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Collection Title: Henry M. Yerington Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1864-1950
Collection Number: BANC MSS P-G 230
Yerington, Henry M.
Number of containers: 46 volumes, 4 cartons, and 1 box
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Bound volumes : chiefly letterpress copies of letters sent, 1872-1910 (with some gaps). There are 27 v. of general business
correspondence, including many letters to D.O. Mills, principal owner of most of the businesses in which Yerington was associated,
and to the outstanding Nevada political figures of the time. Other volumes are primarily concerned with affairs of various
companies (see below) Two letterbooks, 1896-1914, contain letters by a son, E.B. Yerington, who was General Freight and Passenger
Agent for the V & T and the C & C. One volume of shipping notices, 1899-1914, and three letterbooks, 1883-1890, reflect the
affairs of another son, Hume Yerington, who as General Purchasing and Supply Agent for the two railroads.
Unbound papers : consist of approximately 4,600 items, of which a few are personal papers, family letters, and obituary clippings.
Letters received, 1864-1950, for the most part are concerned with affairs of the V & T and the C & C railroads, but reflect
other business interests.
Records concern companies in which Yerington was interested : Belvidere Mining Company, Bodie & Benton Railway and Commercial
Company, Bodie Hydraulic Mining and Water Company, Carson & Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company, Central Consolidated Mining
Company, Consolidated Esmeralda Mines Company, Dudley Mining Company, El Dorado Wood and Flume Company, Inyo Development Company,
Juniata Consoldiated Mining Company, Jupiter Mining Company, Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company, Natural Soda Company
Limited, Real del Monte Mining Company, Savage Mining Company, Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company, Southern Development
Company, Sterling Mine, Syndicate Mining Company, Tioga Consolidated Mining Company, Union Mill and Mining Company, United
Alkai Company Limited, Walker Lake & Bodie Toll Road Company, and Walker Lake Wood and Lumber Company.
Information for Researchers
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts
must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft
Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which
must also be obtained by the reader.
[Identification of item], Henry M. Yerington papers, BANC MSS P-G 230, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
The correspondence and papers of Henry M. Yerington, general superintendent in the construction of the Virginia & Truckee
Railroad, 1869-1872, later vice-president and general manager, were acquired by The Bancroft Library by purchase from Grahame
H. Hardy, 1952-1957, by purchase from John Howell Books, 1957, and by gift of Stephen E. Drew, 1972.