Comstock Lode (Nev.)

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:

History of the Comstock Lode

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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...

Jewett Family Papers

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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.

Gerry Kane Scrapbook

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Identifier: NC887
Abstract Scrapbook of clippings about the Comstock Lode, Nevada; and a speech of Thomas Fitch of Nevada in the U.S. House of Representatives on railroad land grants and U.S. Indian policy.

Land patent records

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Identifier: NC207
Abstract Documents filed in the U. S. Land Office by the Roman Capitol company in the matter of Joe Scates Consolidated Mining Company's application for a land patent include Roman Capitol's articles of incorporation, protest and adverse claim, land patent, and maps of the Roman Capitol and Joe Scates' claims.

Land patent records

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Identifier: NC213
Abstract Documents filed in the U. S. Land Office by the company include their land patent application, protest by Guiseppe Fortana, maps of the claim, abstract of title, complaint in the Nevada District Court case of John Shipton et al. vs Joe Scates Consolidated Mining Company, and patent.

C. W. Lightner Correspondence

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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.

Mackay, Fair and Company Records

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Identifier: NC95
Overview Mackay, Fair and Company was one of the largest silver producing companies in the Comstock Lode, Nevada, owned by John W. Mackay and James G. Fair. Collection contains letterpress copybooks of outgoing correspondence and one volume of quicksilver cash receipts and disbursements, from 1871-1887.

Merrimac Mill Company Records

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Identifier: NC171
Abstract Daily account ledger provides names of mines and individuals with whom the mill did business, and dates and amounts of transactions. Lists of laborers include Chinese names.

Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company Records

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Identifier: NC59
Overview The Mexican Gold and Silver Mining Company was part of the North End Mines of the Comstock Lode. The initial claim of 100 feet was staked in 1859. Collection includes business records of the company's mining operations, including reports (weekly and annual), letters, accounts of expenditures and proceeds, and legal materials, 1876-1923.

Mine Operators of Storey County agreement and letter

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Identifier: NC223
Abstract Agreement between the mine operators, Virginia City Miners' Union no. 46, and the Gold Hill Miners' Union no. 54 setting wages of miners at $5 per day during World War I (1918); and a letter from the mine operators to the unions rescinding the previous wage agreement, mentioning I. W. W. influence among agitators, and threatening to halt all mining if lower wages were not accepted (1919).