Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC87

Scope and Contents

The Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company Records of material dating from 1863-1918 and include operational records of the company. This includes weekly and annual reports of operations (some letters and statements bound in with the reports), letters, cash book, deeds, and a payroll register for August-October 1891.

Dates

  • 1863-1918

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 Union Mine was Part of the North End Mines of the Comstock Lode, the Union was an 1859 stake of 302 feet between the Mexican and Sierra Nevada Mines. Later, 270 additional feet were acquired from the North Ophir claim. Work began in 1860; although the Union had one of the deepest works (at 3350 feet), it was one of the least profitable of the Comstock; by the late 1870s it was producing no ore.

Extent

3.7 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Union Mine was Part of the North End Mines of the Comstock Lode, the Union was an 1859 stake of 302 feet between the Mexican and Sierra Nevada Mines. Later, 270 additional feet were acquired from the North Ophir claim. Work began in 1860; although the Union had one of the deepest works (at 3350 feet), it was one of the least profitable of the Comstock; by the late 1870s it was producing no ore. Collection contains operational records, including weekly and annual reports of operations (some letters and statements bound in with the reports), letters, cash book, and a payroll register for August-October 1891.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Report of Operations; 2) Letters; 3) Cash Books; 4) Pay Roll Book; 5) Deed

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company circa 1929. Transferred to the Special Collections Department in 1960s.

Related Materials

"Mine Operators of Storey County. Letter to Storey County Local" in International Union of Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers, NC223

"Nevada. District Court. 1st Judicial District. Complaint...Allison Bowers vs..." in Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company, NC212
Title
Guide to the Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company Records
Status
Completed
Author
Robert D. Armstrong
Date
March 1966
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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