Brown & Tassell Boots & Shoes Company Records
Scope and Contents
The Brown & Tassell Boots & Shoes Company Records includes nine ledgers, dating from 1872-1880, that include documentation of business transactions by the company. Many of the names found in the ledgers were well-known, influential individuals on the Comstock, including James Fair, Theresa (Rooney) Fair, and John Mackay, as well as thousands of others who called the Comstock home.
- Brown & Tassell Boots & Shoes Company (Creator, Organization)
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.
The Brown & Tassell Boots & Shoes Company was owned by Conrad Brown and John Tassell and was located at 565 C Street, Virginia City, Nevada. Both men had come to the Comstock in late 1871 to capitalize on the mining boom.
[Historical information taken from Holabird's Western Ameericana Collections Auction #3 catalog from June 2013.]
4.833 Linear Feet (4 boxes (9 volumes))
Language of Materials
The Brown & Tassell Boots & Shoes Company was owned by Conrad Brown and John Tassell and was located at 565 C Street, Virginia City, Nevada. The collection contains nine ledgers from the company documenting business transactions from 1872-1883.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Fred Holabird in December 2013. The collection was originally listed for sale by Holabird Western Americana Collections in June 2013 as lot #286.
Processed by Jessica Maddox in May 2022. The collection was placed in archival containers. No other preservation action has been taken.
- Guide to the Brown & Tassell Boots & Shoes Company Records
- Jessica Maddox
- May 2022
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