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Markleeville Flume Company Records

Identifier: NC120
Series 1 contains original, hand written material including minutes of a meeting of the Board of Trustees, November 1873; deeds; agreements; stock transfers; and the deed of transfer to the El Dorado Wood and Flume Company, September 1875. Also included are hand written court case notes and two printed insurance policies.

Series 2 contains the correspondence of the company and includes pages 1-26 from a letterpress book, 1873-1874; and loose correspondence from February 7, 1874 to February 5, 1875.

Series 3 includes bills; receipts; check statements; checkbooks; cancelled checks; bank statements; tax statements; payroll; and time books covering the period, 1872-1875.

Series 4 contains one hand-drawn, oversize map showing flumes and proposed flumes of the Markleeville Flume Company which also indicates the Scott claim, the C. Spratt claim, and the W. Larkin claim.


  • 1872-1875



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.


0.4 Linear Feet


Collection includes company papers, correspondence, deeds and financial accounts.

Administrative History

The Markleeville Flume Company was incorporated in Nevada in 1873, with J. R. Johnson, George Spratt, and H. M. Yerington as trustees and Yerington also serving as president. The company was engaged in cutting and fluming wood on land in Alpine County, California. The land, originally owned by George and Christopher Spratt and William Larkin, was situated about three miles west of the town of Markleeville, California, on Hutchinson Creek.

In March 1875, the Spratt brothers transferred their stock in the company to H. M. Yerington. In September of that year, all property, land and water rights of the Markleeville Flume Company were deeded to the El Dorado Wood and Flume Company


The Markleeville Flume Company Records are divided into the following series:

Series 1: Company Papers

Series 2: Correspondence

Series 3: Financial Statements and Accounts

Series 4: Maps

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Gordon A. Sampson in 1952. Transferred via the Mackay School of Mines in 1961.


Guide to the Markleeville Flume Company Records
Lenore Kosso
November 23, 1981
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Repository Details

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

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