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Guide to the Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company records, 1872-1950
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carton Ctns. 1-6

Correspondence, 1872-1950

carton Ctns. 1-2

General correspondence, 1872-1950

Additional Note

Primarily incoming and outgoing correspondence of the general office at Carson City, ca. 1933-1950; incoming letters to the Carson City shops regarding orders for outside work, 1898-1933; incoming fraternal letters addressed to auditor Charles E. Laughton; and a few early incoming letters to general freight and passenger agent David A. Bender. Arranged alphabetically.
 

A-L - Ctn. 1

 

M-Z - Ctn. 2

carton Ctns. 3-5

General purchasing and supply agent correspondence, 1883-1932

Additional Note

Incoming letters addressed to the general purchasing and supply agent at the Carson City shops regarding orders for materials and supplies from mines, mills, and businesses throughout Nevada and California. Alphabetically rough sorted.
 

1883-1897, A-Z - Ctn. 3

 

1916-1932, A-R - Ctn. 4

 

1916-1932, S-Z - Ctn. 5

Ctn. 5

Master mechanic correspondence, 1908-1937

Additional Note

Incoming and outgoing correspondence, notes and drawings of the master mechanic at the Carson City shops; primarily regarding estimates and orders for non-railroad materials and labor by private businesses. Alphabetically rough sorted.
Ctn. 6

Letterbooks, 1879-1916

 

Scrapbook, Jan. 21, 1879-Sept. 30, 1881

Additional Note

Incoming letters addressed to general freight and passenger agent David A. Bender primarily re Central Pacific Railroad matters. 1 vol.
 

Scrapbook, Feb. 3, 1879-Sept. 21, 1881

Additional Note

Incoming letters and circulars from the Central Pacific to Bender re passenger and ticket matters. 1 vol.
 

Letterpress book, Jan. 21, 1880-Jan. 1, 1884

Additional Note

Copies of letters written by the paymaster's office at Carson re the V. & T. and C. & C. railroads. 1 vol.
 

Letterpress book, Nov. 9, 1881-Apr. 2, 1886

Additional Note

Copies of letters written by the auditor's office at Carson City re the V. & T. and C. & C. 1 vol. Indexed.
 

Letterpress book, Mar. 21, 1888-Apr. 10, 1890

Additional Note

Copies of letters written by the general freight and passenger agent's office at Carson City re the V. & T. and C. & C. 1 vol. Indexed.
 

Letterpress books

Additional Note

Copies of letters written by the general purchasing and supply agent's office primarily re outside orders for materials and work.
 

Oct. 19, 1895-July 19, 1898.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

June 19, 1903-Jan. 11, 1908.

Physical Description: 1 vol. Indexed.
 

Jan. 23, 1908-May 10, 1916.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Ctn. 6

Legal and corporate financial material, 1876-1950

 

Accident insurance for employees, 1879-1880

 

Annual report of the V. & T. Railway to the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission for the year ending Dec. 31, 1921. Preliminary rough draft.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Check, Nov. 18, 1876. Drawn on the Bank of California, Virginia City, Nevada.

 

Court attachments and executions, 1876-1877

 

Court summons and subpoenas, 1879-1916

 

Deeds, 1895

 

Financial miscellany

 

Inquisition by the coroner's jury in the death of William P. Pollard, 1941

 

Legal miscellany

 

Suits, decisions, etc.

 

U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission, 1926-1950

Ctn. 7

Passenger accounts, 1877-1930

 

Station baggage checks, Feb. 2, 1877-Mar. 8, 1878

Additional Note

Stub record book of baggage checks issued by the baggage master at Gold Hill. 1 vol.
 

Station baggage register, Feb. 15, 1880-Sept. 23, 1882

Additional Note

Record of baggage checks issued and received by baggage master E. J. De Lay at Gold Hill. 1 vol.
 

Passenger account book, Jan. 1881-July 1884

Additional Note

Letterpress copy book of monthly interline passenger ticket sales, related notes, extra baggage reports, etc. maintained by the general passenger agent's office; re the V. & T. and C. & C. 1 vol.
 

Daily ticket report, Aug. 1, 1881-Jan. 20, 1883

Additional Note

Letterpress copy book of daily passenger ticket sales at Carson City. 1 vol.
 

