Guide to the Henry M. Yerington Papers, 1864-1950

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Guide to the Henry M. Yerington Papers, 1864-1950

Collection number: BANC MSS P-G 230

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Henry M. Yerington Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1864-1950
Collection Number: BANC MSS P-G 230
Creator: Yerington, Henry M.
Extent: Number of containers: 46 volumes, 4 cartons, and 1 box
Repository: The Bancroft Library
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.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henry M. Yerington papers, BANC MSS P-G 230, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

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.

Key to Arrangement

volume Vols. 1-46

Letterpress copy books and scrapbooks.

Additional Note

Mostly outgoing letters in chronological order written by Yerington while General Superintendent and later vice-president of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company at Carson City, Nevada. Included are letters relating to specific Nevada and Southern California mining, soda, and railroad interests and numerous detailed reports to financier Darius Ogden Mills and other interested western politicians and investors. Also included are 6 volumes belonging to H. M. Yerington's sons, Edward Boucher Yerington and Marvin Hume Yerington, 1 volume by V. & T. general supply agent, Curtis P. Mason, and 1 volume by wood agent, J. W. Haynie.
volume Vol. 1

H. M. Y., Oct 1872-Aug 1873. Re Virginia & Truckee Railroad

volume Vol. 2

H. M. Y., Jan 1880-Sep 1883. Re Carson & Colorado Railroad

volume Vol. 3

H. M. Y., Aug 1880-Oct 1887. Re Virginia & Truckee Railroad

volume Vol. 4

H. M. Y., Sep 1883-Oct 1886. Re Carson & Colorado Railroad

volume Vol. 5

H. M. Y., Jan 1884-May 1893. Re H. M. Y. Private

volume Vol. 6

H. M. Y., Nov 1886-Dec 1890. Re Carson & Colorado Railroad

volume Vol. 7

H. M. Y., Oct 1887-Jan 1893. Re Virginia & Truckee Railroad

volume Vol. 8

H. M. Y., Jan 1891-Jan 1896. Re Carson & Colorado Railroad

volume Vol. 9

H. M. Y., Apr 1908-Oct 1910. Re Virginia & Truckee Railway

volume Vol. 10

H. M. Y., Aug 1876-Dec 1877. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 11

H. M. Y., Dec 1877-Mar 1879. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 12

H. M. Y., Jan 1878-Jan 1883. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 13

H. M. Y., Jul 1880-Oct 1881. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 14

H. M. Y., Dec 1882-Jul 1884. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 15

H. M. Y., Jul 1884-Jul 1886. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 16

H. M. Y., Jul 1886-Mar 1888. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 17

H. M. Y., Mar l888-Feb 1890. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 18

H. M. Y., Mar 1892-Jul 1894. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 19

H. M. Y., Nov 1896-Dec 1898. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 20

H. M. Y., Jan 1899-Feb 1901. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 21

H. M. Y., Feb 1901-Nov 1903. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 22

H. M. Y., Dec 1903-Dec 1905. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 23

H. M. Y., Jan 1906-Nov 1908. Re Virginia & Truckee - Mills

volume Vol. 24

H. M. Y., Jul 1878-May 1883. Re H. M. Y. Private

volume Vol. 25

