one loose.|
|8/1/46||February 1-December 31, 1873. Five pages of memoranda. Clippings in text; six loose.|
|8/1/47||January 1-December 31, 1874. One page of memoranda; two cards of memoranda laid in. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/48||January 1-December 31, 1875. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/49||January 1-December 31, 1876. Clippings in Text.|
|8/1/50||January 1-December 31, 1877. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/51||January 1-December 31, 1878. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/52||January 1-December 31, 1879. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/53||January 1-December 31, 1880. Clippings in text; four loose.|
|8/1/54||January 1-December 31, 1881. Clippings in text. Addenda pasted in for November 9, 1881. Text for January 1-5, 1882 crossed out at end; differs slightly from text in 8/1/55.|
|8/1/55||January 1-December 31, 1882. Two pages of memoranda. Clippings in text; three loose.|
|8/1/56||January 1-December 31, 1883. Two pages of memoranda. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/57||January 1-Sept. 14, 1884. Two pages of memoranda. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/58||September 15, 1884-March 22, 1885. One page of memoranda. Text for March 24-27, 1885 crossed out at end; differs slightly from text in 8/1/59.|
|8/1/59||March 23-December 31, 1885. Clippings in text; four loose. Announcement card for "A Grand Social" laid in.|
|8/1/60||January 1-September 30, 1886. Clippings in text; one loose.|
|8/1/61||October 1, 1886-April 13, 1887. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/62||April 14-December 31, 1887. Clippings in text.|
|8/1/63||January 1-December 31, 1888. One page of memoranda. Clippings in text; one loose.|
|8/1/64||january 1-December 31, 1889. Clippings in text; two loose.|
|8/1/65||January 1-December 31, 1890 (misdated December 30, 1890). Clippings in text; nine loose.|
|8/1/66||January 1-June 30, 1891. Clippings in text; three loose.|
|8/1/67||July 1-December 31, 1891. Clippings in text; three loose.|
|8/1/68||January 1-December 31, 1892. Addenda to entry for January 14, 1892 at end; addenda for September 15, 1892 pasted in. Two loose notes laid in. Clippings in text; twenty-one loose.|
|8/1/69||January 1-December 31, 1893. Clippings in text; ten loose. Two programs, view of Reno, rejection slip laid in.|
|8/1/70||January 1-December 31, 1894. Text for January 1-23, 1895 crossed out; text differs from 8/1/71. Clippings in text; five loose. Letter from Bessie Doten, receipt, playbill laid in. Stamps on preliminary page.|
|8/1/71||January 1-December 31, 1895. Text for January 1-February 14, 1896 crossed out; text differs from 8/1/72. Clippings in text; four loose. Three playbills laid in.|
|8/1/72||January 1-December 31, 1896. Clippings in text; two loose.|
|8/1/73||January 1-December 31, 1896. Clippings in text; two loose.|
|8/1/74||January 1-December 31, 1898. Clippings in text; forty-eight loose. Two stock certificates, program laid in.|
|8/1/74||January 1-December 31, 1898. Clippings in text; twenty-one loose. One memorandum, one story competition announcement laid in.|
|8/1/75||January 1-December 31, 1899. Clippings in text; twenty-one loose. One memorandum, one playbill laid in.|
|8/1/76||January 1-December 31, 1900. Clippings in text; thirty loose. Four playbills laid in.|
|8/1/77||January 1-December 31, 1901. Clippings in text; twenty loose. Reward poster, one memorandum, one receipt, one playbill laid in. Letter from Mary S. Doten pasted in.|
|8/1/78||January 1-December 31, 1902. Clipping in text; fifteen loose.|
|8/1/79||January 1-November 11, 1903. Clippings in text; twenty-one loose. Two pages of memoranda loose in text. Letters, receipts loose at end.|
Series 2. Diary Transcriptions and Materials Used in Preparation of the Published Diaries. ca 1961-1972.
The Doten Diaries contain a unmatched wealth of information about the history of northern California and more importantly, Nevada, from 1849-1903. Those who first viewed the collection quickly realized the potential for a publication. Before the collection was sold to the University of Nevada, Aubrey Drury began a project in the 1950s to publish a book on Doten, using typescripts of the diaries and his research notes. Unfortunately, Drury died before the book was completed. After the diaries were acquired by Nevada, the fledgling University of Nevada Press initially visualized a one volume "summation"of the diaries. Although several historians and writers were considered as editors, Walter Van Tilburg Clark was selected.
Clark faced a number of major challenges in editing the diaries: the difficulty in deciphering the faint penciled pages, the code which Doten used for some entries, the often-times brief references to intriguing events or people of his acquaintance, and the immense wealth of material to condense or summarize. Clark decided to enlarge the scope of the project to a multi-volume condensed, annotated version of the original journals. Over a period of ten years Clark had the diaries and Doten's other writings typed and deciphered (in the case of the coded entries), and engaged in extensive correspondence and research. The following series includes those typescripts, Clark's notes and correspondence, clippings, Clark's prospectus for the original one volume edition, copies of Doten's correspondence, and transcriptions of the Doten diaries by Aubrey Drury and notes collected by him.
|8/2/1/1-14||Bound transcriptions of Doten diaries by Mary Ann Jaffe under the supervision of Walter Van Tilburg Clark. This is the only complete transcription. Holograph notes by Clark laid in.|
|8/2/2||Carbon copy of Jaffe transcript.|
|8/2/3||Carbon copy of Jaffe transcript (duplicate set).|
|8/2/4||Transcriptions of newspaper clippings found in diaries done by Jaffe (original and two copies).|
|8/2/5||Jaffe's transcriber's notes and unlocated pages.|
|8/2/6||Transcriptions of letters written by Alfred Doten to The Plymouth Rock.|
|8/2/7||Transcriptions of letters written by Alfred Doten at Austin, Nevada, 1883-1885.|
|8/2/8||Transcriptions of correspondence to The Territorial Enterprise, 1883-1885.|
|8/2/9||Transcriptions of short stories, poems, songs, and letters.|
|8/2/10||Transcriptions of Doten diaries and clippings laid in them prepared by Aubrey Drury and notes collected by him toward a book on Doten.|
|8/2/11||Materials prepared and collected by Clark for published journals.|
|8/2/11/1||Sketch of Doten used in Nevada Magazine article (in oversize ms mapcase drawer).|
|8/2/11/2||Correspondence and copies of newspaper articles and pamphlet on Doty family.|
|8/2/11/4||Notebooks with holograph notes prepared by Clark. Copies of Clark's prospectus for proposed book on Doten.|
|8/2/11/5||Clark's prospectus of proposed one volume on Doten, outline suggestions.|
|8/2/11/6||Xerox copies of Doten's letters written at Austin and Carson City.|
|8/2/11/7||Copy of Doten's "The Golden Cryptogram" with Clark's holograph notes, and notes on editing by Clark.|
|8/2/11/8||Copies of Doten's articles with holograph notes by Clark.|
|8/2/11/9||Clark's holograph ms of introduction to The Delegation from Pluckville.|
|8/2/11/10||Medical excerpts from Doten journals compiled by Clark in 1963 for Dr. Fred Anderson.|
|8/2/11/11||Correspondence to Clark from Robert Laxalt, Cecil G. Tilton, and Stanley Paher.|
|8/2/11/12||Newspaper clippings of interview with Clark.|
|8/2/11/13-17||Notebooks containing holograph notes for The Delegation from Pluckville with loose notes and clippings laid in.|
|8/2/11/18-32||Ledgers with holograph notes and transcriptions of Doten journals by Clark used in preparation of published journals.|
Series 3. Manuscripts by Doten. ca 1835; 1849-1902.
This series contains manuscripts of short stories, articles, poems, sheet music, an obituary, historical sketches, articles of agreement (for a mining company), and reporter's notes written by Doten, and transcriptions of those manuscripts, probably by Mary Ann Jaffe. Most of these are undated. The earliest items are a translation of the Alviso or Milpitas Grant, from Monterey, California, 1835; and articles of agreement between Bradford Barnes and the Pilgrim Mining Company at Plymouth, Massachusetts, March 13, 1849. Other writings on miscellaneous subjects vary from a dedication "To Mine Lizzie" to reporter's notes on the Corbett-Fitzsimmons fight.
|8/3/1||Woods' Creek in "Forty-nine." Old California Gold Diggings--Pioneer Hardships and Philosophy--Tragic Fate of the First White Child. 15 l. holograph ms, with three drawings.|
|8/3/1a||Woods' Creek in "Forty-nine." Transcription.|
|8/3/2||The Warm-Blooded Nevada Toad. 1900. 10 l. Holograph ms. Short Story.|
|8/3/2a||The Warm-Blooded Nevada Toad. Transcription.|
|8/3/3||The Pacific Coast Pioneers. 17 l. Holograph ms, with a note regarding attempts to publish.|
|8/3/3a||The Pacific Coast Pioneers. Transcription.|
|8/3/4||The Golden Cryptogram. 23 l. Holograph ms, with diagram. Mystery story.|
|8/3/4a||The Golden Cryptogram. Transcription.|
|8/3/5||The Rancheria Affair. Pp. 208-402 extracted from Overland Monthly, October 1885.|
|8/3/6||Valentine. 1 l. Holograph ms. Poem, dated February 14, 1872 at Virginia City, Nevada.|
|8/3/7||Wildcat Joe. 23 l. Holograph ms. Fiction.|
|8/3/8||The Young Gal from Sonoma. 1 l. Holograph ms. Sheet music, with lyrics.|
|8/3/8a||The Young Gal from Sonoma. Transcription.|
|8/3/9||A.L.S. to Lizzie. 4 p., dated August 31, 1863 at Como, Nevada Territory.|
|8/3/9a||A.L.S. to Lizzie. Transcription.|
|8/3/10||Dedication. 2 p. Holograph ms, dated November 29, 1861. On verso is "To Mine Lizzie," dated December 5, 1861 at Agua Caliente. Poetry.|
|8/3/10a||Dedication. "To Mine Lizzie." Transcription.|
|8/3/11||The Banjo. 1 l. Holograph ms, dated March 10, 1856 at Mission Dolores, California. Poetry.|
|8/3/11a||The Banjo. Transcription.|
|8/3/12||Dedication. Harmony. Discord. 4 p. Holograph ms, dated May 5-6, 1863 at Bolsa Nuevo, California. Three poems, with draft of harmony.|
|8/3/12a||Dedication. Harmony. Discord. Transcription.|
|8/3/13||Charles Clark Stevenson. 1 l. Holograph ms, dated November 3, 1902. Obituary.|
|8/3/13a||Charles Clark Stevenson. Transcription.|
|8/3/14||An account covering the most important events in the completion of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad from May 8-November 18, 1869. 3 l. Holograph ms.|
|8/3/14a||An account.... Transcription.|
|8/3/15||Untitled four-line poem. 1 l. Holograph ms, dated November 20, 1863 at Como, Nevada Territory.|
|8/3/16||The Alviso or Milpitas Grant. 2 p. Holograph ms. Translation of a document dated September 1835 at Monterey, California.|
|8/3/16a||The Alviso or Milpitas Grant. Transcription.|
|8/3/17||Historical Sketch of Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada. 6 l. Holograph ms.|
|8/3/17a||Historical Sketch of Gold Hill. Transcription.|
|8/3/18||In the Station House. 7 l. Holograph ms. Fiction fragment, p. 17-23.|
|8/3/18a||In the Station House. Transcription.|
|8/3/19||Articles of Agreement...Between Bradford Barnes...and ...The Pilgrim Mining Company. 4 p. Holograph ms, dated March 13, 1849 at Plymouth, Massachusetts.|
|8/3/19a||Articles of Agreement.... Transcription.|
|8/3/20||A.L.S. to Messrs. A.A. Gunn and Co. 2 p. Holograph ms, dated March 10, 1859 at Milpitas, Santa Clara County, California.|
|8/3/20a||A.L.S. to Messrs. A.A. Gunn and Co. Transcription.|
|8/3/21||Article for Ed's Bulletin. 2 p. Holograph ms, dated July 25, 1863 at Como, Palmyra District, Nevada Territory.|
|8/3/21a||Article for Ed's Bulletin. Transcription.|
|8/3/22||To the U.S. District Attorney of the State of California. 2 p. Holograph ms, undated.|
|8/3/22a||To the U.S. District Attorney. Transcription.|
|8/3/23||What We Don't Know Ain't Worth Knowing. 3 p. Holograph ms. in an unidentified hand.|
|8/3/23a||What We Don't.... Transcription.|
|8/3/24||Notes on the Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight. 1 l. Holograph ms.|
Series 4. Newspapers. 1864.