Passenger account book, Carson City. Aug. 1, 1881-July 24, 1884

Additional Note

Includes reports of Central Pacific sleeping car ticket sales, Aug. 1, 1881-Feb. 28, 1882; and reports of daily passenger ticket sales, Aug. 1, 1883-Mar. 26, 1884. 1 vol.
 

Daily and monthly record of local and interline ticket sales at Virginia City

 

July 1-Aug. 13, 1909.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Jan. 1, 1925-Jan. 31, 1930.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Daily and monthly record of local and interline ticket sales at Gold Hill, Dec. 1926-Oct. 1930.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Special passenger tariffs, July 1, 1910-Dec. 17, 1914

Additional Note

Scrapbook of special passenger tariff circulars, Nos. 26-138, issued by general passenger agent Edward B. Yerington. 1 vol.
carton Ctns. 8-10

Freight accounts, 1872-1929

Ctn. 8

Daily statements of freight way bills received at Virginia City, Feb. 7-Dec. 25, 1876.

Additional Note

Letterpress copy book of Virginia agent J. E. Wratten. 1 vol.
 

Daily statements of shipping bills forwarded to Carson City. Auditor's office letterpress copy book of daily way bill statements for wood and lumber shipments; include way bill number, consignor, consignee, destination and quantity shipped.

 

Apr. 1-Dec. 28, 1878.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Dec. 29, 1878-Sept. 19, 1879.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Aug. 1, 1883-Nov. 24, 1884.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Nov. 25, 1884-Aug. 30, 1886.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Apr. 12, 1893-July 29, 1894.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Freight bills account book, May 31, 1891-Apr. 11, 1896

Additional Note

Auditor's office letterpress copy book of freight bills sent to consignors for V. & T. transportation rendered. 1 vol.
 

Miscellaneous auditor's accounts, Nov. 1, 1875-Oct. 15, 1879

Additional Note

Letterpress copy book of monthly wood accounts; include shortage reports, engine wood consumption, Empire Wood Company and Parker & Tobey accounts; also minor use for passenger ticket reports, June-Oct. 1879. 1 vol.
 

Duplicate material bills, Aug. 24, 1885-Apr. 20, 1888, [No. 2]

Additional Note

Letterpress account book of primarily private material and lumber sales by the general supply dept. at the Carson City shops. 1 vol.
Ctn. 9

Freight tonnage book, Jan.-Dec. 1873

Additional Note

Monthly account of freight shipments received at V. & T. stations. 1 vol.
 

Freight tonnage book, Aug. 1878-Dec. 1879

Additional Note

Monthly account of freight forwarded south from Carson City, etc.; statistical record maintained by David A. Bender in support of the proposed construction of the C. & C. 1 vol.
 

Mileage account book for foreign cars operated over the V. & T., Oct. 26, 1872-Apr. 14, 1873.

Additional Note

Divided between north and south car movements. 1 vol.
 

Rate book, 1875

Additional Note

Special freight rates in effect over the Central Pacific; arranged alphabetically by commodity. 1 vol.
 

Rate book, n.d.

Additional Note

Central Pacific freight rate book arranged alphabetically by commodity listing the C.P. portion of through freight rates. 1 vol.
 

Monthly statements of ore weighed at Scales station, Aug.-Sept. 1879

 

Wood statements, 1876-1879

Additional Note

Monthly reports of wood purchased, sold, or consumed by the V. & T. Three folders.
 

Daily freight short and over reports at Empire City, July 30, 1873-Mar. 5, 1881.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Daily report of all cars on hand received and forwarded at Gold Hill, 1926-1927.

Physical Description: Two folders.
 

Shipping bills, orders, and receipts

 

Freight office miscellany

Additional Note

Include freight tracers, memorandums, notes, etc.
Ctn. 10

Statements of correction, July 1875-Sept. 1877

Additional Note

Daily and supplementary statements of corrections on freight accounts completed by station agents and forwarded to the general freight agent at Carson City. Three bundles.
carton Ctns. 10-11

Station agent accounts, 1876-1922

Ctn. 10

Cash remittance reports, Jan. 1879-Dec. 1881

Additional Note

Daily cash transmittal statements completed by station agents and forwarded to secretary William M. Thornton at Virginia City. Thirteen bundles.
 

