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

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



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

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

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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

Contents

Correspondence, 1861-1871; 1880-1881

History

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.

Correspondents

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.

Container List

Box 856

Empire Mill and Mining Company correspondence, 1861-1862; and Gold Hill Mining District financial correspondence, 1863-1871 and 1880-1881.