Virginia City (Nev.)
Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:
Interview by Grace Danberg.,Recollections of household hardships in Virginia City, Nevada, and in the governor's mansion in Carson City.
The Baumann family, originally from Ohio, consisted of five siblings, three of whom (Jacob, Sophia (Welch), and Carline) settled in Nevada in the 1870s. The collection consists primarily of correspondence to and from the Baumann siblings as well as other documents from their family. Additionally, the collection includes correspondence to John Piper of the Piper's Opera House in Virginia City, Nevada regarding booking performers for the venue.
William Beegan was a Nevada miner, formerly of Forest Hill, California. Beegan writes from Virginia City, Nevada Territory, to merchants Hardy & Kennedy of Forest Hill, California, saying he will send payment in the future. He also writes that business in Virginia City, Nevada, is improving but that cash is in short supply.
Bender's letter of June 30 to William J. Westerfield, V&TRR agent for the Virginia City, Nevada station, and later Nevada State Senator, asks about a shipment of coal and a missing cord of wood and comments on a horrible disaster in Virginia City. Westerfield's response of July 1 on the verso accounts for the wood and coal, provides details of the June 29th explosion and fire and their cause, and tells of a recent shooting in town.
Interview of Bonney by Robert L. Bruno, discussing his Nevada mining experiences from 1909-1913, in Rhyolite, Tonopah, and Virginia City.
Title papers to the Bowers and Rogers Lead, also known as Bowers Rogers, and Webb. Each lists buyer (usually C. N. Felton) and seller and describes location of claim.
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.
George Brown was police chief of Virginia City, Nevada in 1880. Statement to the City Clerk of Virginia City from George Brown, turning over his salary for October and November, 1880, to J.C. Hampton and Company.
Quitclaim deeds for sale of Julia A. and W. A. Conwell's property in Virginia City, Nevada to T. [Timothy] Jones of Virginia City. The collection contains material from November 16, 1874 W. A. Conwell.
Photocopies of a series of articles from the Chico enterprise (California) consisting of recollections of Nelson's years in Nevada with anecdotes concerning the social customs and political life of the era and his life as a miner, with sketches of journalists and political figures of Virginia City. Also included is a sketch of wheat ranching in northern California from 1860-1863 near Nelson.