Carlin, Nevada Business Documents Collection

Identifier: NC1418

Scope and Contents

The Carlin, Nevada Business Documents Collection contains materials from an unknown business operation in or around Carlin, Nevada. The documents may be related to ranching, as the one letter references hiring a vaquero for work. Most of the documents are accounting of payments received from W. S. Hobart, potentially the same Hobart of Virginia City, Nevada lumbering fame, for "services rendered" to John Sullivan, E. P. Osgood, John Haskitt, Dan Garraro, and H. M. Farmer. It is also unknown whether these payment documents and the letter are related.


  • 1879

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

Carlin, Nevada, located 23 miles west of Elko, was founded in 1867 as the eastbound end of the line for the Central Pacific Railroad; the Carlin post office was established on December 4, 1868. The city was named for Union Army officer William Passmore Carlin. Although land was set aside for a military outpost in 1874, no post was ever established. Ranching and mining were both established by settlers in the 1870s and continue today.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



Carlin, Nevada is located in Elko County, Nevada. Major industries in and around Carlin are mining and ranching. The collection contains business receipts, payments, and one letter from individuals involved in business in and around Carlin, Nevada.


Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC November 2021 auction November Wonders: Western Americana Auction, Lot #4104.

Guide to the Carlin, Nevada Document Collection
Jessica Maddox
January 2022
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Repository Details

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

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