This small series contains issues of two Nevada newspapers. The examples of the Como Sentinel were the last issues of that paper printed before the paper was moved and the name changed to the Lyon County Sentinel. The issues of the Lyon County Sentinel found here are the first editions of the former Como Sentinel printed in its new location under its new title.
|8/4/1||The Como Sentinel. Vol. 1, no. 1-13, April 16-July 9, 1864.|
|8/4/2||The Lyon County Sentinel. Vol. 1, no. 14-17, 19-24, July 16-August 6 and August 20-September 24, 1864.|
These papers are oversize and shelved on the top of the shelf over the bulk of the Doten collection.
Series 5. Newspaper Clippings. 1849-1903; 1933-1958.
The newspaper clippings series contains clippings collected by Doten as well as by Aubrey Drury in his research for the proposed book about Doten. The material collected by Doten includes his own published material, beginning with his California letters to the Plymouth Rock, Oct. 6, 1849; and articles he found interesting which he did not author. This material includes articles by Dan De Quille, clippings on James G. Fair and family, and items about the Pacific Coast Pioneers. Many of these articles are accompanied by transcriptions (probably made during Clark's editorship of the Doten diaries). Drury's materials covered the subjects of Nevada, silver, Eilley Orrum and Sandy Bowers, the Comstock Lode, Virginia City, and Emma Nevada.
The newspaper clippings are arranged in two sections: the Doten materials, NC08/5/1-30, and the Drury materials, NC03/5/31/1-8. The Doten materials are arranged overall by the name of the newspaper in which articles were published and chronologically within each newspaper title, with the De Quille and other miscellaneous clippings grouped separately. The Drury clippings are grouped by subject.
|8/5/1/1-18||Items published in the Plymouth Rock.|
|8/5/1/1||From California. Letter from Alfred Doten to his father, Captain Samuel Doten. Barque Yeoman, San Francisco, Oct. 6, 1849. Photostatic copy of letter and transcript.|
|8/5/1/2||No. 1. California Letter. Double Springs, Calaveras County, California. June 4, 1854. Clipping and transcript.|
|8/5/1/3||No. 2. California Correspondence. Spanish Gulch, Calaveras County, California. July 20, 1854. Clipping and transcript.|
|8/5/1/4||No. 3. Letter from California. Fort Grizzly, El Dorado County, California. Dec. 10, 1854. Clipping and transcript.|
|8/5/1/5||No. 4. [Unpublished]. Fort Grizzly, Jan. 12, 1855. Handwritten manuscript and transcript.|
|8/5/1/6-8||Nos. 5-8. From our California Correspondent. Fort Grizzly, Feb. 22, Mar. 24, and April 22, 1855. Clippings and transcripts.|
|8/5/1/9||Nos. 8-12. From our California Correspondent. Fort John, Amador County, California. May 28, June 10, June 24, July 20, and Aug. 11, 1855 (5 articles). Clippings and transcripts.|
|8/5/1/10||No. 13. From our California Correspondent. Fort John. Aug. 27, 1855. Clipping and transcript; No. 14. From our California Correspondent. Fort John. Nov. 1, 1855. Handwritten manuscript and transcript; No. 15. From our California Correspondent. Fort John. Nov. 30, 1855. Clipping and transcript; Nos. 16-20. From our California Correspondent. San Francisco, Jan. 2, Jan. 18, Feb. 3, Feb. 19, and Mar. 4, 1856. Clippings and transcripts.|
|8/5/1/11||Nos. 21-24. From our California Correspondent. San Francisco. Mar. 18, April 3, April 20, and May 4, 1856. Clippings and transcripts.|
|8/5/1/12||Nos. 25-29. From our California Correspondent. San Francisco. May 19, June 4, June 19, and July 5 (2 for this date), 1856. Clippings and transcripts.|
|8/5/1/12||Nos. 30-40. From our California Correspondent. San Francisco. Aug. 3, Aug. 17, Sept. 2, Sept. 18, Oct. 3, Oct. 18, Nov. 3, Nov. 23, Dec. 23, Dec. 18, 1856; and Jan. 3, 1857. Clippings and transcripts.|
|8/5/1/13||Nos. 41-42. From our California Correspondent. Mountain View. Jan. 18 and Feb. 3, 1857. Clippings and transcripts; No. 43. From our California Correspondent. Mountain View. Feb. 18, 1857. Handwritten manuscript and transcript; Nos. 44-50. From our California Correspondent. Mountain View. Mar. 3, Mar. 17, April 3, April 18, May 3, May 19, and June 4, 1857. Clippings and transcripts.|
|8/5/1/14||No. 1. (n.s.) California Correspondence. Mountain View. Aug. 30, 1858. Clipping and transcript; No. 2. (n.s.) California Correspondence. Mountain View. Sept. 1858. Handwritten manuscript and transcript; Nos. 3-10 (n.s.) California Correspondence. Milpitas, Santa Clara County, California. Nov. 18, Dec. 3, 1858; Jan. 2, Feb. 16, April 3, May 18, Aug. 3, and Sept. 18, 1858. Clippings and transcripts.|
|8/5/1/15||Nos. 11-17 (n.s.) California Correspondence. Milpitas. Nov. 18, 1859; Jan. 1, May 19, May 20, Aug. 17, Oct. 17, and Dec. 25, 1860. Clippings and transcripts; Nos. 18-19 (n.s.) California Correspondence. Milpitas. Feb. 7 and April 5, 1861. Handwritten manuscripts and transcripts; Nos. 20-21 (n.s.) California Correspondence. Milpitas. May 20 and Aug. 1, 1861. Handwritten manuscripts, clippings and transcripts.|
|8/5/1/16||No. 22 (n.s.) California Correspondence. Milpitas. Oct. 12, 1861. Handwritten manuscript, clipping and transcript; Nos. 23-28 (n.s.) California Correspondence. Milpitas. Feb., May 13, Aug. 9, Nov. 10, 1862; Jan. 10 and Mar. 20, 1863. Clippings and transcripts; No. 29 (n.s.) California Correspondence. Milpitas. April 20, 1863. Handwritten manuscript, clipping and transcript; No. 30 (n.s.) "Moving On." Milpitas. June 11, 1863. Handwritten manuscript and transcript.|
|8/1/1/17||No. 31 (n.s.) California Correspondence. Como, Palmyra District, Nevada Territory. July 18, 1863. Handwritten manuscript and transcript; No. 32 (n.s.) California Correspondence. Como. Sept. 14, 1863. Handwritten manuscript, clipping and transcript; Nos. 33-35 (n.s.) Washoe Correspondence. Como. Dec. 11, 1863; Mar. 5, and July 18, 1864. Clippings and transcripts; No. 36 (n.s.) Washoe Correspondence. Como, Lyon County, Nevada. Sept. 23, 1864. Photostatic copy of letter and transcript; Nos. 37-39 (n.s.) Nevada Correspondence. Virginia, Nevada. Nov. 15, 1864; Mar. 10 and July 11, 1865. Clippings and transcripts.|
|8/5/1/18||No. 40 (n.s.) Nevada Correspondence. Virginia, Nevada. Oct. 28,
1865. Photostatic copy of letter and transcript; Nos. 41-43 (n.s.)
Nevada Correspondence. Virginia, Nevada. April 19, May 13, and
July 22, 1867. Clippings and transcripts.
Additional items associated with the Plymouth Rock: Impromptu, upon Receiving the Skin of a Gopher Snake from "Ben Bolt," California. n.d. [ca 1858]. Clipping; Obituary of Captain Samuel Doten. Sept. 12, 1861. Clipping; California Correspondence, signed "G," which appeared in the Old Colony Memorial (Mass.), Aug. 14, 1873. Clipping and transcript.
|8/5/2||From the San Francisco Herald, San Francisco, California:
Letter from Virginia. Mar. 20, 1869.
Letter from Virginia. April 2, 1869. Signed A.D.
Letter from Gold Hill. April 7, 8 P.M. Signed A.D.
Letter from Gold Hill. April 11, 7 P.M. Signed A.D.
Letter from Gold Hill. April 18, 8 P.M. Signed A.D.
Letter from Virginia. April 27, 1869. Signed C.
Letter from Gold Hill. April 29, 8 P.M. Signed A.D.
Letter from Gold Hill. May 7, May 16, May 23, June 3, June 6, and June 13, 1869 (6 letters). Signed Alf.
Letter from Virginia. June 20, June 27, July 4, July 18 (2 letters for this date), Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15, Aug. 22, Dept. 5, Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Sept. 26, and Oct. 3, 1869 (15 letters). Signed Alf.
|8/5/3||From the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, California.
Nevada Politics. Signed X.T.C. June 22, 1884.
An Elusive Bay. Oct. 14, 1888.
Old-time Grizzlies. Feb. 3, 1890.
A Splendid Statue. Dec. 22, 1891.
Daniel Webster's Creed. Jan. 10, 1892.
Washoe Road Agents. Signed Joseph ___. Feb. 28, 1892.
Manuel Anjere, the Grip Fiend of Valparaiso. Signed Alf Doten. April 3, 1898.
Flush Times on the Comstock. April 3, 1898.
Dewey Tells of the Battle. June 14, 1898.
Sutro Tunnel, et al. Aug. 21, 1898.
Missing Oil Operator Young. April 17, 1901.
Terrible Details of the Lynching of Five Men in Modoc County. May 31, 1901.
[Lynching]. June 1, 1901.
The Modoc County Lynching. June 2, 1901.
It Recalls Comstock Days. July 28, 1903.
Stevenson is Dead. Feb. 15, 1894.
Nuggets of Gold. Signed Dan De Quille. Oct. 9, 1892.
Death of a Union Spy. Dec. 3, 1893.
She was a Union Spy. April 19, 1893.
The Lakeside City. Feb. 28, 1892. Thermofax copy of clippings.
|8/5/4||Daily Examiner, San Francisco, California.
Days of Gold. Signed Rinaldo Livingstone. Aug. 19, 1888.
In the Saddle. Famous Pistols. Aug. 19, 1888.
Francis Bret Harte. Signed Charles A. Murdock. Feb. 24, 1889.
Ralston and Sharon. Sept. 22, 2889.
Who Discovered it? Oct. 13, 1889.
Throwing the Riata. Jan. 5, 1890.
The Crotalus Family. Feb. 2, 1890.
Sunken and Forgotten. Aug. 31, 1890.
Was Joaquin a Myth? July 5, 1891.
A Vicious Man-Eater. Sept. 13, 1891.
Born with the Century. Col. J.D. Stevenson. Jan. 1, 1892.
Famous Old Side-Wheelers. May 22, 1892.
Baptized with Hard Liquor. Signed Calvin B. MacDonald. June 26, 1892.
He Helped Kill Murietta. Dec. 17, 1893.
Downfall of the Cogswell. Jan. 28, 1894.
Colonel Stevenson is Dead. Feb. 15, 1894.
Swam from Berkeley Shore. April 3, 1898.
Heroic Crandall Gave his Life for Others. Dec. 2, 1901
Major Pauline Fryer Dead. Dec. 3, 1893.
Major Pauline Cushman. Dec. 17, 1893.
Tragedy in a Dog-Pit by Wells Drury. Nov. 9, 1898. Transcription only.
W.W. Bishop, by Wells Drury. Aug. 27, 1890. Transcription only.
A Rival of Black Bart. Dec. 23, 1888. Photostatic copy of clipping.
Shelton's Blue Mare. Jan. 6, 1889. Photostatic copy of clipping.
