Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC58

Scope and Contents

A majority of the records are regarding the annual reports made by the company. Also included are correspondence in the form of letterpress copy books, and cash books, which record accounts for the company.

Dates

  • 1861-1926

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.

Administrative History

The Sierra Nevada Mining Company was part of the "North End" mines of the Comstock Lode, and was staked in 1859. It was located in Sevenmile Canyon below the Utah Mine and was 3550' long. It was a large producing mine of gold as well as silver. Up to the mid-1870s, the old upper workings were profitably reworked. During 1866 to 1933, the reported production was estimated at 197,000 tons which averaged over $9.00 per ton. The mine was in operation intermittently up to the early 1940s. Myron Angel wrote that the mine's stocks was a favorite for "milking the public both in sales of share and assessments."

Extent

3.4 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Part of the "North End" mines of the Comstock Lode, the Sierra Nevada Silver Mine was staked in 1859, was 3550 feet long, and was mined for substantial amounts of gold as well as silver. The majority of the records, 1861-1926, are regarding the annual reports made by the company. Also included are correspondence in the form of letterpress copy books, and cash books, which record accounts for the company.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Reports; 2) Letters; 3): Cash Books

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from unknown source circa 1965. An additional cash book ledger was received in 2016 from Janet Broyles.
Title
Guide to the Records of the Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company
Status
Completed
Author
staff
Date
February 2012
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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