Cash receipt book, Mar. 30-Nov. 4, 1876

Additional Note

Stub receipt book of secretary William M. Thornton for cash received daily from station agents. 1 vol. 334 p.
Ctn. 11

Account of cash receipts and payments at Virginia City, Apr. 8-June 16, 1876.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Account of cash receipts and payments at Gold Hill

 

Feb. 12, 1898-Apr. 29, 1899.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Aug. 4, 1914-Feb. 27, 1915.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Mar. 1, 1915-Nov. 20, 1916.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Synopsis of daily cash reports by station agents, Sept.-Dec. 1876.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Gold Hill agent's cash book, Dec. 1, 1921-Aug. 31, 1922.

Additional Note

By agent R. E. Calivick; primarily accounts with United Comstock Mines Company. 1 vol. 101 p.
carton Ctns. 12-13

Freight receipts, 1874-1895

Ctn. 12

Freight receipt books

Additional Note

Stub form receipts for freight accepted from the V. & T. after shipment to the following stations:
 

Carson City, Apr. 22, 1874-May 29, 1875

Additional Note

Special rates. 1 vol.
 

Virginia City, (two station agents).

Physical Description: 53 vols.
 

May 24-June 18, 1877

 

June 18-July 14, 1877

 

Aug. 16-Sept. 8, 1877

 

Jan. 14-26, 1878, [No. 4]

 

Feb. 12-26, 1878, [No. 8]

 

Feb. 28-Mar. 12, 1878, [No. 10]

 

Feb. 28-Mar. 13, 1878, [No. 11]

 

Mar. 13-26, 1878, No. 12

 

Mar. 25-Apr. 8, 1878, No. 13

 

Apr. 8-19, 1878, No. 15

 

Apr. 9-20, 1878, No. 16

 

Apr. 20-May 3, 1878, No. 18

 

May 3-14, 1878, No. 19

 

May 14-28, 1878, No. 21

 

May 13-28, 1878, No. 22

 

May 28-June 11, 1878, No. 23

 

May 28-June 11, 1878, No. 24

 

June 11-22, 1878, No. 25

 

June 11-24, 1878, No. 26

 

July 4-17, 1878, No. 29

 

July 6-16, 1878, No. 30

 

Aug. 3-15, 1878, No. 34

 

Aug. 15-26, 1878, No. 36

 

Sept. 9-19, 1878, No. 39

 

Sept. 6-17, 1878, No. 40

 

Oct. 1-12, 1878, No. 43

 

Sept. 30-Oct. 11, 1878, No. 44

 

Nov. 5-14, 1878, No. 50

 

Nov. 11-22, 1878, No. 51

 

Dec. 16-27, 1878, No. 58

 

Jan. 13-27, 1879, No. 62

 

Feb. 24-Mar. 13, 1879, No. 67

 

Mar. 31-Apr. 14, 1879, No. 72

 

Apr. 11-26, 1879, No. 73

 

Apr. 14-25, 1879, No. 74

Ctn. 13

Apr. 25-May 9, 1879, No. 76

 

May 10-21, 1879, No. 77

 

May 9-23, 1879, No. 78

 

May 21-June 2, 1879, No. 79

 

May 19-June 6, 1879, No. 80

 

June 11-23, 1879, No. 83

 

June 16-26, 1879, No. 84

 

June 23-July 5, 1879, No. 85

 

June 26-July 7, 1879, No. 86

 

July 7-17, 1879, No. 88

 

July 16-26, 1879, No. 89

 

July 17-28, 1879, No. 90

 

July 26-Aug. 5, 1879, No. 91

 

Aug. 20-Sept. 1, 1879, No. 96

 

Aug. 27-Sept. 6, 1879, No. 97

 

Sept. 1-13, 1879, No. 98

 

Sept. 13-23, 1879, No. 100

 

Sept. 30-Dec. 19, 1879, [No. 103]

 

Gold Hill

 

Sept. 18, 1877-July 25, 1878.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Apr. 2-May 17, 1878.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Aug. 23, 1880-Jan. 17, 1881.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Freight receipts, 1883-1895

Additional Note

Receipts signed by the consignee upon acceptance of freight at Gold Hill. Thirteen bundles.
Ctn. 14

Train registers and orders, 1873-1921

 

Train registers; include train number, equipment operated, schedule, etc.

 

Register of trains east to Virginia City, Jan. 27-July 9, 1873, except Mar.

Physical Description: (1 vol.)
 

