Savage Mining Company Correspondence

Identifier: 2011-23

Scope and Contents

The Savage Mining Company Correspondence contains incoming business related correspondence for the Savage Mining Company from 1866 to 1868, and 1876. Letters are addressed to mine superintendent Charles S. Bonner. Also included is one statement of finances from July 1, 1866 that includes information on ore at mills, on hand, and bills.


  • 1866-1876
  • Majority of material found within 1867-1868


Conditions Governing Access

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.

Historical Note

The Savage Mining Company was founded in 1859 by A. O. Savage, L. C. Savage, and others. The claim, located between the Hale and Norcross and the Gould and Curry Mines, operated from 1860-1895. The mine produced little ore between 1865 and 1873. In an attempt to increase production, the Savage Mining Company, Chollar-Potosi, and Hale and Norcross combined to explore greater depths beginning in 1875. In 1895, it became part of the Brunswick Exploration Company.

Charles S. Bonner was the superintendent for the Savage Mining Company and later the Gould and Curry Silver Mining Company, both located in Virginia City, Nevada. One of the shafts of the Gould and Curry is named after Bonner.


0.21 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials



The Savage Mining Company was a silver mine located in Virginia City, Nevada. Charles S. Bonner was a superintendent for the Company. The collection contains incoming correspondence mainly from the 1860s for the Savage Mining Company and is addressed to superintendent Charles S. Bonner.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Holabird-Kagin Americana in December 2011.

Related Materials

Related archival materials held by the UNR Special Collections Department:

Savage Mining Company Records (NC62)

Guide to Savage Mining Company Correspondence
Jessica Maddox
February 2018
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Repository Details

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

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