Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company Records
Collection contains one expense ledger from the Lakeview Flume that lists repairs made and running expenses such as payrolls; an 1879 Virginia City, Nevada revenue imprinted check for the company and signed by J. B. Overton; seven 1901 paystubs datelined Overton, California; and Daily Report of Logs from 1901, one from J. P. Easton and the others from Sage Hen Camp. The Daily Report of Logs contain information on lumber harvested, type of tree, and length of log. Also included is one unused Sierra Lumber Company, San Francisco letterhead from the 1880s, a Rules and Regulations book from 1917, and a photograph of Hobart Mills.
- Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company (Organization)
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0.4 Linear Feet (6 folders)
Founded in 1878 by Walter Scott Hobart and General S. H. Marlette on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company provided lumber to the mines of Virginia City and Gold Hill, Nevada. Collection contains an expense ledger, a revenue check, paystubs, and daily log reports.
Founded in 1878 by Walter Scott Hobart and General S. H. Marlette on the east shore of Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company provided lumber to the mines of Virginia City and Gold Hill, Nevada. The company owned almost ten thousand acres of timber along the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe along with a mill, originally located at Incline, Nevada. The company transported lumber via flume, steamers, and then the Virginia and Truckee Railroad. The decline of mining on the Comstock led to a decrease in demand for lumber. In 1894, the company sold their dam at Marlette Lake to the Carson Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company and disassembled the mill and railroad. The railroad and mill were moved five miles north to Truckee, California alongside Prosser Creek to the new town of Hobart Mills, California. The company eventually became a subsidiary of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company.
Arranged by type without hierarchy; ledger arranged chronologically and by type of account.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Ledger transferred from the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company Records (NC427) prior to 1980. Additions made to the collection through purchase from Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC in October 2017 and March 2018.
- Guide to the Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company Records
- Jessica Maddox
- October 2017
- Description rules
- August 2018: Additional material acquired at auction added to the collection.