Baldy Green's Song. Jan. 20, 1889. Photostatic copy of clipping.
Handling Wild Horses. Jan. 12, 1890. Photostatic copy of clipping.
Death at Duty's Call. Nov. 11, 1890. Photostatic copy of clipping.
|8/5/5||Morning Call, San Francisco, California.
Chinese New Year. Feb. 8, 1881.
Old Time Players. Feb. 29, 1889.
Samuel Merritt's Testament. Sept. 16, 1890.
Casa Grande. Aug. 30, 1891.
Across the Plains in Early Days. Feb. 21, 1892.
Joaquin Murietta's Slayer. April 3, 1892.
Bummer and Lazarus. July 3, 1892.
Early Gaming in California. Signed R.M. Daggett. May 28, 1893.
The Bar of the Comstock in the Early Sixties. Signed R.M. Daggett. Jan. 28, 1896.
Scurvy Finds Many Victims. May 7, 1898.
Double Tragedy at Winnemucca. Nov. 20, 1898.
Starting on a New Adventure. By Fremont Older. n.d.
An Historic Woman Gone. Dec. 3, 1893.
|8/5/6||Daily Report, San Francisco, California.
Hard to Learn. April 27, 1894.
Adolph Sutro Dead. Aug. 8, 1898.
Dead! The Body of Pauline Cushman at the Morgue. Dec. 2, 1893.
|8/5/7||Daily Alta California, San Francisco, California.
Death of the Pioneer Gold Miner of California, Isaac Humphrey. Nov. 10, 1867.
Days of Forty-Nine. Aug. 16, 1885.
Lola Montez. Feb. 21, 1886.
Buffalo Bill's Early Days. Hints for Young Writers. July 3, 1887.
Frederick MacCrellish. Nov. 1.
|8/5/8||Daily Evening Bulletin, San Francisco, California.
The Great Musical Festival. [Feb. 22, 1870?].
Grass Root Gold. Singed J.D. Pratt. April 9, 1885.
Two Dogs. Nov. 25, 1893.
Miss Clara Sutro. Dec. 25, 1898.
|8/5/9||California Ledger, San Francisco, California. All of the following
are signed by Doten.
Como (N.T.) Correspondence. Sept. 13 and 28, 1863 (2 articles).
Rejection notice to A.D. re. poem. Oct. 3, 1863.
Como Correspondence. Oct. 19, 29, 1863; and Sept. 3, 1864 (3 articles).
Nevada Correspondence. Nov. 14, 1864; and Mar. 4, 1865.
|8/5/10||Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California.
Train Plunged into Torrent. Feb. 18, 1901.
Johnson Sides Goes to Happy Hunting Grounds. Sept. 16, 1903.
A Night With Tramps. n.d. [1885?]. By Doten?
|8/5/11||Nevada Daily Transcript, Nevada City, California.
Meadow Lake. Signed W.A.S. Oct. 12, 1883.
Meadow Lake. Signed W.A.S. Oct. 21, 1883.
|8/5/12||Como Sentinel, Como, Nevada.
Poem by Alfred Doten. n.d.
Palmyra District. n.d. [1864?]
Cold Hearted (poem). June 5, 1864.
To Maggie (poem). Signed A.D. n.d. (2 copies).
May Day in Como. Sullivan District. May 7, 1864.
Stone Quarry. n.d.
In Training. n.d.
Died...[Mar. 29, 1864.].
The Power of Gold (poem). Signed A.D. May 18, 1864.
Gold--Reply to A.D. (poem). May 24, 1864.
Thou Lovest No More (poem). Signed Maggie. n.d.
The Great Prize Fight. Signed Nip. [April 20, 1864?].
Our Prosperity. June 11, 1864.
The Miners' Meeting. April 30, 1864.
The Late Prize Fight. A Hefty Old Trial. June 25, 1864.
Little Dog Kyzer (poem). By A. Doggerel. May 7, 1864. Clipping and transcription.
|8/5/13/1||Evening News, Gold Hill, Nevada. [Doten was associate editor
of this paper and contributed an editorial column under the masthead.
His authorship of many of the following items is probable].
Como Correspondence. Signed A.D. Dec. 9, 1863.
[Item]. Nov. 14, 1867.
Surface Ore and Outside Mines. Nov. 15, 1867.
The World Rolls on. Nov. 16, 1867.
American Wastefulness. Nov. 19, 1867.
Cheaper Houses. Nov. 20, 1867.
Light and Ventilation. Nov. 21, 1867.
Unclean Men. Nov. 22, 1867.
We are no Worse than They. Nov. 23, 1867.
Crowded Population. Nov. 26, 1867.
The Pope of Rome and the Castle of St. Angelo. Nov. 25, 1867.
Thanksgiving. Nov. 27, 1867.
Settlement of the Indian Troubles. Nov. 29, 1867.
Editorial Cogitations. Nov. 30, 1867.
Taking up Extensions. Dec. 2, 1867.
About Grumblers. Dec. 3, 1867.
Blackrock and Isenbeck Pronounced Humbugs. Dec. 4, 1867.
Garibaldi. Dec. 5, 1867.
About Blackrock. Dec. 6, 1867.
Editorial Cogitations. Dec. 7, 1867.
The Collins Mill. Dec. 9, 1867.
Natural Enemies. Dec. 10, 1867.
Santa Anna. Dec. 11, 1867.
A Crusher Extraordinary. Dec. 12, 1867.
The Physical Stature of Mankind. Dec. 13, 1867.
Editorial Cogitations. Dec. 14, 1867.
Southern Emigration. Dec. 15, 1867.
Clean Men. Dec. 17, 1867.
The First California Gold Miner Dead. Dec. 18, 1867.
The Arctic Continent and the Polar Sea. Dec. 19, 1867.
The Charitable Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Dec. 20, 1867.
Horse Eaters. Dec. 21, 1867.
Our Continental Interior. Dec. 23, 1867.
A Merry Christmas. Dec. 24, 1867.
Persuasion and Coercion. Dec. 26, 1867.
The Great Railroad. Dec. 27, 1867.
Indian Weapons. Dec. 28, 1867.
Some Strong Men. Dec. 30, 1867.
A Happy New Year. Dec. 31, 1867.
|8/5/13/2||Evening News, Gold Hill, Nevada.
A Variety of Hogs. Jan. 4, 1868.
Narrow Mindedness. Jan. 7, 1868.
Leap Year. Jan. 8, 1868.
Items of Information. Jan. 9, 1868.
Human Nature. Jan. 10, 1868.
Popular Piety. Jan. 11, 1868.
The Elephant Dickens. Jan. 13, 1868.
Novel Reading. Jan. 14, 1868.
Items of Information. Jan. 15, 1868.
All About Dreams. Jan. 16, 1868.
Editorial Varieties. Jan. 18, 1868.
New Book of Poems. Jan. 21, 1868.
About Alaska. Jan. 24, 1868.
Editorial Varieties. Jan. 25, 1868.
The Black Rock Mystery. Jan. 27, 1868.
What's in a Name? Jan. 29, 1868.
The Public Spirit. Jan. 28, 1868.
Lunar Superstitions. Jan. 30, 1868.
The Moon and the Weather. Jan. 31, 1868.
Vulgarity and Discourtesy in Conversation. Feb. 1, 1868.
Skating Rinks. Feb. 3, 1868.
New Books. Feb. 7, 1868.
Popular Notations and Superstitions. Feb. 15, 1868.
Mutilated Currency. Feb. 19, 1868.
Monument to Artemus Ward. Feb. 21, 1868.
Walking Scrap-Books. Feb. 22, 1868.
About Salt. Feb. 28, 1868.
Old Bachelors. Mar. 3, 1868.
Stealing Thunder. Mar. 7, 1868.
The Economy of Nature. Feb. 12, 1868.
The Artful "Jerker" (poem). By Bolivar Spikins. Mar. 18, 1868.
Converting the Heathen. Mar. 19, 1868.
Under the Great Waters. Mar. 21, 1868.
The Washoe Miner. Mar. 24, 1868.
Sugar, Also. Mar. 26, 1868.
Tobacco, Also. Mar. 27, 1868.
The Miners' Union. Mar. 28, 1868.
On the Sidewalk. April 1, 1868.
Varieties. April 2, 1868.
The Insane. April 4, 1868.
Opium and Democracy. April 6, 1868.
Ulysses the Youthful. April 8, 1868.
Flowers of Speech. April 10, 1868.
Mining Accidents. April 11, 1868.
The Sweetwater Mines a Grand Humbug. April 13, 1868.
Suppositions. April 14, 1868.
The Right of Way. April 17, 1868.
|8/5/13/3||Evening News, Gold Hill, Nevada.
Human Blockheads. April 18, 1868.
Mining Dangers. April 20, 1868.
Poetry of the Pacific. April 22, 1868.
Progress of the Great Railroad. April 23, 1868.
Spring. April 25, 1868.
Profane Names. April 29, 1868.
Persistence in Trying. April 30, 1868.
About Railroads. May 1, 1868.
Reporters' Troubles. May 2, 1868.
Smiling Faces. May 5, 1868.
The Nice Young Man of Washoe. May 6, 1868.
"Stop my Paper!" May 11, 1868.
Overland Stage Robbed! June 11, 1868.
New Book of Poems. July 10, 1868.
Thou Art Sold, Horatio. July 16, 1868. 2 copies.
Pedestrianism. July 20, 1868.
Cosmopolitan. Aug. 1, 1868.
Self-possession. Aug. 7, 1868. 2 copies.
Nobody. Aug. 8, 1868.
Shoddy Politicians. Aug. 14, 1868.
On Guard. Aug. 15, 1868.
Mine Ventilation. Aug. 24, 1868.
Professor Biggs' Book. Aug. 26, 1868.
The Central Pacific Railroad. Aug. 28, 1868.
More Safety in Mining Shafts Required. Aug. 31, 1868.
Volcanic Finale! (poem) signed Alf Doten. Sept. 12, 1868.
Stocks Down. Sept. 21, 1868.
Peace or War. Sept. 23, 1868.
Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty. Sept. 25, 1868.
The Wickedest Man. Sept. 26, 1868.
Grant's What's the Matter (poem). Signed Alf Doten. Sept. 29, 1868.
Come to our Feast. Sept. 30, 1868.
Patent Coffins. Oct. 1, 1868.
The Result. Oct. 1, 1868.
Democracy Fraternizing. Oct. 2, 1868.
New York All Right. Oct. 3, 1868.
Let Us Have Peace. Nov. 7, 1868.
Thanksgiving Day. Nov. 25, 1868.
Good Prospects Ahead. Dec. 16, 1868.
Forefathers' Day. Dec. 22, 1868.
The Tidal Wave. Mar. 12, 1869.
Our Captain. Mar. 13, 1869.
The Coming Men. Mar. 16, 1869.
St. Patrick's Day. Mar. 17, 1869.
Topics of the Day. April 30, 1869.
Unwarrantable Attack. May 14, 1869.
The Glorious Fourth. July 3, 1869.
Historical Sketch of Gold Hill. Aug. 11, 1869.
George Francis Train. Aug. 25, 1869.
The Fast Age. Aug. 27, 1869.
The International Boat Race. Degenerated. Aug. 28, 1869.
Mining Casualties. Aug. 31, 1869.
|8/5/13/4||Evening News, Gold Hill, Nevada.
A British Newspaper. Sept. 1, 1869.
Inefficient Laws. Sept. 2, 1869.
The Golden Age. Sept. 3, 1869.
The Humboldt Mines. Sept. 4, 1869.
To Certain Men. Oct. 5, 1869.
Proscription. Oct. 6, 1869.
All Quiet. Oct. 7, 1869.
Amusingly Ridiculous. Oct. 8, 1869.
Capital and its Benefits. Oct. 9, 1869.
Thanksgiving Day. Nov. 17, 1869.
The Inquest. Nov. 22, 1869.
Singular Plurality. Nov. 23, 1869.
Send in your Wine. Nov. 26, 1869.
Obituary, Francis Z.E. Monnot, signed A.D. Dec. 13, 1869.
