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Eberhardt and Aurora Mining Company Records (MS-00857)

Abstract

The Eberhardt and Aurora Mining Company Records (approximately 1869-1877) are comprised of the administrative records and financial documents of the mining company located in White Pine County, Nevada. The majority of the collection contains correspondence, but also includes several documents relating to the company's finances such as bills, receipts, cancelled checks, and bank statements.

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Date
1869 to 1879
Extent
0.46 Cubic Feet (1 box)
0.42 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Records
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Scope and Contents Note

The Eberhardt and Aurora Mining Company Records (approximately 1869-1877) are comprised of the administrative records and financial documents of the mining company located in White Pine County, Nevada. The majority of the collection contains correspondence, but also includes several documents relating to the company's finances such as bills, receipts, cancelled checks, and bank statements.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Eberhardt and Aurora Mining Company was located in White Pine County outside of the city of Hamilton in Central Nevada. The British-owned Eberhardt and Aurora Mining Company, founded in 1869, was one of the primary silver mines in Nevada. In 1871, the owner of the mine began the extensive construction of the camp. The mining company built a post office, saloons, wagon shop, carpenter shop, blacksmith stores, and several other buildings and businesses. By 1885, however, the company shut down after irregular operations.

Arrangement

Material is arranged alphabetically by material type.

Preferred Citation

Eberhardt and Aurora Mining Company Records, approximately 1869-1879. MS-00857. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00857
Acquisition Note

This is an artificial collection. Materials were gathered or purchased by the Director of Special Collections starting in the late 1970s; accession numbers MS11, MS11A, MS11B, MS11C, MS11D, MS11E, and 2022-041.

Processing Note

In 2022, Sarah Jones and Peter Michel separated this material out of its former collection, UNLV University Libraries Collection on Nevada Mining (MS-00011).

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