Yerington and Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC738

Scope and Contents

The Yerington and Company records include account ledgers, check books, receipts and vouchers, payrolls, and wood and flume agreements. There are also three townships plats of Douglas and Ormsby County. All material is original, dating from 1863-1891.

Dates

  • 1863-1891

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

Henry Marvin Yerington and Captain John W. Haynie were the principal partners of Yerington and Company. In 1869, the company constructed one of the earliest V flumes in the Sierra, located in Kings Canyon, two miles west of Carson City, Nevada. Operation of the flume and of a sawmill at nearby Ash Canyon were the company's major activities. According to the Nevada Surveyor-General's report of 1869-1870, Yerington and Company hauled 30,000 cords of wood between December 1870 and January 1872.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Yerington and Company was owned by Henry Marvin Yerington and John W. Haynie who operated a flume and sawmill at Ash Canyon near Carson City, Nevada. The collection includes ledgers, financial accounts, payrolls, wood and flume agreements, and maps of the Carson Water Company property.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Financial Accounts and Statements; 2) Company Papers; 3) Maps

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Gordon A. Sampson in 1952. Transferred to Special Collections Depatment in the early 1960s.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Yerington and Company Records
Status
Completed
Author
Staff
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
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)