Jubilee Notes. San Francisco, Feb. 21, 1870. Clipping and transcriptions.
Jubilee Notes no. 2. Signed Alf Doten. San Francisco, Feb. 22, 1870. Clipping and transcriptions.
Jubilee Notes no. 3. Signed Alf Doten. San Francisco, Feb. 23, 1870. Clipping and transcriptions.
Jubilee Notes no. 4. Signed Alf Doten. San Francisco, Feb. 24, 1870. Clipping and transcriptions.
Jubilee Notes no. 5. Signed Alf Doten. San Francisco, Feb. 25, 1870. Clipping and transcriptions.
Return from Jubilee. Mar. 3, 1870.
Sudden Death of G.A. Brier. Mar. 18, 1870.
The Corner-Stone. June 8, 1870.
Paris and Rome. Sept. 19, 1870.
The Situation. Sept. 20, 1870.
Its Effects. Sept. 21, 1870.
Sinful Destruction. Sept. 22, 1870.
Chassepots and other Pots. Sept. 23, 1870.
How to Convert Sinners. Sept. 24, 1870.
Old Plymouth. Oct. 19, 1870. 2 copies.
Thanksgiving Day. Nov. 23, 1870. 2 copies.
Paris Commissariat. Nov. 25, 1870.
A Rising Nation. Nov. 26, 1870.
The Lottery Mania. Nov. 28, 1870. 2 copies.
The French Situation. Nov. 29, 1870. 2 copies.
The Quaker Indian Policy. Nov. 30, 1870.
Pacific Railroads. Dec. 1, 1870.
The German Empire. Dec. 2, 1870.
|8/5/12/5||Evening News, Gold Hill Nevada.
Propitious. Jan. 3, 1871.
Senatorial Misrepresentative. Jan. 21, 1871.
Thanksgiving Day. Nov. 29, 1871.
Practical Mining. Dec. 1, 1871.
After the North Pole. Dec. 11, 1871.
Good Future Prospects. Dec. 14, 1871.
Plenty of Water. Jan. 10, 1872.
The Sutro Tunnel. Jan. 13, 1872. 2 copies.
A Sensible Bill. Jan. 18, 1872.
The Sutro Tunnel Report. Jan. 24, 1872.
A Reminiscence. Jan. 25, 1872. Clipping and transcription.
The Snow Blockade. Jan. 27, 1872.
Waz-ye-waub. Jan. 29, 1872.
Home-Made Shoddy, Jan. 31, 1872.
Another Pole Hunter. Feb. 2, 1872.
Still Blockaded. Feb. 5, 1872.
What He Shows Them. Feb. 12, 1872.
Dead. Feb. 13, 1872.
To-day. Feb. 14, 1872.
The Internationals. Feb. 16, 1872.
The Blockade Raised. Feb. 17, 1872.
Stock Speculation. Feb. 19, 1872.
Washington's Birthday. Feb. 21, 1872.
Political Destiny. Feb. 28, 1872.
Saint Patrick. Mar. 18, 1872.
The Pioneer Picnic. Aug. 7, 1876.
Theatrical Licenses. Jan. 28, 1871.
Exposed. April 1, 1871.
Good News. Aug. 31, 1875.
New States. Dec. 16, 1871.
Yellow Jacket Inquest. June 22, 1880. Clipping and transcription.
Yellow Jacket Accident. June 23, 1880. Clipping and transcription.
|8/5/13/6||Evening News, Gold Hill, Nevada.
Mount Davidson (poem). n.d.
Further Particulars of the Earthquake in San Francisco. Oct. 22, 186-.
Memorial Day. May 30, 1879.
Lamentable Suicide. n.d. [1870?].
One Hundred and One. July 5, 1877.
Grand Prize Jubilee. Sept. 11, 1874.
Gold Hill Daily News, Centennial Edition. July 4, 1876. 2 copies plus partial transcription.
Gold Hill News Extra. April 15, 1869.
Our Celebration of the Fourth of July. July 6, 1868. Clipping and partial transcription.
[Untitled]. July 6, 1874. Transcription only.
Memorandum re Gold Hill Daily News. Transcription only.
Special facsimile anthology issue, 1876-1879. One page, 2 copies. Photostat and ad.
|8/5/13/7||Evening News, Gold Hill, Nevada.
Terrible Tragedy at Virginia. July 27, 1868. Transcription only.
Impromptu Union Jollification. Oct. 15, 1868. Transcription only.
Grand Union Torchlight Demonstration at Silver City Last Night. Oct. 22, 1868. Transcription only.
Another Fearful Homicide. Nov. 20, 1868. Transcription only.
Great Railroad Jubilee. Nov. 13, 1869. Clipping and transcription.
Railroad Voyage to Carson. Jan. 21, 1870. Clipping and transcription.
Terrific Tornado. Feb. 9, 1870. Clipping and transcription.
Getting Home Again. n.d. [1870?]. Clipping and transcription.
Faylor's Great Race Against Time. Mar. 21, 1870. Clipping and transcription.
A Chapter of Horrors. June 30, 1872. Transcription only.
The Virginia Explosion. July 10, 1873. Transcription only.
At Lake Tahoe (editorial correspondence). July 21, 1873. Transcription only.
Wonders Never Cease. July 23, 1873. Transcription only.
At Lake Tahoe (editorial correspondence). July 24, 1873. Transcription only.
|8/5/13/8||Evening News, Gold Hill, Nevada.
Letter, signed Leo. July 25, 1873. Transcription only.
The New Aqueduct. July 28, 1873. Transcription only.
The Notable Winter of 1875. Signed by Doten. Transcription only.
Hank Monk. Mar. 28, 1876. Transcription only.
Larkin Hanged, by Wells Drury. Jan. 19, 1877. Transcription only.
Memorial Day. May 30, 1877. Transcription only.
About Lake Tahoe. Aug. 3, 1877. Transcription only.
A Princely Entertainment. Aug. 25, 1878. transcription only.
[Two fillers]. June 19, 1880 and Jan. 2, 1877. Transcription only.
Visit of Colfax and Party to Gold Hill. Aug. 10, 1869. Clipping only.
The Enterprise Goes Over. n.d. Transcription only.
|8/5/14/1||Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, Nevada.
The Living Hinge, or, The Seventeen Pots of Amalgam. By Alf Doten. July 27, 1867.
Local Matters: Sentence of Millain. Feb. 28, 1868. Clipping and transcription.
Local Matters: Speech of John Millain as Read by -Him on the Scaffold Just Before his Execution. April 26, 1868.
Local Matters: Robbery of the Overland Stage. June 12, 1868. Clipping and Transcription.
Inquest over the Remains of William H. Beegan. Nov. 11, 1868.
NOTE: All of the following were signed by Doten and include a clipping and transcription.
Major Pauline Cushman. Nov. 12, 1868.
From Eastern Nevada, Austin. Feb. 7, Feb. 15, Feb. 23, Mar. 1, Mar. 9, Mar. 16, Mar. 23, Mar. 30, April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27, and May 4, 1883 (13 articles).
|8/5/14/2||Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, Nevada.
NOTE: All of the following were titled "From Eastern Nevada, Austin," were signed by Doten, and include a clipping and transcription.
May 11, May 18, May 25, June 8, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 29, Aug. 3, Aug. 17, Aug. 26, and Sept. 4, 1883 (14 articles).
|8/5/14/3||Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, Nevada.
NOTE: All of the following were titled "From Eastern Nevada, Austin," were signed by Doten, and include a clipping and transcription.
Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 11, Nov. 23, Dec. 7, Dec. 21, 1883; Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Feb. 17, Mar. 14, Mar. 17, Mar. 28, April 11, 1884 (16 articles).
|8/5/14/4||Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, Nevada.
NOTE: All of the following were titled "From Eastern Nevada, Austin," were signed by Doten, and include a clipping and transcription.
April 25, April 27, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 21, July 6, July 17, July 26, Aug. 14, Aug. 21, Sept. 5, Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 5, and Oct. 10, 1884 (15 articles).
|8/5/14/5||Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, Nevada.
NOTE: All of the following were signed by Doten and include a clipping and transcription.
Senator Jones. Austin. Oct. 19, 1884.
NOTE: All of the following, in addition to being signed by Doten, were titled "From Eastern Nevada."
Oct. 24, Oct. 30, Nov. 9, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Nov. 27, Dec. 5, and Dec. 13, 1884 (7 articles).
A Merry Christmas to All. Dec. 25, 1884.
From Eastern Nevada. Dec. 31, 1884.
Capital Notes. Carson City. Jan. 16, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 21, and Mar. 7, 1885.
On the Wing. Austin. Mar. 19, 1885.
|8/5/14/6||Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, Nevada.
The Carson River Bonanza. Aug. 24, 1886.
Frightful Disaster. Gould and Curry Mine on Fire. June 25, 1887.
Burial of the Victims. June 28, 1887.
The Dead Miners. July 12 and 14, 1887 (2 articles).
A Great Man Gone. Mar. 8, 1888.
Blue Blazes. Nov. 27, 1888.
Maggie Moore. April 17, 1889.
The Glorious Fourth. July 6, 1889.
Andy Patterson is Dead. Dec. 4, 1889.
Our Continued Storm. Jan. 26, 1890.
A Chapter on Cats. Signed by Doten. Feb. 27, 1890. Clipping and transcription.
Died in his Tracks. April 1, 1890. Clipping and transcription.
Coroner's Inquest. April 2, 1890.
Victorious Keogh. May 5, 1890.
End of the March. Aug. 21, 1890.
A Frightful Railroad Smash-up on the C.P. Aug. 23, 1890.
Outside Notes. Signed by Doten. Aug. 24, 1890.
Pacific Coast Pioneers. Aug. 26, 1890.
The Jones Reception. Oct. 21, 1890. Clipping and transcription.
A Riverside Apparition. Signed by Doten. Dec. 23, 1890.
A Day of Glory. Bivouac of the Dead. May 31, 1891.
Lynched at Midnight. Sept. 26, 1891.
Outside Observations. Signed by Doten. Dec 4, 1891 and Jan. 1, 1892 (2 articles).
Riverside Reflections. Signed by Doten. Sept. 15, 1892.
Along the Railroad. Signed by Doten. Sept. 17, 1892.
Republican Leaders Speak. Sept. 27, 1892.
To Redeem the Wealth of Como. (Dated 1895 in pencil).
The Imperfection of our Naturalization Laws. n.d.
The Celebration Today by the Colored Citizens of Virginia and Gold Hill in Honor of the Ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment. n.d.
Officer Nash Shot. Sept. 1891.
A Gory Fight. (Nov. 28 written in pencil).
The District Fair. Carson City. Sept. 28, 29, 30; Oct. 1, 2, 3, . Six articles.
|8/5/14/7||Territorial Enterprise, Virginia City, Nevada.
From Eastern Nevada. Austin. Signed by Doten. Oct. 7, 1883; Jan. 20, June 14, Mar. 2, and July 13, 1884. 5 articles.
On the Wing. Austin. Mar. 24, 1885. Signed by Doten.
NOTE: all of the following articles include a clipping and transcription.
Our Big Old Earthquake. Nov. 18, 1894.
Professor Zimmer on Deck. May 23, 1894.
Interesting Statistics. May 22, 1894.
A Notable Day's Pay. May 20, 1894.
The Late Madame Suize. Feb. 17, 1894.
A Big Fire. Mar. 14, 1883.
Major Pauline Cushman. Jan. 10, 1894.
A Chapter on Church Organs. Dec. 25, 1894.
Nevada Celebration. May 16, 1894.
Along the Railroad. Sept. 17, 1892. Thermofax copy of clipping.
Piper's Opera House. April 27, 1878. Transcription only.
Robert E. Lowery. Aug. 14, 1885. Transcription only.
Notable Comstock Winters. Feb. 12, 1890. Transcription only.
|8/5/15||Daily Union, Virginia City, Nevada.
NOTE: all of the following were signed by Doten.
Dancing and Politics in Como. Aug. 18, 1863.
Union meeting at Como. Aug. 23, 1863.