H. M. Y., Aug 1890-Apr 1897. Re H. M. Y. Private

volume Vol. 26

H. M. Y., Apr 1897-Dec 1905. Re H. M. Y. Private

volume Vol. 27

H. M. Y., Sep 1874-Mar 1878. Re Juniata-Real del Monte Mining Co.

volume Vol. 28

H. M. Y., Oct 1877-Nov 1895. Re Dudley Mining Company

volume Vol. 29

H. M. Y., Feb 1878-Oct 1881. Re Tioga Consolidated Mining Co.

volume Vol. 30

H. M. Y., Feb 1878-Dec 1881. Re Syndicate Mining Co.

volume Vol. 31

H. M. Y., Sep 1878-Jul 1881. Re Bodie Hydraulic Min. & Water Co.

volume Vol. 32

H. M. Y., Jul 1881-Oct 1903. Re Bodie Ry. & Lumber Co.

volume Vol. 33

H. M. Y., Jun 1881-Jun 1884. Re Walker Lake & Bodie Toll Road Co.

volume Vol. 34

H. M. Y., Jan 1885-Dec 1887. Re Southern Dev't. Co. of Nevada

volume Vol. 35

H. M. Y., Aug 1889-Nov 1906. Re Union Company

volume Vol. 36

H. M. Y., Feb 1897-Apr 1898. Re Inyo Development Company

volume Vol. 37

H. M. Y., Aug 1902-Mar 1903. Re Inyo Development Company

volume Vol. 38

E. B. Y., Aug 1896-Mar 1914. Re V. & T./C. & C. Genl Frgt & Pass Act

volume Vol. 39

E. B. Y., May 1899-Nov 1904. Re Inyo Dev't. Co. Shipping Bills

volume Vol. 40

C. P. M., Aug 1882-Oct 1883. Re V. & T./C. & C. Genl Supply Agent

volume Vol. 41

M. H. Y., Nov 1883-May 1886. Re V. & T./C. & C. Genl Supply Agent

volume Vol. 42

M. H. Y., Sep 1888-Dec 1889. Re V. & T./C. & C. Genl Supply Agent

volume Vol. 43

M. H. Y., Jan 1890-Jul 1890. Re V. & T./C.& C. Genl Supply Agent

volume Vol. 44

H. M. Y., Nov 1873-Feb 1875. Re Virginia & Truckee Railroad

volume Vol. 45

E. B. Y., Aug 1896-Oct 1910. Re V. & T. Excursion Notices

volume Vol. 46

J.W.H., May 1870-Jun 1871. Re V. & T. Wood Agent

Ctn. 1

Outgoing letters by H. M. Yerington. Include telegrams and drafts of letters.

carton Ctns. 1-2

Incoming correspondence arranged alphabetically and divided as addressed to H. M. Yerington, E. B. Yerington, M. H. Yerington, and J. W. Haynie.

Ctn. 1

H. M. Yerington

 

A - K

Ctn. 2

L - Z

 

E. B. Yerington

 

M. H. Yerington

 

J. W. Haynie

Ctn. 3

Invoices and receipts. Six folders

 

Legal materials

 

Maps - New York State, 1862 & 1863

 

Notes

 

Shipping notices - Southern Pacific Company

 

Tax matters

 

Miscellany

carton Ctns. 3-4

Records of Nevada and Eastern California companies in which H. M. Yerington was interested.

Ctn. 3

Belvidere Mining Company

 

Bodie Hydraulic Mining & Water Company

 

Bodie Railway & Lumber Company

 

Carson Electric Light Company

 

Central Consolidated Mining Company

 

Chilled Car Wheel Grinding Company

 

Consolidated Esmeralda, Limited

 

Consolidated Esmeralda Mines Company

 

Dudley Mining Company

 

El Dorado Wood & Flume Company

 

Inyo Development Company

 

Juniata Consolidated Mining Company

 

Jupiter Mining Company

 

Keystone Placer Mining Company

 

Lake Valley Railroad Company

 

Pamlico Mining Company

 

Real del Monte Mining Company

 

Savage Mining Company

 

Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Company. Two folders

 

Southern Development Company of Nevada. Three folders

 

Sterling Mining Company

 

Syndicate Mining Company

 

Tioga Consolidated Mining Company

 

Union Mill & Mining Company

 

United Alkali Company Limited

 

Walker Lake & Bodie Toll Road Company

 

Yerington & Company - Ash Mill. Two folders

Ctn. 4

Union Company, Cerro Gordo, California

 

H. M. Yerington hand stamp

Box 1

Records of the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company