Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Mahlon Fairchild (1827-1913) was born in New York and immigrated to California during the 1849 gold rush. In May 1859, Fairchild relocated to Nevada, where he lived until his death. The collection contains a hardbound manuscript of reminiscences written by Fairchild between about 1910 and 1913 on his life, immigration west to California, details about Comstock mining, and his experiences in White Pine County.
Overview Francis Griffith Newlands (1848-1917) was a businessman and served as a Nevada Representative from 1893-1902 and a Senator from 1902-1917. The collection contains records of legal work done by Newlands, attorney for William Sharon, in acquiring mills and mines in the Carson River Valley and the Comstock.
Overview John McKay was a miner living in Gold Hill, Nevada in the mid-1860s. The collection contains one letter and envelope written by McKay to his sister, Mary Leavitt, who lived in Wisconsin. In the letter, McKay discusses his views of the Civil War and living in Gold Hill.
Overview The Max Meyer & Co. was a mercantile business located in Goldfield, Nevada. The collection contains one photograph and an invoice of the company.
Overview Silver Peak, Nevada was a small mining town originally settled during the territorial period and located in Esmeralda County at the foothills of the Silver Peak Range. The collection contains a one-page letter written by T. I. Barnes to "Friend William" regarding the mining and milling operation in Silver Peak.
Overview John "Snowshoe" Thompson (1827-1876) was born in Tinn, Telemark, Norway to Torstein Olson-Rue and Gro Jonsdatter Einungbrekke. After the death of his father, John and his mother, Gro, immigrated to the United States, where John eventually settled in Genoa, Nevada in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The collection contains letters written by Agnes Scossa, Laurence D'Orsay, and Rees Davis to Francis Fairchild regarding John "Snowshoe" Thompson and his life.
Overview The Tonopah Belmont Mine fire took place in Tonopah, Nevada on February 23, 1911 and killed seventeen miners. The collection contains one letter, dated February 27, 1911, written to George Wingfield about the reaction to the Belmont Mine fire in the days following the disaster.
Overview A. W. (Alexis Waldemar) Von Schmidt worked as a stateline surveyor and also was employed by James Lick, of observatory fame, to find a suitable location for his observatory around Lake Tahoe. The collection contains one letter written by Von Schmidt to D. L. Bliss regarding purchasing land owned by Bliss for the observatory.