Virginia & Truckee Railroad Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Mitchell W. K. Toda, May 5, 2003.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Virginia & Truckee Railroad Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1865-1906
Collection Number: mssHM 66142-66181
Creator: Virginia & Truckee Railroad.
Extent: 40 pieces in 1 box.
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection primarily consists of business correspondence addressed to Henry M. Yerington, vice president of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, dating from 1865-1906. Subjects include mines and mineral resources in Nevada and Cerro Gordo, California; pumping machinery, and water rights in Inyo County, California.
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Virginia & Truckee Railroad Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Gift of Jerome Schwimmer, May 10, 1968.

Biographical Note

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad was incorporated in Nevada on May 8, 1867, but construction did not get fully underway until March 5, 1868. This standard gauge railroad went from Minden, Nevada to Reno where it meets the Central Pacific Railroad. It connected the mines of the Comstock Lode near Virginia City, Nevada with quartz reduction mills along the Carson River and lumberyards near Carson City.

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Scope and Content

This collection primarily consists of business correspondence addressed to Henry M. Yerington, vice president of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Subjects include mines and mineral resources in Nevada and Cerro Gordo, California; pumping machinery, and water rights in Inyo County, California. Of particular interest is a payroll sheet for Chinese laborers (HM 66180) at the Carson Dump, a large lumberyard a mile south of Carson City, Nevada, and James A. Yerington’s Hand Book for Homeward- Bound Travellers from India, Australia, and the East, published by Henry S. King & Co., which contain his notes (HM 66181).

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one box with letters (correspondence) arranged in alphabetical order by author with other materials placed at the end.

Indexing: Subjects

Chinese – Labor – Nevada
  • 1881, Sept., Chinese payroll. HM 66180.
Mines and mineral resources – Nevada
  • 1897, May 25, Carson and Colorado Railroad, letter to Henry M. Yerington. HM 66148.
  • 1897, Sept. 1, Carson and Colorado Railroad, letter to Henry M. Yerington. HM 66149.
Mines and mineral resources – California – Cerro Gordo
  • 1904, Feb. 16, Thomas Boland, letter to Henry M. Yerington. HM 66145.
  • 1901, Feb. 18. James Campbell, letter to Henry M. Yerington. HM 66147.
  • 1905, Apr. 22, The Great Western Ore Purchasing and Reduction Company, letter to Henry M. Yerington. HM 66156.
  • 1901, Feb. 23, Pacific Lumber Company, letter to Henry M. Yerington. HM 66171.
  • 1906, May 13, McAllison Wheeler, letter to Henry M. Yerington. HM 66178.
Pumping machinery
  • 1872, July 15, E. B. Rail, letter to Henry M. Yerington, HM 66172.
Water rights – California – Inyo County
  • 1900, July 16, Thomas Boland, letter to Henry M. Yerington. HM 66144.
Voyages and travel – Guidebooks
  • 1888, Henry S. King & Co., Hand Book for Homeward-Bound Travellers from India, Australia, and the East. HM 66181.
Voyages and travel – history – 19th century
  • 1888, Henry S. King & Co., Hand Book for Homeward-Bound Travellers from India, Australia, and the East. HM 66181.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Mills, Darius O. (Darius Ogden), 1825-1910.
Virginia & Truckee Railroad.
Chinese -- Nevada -- History -- Sources.
Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada.
Mines and mineral resources -- California -- Cerro Gordo.
Pumping machinery.
Railroads -- Nevada -- History -- Sources.
Travel -- Guidebooks.
Voyages and travels -- History -- 19th century.
Water rights -- California -- Inyo County.
Working class -- Nevada -- History -- Sources.

Forms/Genres

Letters (correspondence) -- 19th century.

Additional Contributors

Yerington, Henry M., correspondent.


Collection Contents

Box 1

mssHM 66142-66181

 

Boland, Thomas to Henry M. Yerington. 1898, Nov. 18. Keeler, Calif. HM 66142

 

Boland, Thomas to Henry M. Yerington. 1899, Mar. 21. Keeler, Calif. HM 66143

 

Boland, Thomas to Henry M. Yerington. 1900, July 16. Keeler, Calif. HM 66144

 

Boland, Thomas to Henry M. Yerington. 1904, Feb. 16. Keeler, Calif. HM 66145

 

Brown, L. H. to Henry M. Yerington. 1868, Jan, 16. HM 66146

 

