Savage Mining Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC62
The Savage Mining Company Records represent the company’s mining operations from 1864-1920. The records include annual reports, 1871-1874 and 1901-1917; assessment of shares, 1877-1882; records of bullion shipped to San Francisco, 1868; and account books, 1883-1884 and 1915-1920.

Dates

  • 1864-1920

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.

Extent

2.1 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Overview

Part of the Middle Mines of the Comstock Lode, the 800 foot Savage Mine was staked in 1859 by A. O. and L. C. Savage and others. Contains records of mining operations, including annual reports, 1871-1874 and 1901-1917; assessment of shares, 1877-1882; records of bullion shipped to San Francisco, 1868; and account books, 1883-1884 and 1915-1920.

Administriatve History

Part of the Middle Mines of the Comstock Lode, the 800 feet Savage Mine was staked in 1859 by A. O. and L. C. Savage and others between the Hale & Norcross and the Gould and Curry Mines; operations began in 1860. The North Potosi and the Birdsall Companies' claims were annexed by the Savage as the result of a lawsuit. Mining commenced in 1863; little ore was located during the period 1865 to 1873. In 1875 the Chollar-Potosi, Hale & Norcross, and Savage Companies combined to explore greater depths. In 1895 the Savage became part of the Brunswick Exploration Company.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Reports; 2) Assessment Roll; 3) Bullion and Ore Shipments; 4) Accounts; 5) Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from an unknown source circa 1965.

Related Materials

Middle Mines. Virginia City, Nevada. Report of Operations at the Middle Mines (Combination Shaft). NC176

The main body of records for the Savage Mining Company are held at the Beineke Library, Yale University. A copy of the Yale guide is available for use in the Special Collections Department.
Title
Guide to the Savage Mining Company Records
Status
completed
Author
Jacquelyn Sundstrand
Date
August 2010
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)