Yerington and Company Records
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.
- Yerington and Company (Creator, Organization)
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.
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.
1 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Language of Materials
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.
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.
- Guide to the Yerington and Company Records
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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