Campbell, James to Henry M. Yerington. 1901, Feb. 18. Los Angeles, Calif. HM 66147

 

Carson and Colorado Railroad to Henry M. Yerington. 1897, May 25. Hawthorne, Nev. HM 66148

 

Carson and Colorado Railroad to Henry M. Yerington. 1897, Sept. 1. Hawthorne, Nev. HM 66149

 

Carson and Colorado Railroad to Henry M. Yerington. 1898, Jan. 17. Hawthorne, Nev. HM 66150

 

Carson and Colorado Railroad to Henry M. Yerington. 1899, Aug. 27. Hawthorne, Nev. HM 66151

 

Dexter, Henry, 1813-1910 to Henry M. Yerington. 1900, Apr. 23. New York, N.Y. HM 66152

 

E. H. Wilson & Co. to Henry M. Yerington. 1890, June 24. Philadelphia, Pa. HM 66153

 

Fulton, R. L. to Henry M. Yerington. 1895, Mar. 5. Reno, Nev. HM 66154

 

Gordon, C. H. to Henry M. Yerington. 1905, Jan. 31. San Francisco, Calif. HM 66155

 

The Great Western Ore Purchasing and Reduction Company to Henry M. Yerington. 1905, Apr. 22. Keeler, Calif. HM 66156

 

The Great Western Ore Purchasing and Reduction Company to Henry M. Yerington. 1906, Oct. 2. Keeler, Calif. HM 66157

 

Hampton Plains Exploration Company to Henry M. Yerington. 1901, Aug. 24. London, England HM 66158

 

Hampton Plains Exploration Company to Henry M. Yerington. 1901, Oct. 10. London, England HM 66159

 

Hampton Plains Exploration Company to Henry M. Yerington. 1901, Dec. 30. London, England HM 66160

 

[Jones, J. N.] to Henry M. Yerington. 1867, Jan. 28. San Francisco, Calif. HM 66161

 

Kimball manufacturing Company to Henry M. Yerington. 1874, May 24. San Francisco, Calif. HM 66162

 

Lawton, A. Y. to Henry M. Yerington. 1865, Mar. 13. San Francisco, Calif. HM 66163

 

Lawton, A. Y. to Henry M. Yerington. 1865, July 29. Boston, Mass. HM 66164

 

Martin, J. P. to E. B. Yerington. 1905, Nov. 8. San Francisco, Calif. HM 66165

 

Mills, Darius O. (Darius Ogden), 1825-1910 to D. A. Bender. 1901, Feb. 9. New York, N.Y. HM 66166

 

Mills, Darius O. (Darius Ogden), 1825-1910 to Henry M. Yerington. 1905, Nov. 25. New York, N.Y. HM 66167

 

Newman, Samuel to Henry M. Yerington. 1887, Oct. 10. San Francisco, Calif. HM 66168

 

Nicolls, William J. to Henry M. Yerington. 1876, May 19. Harrisburg, Pa. HM 66169

 

Ogden, R. L. to Henry M. Yerington. 1880, May 14. New York, N.Y. HM 66170

 

Pacific Lumber Company to Henry M. Yerington. 1901, Feb. 23. San Francisco, Calif. HM 66171

 

Rail, E. B. to Henry M. Yerington. 1872, July 15. Carson, Nev. HM 66172

 

Rail, E. B. to Henry M. Yerington. 1872, July 16. San Francisco, Calif. HM 66173

 

Rand, William W. to Henry M. Yerington. 1874, Aug. 31. Columbus, Nev. HM 66174

 

Smith, S. S. to Henry M. Yerington. 1880, Dec. 20. San Francisco, Calif. HM 66175

 

Taylor Iron Works to Henry M. Yerington. 1874, July 20. High Bridge, N.J. HM 66176

 

Union Pacific Railroad Company. General Freight Department to Darius O. (Darius Ogden) Mills, 1825-1910. 1876, Dec. 11. Omaha, Neb. HM 66177

 

Wheeler, McAllison to Henry M. Yerington. 1906, May 13. [Cerro Gordo, Calif.] HM 66178

 

Yerington, Henry M. to . 1879, Mar. 2. Carson, [Calif.] HM 66179

 

Chinese payroll. 1883, Sept. [Carson City, Nev.] HM 66180

 

Henry S. King & Co. Hand Book for Homeward- Bound Travellers from India, Australia, and the East. 1888, July 26-Sept. 20. HM 66181

 

Ephemera 1865-1875. 3 pieces