J. W. Haynie Papers

Identifier: NC999
The collection consists of the J. W. Haynie papers and the J. W. Haynie and Company records, each comprising a series of its own.

The papers of J. W. Haynie include material of a personal nature, not pertaining to the company from 1863 to 1881. Several folders of material are in regards to mining claims in Mono County, California. There is also one folder of correspondence to H. M. Yerington from Haynie about those same mining interests.

The J. W. Haynie and Company records contain documents clearly pertaining to the company and cover the period from 1860 through 1884. Material is original, hand written and also typed and copied. The contents reflect the operations of the company including land documents, financial documents, and a plat map.


  • 1860-1884



Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


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Personal papers include mining claims in Mono County, California. and correspondence to H. M. Yerington about them; tax statements; and military documents.,Company records include land transfer papers and correspondence from the Sierra Silver Mining Company, legal documents from Washoe and Douglas Counties, Nevada; and financial records and a map of the company's Little Valley property.

Biographical Note

Captain John W. Haynie was associated with H. M. Yerington in several business enterprises dealing with land and lumber in the later part of the 19th century. Some of these were known as Yerington and Company, J. W. Haynie and Company, Genoa Flume Company, the El Dorado Wood and Flume Company and the Bodie Wood and Lumber Company Apparently, Captain Haynie acted as Yerington's agent in the field to investigate land for sale and to report on their various business interests and activities.

Little else is known about Haynie except that he served with the 10th Ohio Cavalry during the Civil War. He owned property in Carson City, where he resided, and in Douglas and Washoe Counties, Nevada.

John W. Haynie, H. M. Yerington and A .J. Ralston were partners in the J. W. Haynie and Company whose lumbering and fluming operation centered around the Little Valley, Franktown section of Washoe County, Nevada. Holdings were also acquired in Sierra Canyon, Douglas County, Nevada. The company seems to have been in existence from 1872 through 1884, although there is no record of its incorporation. Fluming wood and storing lumber at a yard in Franktown, Washoe County, Nevada appear to have been the company's major activities. There are indications that it eventually became part of the El Dorado Wood and Flume Company.


This collection is divided into the following series:

Series 1: J. W. Haynie, Papers, 1863-1881

Series 2: J. W. Haynie & Co. Records, 1860-1884

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by unknown source circa 1980.


Guide to the J. W. Haynie Papers
Lenore M. Kosso
November 1981
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

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