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Henry J. Brower Letter

 Collection
Identifier: 89-23
Abstract

Letter from Brower, Deputy Assessor for Storey County, Nevada, to "Friend Burnett" describing his job, the weather, and mining conditions in Virginia City, Nevada. The collection contains material from October 22, 1866 created by Henry J. Brower.

Dates: October 22, 1866

H. H. Chandler Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: NC140
Abstract H. H. Chandler was a bookkeeper from Boston, Massachusetts who traveled from Boston to Virginia City, Nevada via Cape Horn on the steamer Champion in 1864. Collection contains first letter to "Sister Jane" [Newton], June 19, 1864, tells of Chandler's journey; his visits with Jane's husband, a mine superintendent and mining stock holder; fluctuations in mining stock prices; and descriptions of Virginia City. The second letter to Jane of Sept. 7, 1868 from Clan Alpine, Churchill County,...
Dates: 1864-1868

Charles Carroll Goodwin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 85-06
Abstract

Collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, personal papers of C. C. Goodwin, mainly spanning the years, 1890-1917 also includes photographs, printed material and some papers of son, James T. (Tod) Goodwin.

Dates: 1857-1924

History of the Comstock Lode

 Collection
Identifier: NC229
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...
Dates: 1943

Jewett Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 87-11
Abstract

Principally detailed letters from brothers Oscar and Alonzo Jewett to their family in Saginaw, Michigan, in which they discuss their life and mining ventures in Virginia City, Nevada, and Oscar's military activities. Also included are letters from their parents and sister in Michigan reporting news of the family and Saginaw. Material between 1861-1867.

Dates: 1861-1867

C. W. Lightner Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: 90-56
Abstract

Letter from Lightner in Virginia City to W. H. Duncan in Austin, Nevada, discussing a job offer in Mexico and his conditions for accepting employment in the Reese River Mining District near Austin. The collection contains material from June 12, 1865 created by C. W. Lightner.

Dates: June 12, 1865

Sutro Tunnel Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC07
Abstract The Sutro Tunnel Company was organized by Adolph Sutro for the purpose of constructing a drainage tunnel under the Comstock Lode in Virginia City, Nevada. Records related to organizing, publicizing, funding and constructing the Sutro Tunnel.,Included are transcripts of a court case; correspondence, which consist of letters and construction reports from company secretary Pelham W. Ames to Sutro; deeds; superintendents' reports; speeches; prospectus; certificate of incorporation and by-laws;...
Dates: 1861-1935

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Mackay, John William, 1831-1902 2
Ames, Pelham W. (Pelham Warren), 1839- 1
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Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 1
Central Pacific Railroad Company 1