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Overview Mahlon Fairchild (1827-1913) was born in New York and immigrated to California during the 1849 gold rush. In May 1859, Fairchild relocated to Nevada, where he lived until his death. The collection contains a hardbound manuscript of reminiscences written by Fairchild between about 1910 and 1913 on his life, immigration west to California, details about Comstock mining, and his experiences in White Pine County.
Dates: 1913; 1968
Overview Francis Griffith Newlands (1848-1917) was a businessman and served as a Nevada Representative from 1893-1902 and a Senator from 1902-1917. The collection contains many legal documents directly related to the acquisition of mills along the Carson River, including the Ogden Mill, Eureka Mill, and the Morgan Mill.y. The legal work was done by Newlands who was William Sharon's attorney. It also documents the formation of the Union Mill and Mining Company by William Sharon, D. O. Mills, John D. Fry,...
Dates: 1904 October
Overview John McKay was a miner living in Gold Hill, Nevada in the mid-1860s. The collection contains one letter and envelope written by McKay to his sister, Mary Leavitt, who lived in Wisconsin. In the letter, McKay discusses his views of the Civil War and living in Gold Hill.
Dates: March 4, 1865
Overview The Max Meyer & Co. was a mercantile business located in Goldfield, Nevada. The collection contains one photograph and an invoice of the company from 1907.
Overview Silver Peak, Nevada was a small mining town originally settled during the territorial period and located in Esmeralda County at the foothills of the Silver Peak Range. The collection contains a one-page letter written by T. I. Barnes to "Friend William" regarding the mining and milling operation in Silver Peak on June 14, 1865.
Dates: 1865 June 14
Overview John "Snowshoe" Thompson (1827-1876) was born in Tinn, Telemark, Norway to Torstein Olson-Rue and Gro Jonsdatter Einungbrekke. After the death of his father, John and his mother, Gro, immigrated to the United States, where John eventually settled in Genoa, Nevada in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The collection contains letters written by Agnes Scossa, Laurence D'Orsay, and Rees Davis to Francis Fairchild regarding John "Snowshoe" Thompson and his life.
Dates: 1910-1928; Majority of material found within 1910-1911
Overview The Tonopah Belmont Mine fire took place in Tonopah, Nevada on February 23, 1911 and killed seventeen miners. The collection contains one letter, dated February 27, 1911, written to George Wingfield about the reaction to the Belmont Mine fire in the days following the disaster.
Dates: 1911 February 27
Overview A. W. (Alexis Waldemar) Von Schmidt worked as a stateline surveyor and also was employed by James Lick, of observatory fame, to find a suitable location for his observatory around Lake Tahoe. The collection contains one letter written by Von Schmidt to D. L. Bliss regarding purchasing land owned by Bliss for the observatory.
Dates: October 24, 1873
- Personal correspondence 3
- Business correspondence 1
- Business enterprises -- Nevada -- Goldfield 1
- Comstock Lode Mining District (Nev.) 1
- Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) 1
- Gold Hill (Nev.) 1
- Gold mines and mining -- California. 1
- Goldfield (Nev.) 1
- Law materials 1
- Mills and mill-work -- Nevada -- Virginia City 1
- Mine accidents -- Nevada -- Tonopah 1
- Mine fires -- Nevada -- Tonopah 1
- Miners -- Nevada -- Correspondence 1
- Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada 1
- Photographs 1
- Scrapbooks 1
- Silver Peak (Nev.) 1
- Silver mines and mining -- Nevada 1
- Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.) 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1 ∧ less