Virginia & Truckee Railroad
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Bender's letter of June 30 to William J. Westerfield, V&TRR agent for the Virginia City, Nevada station, and later Nevada State Senator, asks about a shipment of coal and a missing cord of wood and comments on a horrible disaster in Virginia City. Westerfield's response of July 1 on the verso accounts for the wood and coal, provides details of the June 29th explosion and fire and their cause, and tells of a recent shooting in town.
Abstract W. C. Bousfield was an agent for the Truckee Milk Company which was formed to furnish milk to Virginia City, Nevada. Collection contains letter of complaint from Bousfield in Virginia City to William Sharon about H. M. Yerington's attempts to encourage others to enter the milk-supplying business, February 21, 1873.
Dates: February 21, 1873
Abstract Diaries relating to Alfred Doten's trip from Plymouth, Mass. by sea to California in 1849, his life as a placer miner and rancher in California, and as a newspaperman in Nevada; literary, biographical and historical manuscripts; a complete file of the Como Sentinel and its successor, the Lyon County Sentinel; and clippings of Doten's articles. Other papers relate to Governor C. C. Stevenson of Nevada, the construction of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, the town of Gold Hill, Nevada, and the...
Abstract Includes material related to Miller's career and interests, particularly the history of Nevada Territory and the theater. Included are correspondence, Miller's thesis and dissertation, scripts of plays performed by the Reno Little Theater and Reno Dramatic Club, sheet music, a minute book/account ledger of stock holders of the Silver Star Mining District (Comstock Lode), and a poster for Topliffe's Theatre (earliest known Nevada imprint, 1862). Material between 1860-1976.
Dates: 1860-1976; 1860-1976
Abstract Nevada Flume Company operated in western Nevada and supplied wood to the Virginia and Truckee Railroad and to the Comstock mining region; possibly a subsidiary of that railroad company. Includes maps, deeds, agreements, receipts for wood, and accounts of wood, chiefly dealing with a wood drive to Empire and Dayton, Nevada, in 1876. Most of the documents were signed by H. M. Yerington. The participating companies were Nevada Flume Company, El Dorado Flume Company, Virginia and Truckee Railroad...
Abstract Includes Sampson's reminiscences of his military career, Margaret Ryan Sampson's diary of a trip to Calgary, Canada (1964), a biography of Max C. Fleischmann, a W.P.A. history of the Nevada Episcopal Church, Robert A. Allen's report on the V & T, and legal papers from the Interstate Commerce Commission's hearings on the abandonment of the V & T.
Abstract Letters and affidavits to H. M. Yerington from Frederick W. Sharon, J. O. Martin, and Francis G. Newlands, trustees of the estate of William Sharon, regarding the re-issuance of stock certificates lost in the fire following the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Companies involved include the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, Inyo Development Company, Southern Development Company, and El Dorado Wood and Flume Company.
Abstract Student paper briefly discusses organizational history of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, method by which construction was financed, names of stockholders and amount of their stock, and amount of dividends paid (1968). Created by Jim Jeffers, Jr. who was a student at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Abstract Correspondence, legal papers, financial records, operating and personnel records, maps, schedules, and other records reflecting all phases of the railroad's operations. The records of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad consist of 1,162 volumes, 209 boxes, 132 packages, and 251 drawings and maps. There were apparently no photographs donated with this collection, although there are photographs in the microfilmed V & T records at the Nevada State Museum/State Railroad Museum. The collection...
Abstract Kautz Environmental Consultants, Inc., is a Reno, Nevada, cultural resources research and management firm organized in 1994 and owned by Robert R. Kautz. Collection of two reports and background research materials. The reports are: 1) On the margins of Washoe Canyon: Archaeological data recovery at four sites in the vicinity of Washoe Canyon, Washoe County, Nevada (1998); and 2) Rails through the canyon: mitigation of the Washoe Canyon segment of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, Washoe...
Dates: 1998, 2000