Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC87
The Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company records consists 2.25 cubic feet of material dating from 1863 to 1918.

Operational records in this collection include 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 to October 1891.

Dates

  • 1863-1918

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.

Extent

2.25 Cubic Feet (6 boxes, 14 volumes)

Abstract

Operational records include weekly and annual reports of operations (some letters and statements bound in with the reports), letters, cash book, and a payroll register for August to October 1891.

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.

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into the following series:

Series 1: Report of Operations

Series 2: Letters

Series 3: Cash Books

Series 4: Pay Roll Book

Series 5: Deed

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company circa 1929.

Related Archival Materials

[Mine Operators of Storey County]. Letter to Storey County Local, International Union of Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers. NC223.,Special Collections Department;,University of Nevada-Reno Library; Reno, NV 89557.

Nevada. District Court. 1st Judicial District. Complaint...Allison Bowers vs... Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company. NC212.,Special Collections Department;,University of Nevada-Reno Library; Reno, NV 89557.
Title
A Guide to the Records of the Union Consolidated Silver Mining Company
Status
completed
Author
R. D. Armstrong
Date
March 1966
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

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