Politics in Como. Sept. 1, 1863.
Como Correspondence. Sept. 15, 29; Oct. 6, 18, 27, 1863. Five articles.
Our Como Correspondence. Nov. 9, 1863.
Como Correspondence. Nov. 16, 1863.
Letter from Como. Nov. 20, 30, Dec. 7, 1863. Three articles.
Palmyra Correspondence. Dec. 26, 1863; Jan. 7, 16, Feb. 12, 20, and Mar. 18, 23, 31, 1864. Eight articles.
Letter from Palmyra. April 5, 13, July 17, 23, 1864. Four articles.
Palmyra Correspondence. Sept. 3, 21, 1864. Two articles.
Speech of Judge Turner. n.d.
Lyon County Politics. n.d.
Mines South of Gold Hill. Sept. 6, 1863.
A Question. Signed A.D. Sept. 20, 1863.
Telegraph to Como. Signed A.D. Dec. 11, 1863.
Homographic Record of the Constitutional Convention, Now in Session at Carson. Nov. 15, 1863.
New England in her Glory. n.d.
Gold Hill. The Comstock. n.d.
Fourth Sunday Morning's Discourse. n.d. [1864?].
Sabbath Discourse no. 6 and no. 7. n.d. [1864?] Two articles.
Mineral Wealth of Washoe, no. 12. Signed Almarin B. Paul. Gold Hill. Oct. 19, 1863.
Letter from Como. Signed L. Feb. 11, 1864.
Gambling and Gambling Houses in Virginia. Signed Levi W. Vanstein. n.d. [1863?].
The Judiciary--in Chapters. By L. No. 4. Aug. 22, 1863.
Matrimonial--To Miss Rose. By Ephriam Bolivar Spykens. July 20, 1870.
From Palmyra to Spring Valley--Dayton en Passant. Signed M. Aug. 24, 1863.
|8/5/16||Evening Chronicle, Virginia City, Nevada.
A Wife's Infidelity. Aug. 15, 1878.
Lost Opportunities. Sept. 14, 1888.
Death of Dr. Kirby. Dec. 15, 1888. Clipping and transcription.
[Snow Slides]. Jan. 25, 1890.
Waller Defeats Tragedy. April 1890.
Fell Finished. May 5, 1890.
A Busy Life Ended. Aug. 22, 1890.
Fatal Hemorrhage. Aug. 25, 1890.
A Demoniac Whistle. Sept. 12, 1890.
Admission Day. Oct. 30, 1893.
Determined Suicide. Dec. 1.
The Pioneer Journal Dead. Jan. 16, 1893. Clipping and transcription.
|8/5/17||Daily Evening Report, Virginia City, Nevada.
In Memoriam. Signed Alf Doten. Sept. 10, 1888.
Rivals Lethe. Jan. 10, 1899.
A Comstock Relic. April 19, 1899.
Alas, Poor Yorick. Aug. 22, 1900. Two copies of clipping, and transcription.
|8/5/18||Daily Trespass, Virginia City, Nevada.
Violent and Accidental Deaths Which have Occurred in Storey County. April 3, 1868.
Execution of John Millain. April 24, 1868. Clipping and transcription.
Capital Punishment, Morally Considered. April 24, 1868. Clipping and transcription.
|8/5/19||Morning Appeal, Carson City, Nevada.
The Coronation. Let the Eagle Scream. July 4, 1901.
Carson's Carnival. July 7, 1901.
The Carnival. July 8, 1901.
A Valuable Curio. Dec. 25, 1901.
Monuments of Folly. July 26, 1903.
The Sierra Nevada Deal. The Forests that Supplied the Comstock. Aug. 2, 1903.
A Fortune in a Throw. Aug. 15, 1903.
The Hank Monk Story. Oct. 11, 1903.
Sutro Tunnel. Oct. 27, 1903. Clipping and transcription.
The Birthday of Nevada Thirty-nine Years Ago. Nov. 2, 1903.
Tardy Recognition. April 14, 1893.
Death of Jim Townsend. Aug. 23, . Thermofax copy of clipping and transcription.
|8/5/20||News, Carson City, Nevada.
Fourth of July, 1776-1901. July 1, 1901.
Nevada Oil Fields. Dec. 9, 1902.
A Story of Treasure Hidden in this City. Oct. 14, 1903.
|8/5/21||Nevada Tribune, Carson City, Nevada.
Electro-chronograph. Dec. 9, 1890.
Another Sad Death. Oct. 12, 1891.
|8/5/22||Daily Reveille, Austin, Nevada (Reese River Reveille).
Saint Valentine. Feb. 14, 1882.
Washington's Birthday. Ash Wednesday. Feb. 21, 1882.
St. Patrick's Day. Mar. 17, 1882.
Bunker Hill. June 16, 1882.
Absconded Official. June 26, 1882.
Guiteau Hanged. June 30, 1882.
Austin's Fourth. July 5, 1882.
The Eureka Tragedy. Nov. 6, 1882.
Janet E. Anderson. Nov. 8, 1882.
A Perilous Position. Nov. 13, 1882.
Blossom's Friend. Nov. 15, 1882.
Alf Chartz Pardoned. Nov. 16, 1882.
The Comet. Nov. 17, 1882.
Proclamation. Nov. 30, 1882.
A Good Man Gone. Dec. 1, 1882.
The Midnight Comet. De.c 6, 1882.
Forefather's Day. Dec. 22, 1882.
Christmas. Dec. 23, 1882.
An Editor's Work. Sept. 1, 1884.
Thurlow Weed Dead. n.d.
A Broken History. April 12, 1882. Thermofax copy of clipping and transcription.
Obituary. April 10, 1882. Thermofax copy of clipping and transcription.
The Death of MacCrellish. Nov. 3, 1882. Clipping and transcription.
Old Winnemucca Dead. Oct. 25, 1882. Transcription only.
|8/5/23||Nevada State Herald, Wells, Nevada.
Political and Otherwise. Reno, Sept. 14, 1898. (no. 1).
NOTE: All of the following are signed Alf Doten, Reno.
From our Reno Scribe. Sept. 21, 1898. (no. 2).
About the State Fair. Sept. 29, 1898. (no. 3).
Death of the Hon. C.C. Powning. Reno, Oct. 4, 1898. (no. 4).
Political and Otherwise. Oct. 11, 1898. (no. 5).
Our Reno Letter. Oct. 18, 1898. (no. 6).
Our Reno Letter. Oct. 18, 1898. (no. 6.)
Candidates Returning. Oct. 25, 1898. (no. 7). Two copies.
Political Forecasts. Nov. 1, 1898. (no. 8).
Our Reno Letter. Nov. 8, 1898. (no. 9). 2 copies.
From the State Metropolis. Nov. 15, 1898. (no. 10).
Our Reno Letter. Nov. 22, 1898. (no. 11).
Thanksgiving at Reno. Nov. 29, 1898. (no. 12). Two copies.
How Would this Man do for Senator? Dec. 6, 1898. (no. 13).
From the State Metropolis. Dec. 14, 1898. (no. 14.)
Another Flop in the Returns. Dec. 20, 1898. (No. 15). Two copies.
Politics, Mines, etc. etc. Dec. 27, 1898. (no. 16). Two copies.
Newlands vs Stewart. Jan. 3, 1899. (no. 17).
What Cleve Says. Sept. 30, 1898.
|8/5/24||Gardnerville Record, Gardnerville, Nevada.
A Great Indian Band. Nov. 1, 1898.
Canvassing Candidates. Signed by Doten. Oct. 18, 1898.
Life is but a Circus. Signed by Doten. Oct. 11, 1898.
Doten's Chatty Letter. Signed by Doten. Oct. 4, 1898.
Alf Doten's Views of Things. Signed by Doten. Sept. 27, 1898.
Pyarmid (sic) Lake is Doomed. Oct. 2, 1903.
The Forests that Supplied the Comstock. Aug. 7, 1903. Clipping and transcription.
|8/5/25||Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
Letter from Virginia. Signed by Doten. Dec. 29, 1870 and Jan. 5, 1871. Two items.
The Insane Asylum. Mar. 11, 1884.
Journal. Feb. 15, 1885. Complete issue.
The Comstock's Early Days. Signed J.N. Flint. July 26, 1889.
Nevada's Natal Day. Oct. 31, 1891.
Light Let on Famous Train Robbery Case. Aug. 24, 1901.
Worse Prison Break than Folsom's. Aug. 5, 1903.
Home Rule. Hon. A.C. Cleveland a Candidate for U.S. Senator. Oct. 15, 1898.
A.C. Cleveland. Oct. 18, 1898.
|8/5/26||Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Nevada.
Chanukkah. Dec. 14, 1882.
Early Times in Nevada. Jan. 30, 1889.
High School Commencement. June 16, 1898.
Fourth of July at the Carson Carnival. July 5, 1901.
A Bit of History. Aug. 27, 1903. Clipping and transcription.
|8/5/27||Salt Lake City Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Nevada Reminiscence, signed by Doten. Sept. 4, 1890.
State of Nevada, by Alf Doten. Jan. 1, 1901. Clipping and transcription.
Wholesale Murder Committed by a Mob...June 1, 1901.
State of Nevada, by Doten. Jan. 2, 1902.
Some Incidents in Mackay's Life, signed by Doten. Aug. 3, 1902. Clipping and transcription.
A Narrative of Blood. July 18, 1886. Transcription only.
|8/5/28/1||Doten Holiday Series. Clippings from various newspapers.
The New Year (poem) by Eloise Dunleavy. [Written for the Bee]. n.d.
Wipe off the Slate. Gold Hill Evening News. Dec. 31, 1879.
A Happy New Year. Gold Hill Evening News. Dec. 31, 1880.
A Happy New Year. Figaro, San Francisco. Jan. 2, 1871.
The New Year. Sacramento Daily Union. Jan. 2, 1871.
New Year's Customs. Boston Traveller. Jan. 1, 1881.
The New Year. Unidentified San Francisco paper. n.d.
Good-by, Old Year. Unidentified paper, 1871?
Happy New Year. Unidentified paper. 1870.
Sonnets to the Old and the New Year, by Malcolm Tayler. n.d. Gold Hill.
The Dead and the New Year (poem) by Bethune Duffield. n.d., no place.
St. Valentine's Day. New York Evening Star. Feb. 14, 1882.
St Valentine. San Francisco Chronicle. Feb. 14, 1881.
St. Valentine's Day. Oakland Daily News. Feb. 14, 1868.
St. Valentine Day. Eureka Daily Sentinel. Feb. 13, 1881.
St. Valentine. Gold Hill Evening News, Feb. 14, 1881.
St. Valentine's Day. n.d., n.p. (2 articles).
Pater Patriae. New York Evening Star. Feb. 22, 1882.
Today's Anniversary - 1732-1882. San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 22, 1882.
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning! New York Evening Star, Mar. 17, 1882.
St. Patrick's Day. Daily Sand Lot, San Francisco. Mar. 17.
St. Patrick's Day. Gold Hill Evening News, Mar. 17, 1876.
Good Friday. The Morning Call, San Francisco. April 3, 1885.
Easter. Golden City. n.d.
Easter Eggs. Sacramento Daily Bee. April 11, 1868.
Easter Day. Philadelphia Public Ledger and Daily Transcript. April 1, 1872.
Good Friday. Gold Hill Evening News. April 15, 1881.
Holy or Passion Week. Gold Hill Evening News. April 11, 1881 (2 copies).
The Lenten Season. Daily Reveille, Austin. Feb. 24, 1882.
Easter Day. Daily Reveille, Austin. April 8, 1882. 2 copies.
Easter Eggs (poem) by the late Captain Fitz James O'Brien, U.S.A. Territorial Enterprise, May 7, 1868.
Easter Sunday. The Silver State, April 8, 1882.
Easter Flowers (poem). n.d., n.p.
An Easter Hymn (poem) from London Musical World. n.d., n.p.
Holy Week. San Francisco Chronicle. April 2, 1882.
Easter Day. n.d., n.p.
Palm Sunday. n.d. [San Francisco?].
