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Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 64542-64593  
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Description
The collection contains business correspondence and documents of the Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company, one of the mines of the Comstock Lode at Virginia City, Nevada, with the bulk dating from the 1860s.
Background
The Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company, one of the mines of the Comstock Lode at Virginia City, Nevada, was actively worked during the boom years of the 1860s and 1870s but never produced great yields. The company continued to produce ore until 1881. Among the investors in the Sierra Nevada Silver Mining Company were George Hearst and William Morris Stewart, a prominent lawyer in Comstock mining cases and U.S. senator from Nevada (1864-75; 1887- 1905).
Extent
53 pieces in 1 box.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.