Comstock Lode (Nev.)
Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:
Letterpress copy book of weekly reports of activities submitted by mine superintendent Whitman Symmes. Reports give number of men employed by occupation, cost of wages, and a descriptive summary of work.
Account sheet believed to be from the Virginia City, N.T. area, for Isaac G. Forbes in account with S.M. Blaisdell, for lumber products for four months during 1858. The items ordered include building materials such as boards, siding, roofing, and shingles.
Weekly reports for the Alta and the Benton Consolidated Mining Company by Superintendent E.D. Boyle (father of the Nevada governor) include distance drilled, total length of drift, and number of men employed, 1880-1889.,Also included is an Alta stock certificate purchased by G. E. Arrowsmith, trustee, 1924 and four lists of officers (1881, 1887, 1892, 1918).
In 1915 three mines combined into the Jacket-Crown Point-Belcher Mines Company which in turn became part of the United Comstock Mining company in 1920. Collection contains records of operation including weekly reports from the mine superintendent to H.D. Fry; and assay records for the Belcher and Crown Point mines; and the Santiago, Vivian, Mexican, and Eureka mills.
Best and Belcher Mine, 540' long and part of the Middle Mines of the Comstock Lode, was staked in 1859. Records include letters, 1878-1880; a time book for 1907 (which also includes Hale and Norcross Mining Company times for 1916); a title abstract, 1863; an 1877 affidavit of work; list of company officers, 1890.
Deeds transferring claims in the Birdsall Company, a Virginia City, Nevada silver mining company located on the Montour Ledge. Some of the claims owners were women.
Nelson Brobant is not listed in Nevada's 1860 Census, but is listed as a farmer in Nye County in the 1870 Census. The volume includes entries from November 14, 1859 to February 4, 1860 for daily transactions made to repair tools for Comstock Lode miners.
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.
Caledonia Silver Mining Company was a silver mining company at Gold Hill, Nevada. Collection dates range from 1871-1882.