Register of the Small Nevada Collections, 1868-1882

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Small Nevada Collections, 1868-1882

Collection number: Mss2

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Small Nevada Collections,
Date (inclusive): 1868-1882
Collection number: Mss2
Creator:
Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Small Nevada Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

Personal Names

Crocker, Charles (1822-1888)
Elliott, W.T.C.
Leete, Benjamin Franklin (1830-1921)

Corporate Names

Nevada State Agricultural, Mining and Mechanical Society
Highland Ditch and Water Company (Reno, Nev.)
Reno Reform Club Building Association
Mariposa Mill (Nev.)

Subjects

Real property -Nevada -Reno
Reno (Nev.) -History -Sources
Stocks -Nevada -19th century
Payrolls -Nevada -19th century
Miners -Nevada -19th century

Biography

One of the "Big Four" who built the Central Pacific Railroad, Charles Crocker was a "hands-on" administrator, actually supervising construction of the tracks. He later invested in large landholdings and developed the Del Monte Hotel in Monterey County, Calif. (1880). The deed in this collection conveys town lots in Reno, Nev. to one W.T.C. Elliott of that city (1868). [Ms2.C938]
Benjamin F. Leete was one of Theodore Judah's surveyors and was present at organizational meetings of the Central Pacific Railroad (1861). Leete lived to be over ninety and was one who provided information for Robert L. Fulton's "Epic of the Overland" (1924). He lived in the Reno area from 1870 until his death. The stock certificates in this collection give evidence of his involvment in the affairs of that city. Others of Leete's papers are in the John D. Goodwin Collection at the California State Library. [Ms2.L487]
The Mariposa Mill was located northeast of Virginia City, Nevada, in the Comstock area. Its 1882 payroll register provides personal names, occupations and payments to employees, most of whom seem to have been immigrant Irish. [Ms2.M342]

Container List

 

MS 2 C 473 CHARIOT DIVIDE MINING COMPANY. Stock certificates, 1919. Ms. on printed form. Tonopah, Nevada, mining corporation.

 

MS 2 C 678 COHN, A. Stock certificates, 1902-1916. Ms. on printed form. Shares of nine mining companies and one oil firm.

 

1: CROCKER (CHARLES) DEED, 1868 [C938] [ This deed conveys town lots in Reno, Nev. to one W.T.C. Elliott]

 

MS 2 F 163 FAIR, JAMES G Bank checks, 1871-1874. Ms. on printed form. Drawn on accounts of Bacon, Occidental and Tranch Mills, with Virginia City, Nevada agency of the Bank of California, to different payees in amounts varying from 48 to $2920.

 

2: LEETE (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN) NEVADA SECURITIES, 1874-1879 [L487]

 

1.1: Nevada State Agricultural, Mining and Mechanical Society stock certificate

 

1.2: Highland Ditch and Water Co. stock certificate

 

1.3: Reno Reform Club Building Association stock certificate

 

MS 2 M 277 MANHATTAN COWBOY MINING COMPANY Stock certificates, 1906-1907. Ms. (on printed form) Nevada mining corporation.

 

3: MARIPOSA MILL (NEV.) PAYROLL, 1882 [M342] [The payroll register provides personal names, occupations, and payments to employees]

 

MS 2 S 363 SAVAGE MINING CO. Original manuscript proceeds of U.S. Circuit Court in Nevada, Savage Mining Company vs. The North Potori Gold Silver Mining Company, July 1864, and W. B. Thomburg vs. Savage Mining Company, March 1867.