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Total manuscripts: 11

Call (Anson) papers
Coll #: MS-00090
Date: 1860s
Extent: 1 folder (shared box); 0.1 linear feet
Anson Call Papers (1860s) consists of typescript photocopies of the "Autobiography of Anson Call" and "Sketch: Life of Anson Call 1810-1890 Pioneer in the Building of the West." Also included is a typescript transcription of Call's report, "Exploration of the Colorado, 1864" and two typescript transcriptions of Call's correspondence in 1865.
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Cheel (Chester) papers
Coll #: MS-00618
Date: 1847-1960
Extent: 1 folder (shared box); 0.02 linear/cubic feet
The Chester W. Cheel Papers (1847-1960) consist of two photocopies of manuscripts on early Nevada History and Las Vegas with a focus on the Mormons role in developing the area. Also included is a two-page hand-written bibliography.
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Gregory, Leila Walker papers
Coll #: MS-00218
Date: 1920-1979
Extent: 1 box (0.19 cubic feet, 0.21 linear feet)
The Leila Walker Gregory Papers (1920-1979) consists of newspaper clippings and handwritten notes regarding the murder of Reed Walker, Leila's second husband who was Chief Building Inspector for Las Vegas, Nevada. Included are also notes and Mormon genealogy information on Leila and her third husband, Arthur Gregory, Gregory's diplomas, and correspondence.
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Leavitt, Cecil Paper on the History of Bunkerville, Nevada
Coll #: MS-00109
Date: undated
Extent: 1 folder in a shared box (0.01 cubic feet, 0.01 linear feet)
The Cecil Leavitt Paper on the History of Bunkerville, Nevada, undated, consists of a term paper written by Leavitt for a history class at the College of Southern Utah, Cedar City, Utah.
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Lyman (Marguerite Rice) Papers on Southern Nevada History
Coll #: MS-00081
Date: 1960-1969
Extent: 1 folder (shared box), (0.01 cubic feet, 0.1 linear feet)
The Marguerite Rice Lyman Papers on Southern Nevada History (1960-1969) consists of six typescripts concerning the history of Nevada. The collection includes information about the Muddy Mission, the history of Spring Valley, Mads Jorgensen, and profiles of Rice family pioneers. It also includes information about Mormon church activities within Nevada.
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Mortensen, Verna Papers
Coll #: MS-00163
Date: 1966-1979
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Related Materials: Verna Mortensen Photograph Collection, PH-00089.
The Verna Mortensen Papers date from 1966 to 1979 and document the work of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Clark County chapter to preserve and restore the Las Vegas, Nevada Mormon Fort. The collection contains newspaper clippings, notes, and a grant application for the Mormon Fort. It also includes an undated article about the history of the Las Vegas area and two eulogies given for Verna Mortensen.
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Syphus (Levi Walter) papers
Coll #: MS-00228
Date: 1889-1930
Extent: 1 box (0.18 Cubic Feet, 0.21 Linear Feet)
The Levi Walter Syphus Papers date from 1889 to 1930 and document the activities of Levi Walter Syphus (1866-1949), a southern Nevada pioneer and state legislator. The collection contains a financial ledger, meeting minutes of the Board of Control of the Lincoln County Experiment Farm, and records of experiments in refining magnesite.
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Syphus-Bunker Papers
Coll #: MS-00169
Date: 1891 -1994 (bulk 1891-1895)
Extent: 2 boxes (1.65 cubic feet, 1.5 linear feet)
The Syphus-Bunker Papers date from 1891 to 1994, with the majority of the collection consisting of correspondence between Mary Etta Syphus and John Mathieson Bunker from 1891 to 1895. The collection also contains correspondence from friends and relatives, and documentation related to Mary Etta Syphus' attendance at Brigham Young Academy Church Normal Training School. Other materials include family history information and two color photographs of family homes. The collection also includes typed transcripts of the correspondence.
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Waite, Lu Jones
Coll #: MS-00132
Date: 1968
Extent: 2 manuscripts in 1 doc box
Collection consists of the manuscript for Lu Jones Waite's novel -- Out of the West. Waite wrote a number of fictional works which were centered around Mormon families and the Mormon faith.
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Wheeler (Maria Burston) papers
Coll #: MS-00062
Date: 1850s -1933
Extent: 1 box (shared); 0.1 linear feet
The Maria Burston Wheeler Papers date from approximately the 1850s to 1933 and record Maria Walker's childhood and voyage from Liverpool, England to Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States through her manuscript "My History." The manuscript details her and her family's trans-Atlantic journey as well as her own journey as a married woman, Maria Burston Wheeler, to Las Vegas, Nevada to establish the Mormon Fort located there. Her manuscript details daily life at the fort.
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Whitmore (Sidney R.) Collection
Coll #: MS-00068
Date: 1885-1970
Extent: 1 shared box, 1 flat file, 2 oversized boxes, and 6 unboxed items (9.14 cubic feet, 6.51 linear feet)
Related Materials: 0219
The Sidney R. Whitmore Collection (approximately 1885-1970) contains land deeds and other documents about Mount Diablo, Nevada; documents detailing parts of his family history; and eight framed paintings of landscapes and portraits.
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