Deeds and land documents of Adoph Sutro

 Collection
Identifier: 95-58

Scope and Contents

Included are deeds for property acquired by Adolph Sutro for his mill in Dayton, Nevada, also referred to as Chinatown and as Nevada City; and a lease agreement, 1864, whereby Sutro leased his Dayton property to Sheldon A. Simons. Most of the deeds are for land transfers by pre-Sutro owners. Also included is a receipt for pans [of gold] sent to Sutro.

Dates

  • 1861-1864

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.

Administrative History

Sutro and Company was a silver milling company owned by Adolph Sutro. Sutro developed and owned a silver mill in Dayton, Nevada, in 1861. He developed, was the major stockholder of, and was general superintendent of the Sutro Tunnel in the Comstock Lode, Virginia City, Nevada, which drained excess water from the mines of that area.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (9 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Adolph Sutro was a key developer in California and Nevada, with significant contributions in mining, real estate, and politics. After taking integral steps toward miner's safety in Virginia city with his Sutro tunnel, Sutro moved to San Francisco and became a land developer, eventually being elected mayor of the city. Included in this collection are deeds for property acquired by Adolph Sutro for his mill in Dayton, Nevada, also referred to as Chinatown and as Nevada City; and a lease agreement, 1864, whereby Sutro leased his Dayton property to Sheldon A. Simons. Most of the deeds are for land transfers by pre-Sutro owners. Also included is a receipt for pans [of gold] sent to Sutro.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Creator

Title
Deeds and land documents of Adoph Sutro
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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