Memorial Day. Daily Tribune, Salt Lake City. May 28, 1882.
Decoration Day. Daily Reveille, Austin. May 30, 1882
Memorial Day. Gold Hill Evening News, May 30, 1881.
Decoration Day (poem) by Sam Davis. The Californian, June, 1882.
Decoration Day (poem) by H.W. Longfellow. June Atlantic. n.d., n.p.
Memorial Day. Philadelphia? May 27, 187-.
The Twelfth of July. Daily Evening Post, San Francisco. July 12, 1879.
|8/5/28/2||Doten Holiday Series II.
Battle of the Boyne. Territorial Enterprise, July 12, 1871.
Rosh Hashanah. St. Louis Morning Herald. Oct. 3, 1872.
Jewish New Year. Territorial Enterprise. Sept. 13, 1882.
Thanksgiving Day. Chicago Tribune. Nov. 18, 1869.
Thanksgiving Day! (poem) San Francisco Morning Call. Nov. 23, 1880.
Thanksgiving. Philadelphia Press. Nov. 24, 1870.
Thanksgiving Day. Philadelphia Public Ledger and Daily Transcript. Nov. 18, 1869 and Nov. 24, 1870.
Thanksgiving Day. Daily Alta California, San Francisco. Nov. 24, Nov. 18, and Nov. 27 (3 articles).
Thanksgiving Day. Daily Appeal, Carson City. Nov. 24, 1870.
Thanksgiving. Territorial Enterprise. Nov. 26, 1868.
Thanksgiving. Gold Hill Evening News. Nov. 26, 1879.
Thanksgiving. Unidentified New York paper, n.d.
Thanksgiving (poem) by Geordy Bewhunin. San Francisco Post, n.d.
Thanksgiving (poem) by B.F. Taylor. n.d., n.p.
Thanksgiving (poem). Harper's Bazaar. New York. n.d.
The First Thanksgiving Day, A.D. 1622 (poem) by Mrs. Margaret J. Preston. Nov. 26, 188- . n.p.
A Thanksgiving Poem by William Allan Butler. [Washington, D.C.?]. n.d.
Forefather's Day. San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, Dec. 22, 1865.
Forefather's Day. Gold Hill Evening News. Dec. 22, 1889.
Forefather's Day. San Francisco Chronicle. Dec. 21, 1891.
Forefather's Day. Sacramento Bee. Dec. 22, 1880.
Forefather's Day. Gold Hill News. Dec. 21, 1871.
Christmas. Daily Alta California. San Francisco. Dec. 26.
Tomorrow. San Francisco Daily Examiner. Dec. 24, 1867.
Merry Christmas Has Come! (poem) by W.F. Herrick. San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin. Dec. 24, 1879.
Christmas. Golden Era, San Francisco. Dec. 19, 1868.
Merry Christmas. Golden Era. 1867.
Hang Up Baby's Stocking (poem). Territorial Enterprise. Dec. 25, 1879.
Christmas. Territorial Enterprise. Dec. 25, 1870.
Christmas. Gold Hill Evening News. Dec. 24, 1889 and Dec. 26, 1878 (2 articles).
Don't Forget the Children. Gold Hill Evening News. Dec. 23, 1879.
Christmas Outcasts (poem). New York Sun. Dec. 27, 1880.
Christmas Joy. Unknown San Francisco paper, n.d.
Christmas. Unknown San Francisco paper. n.d.
Origin of Christmas. Unidentified San Francisco paper. n.d.
Christmas Customs. n.d., n.p.
Christmas Day. Philadelphia Ledger. n.d.
Christmas Scraps. Virginia City, n.d.
Christmas Hints. n.d., n.p.
A Christmas Hymn (poem). Gold Hill News, Christmas 1880.
Christmas Eve (poem) by Elaine Goodale. San Francisco, n.d.
Merrie [sic] Christmas. n.d., n.p.
Hanging the Stockings (poem). Plymouth, Mass. n.d.
Santa Claus (poem) by Rev. Ralph Hoyt. Enterprise, n.d.
Merry Christmas Has Come (poem). n.d., n.p.
A Christmas Hymn (poem) by James S. MacDonald. San Francisco. n.d.
Christmas Bells (poem) by E. Cronin. n.d., n.p.
The Christ Cradle (poem) by Margaret J. Preston. n.d., n.p.
The True Story of Santa Clause (poem). n.d., n.p.
A Christmas Hymn (poem) by Alfred Dommett. Alta California, Dec. 25, 1885.
Buddhism. n.d., n.p.
Pioneer's Day. Ogden Daily Pilot, Utah. July 22, 1882.
St. Andrew's Day. St. Joseph Herald, Missouri. Nov. 30, 1871.
Health to Her Majesty. Territorial Enterprise. May 24, 1878.
Grand Musical Festival, S.F. - Interior of the Building. n.d., n.p.
Measuring Miners' Inches. Orchard and Stream, California. Sept. 1903.
"Lucky" Baldwin. In the Gray Days (poem) by R.J. Burdette. Both in Cassia County Times, Albion, Idaho. n.d.
Mr. De Young's Pride. Chicago Times, Aug. 30, 1891.
The Jewish New Year. Eureka Evening Leader. Sept. 12, 1882.
Treasure City, Nevada. Eureka Sentinel. Oct. 24, 1903. Clipping and transcription.
People's Tribune Sunday Meeting at Piper's Opera House. [Virginia City]. n.d. Clipping and transcription.
Joe Bowers (poem). n.d., n.p.
Nevada Wheat and Flour. n.d., n.p.
The Whitman Mine. [Nevada]. n.d., n.p.
Old and New (poem). n.d., n.p.
Piper's Opera House (ad for play). [Virginia City]. n.d.
Medicine Among Savages. [Virginia City]. n.d.
Grant's What's the Matter (poem). n.d., n.p.
The Original Corkonian. n.p., n.d.
Chewing Pine-tree Gum (poem). n.d., n.p.
How American Girls Take a Kiss. n.d., n.p.
A.H. n.d., n.p.
Early Navigation in California. n.d., n.p.
Charms. n.d., n.p.
Concerning Men. n.d., n.p.
The Blue and the Gray (poem). n.d.
Robert Emmet. n.d., n.p.
Martin the Wizard (ad). [Salt Lake City]. n.d.
The Art of Advertising. The Importance of Advertising. The Science of Advertising (3 articles pasted together). n.d., n.p.
Merchant. n.d., n.p.
The "Cloud Bursts" of Nevada. n.d., n.p.
Famous Old Clock. n.d., n.p.
Letter from Nevada Territory, signed A.D. Pajaro Times, Dec. 12, 1863.
Something About the Indians of Yosemite and Vicinity by Galen Clark. Sentinel of Yosemite, San Francisco. Aug. 1885.
Superstitious Miners. San Francisco Daily Post, July 16, 1887.
Camilla Urso's Festival Postscript. San Francisco Newsletter and California Advertiser. Feb. 22, 1870.
Bishop Manogue as a Miner. n.d., n.p. Clipping and transcription.
Pantlind's Will. Daily Reveille, Austin. May 11, 1882. Clipping and transcription.
The Nevada Camels by Dan De Quille. San Francisco Weekly Call, Jan. 18, 1894.
Dr. H.H. Toland. San Francisco Call. Feb. 28, 1880. Clipping and transcription.
Rosh Hashanah. Territorial Enterprise. Sept. 16, 1890.
Col. Curry's Funeral. n.d. [1873?].
Joaquin Murietta, Outlaw. Daily Evening Report, Virginia City. April 16, 1888.
It Helped to Make History. San Francisco Examiner. Nov. 3, 1898.
35,000 Dollars Given Away. [Salt Lake City Tribune]. n.d.
The Next Legislature. Wadsworth Dispatch, Nov. 30, 1898.
Bret Harte. San Francisco Chronicle. Nov. 13, 1898.
A Tragic Accident. Evening Chronicle, Virginia City. Jan. 3, 1902.
A Luminous Tree. Daily Evening Report, Virginia City. Aug. 17, 1888.
Killed by Joy. San Francisco Examiner, n.d. Clipping and transcription.
Death of John Church. San Francisco Chronicle. April 10, 1894. Clipping and transcription.
Major Pauline Cushman. Virginia Evening Chronicle. Nov. 11, 1872. Clipping and transcription.
Jewish New Year. San Francisco Examiner. Sept. 13, 1890.
Attractive and Telling Advertisements. n.d., n.p.
Brisk Days on the Comstock by R.M. Daggett. San Francisco Call. Sept. 10, 1893.
Fought to the Finish. San Francisco Examiner. Oct. 13, 1889.
Reckless Jack Powers by George E. Barnes. San Francisco Bulletin, April 17, 1897.
History of the Gold Hill News. Manuscript. Oct. 1, 1881.
Fraudulent Land Grants--Meeting of Settlers at Milpitas, signed by A. Doten, Sec. Daily Alta California, Mar. 24, 1859.
Letter from Ploughshare - Land Grants. Times, Mar 1, 1859.
Laws Regulating to Qualifications of Voters. Weekly Times, San Francisco. Nov. 10, 1860.
Land Grant Map. 1834. In ink.
California Land Frauds. n.d., n.p.
The State of Nevada by Alf Doten. n.d., n.p.
Cast of the Creole. n.d., n.p.
Piper's Opera House. Playbill. Dec. 18, 1888.
Arrival and Reception of Vice-President Colfax at Reno. n.p, Aug. 9, 186-.
Tragedy in a Dog-Pit by Wells Drury. San Francisco Examiner, Nov. 9, 1898.
|8/5/29/4||Miscellaneous [A Personal File].
Chewing Pine Tree Gum (poem) by Alf Demure. Lyon County Sentinel, Dayton, Nevada. Oct. 1, 1864.
Pencil Drawing of Cabin signed T.L.D. n.d.
A Pig Story by Alf Doten. Virginia Daily Union, 1865.
Why Art Thou Wandering? (poem). Manuscript. Aug. 20, 1871.
To Somebody (poem), manuscript signed A.D. Nov. 7, 1871.
An Apology. San Francisco Daily Report. Dec. 31, 1889.
Death of a Forty-Niner. Old Colony Memorial, Plymouth, Mass. Oct. 13, 1894. Clipping and transcription.
Independence Day Poem [by Mary S. Doten]. Reno Evening Gazette. July 6, 1893.
Andy Wright by Alf Doten. Reese River Reveille. Aug. 22, 1882.
Luke Paddock's Rail Fence by Alf Doten. Reese River Reveille. Dec. 30, 1882.
|8/5/30/1||Material by Dan De Quille from Various Papers.
Letter from Excelsior, signed Dan. Territorial Enterprise. Aug. 10, 11, 12 [no year]. (3 articles).
Letter from Excelsior District, signed Dan. Territorial Enterprise, signed Dan. Aug. 14, 16, 18, and 21 [no year]. (4 articles).
Donner Lake and Vicinity. n.d., n.p.
Bed Bugs. n.d., n.p.
Telegram to Dan De Quille. Mar. 4, 1867.
Sierra Nevada Skae. Daily Alta California, San Francisco. April 5, 1885.
Knights of the Whip. Daily Alta California. April 12, 1885.
Staging in Early Days. Daily Alta California. April 19, 1885.
Chief Geronimo. Daily Alta California. Sept. 21, 1885.
A Narrative of Blood. Daily Tribune, Salt Lake City. July 18, 1886.
Snow-Shoe Thompson. Overland Monthly. Oct. 1886.
Days of '49 (poem) by William Wright (Dan De Quille). Territorial Enterprise. Jan. 20, 1888.
Nevada Lakes. Nevada State Journal. April 22, 1888.
Comstock Matters. Daily Tribune, Salt Lake City. Aug. 1, 1886.
The Rivers of Nevada. Daily Tribune. Sept. 23, 1894.
|8/5/30/2||Clippings on James G. Fair and Family.
A Nevada Millionaire, signed Arthur McEwen. Sacramento Bee. May 30, 1885.
Death of Mrs. Therese Fair. San Francisco Examiner. Sept. 14, 1891.
