|Guide to the Territorial Governor's Records|
Governor of the Territory of Nevada
The 1861 Federal act to organize Nevada Territory provided for a territorial governor, appointed by the U.S. President, who would
-Commission all officers who would be appointed to office under the laws of said Territory
James Warren Nye, 1861-1864
Records of the Governor of Nevada Territory 1861-1864 2 cu. ft. Indexed, see below.
The records of Territorial Governor Nye consist of correspondence and proclamations. These records are arranged in chronological and then alphabetical order and include letters of recommendation, inventory of ordinance at Fort Churchill, petitions, requests for appointments, and letters of political interest such as discussions about the Civil War. Telegrams are filed separately at the end of the correspondence, as are proclamations. The contents of nearly all the telegrams were transcribed in their entirety and appear in the index below. Appointments, proclamations and official acts were also recorded in a separate bound volume. Most military correspondence is in the records of the Office of the Adjutant General (see general description below).
Item: TERR-0108 - to TERR-0111 Date: Feb. 1861- December 1864
Item: TLEGIS-0034 Date: 1861-1864
Item: OTAG-0044 Date: 1862-1864
Name Index to Governor Nye's Records- alphabetical by name of sender
Photo Credit: James Warren Nye, Nevada Territorial Governor, courtesy of Nevada State Archives.