Conductor's train register

 

Nov. 2, 1916-May 2, 1919.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

May 2, 1919-May 9, 1921.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Train orders; special telegraph orders issued by master of transportation Harry Hunter and chief dispatcher John R. King at Carson City.

 

Apr. 10-July 1, 1874.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

May 30-June 25, 1875.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

July 28-Aug. 28, 1875.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Mar. 3-Apr. 20, 1876.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
carton Ctns. 15-16

Equipment and shop records, 1874-1950

Ctn. 15

Record of cars and locomotives, [1875]

Additional Note

Inventory of equipment on hand, detailing type, number, builder, date, etc. 1 vol.
 

Engine record book, Jan. 1947-Mar. 1950

Additional Note

Record of locomotive specifications and monthly servicing reports maintained by master mechanic Arnold L. Gillie. 1 vol.
 

Pattern book, July 1874-Dec. 1879

Additional Note

Monthly account of patterns made at the Carson City pattern shop. 1 vol.
 

Material and supply account books

Additional Note

Account of materials used and supplies sold at the Carson City shops.
 

Apr. 1875.

Physical Description: 1 vol. Indexed.
 

Oct. 1881-Dec. 1882.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

July 1899-Apr. 1904.

Physical Description: 1 vol. Indexed.
 

1927-1930. Includes roadmaster's equipment inventory, 1927, and material and supply accounts, Feb.-July 1930.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Inventory of the Carson City shops; inventory and valuation of supplies, materials, tools, machinery, etc. on hand

 

Car shop, June 30, 1897.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Foundry, July 1, 1897.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Machine shop, June 30, 1897.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Paint shop, June 30, 1897.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Smith shop, June 30, 1897.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Supply department, June 30, 1897.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Purchase and work orders sent to the Carson City shops, 1933

Ctn. 16

Smith shop note books; maintained by foreman, Daniel Kelly, Carson City

 

Order book; monthly account of materials ordered, July 1879-Apr. 1888.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Material accounts; account of materials used

 

Oct. 29, 1887-Jan. 10, 1888.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Mar. 3-Apr. 20, 1888.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Apr. 21-June 5, 1888.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

July 26-Sept. 17, 1888.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Sept. 18-Nov. 9, 1888,

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Supply accounts

 

V. & T. supplies, Aug. 1887-Dec. 1888.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

C. & C. and private sales

 

Jan-June 1881.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Jan. 1882-Feb. 1883.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Sept. 1883-Mar. 1884.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Jan. 1886-Feb. 1887.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Paint shop note books; maintained by master car painters D. R. Culp and later Joseph P. Castle at Carson City

 

Time books; include name of employee, days worked, and jobs completed

 

Oct. 1880-Dec. 1884.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Nov. 1888-Dec. 1902.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Dec. 1902-Dec. 1922.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Material accounts; account of materials used

 

Oct. 1890-Dec. 1891.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Jan. 1892-Dec. 1893.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Jan. 1894-July 1897.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Aug. 1897-Dec. 1903.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Jan. 1904-Sept. 1909.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Oct. 1909-Dec. 1914.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Supply accounts; C. & C. and private sales

 

Jan. 1894-Dec. 1895.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Feb. 1898-July 1902.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Jan.-Mar. 1906.

Physical Description: 1 vol. [Missing]
 

Aug. 1915-Sept. 1923.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Inventory, 1892-1922

Additional Note

Yearly inventory of stock on hand for 1892-1897, 1905, 1914-1918, and 1922.
 

Car shop note book, 1922-1932

Additional Note

Account of V. & T. lumber and wood uses and private sales maintained by master car builder, David T. Burk, Sept. 1922-Sept. 1927 and Nov. 1932. 1 vol.
 

Engineering notes, 1915-1916

 

Transit book

Additional Note

Reference engineering notes taken by apprentice George A. Latapie during the physical valuation survey of the V. & T., June 1, 1915-May 27, 1916. Includes a diary in broken French by Latapie while working on the survey, Oct. 15, 1915-May 27, 1916. 1 vol. Index, tables.
 

Roadmaster's statements, 1881-1883

Additional Note

Statement of work done; materials used and on hand Monthly section report and inventory, Jan.-June 1881 and Jan.-Oct. 1883. 1 vol.
 

Time books, 1873-1878

Additional Note

Employees name, occupation, days worked, rate, and total monthly wage.
 

