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Silver Peak (Nev.) Letter

 Collection
Identifier: NC1367
The collection contains one one-page letter written by T. I. Barnes to "Friend William" regarding the mining and milling operation in Silver Peak as well as the richness of the minerals in the area. He also mentions the remoteness of the region stating "this is certainly a rich district in minerals nothing else."

Dates

  • June 14, 1865

Creator

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.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 leaf)

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.

Historical Note

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. A post office was established on April 2, 1866, and remained active until December 15, 1913.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Holabird-Kagin Americana in the 2012 Hot August Auction in August 2012.

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Silver Peak (Nev.) Letter
Status
in_progress
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
April 2019
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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