Fair, James Graham, 1831-1894

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Dates:
Birth 1831-12-03
Death 1894-12-28

Biographical notes:

Fair was living in Chicago, Ill. when the news of the Calif. gold discovery reached that city. He immediately made plans to terminate his affairs and leave for Calif. His knowledge of placer and quartz mining made him a well-to-do mine and mill owner. In association with Flood, Mackay, and O'Brien, he became a developer of the silver deposits known as the Comstock Lode. Fair served in the U.S. Senate from 1881 to 1887.

From the description of James Fair letters and miscellany : ALS and DS, 1847-1875. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122385420

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Subjects:

  • Mines and Mineral Resources
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Businessmen--Correspondence

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Places:

  • Nevada (as recorded)
  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • Nevada (as recorded)