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Knapp and Laws was a Hawthorne, Nevada business with extensive interests in mining, railroad construction, milling, assaying, general merchandising and lumbering; also were agents for Wells, Fargo and Company. Collection contains business letters written by Sewell Alvin Knapp Jr. to his father, and his brothers, A. Eugene, Ed, and Will, discussing mining and lumbering interests; a lawsuit in which Knapp Sr. was involved; and the discovery, claiming, and progress of the Lapanta Consolidated...
One of the most important early mines of the Hawthorne, Nevada mining district, mined intermittently for gold by leasers into recent times. H. M. and J. A. Yerington and G. F. Ford were principal officers. Collection contains operational records of the mine including correspondence written and received by the officers, payroll and expense records, memorandum of gold bullion deposited at the Carson City Mint, mining leases, and tax assessments.