Mrs. Fair's Will. Sept. 18, 1891. n.p.
Mrs. Fair's Will. San Francisco Examiner. Sept. 18, 1891.
Notable Citizens of Our City and State - James G. Fair. San Francisco Examiner. Jan. 28, 1894.
James G. Fair Dead. San Francisco Examiner. Dec. 29, 1984.
Tales from the Life of the Dead Millionaire. San Francisco Examiner. Dec. 30, 1894.
|8/5/30/3||Pacific Coast Pioneers.
Constitution, By-Laws and Standing Rules of the Society of Pacific Coast Pioneers. Organized at the City of Virginia, June 22, 1872.
Reprint of the first page of San Francisco Evening Bulletin, Oct. 15, 1855, printed on a Grieg model of the Columbian Press.
|8/5/31/1||Miscellaneous about Eilley Orrum and Sandy Bowers, gathered by
The Bowers Mansion by Bob and Jan Young. n.p., n.d.
The Bowers' Castle in the Comstock by Doris E. Tull. San Francisco Chronicle. Dec. 31, 1950.
Seeress of the Washoe by William Engle. American Weekly. Sept. 5, 1948.
Bowers Mansion is Pioneer Showplace. Motorland. Sept. 1852.
Mrs. Sandy Bowers Passed Away Tuesday. n.d, n.p. Thermofax copy of clipping.
|8/5/31/2||Miscellaneous concerning silver, gathered by Aubrey Drury.
Silver Triumphant. Time, Vol. 23, no. 1. Jan. 1, 1934.
Silver - the Miracle Metal by Pat McCarran. Mining and Industrial News. Feb. 15, 1943.
Silver Revival in New Mexico is Forecast. n.d., n.p.
Silver at Highest Price in Four Years. n.d., n.p.
Silver as Money. n.d., n.p.
The Real Meaning of Silver Coinage. n.d., n.p.
|8/5/31/3||Miscellaneous pamphlets and clippings concerning Nevada, gathered
by Aubrey Drury.
Nevada, "One Sound State." Time. Mar. 8, 1937. Clipping.
Scenic, Spacious Nevada. Motorland. May 1939. Clipping.
Nevada Celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. Argonaut. Oct. 27, 1939. Clipping.
Nevada - Personal Freedom Aim of the Sagebrush State by Berkeley L. Bunker. Pathfinder. April 25, 1942. Clipping.
Don't Welsh in Nevada by Charles Goddard. American Digest. n.d. Clipping.
Virginia and Truckee Heading for Last Roundhouse by Kevin Wallace. San Francisco Chronicle. Jan. 16, 1949. Clipping.
Neighbor Nevada by Aubrey Drury. Motorland, Vol. 46, no. 4. April 1940. Entire issue and typed manuscript.
Where the Comstock Still Lives by Frederick J. Monteagle. Tribune [S.F. or Oakland?]. n.d. Clipping.
Lanes of History by Darwin Lambert. National Motorist. Mar.-April, 1953. Clipping.
Carson Valley Honors Pioneer Days. [Reno?] June 12-18, 1959. Clipping.
The Nevada Piutes by Sam Davis. Sunset Magazine. n.d. Clipping.
Review of Max Miller's Biggest Little City, by Gordon Pates of Reno. n.d., n.p.
Harold's Club. Fabulous Covered Wagon Room. n.d. Pamphlet.
Nevada State Historical Society, 1904-1943. n.d., n.p. Pamphlet.
Nevada - State Capitol and Museum. n.d., n.p. Pamphlet.
Nevada - Pony Express. n.d., n.p. Pamphlet.
Nevada - Ghost Towns and Historic Sites. n.d., n.p. Pamphlet.
Miscellaneous pages from an unidentified guide to Nevada highways. n.d., n.p.
|8/5/31/4||Miscellaneous clippings concerning the Comstock Lode, gathered
by Aubrey Drury.
Con-Virginia Commences Drill Tests. Territorial Enterprise. Nov. 16, 1956.
The Old Comstock Lode by Drew Hawstead. Trumpeteer, Vol. 3, no. 9. Sept. 1947. Complete issue.
Silver Rise Stirs Nevada Camp to New Activity; Days of Yore Recalled. n.d., n.p.
Comstock Echoes by Ethel E. Bangert. [Pacific Pathways?]. n.d.
|8/5/31/5||Miscellaneous Pamphlets and Clippings Concerning Virginia City,
gathered by Aubrey Drury.
Virginia City Awakens to New Mining Boom. San Francisco Chronicle. Oct. 15, 1933.
Virginia City Feuds Over Cop for Bars. San Francisco Examiner. Aug. 23, 1957.
Virginia City up in Arms--for Want of a Night Cop. San Francisco Chronicle. [Aug. 22].
Virginia City (poem) by Joseph T. Goodman.
Territorial Enterprise (entire issue). Vol. 105, no. 43. Oct. 24, 1958.
Drama of the Comstock, a Concise History of Virginia City by Paul Smith. 1949.
A Visit to Historic Virginia City by Aubrey Drury. Motorland, Vol. 66, no. 4. April 1950. Entire issue and manuscript.
Forty-Nine. Published by the Museum of Memories, Virginia City, Nevada. n.d.
Virginia City by R.H. Fletcher. Photographs by Martin Bovey Jr. Ford Times, Vol. 42, no. 8. Aug. 1950. Entire issue.
Virginia City. Motorland, Vol. 80, no. 3. May-June 1959. Entire issue.
Three Outstanding Rarities of California Interest (catalog #53). Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles. Jan. 1928.
|8/5/31/6||Exploring Historic Virginia City. Sunset, Vol. 121, no. 4. Oct. 1958. Entire issue present.|
|8/5/31/7||Miscellaneous concerning Emma Nevada, gathered by Aubrey Drury.
Emma Nevada, Mother Lode Nightingale by Herbert S. Hamlin. Oakland Tribune. Sept. 15, 1940. Also, Chapter 2, Sept. 1, 1940; Chapter 3, Sept. 8, 1940; Chapter 7, Dec. 22, 1940. (4 articles).
Oakland Tribune, [portion of editorial page]. Feb. 19, 1956.
|8/5/31/8||Miscellaneous Material Collected by Aubrey Drury. 16 items.|
Series 6. Photographs. 1863-1874. 297 images, plus one roll of microfilm.
The photographs in the Doten collection consist of original prints, primarily cartes-de-visite, with some stereopticon slides (also known as stereo cards). About two-thirds of the images are portraits of individuals, all of which are identified by Doten and most of which are dated, also by Doten. These identifications carry a location of the subject, most commonly noted as Virginia [City], Nevada, with a few from California. [Note: some photos taken elsewhere were marked "Virginia, Nevada' by Doten; therefore since Doten's locations indicate the subjects presence in Nevada, rather than where the photo was taken, Doten's dates may refer to when the subject was in Nevada, rather than when the photograph was taken.] Other photos depict mining scenes in the Mother Lode region of California and the Comstock Lode of Nevada. Especially important are the rare scenes of hydraulic mining in California. There are many views of the streets and mines of Virginia City, Silver City, Dayton, and Gold Hill, Nevada in both cartes-de-visite and stereo card formats and several images of the Central Pacific Railroad in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Also present is a roll of microfilm (negative) of these photos; the film was taken by Aubrey Drury while the collection was held by John Howell Books.
All of the photographs have been transferred to the photo archives of the Special Collections Department and xerox copies made and placed in binders in the reading room.
Series 7. Nevada Playbills. 1864. 9 items.
This series of playbills for performances in Nevada all date from a few months of 1864 and reflect Doten's avid interest in every kind of melodeon, minstrel, or dramatic show. Most of the advertised performances were amateur productions. Additional playbills are also in Series One, pasted into the pages of several diaries. See the listings for Series One for specific volumes.
|8/7/1||Grand Concert to be Given at Doyles Theatre. Dayton, Nevada. June 9, 1864.|
|8/7/2||Como Amateurs will Give a Performance at Doyle's Theatre - Staring Wizard Martin. Dayton, Nevada. June 30, 1864.|
|8/7/3||Como Amateurs will Give Performance Free at Como Theatre. Como, Nevada. July 1864.|
|8/7/4||Como Amateurs will Give Their Second Performance at Doyle's Theatre. Dayton, Nevada. July 5, 1864.|
|8/7/5||Como Amateurs will Give a Concert for the Benefit of Como School Fund. Como, Nevada. June 4, 1864.|
|8/7/6||Como Amateurs will Give Their Second Performance at McCumber's Hall in Aid of Sanitary Fund. Como, Nevada. June 18, 1864.|
|8/7/7||Music Hall. Look at this Sunday Night Bill! Great Success of the Beautiful Sensation Play of the Corrigan Brothers. Sept. 23. Stored in manuscript map case.|
|8/7/8||Maguire's Opera House. Benefit of the Odd Fellows Library! March 12th., 18__. Stored in manuscript map case.|
|8/7/9||Music Hall! Miss Florence the Sweet Balladist. Virginia City, Nevada. [Sept. 26, 1864]. Stored in manuscript map case.|
Series 8. Stock Certificates and Related Material. 1863-1881.
The boom years of the Comstock Lode coincided with the peak years of Doten's personal prosperity. During this period, Doten initially bought stocks in mining companies and became an officer in several small but promising mining enterprises in Como, Nevada. When Como collapsed he moved on to Virginia City where he invested heavily in mining companies, prospering enough to purchase the Gold Hill News. He became the mining and political confidant of such mining figures as J.B. Winters, J.P. Jones, William Sharon, Adolph Sutro, and John Mackay. Unfortunately he continued to buy stock even as the Comstock declined, and by 1881 Doten lost his newspaper and home to his creditors William Sharon, John Mackay, and the Nevada Bank.
Materials in this series include mining company stock certificates, receipts, statements of account, letters, and deposit slips. The stocks are for companies in a number of mining districts in Nevada, a few in California, and one in Arizona. The certificates are arranged alphabetically by the name of the company. Unless noted otherwise, all materials listed below are stock certificates. The number following the company name is the stock certificate number. Additional certificates and mining related papers are also located in Series One, pasted into various diaries. See the guide listing for specific volume numbers of the diaries.
