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Guide to the Empire Mill and Mining Company Collection, 1861-1881
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Empire Mill and Mining Company Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1861-1881
    Box Number: 856
    Creator: Empire Mill and Mining Company (Gold Hill, Nev.)
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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], Empire Mill and Mining Company Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Silver mines and mining--Nevada
    Empire Mill and Mining Company (Gold Hill, Nev.)
    Mining machinery


    Correspondence, 1861-1871; 1880-1881


    Although the Comstock Lode had previously been discovered, it was not until July 1, 1859 that the development of the Lode's great silver deposits commenced. The subsequent rush during 1860 and the following 3 years brought men and equipment eastward to Nevada from California. Gold Hill, built over a portion of the Comstock Lode, was comprised of numerous mines including the Empire Mine. In April, 1876, the Empire mine was consolidated with the Imperial, bacon, Eclipse, French, Bowers and Consolidated Gold Quartz mines to form the Consolidated Imperial Mine.


    Major Correspondents

    • Giffin, O. G.
    • Graves, William
    • Nesmith, J. G.

    Other Correspondents

    • Dewey, Frank L.
    • DeWoby, John Kant
    • Dowling, Samuel
    • Drummond (?) & Company
    • H. H. Flag & Company
    • O. F. Giffin and Bro.
    • Hall, W. W.
    • Hopkins, ?
    • Kennedy, S.
    • King, Howland Angell
    • Landers, John
    • Lasworth (?), William
    • Lazer, E.
    • Ohemfelow (?), L. W.
    • Perkins, W. L.
    • Rennir, James B.
    • Richardson, James B.
    • L. B. Richardson & Co.
    • Risby, Terry
    • Sheldon, Mark, 1829-1902
    • Smith, R. T.
    • Spinney, George R.
    • Torquet, P.
    • Whitney and Co.
    • Wiegan, C. W.