July-Aug. 1873.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Mar.-Apr. 1874.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

May-July 1874.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Nov. 1878, incomplete.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
Ctn. 17

Miscellaneous financial material, 1874-1890

 

Secretary's accounts, 1888-1890

Additional Note

Record of gold coin transmittals from V. & T./C. & C. general freight and passenger agent, David A. Bender to V. & T./C. & C. secretary, Edward B. Yerington, at Virginia City.
 

Paymaster's accounts, 1875-1889

Additional Note

Vouchers, orders for payment, notes, receipts, etc. Two folders.
 

Payrolls

Additional Note

Monthly ledger sheets containing name of employee, occupation, days worked, rate, total wage, and signature upon receipt. One bundle.
 

Vouchers

Additional Note

Signed authorizations for payment of attached invoices. Five bundles.
carton Packages 1-3

Check stubs, 1873-1891

Additional Note

Record of checks issued. 9 vols.
package Package 1

Apr. 5-Sept. 6, 1873, Nos. 3989-4983

 

Sept. 6, 1873-Mar. 9, 1874, Nos. 4984-5982

 

Feb. 15-Aug. 26, 1875, Nos. 7941-8940

package Package 2

Aug. 26, 1875-Apr. 5, 1876, Nos. 8941-9940

 

Oct. 4, 1876-Aug. 8, 1877, Nos. 994-1993

 

Aug. 8, 1877-Aug. 8, 1878, Nos. 1994-2993

package Package 3

May 10, 1880-Feb. 1882, Nos. 3993-4982

 

Oct. 8, 1884-Feb. 27, 1888, Nos. 5983-6982

 

Feb. 20, 1888-May 23, 1891, Nos. 6983-8000

carton Packages 4-5

Miscellaneous station accounts, 1875-1917

package Package 4

Station ledger, Jan.-Dec. 1875

Additional Note

Statement of wood accounts with Comstock mines and mills; includes date, way bill, number of cords shipped. 1 vol.
 

Agent's ledger, No. 5, Feb. 1891-Dec. 1893

Additional Note

Daily station agent accounts with V. & T. general office. 1 vol.
package Package 5

Record of freight received by station agents, 1875-1881

Additional Note

Yearly charts of freight received; includes class of freight, tonnage, and revenue received. 1 vol.
 

Record of freight bills issued to Gold Hill, May 1908-July 1917

Additional Note

Includes way bill, date, originating station of shipment, consignee, freight charges, etc. 1 vol.
carton Packages 6-22

Invoices, 1876-1919

Additional Note

Scrapbooks of paid invoices; primarily material and supplies for the Carson City shops
package Package 6

1876.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
package Package 7

1877.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
package Package 8

1881.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
package Package 9

1882.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
package Package 10

1883.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
package Package 11

1884; 1886.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 12

1887; 1888.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 13

1889; 1898.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 14

Oct. 1899; July 1903.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 15

1904; 1905.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 16

1906; 1907.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 17

1908.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
package Package 18

1919; 1911.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 19

1912; 1913.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 20

1914; 1915.

Physical Description: 2 vols. [Missing]
package Package 21

1916; 1917.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 22

1918; 1919.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
carton Packages 23-34

Way bills, 1874-1916

Additional Note

Scrapbooks of freight way bills
package Package 23

Jan., Dec. 1874.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Apr., May, Dec. 1875.

Physical Description: 3 vols.
package Package 24

Feb., Apr. 1876.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 25

May, June 1876.

Physical Description: 3 vols.
package Package 26

June, July, Aug. 1876.

Physical Description: 3 vols.
package Package 27

Feb., Apr., Sept. 1877.

Physical Description: 3 vols.
package Package 28

Apr., July, Aug. 1878.

Physical Description: 3 vols.
package Package 29

July, Aug. 1879.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 30

Sept., Oct. 1879.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 31

Jan., Mar. 1880.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 32

May, June, Oct. 1880.

Physical Description: 3 vols.
package Package 33

1881; 1882.

Physical Description: 2 vols.
package Package 34

Dec. 5, 1890-Aug. 20, 1893.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

July 22-Oct. 31, 1905.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Oct. 8-Dec. 23, 1912.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Mar. 4-Sept. 4, 1914.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Apr.-Sept., Dec. 1915.

Physical Description: 1 vol.
 

Apr., Oct. 1916.

Physical Description: 1 vol.