|8/8/1||Augusta Mining Company of Nevada. No. 33. May 21, 1881.|
|8/8/2||Aureola Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 74. Devil's Gate, Lyon County, Nevada. May 8, 1876.|
|8/8/3||Baltic Consolidated Mining Company. No. 364, 367, and 368. American Flat, Gold Hill District, Nevada. Feb. 16, 1877.|
|8/8/4||Betty Wilson Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 6. Palmyra Mining District, Lyon County, N.T. Sept. 29, 1864.|
|8/8/5||Bolivar Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 10765. Devil's Gate District, Lyon County, Nevada. May 27, 1870.|
|8/8/6||Calcutta Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 15. Gold Hill District, Storey County, Nevada. Sept. 19, 1875.|
|8/8/7||Centennial Gold and Silver Mining company. No. 100 and 108. Gold Hill District, Storey County, Nevada. June 12, 1876.|
|8/8/8||Chicago Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 21 and 43. Como, Palmyra District, Lyon County, N.T. Feb. 2 and 23, 1864.|
|8/8/9||Co-Operative Mining and Milling Company. No. 80. Virginia, Storey County, Nevada. Mar. 3, 1873.|
|8/8/10||Crystal Peak Consolidated Coal Company. No. 80. California and Nevada Territory. June 12, 1865.|
|8/8/11||Emblem Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 47. Palmyra District, Lyon County, N.T. Mar. 11, 1864.|
|8/8/12||Enterprise Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 96 and 97. Meadow Lake District, California. Oct. 9, 1866.|
|8/8/13||Floridian Ledge, Wizard Company. No. 54 and 63. Palmyra District, Lyon County, N.T. Sept. 29, 1863.|
|8/8/14||Genesee Mining Company. No. 4. Palmyra District, N.T. Sept. 28, 1863.|
|8/8/15||Gen'l Lee Silver Mining Company. No. 91. Globe District, Pinal County, Arizona. Oct. 25, 1877.|
|8/8/16||Georgia Silver Mining Company. No. 130. Storey County, Nevada. Feb. 1, 1875.|
|8/8/17||Glasgow Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 472. Devil's Gate Mining District, Lyon County, Nevada. Nov. 22, 1875.|
|8/8/18||Golden Prize Mining Company. No. 195. Flowery Mining District, Storey County, Nevada. May 10, 1879.|
|8/8/19||Receipt. Herald Gold and Silver Mining Company. Oct. 9, 1876.|
|8/8/20||Industry Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 4. Virginia Mining District, Storey County, N.T. Oct. 23, 1863.|
|8/8/21||Jersey Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 39. Meadow Lake Mining District, Nevada County, California. July 10, 1866.|
|8/8/22||Receipt. Katie Lowery Consolidated Mining Company. Sept. 26, 1878.|
|8/8/23||Kremlin Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 90, 91, and 92. Palmyra Mining District, Nevada. Mar. 25, 1864.|
|8/8/24||Live Oak Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 32 and 35. Palmyra Mining District, Nevada. Jan. 5, 1864.|
|8/8/25||McMeans Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 403. Gold Hill, Storey County, Nevada. April 24, 1874.|
|8/8/26||Malachite Silver Mining Company of Nevada. No. 72. Dec. 6, 1880.|
|8/8/27||Minerva Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 68. Indian Springs Mining District, Lyon County, N.T. Sept. 23, 1863.|
|8/8/28||Mitchell Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 77. Palmyra District, Lyon County, N.T. Feb. 2, 1864.|
|8/8/29||Nevada Gold and Silver Mining Company. N. 17 and 359. Gold Hill, Nevada. Sept. 24, 1872 and Aug. 21, 1874.|
|8/8/30||North Chipman Mining Company. No. 25. Virginia City, Nevada. Sept. 4, 1875.|
|8/8/31||North Consolidated Virginia Mining Company. No. 283 and 284. Virginia Mining District, Storey County, Nevada. Feb. 23, 1875.|
|8/8/32||North Dayton Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 225 and 226. Devil's Gate District, Lyon County, Nevada. Mar. 13, 1876.|
|8/8/33||North San Francisco Silver Mining Company. No. 177. Virginia Mining District, Storey County, Nevada. April 2, 1875.|
|8/8/34||Original Comstock Gold and Silver Mining Company. [Form of sale of shares, one for 100 shares; one for 300 shares.] Feb. 3, 1877.|
|8/8/35||Pictou Mining Company. No. 373. Gold Hill Mining District, Nevada. Dec. 2, 1872.|
|8/8/36||Prima Donna Ledge and Company. No. 66 and 67. Indian Springs District, Lyon County, N.T. Jan. 23, 1864.|
|8/8/37||Quinn Mill and Mining Company. No. 405. Nevada. Dec. 2, 1880.|
|8/8/38||The Red Jacket Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 43. Palmyra District, Lyon County, N.T. Jan. 23, 1864.|
|8/8/39||Sharon Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, 24, 42. Palmyra Mining District, Lyon County, N.T. Sept. 11, 1863.|
|8/8/40||Shiloh Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 67, 68, 84, 101, 143, 100. Palmyra District, Lyon County, N.T. Aug. 31 and Sept. 30, 1863.|
|8/8/41||Silver Central Consolidated Mining Company. No. 502. Devil's Gate District, Lyon County, Nevada. Oct. 22, 1875.|
|8/8/42||South Europa Mining Company. No. 7. Gold Hill District, Storey County, Nevada. Mar. 8, 1875.|
|8/8/43||South Star Gold and Silver Mining Company. Gold Hill, Nevada. Mar. 7, 1874.|
|8/8/44||Sullivan Silver Mining Company. No. 22, 444. Gold Hill Mining District, Storey County, Nevada. Aug. 9 1875 and Jan. 15, 1876.|
|8/8/45||Notification that 50 shares of Best and Belcher at 23 1/4 had been purchased for Doten by T.H. Ralston. Receipt for $500 deposited with T.H. Ralston at Gold Hill on Mar. 2, 1878.|
|8/8/46||Statement of account. Blake, Robbins and Company. San Francisco. Dec. 7, 1878.|
|8/8/47||Letter from Wm. Grainger dated May 22, 1877 at San Francisco, certifying that 300 shares of stock in the East Justice Gold and Silver Mining Company had been purchased in Doten's name.|
|8/8/48||Order to pay Doten 100 shares of stock in the Erie Silver Mining Company, signed L.W. Herry, dated April 2, 1874 at San Francisco. Letter regarding this transaction.|
|8/8/49||Letter concerning "Florida" and "Erie" stock, signed L.W. Herry, dated May 31, 1875 at San Francisco. See also 8/8/58.|
|8/8/50||Letter concerning the Pictou Mine and the Green Mine, signed A.P. Forles, dated May 29, 1873 at San Francisco.|
|8/8/51||Deposit slip with R.P. Keating and Company, Gold Hill, Nevada. May 5, 1876.|
|8/8/52||Deposit slip with R.P. Keating and Company, Gold Hill. Aug. 16, 1876.|
|8/8/53||Delinquent sale notice (newspaper clipping). North Dayton Gold and Silver Mining Company. Aug. 25, 1878.|
|8/8/54||Letter notifying Doten that he might purchase 100 shares of Quartz Mountain Gold Mining and Tunnel Company, signed W.B. Murdoch, San Francisco. Sept. 6, 1878.|
|8/8/55||Bill to W.R. Townsend for 1000 shares of Hussey and Company stock. Feb. 15, 1878 at San Francisco. Bill to C.W. Crane for (apparently) the same shares from Townsend. Feb. 15, 1878.|
|8/8/56||Montezuma Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 20. Como, Palmyra District, Lyon County, N.T. Dec. 1, 1863.|
|8/8/57||Union Gold and Silver Mining Company. No. 96. Palmyra Mining District, Lyon County, N.T. Feb. 25, 1864.|
|8/8/58||Letter concerning Florida and Erie stock, signed by L.W. Herry, dated April 8, 1874 at San Francisco. See also 8/8/49.|
|8/8/59||Receipt for $100 for Assessment Number 4 on 1000 shares of the capital stock of the Aureola Gold and Silver Mining Company. Certificate No. 74. June 14, 1877.|
|8/8/60||Receipt for $35 for Assessment Number 2 of ten cents per share on 359 shares of capital stock of Bottie Consolidated Mining Company. Certificates. No. 94/200 and 141/159. Oct. 9, 1856.|
|8/8/61||Receipt for $6 for assessment on 50 shares of Centennial, Certificate No. 100 and 50 shares on Certificate No. 108, William Grainger, Trustee. Sept. 14, 1877.|
|8/8/62||Receipt for $51.50 for Assessment Number 1 on 500 shares of North Chipman Mining Company, Certificate No. 25. April 24, 1876.|
|8/8/63||Receipt for $6 for Assessment Number 4 on 217 shares of Gen'l Lee Silver Mining Company, Certificate No. 91. Sept. 2, 1879. Two newspaper clippings of delinquent sale notice, Mar. 7, 1878 and Dec. 3, 1877.|
|8/8/64||Receipt for $10 for Assessment Number 1 on 100 shares of Georgia Silver Mining Company, Certificate No. 130. Oct. 22, 1875.|
|8/8/65||Receipt for $13 for Assessment Number 2 on 100 shares of Nevada Gold and Silver Mining Company, Certificate No. 17 and No. 359. May 18, 1876.|
|8/8/66||Receipt for $103 for assessment number 1 for 200 shares of North Consolidated Virginia Mining Company, Certificate No. 283 and No. 284. Dec. 1, 1875. Alfred Doten Papers NC08|
Series 9 Miscellaneous Material. ca 1849-1903.
This series contains a variety of materials which did not fit neatly into the previous series. The variety is wide, from Doten's proof of citizenship for seaman's papers (1849) to political tickets, maps, tax receipts, wedding invitations, minutes of the Committee for Making Laws and Regulations for Shaw's Diggings, clippings, and letters. Arranged in no specific order.
|8/9/1||Photograph of a silver bar (20 inches high) presented to Virginia, Nevada by the German government, Sept. 20, 1870, valued at $3,123.76.|
|8/9/2||Invitation and menu for Democratic dinner given by William Randolph Hearst to members of the 21st Session of the Nevada Legislature. Mar. 5, 1903.|
|8/9/3||Regular Union Republican ticket. Grant & Colfax.|
|8/9/4||Democratic State ticket. Seymour and Blair.|
|8/9/5||Many Citizen's ticket for School Trustees.|
|8/9/6||"What I know about J.P. Jones," by James Devlavan.|
|8/9/7||Map showing the location of the Malachite Silver Mine, Esmeralda County, Nevada.|
|8/9/8||Proof of citizenship of Alfred Doten for seaman's papers. Mar. 7, 1849.|
|8/9/9||Rent receipt. Oct. 12, 1883.|
|8/9/10||The Miner's Ten Commandments.|
|8/9/11||Note for $2,000 payable to the Nevada National Bank of San Francisco at the interest rate of 1% per month. Dated Feb. 14, 1878 at Virginia City. Holograph note attached giving total amount owed by Doten.|
|8/9/12||Lander County tax receipt for 1884 in the amount of $2.66. Nov. 6, 1884.|
|8/9/13||Statement of account due the Hantch and Company. Feb. 11, 1851.|
|8/9/14||Small map sketched in pencil.|
|8/9/15||Western Union telegram to Doten. Feb. 14, 1870.|
|8/9/16||Minutes of the Committee for Making Laws and Regulations for Shaw's Diggings. (Doten was secretary.)|
|8/9/17||Letter to Doten from Senator Jones. Jan. 21, 1897.|
|8/9/18||Wedding invitation: Clara A. Sharon and Frank G. Newlands. Nov. 19, 1874.|
|8/9/19||Letter to Millie from Joseph T. Williams. June 26, 1883.|
|8/9/20||Letter to Doten from Cornelia Doten. Nov. 29, 1891.|
|8/9/21||Solid Mayflower Lodge. Clipping from Boston Daily Globe, Dec. 3, 1894.|
|8/9/22||Marriage of Mary Foster Baily and Alfred Stevens Burbank. Clipping from Old Colony Memorial, Plymouth. Sept. 29, 1894.|
|8/9/23||"Loves the Old Place Yet." Clipping from Daily Transcript, Nevada City, Calif. Feb. 25.|
|8/9/24||"A Paiute Papoose." Clipping from San Francisco Examiner, previous to Mar. 24, 1884.|
|8/9/25||"Mrs. Mary A. Doten." Obituary from Old Colony Memorial. n.d. .|
|8/9/26||"Major Samuel H. Doten." Obituary from Old Colony Memorial. Jan. 20, 1906.|
|8/9/27||Letter to Doten from Mary S. Doten. Nov. 30, 1895.|
|8/9/28||Letter to Doten from W. Webster. Dec. 1, 1895.|
|8/9/29||Copy of Intention to Homestead, Mary S. Doten and Alfred Doten. Nov. 30, 1895.|
|8/9/30||Letter to Mary S. Doten from Alf Doten. Dec. 8, 1895.|
|8/9/31||Marriage certificate of Alfred Doten and Mary E. C. Stoddard. July 24, 1873. Includes photos of each.|
|8/9/32||The Young Folks' Glee book. Inscribed by Alfred Doten, San Jose, Calif. Aug. 20, 1862.|
|8/9/33||Pilgrim Plymouth. Signed by the author, Alfred S. Burbank.|
|8/9/34||Badge of the Sacramento Pioneer Association. 1849. [Star-shaped.]|
|8/9/35||Badge of the Pacific Coast Pioneers, Nevada. [Shield-shaped.]|
|8/9/37||Clipboard signed by Doten.|
|8/9/38||Certificate of Doten's election as an active member of the Washoe Engine Co. No. 4, attached to the Virginia Fire Dept. Dec. 3, 1866. Placed in the manuscript map case.|
|8/9/39||Letters written to Doten's granddaughter, Dorothy Webster, by Doten's son, Samuel.|