Buena Vista Mining District Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-10

Scope and Content

The collection contains three ledgers for the Buena Vista Mining District, located in Unionville, Nevada. The first contains the bylaws and minutes of the Buena Vista miners union, from May 1, 1862 to September 28, 1896. Added near the end of this ledger are 50 pages of mining claims from January 25, 1892 to January 8, 1895. There are two Buena Vista Mining District recorder ledgers which contain the sale and location of mining claims, town lots in Unionville and the district, and water rights. The first recorders book covers October 29, 1861 to May 24, 1862, during the time Unionville was in Humboldt County, Nevada Territory, and includes (page 106) the entry for the mining claim that Samuel Clemens bought from Hugo Pfersdorff on January 28, 1862. The second recorders book covers mining and some water claims for December 4, 1867 to July 20, 1891.

Dates

  • 1861-1896

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

The Buena Vista Mining District was located around the territorial town of Unionville in the Buena Vista Valley on the east slope of the West Humboldt Range.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (3 volumes in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Buena Vista Mining District was located around the territorial town of Unionville in the Buena Vista Valley on the east slope of the West Humboldt Range. Collection contains the miners union bylaws and minutes book, 1862-1896, and mining claims record book, 1861-1862.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Holabird Americana, Auction #28, lots #384, #385, #386, Reno, NV, Purchase, 2004/06/26.

Lots #384, #385, #386 purchased from Holabird Americana, Auction #28, on June 26, 2004.

General Note

The miners union bylaws and minutes book, 1862-1896, and mining claims record book, 1861-1862, which lacks pages 1-16, are professionally rebound with slip cases.
Title
A Guide to the Buena Vista Mining District Records
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:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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