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D. A. Bender and William J. Westerfield Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: 90-14
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.

Dates

  • 1873

Creator

Restrictions

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.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 item)

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.

Biographical Note

D. A. Bender was the general freight agent for the Virginia and Truckee Railroad in Carson City, Nevada.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Correspondence; Barry Cassiday Rare Books, Sacramento, CA 95814. Purchase, 02/02/90, 90-14
Title
D. A. Bender and William J. Westerfield Correspondence
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

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