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George Ladd Papers (MS-01073)

Abstract

The George Ladd Papers are comprised of a scrapbook dating from 1903 to 1906 that documents the final years of George Ladd, who was involved with the Bullfrog Mine in Rhyolite, Nevada. The scrapbook contents include personal correspondence, certificates of assays, telegrams, mining purchases, bank deposit slips, and correspondence between Ladd and the Bullfrog Mining Company.

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Date
1903 to 1906
Extent
0.19 Cubic Feet (1 box)
0.21 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The George Ladd Papers are comprised of a scrapbook dating from 1903 to 1906 that documents the final years of George Ladd, who was involved with the Bullfrog Mine in Rhyolite, Nevada. The scrapbook contents include personal correspondence, certificates of assays, telegrams, mining purchases, bank deposit slips, and correspondence between Ladd and the Bullfrog Mining Company.

Biographical / Historical Note

George Ladd (1852-1906) was one of the early discoverers of Bullfrog Mine in Rhyolite, Nevada. While not officially credited with the discovery of the mine, Ladd was involved with the mine from its early years and was a member of the firm Clark, Ladd and Benson of the Bullfrog Mine Company. George Ladd was a resident of Nevada and primarily worked in raising stock throughout Lovelock Valley until around 1900, when he became interested in mining and spent time in Tonopah and Goldfield, Nevada.

Bullfrog Mine was discovered in 1904 near Beatty, Nevada. The discovery of the mine was credited in helping end a thirty-year economic depression in Nevada. The towns of Bullfrog and Rhyolite were started within a few miles of each other by competing townsite companies, becoming leading towns in the district. The height of the boom lasted until 1906.

Sources:

"Death Claims George Ladd". Reno Evening Gazette, March 27, 1905. Accessed September 1, 2021. http://ezproxy.library.unlv.edu/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/march-27-1905-page-4-8/docview/2061863235/se-2?accountid=3611.

Charles Kielhofer Letter, 1958. MS-00041. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

"The Bullfrog Mining District in Nevada." Legends of America. Accessed September 1, 2021. https://www.legendsofamerica.com/nv-bullfrogdistrict/

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Related Collections

The following resources may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Charles Kielhofer Letter, 1958. MS-00041. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nevada Mining Photograph Collection, 1868-1933. PH-00361. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

George Ladd Papers, 1903-1906. MS-01073. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS01073
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated to UNLV Special Collections and Archives; accession number 2021-113.

Processing Note

In 2021, Chriziel Childers processed the collection and entered the information into ArchivesSpace.

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