History of the Comstock Lode

 Collection
Identifier: NC229

Scope and Contents

Included are research notes, correspondence, production tables, and clippings either about Smith's Comstock book or used by Smith to write his book.,Subjects researched include John W. Mackay, James G. Fair, business as well as technical aspects of mining in the Comstock Lode, details about individual mines, lists of production figures for the mines, data on the cost of production figures for the mines, data on the cost of living, and information on wood and water companies; typescripts of original correspondence and documents are also present.

Dates

  • 1943

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.

Biographical Note

Attorney, teacher and author; resident of Nevada and California.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Included are research notes, correspondence, production tables, and clippings either about Smith's Comstock book or used by Smith to write his book.,Subjects researched include John W. Mackay, James G. Fair, business as well as technical aspects of mining in the Comstock Lode, details about individual mines, lists of production figures for the mines, data on the cost of production figures for the mines, data on the cost of living, and information on wood and water companies; typescripts of original correspondence and documents are also present.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Notes and correspondence donated from unknown donor; correspondence from Thea Thompson, Reno, Nevada.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1991-04
Title
A Guide to the History of the Comstock Lode
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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