Fair, James Graham, 1831-1894

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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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creatorOf Fair, James Graham, 1831-1894. Letter to George Wallace : Virginia City, Nevada : ALS, 1877 Aug. 22. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Fair, James Graham, 1831-1894. Letter to George Wallace : Virginia City, Nevada : ALS, 1877 Sept. 1. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Ophir Silver Mining Company (Virginia City, Nev.). Ophir Silver Mining Company records, 1875-1919. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Ormsby House (Carson City, Nev.). Ormsby House records, 1877-1884. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Gould & Curry Silver Mining Company. Gould & Curry Silver Mining Company records, 1862-1921 bulk 1862-1898. Nevada State Historical Society
creatorOf De Quille, Dan, 1829-1898. Dan De Quille papers, [ca. 1860-1914]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Davis, Erwin, b. ca. 1831. Erwin Davis letterpress copybook and papers, 1859-1867. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Fair, James Graham, 1831-1894. Papers relating to litigation over the wills of James G. and Charles L. Fair, 1880-1909. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Land, Chauncey Belknap, 1821-1877. Chauncey Belknap Land papers, 1863-1889. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Fair, James Graham, 1831-1894. James Fair letters and miscellany : ALS and DS, 1847-1875. California Historical Society
referencedIn Daggett, Rollin Mallory, 1831-1901. Rollin Mallory Daggett papers, 1879-1901. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Slack, Charles William, 1858-1945. Charles William Slack scrapbooks, 1891-1907. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Jewett William Adams Papers, 1883-1912 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Fair, James G. James G. Fair Papers, 1871-1874. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
creatorOf Flood, James Clair, 1826-1888. Legal documents : John H. Burke vs. James C. Flood et al., 1875-1880 (bulk 1878-1880). California Historical Society
referencedIn Best and Belcher Mining Company (Gold Hill, Nev.). Best and Belcher Mining Company records, 1859-1928. Nevada State Historical Society
referencedIn Mackay, Fair, Flood, and O'Brien. Mackay, Fair, Flood, and O'Brien records, 1862-1890. Nevada State Historical Society
creatorOf Hale and Norcross Silver Mining Company. Checks signed by James G. Fair and J.W. Mackay : Virginia City, Nevada : DS, 1869-1870. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Duffy, Philip George,. California history : scrapbook and miscellaneous pamphlets, 1857-1955. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bancroft, Hubert How, 1832-1918. History of the life of James G. Fair : with material for its preparation, 1873-1889. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Bliss, Duane L. Nevada railroads collection, 1862-1950 (bulk 1870-1890). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Adams, Jewett William person
associatedWith Bancroft, Hubert How, 1832-1918. person
correspondedWith Best and Belcher Mining Company (Gold Hill, Nev.) corporateBody
associatedWith California Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Daggett, Rollin Mallory, 1831-1901. person
associatedWith Davis, Erwin, b. ca. 1831. person
associatedWith De Quille, Dan, 1829-1898. person
associatedWith Duffy, Philip George, person
correspondedWith Gould & Curry Silver Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Hale and Norcross Silver Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Honeyman, Robert B. person
associatedWith Land, Chauncey Belknap, 1821-1877. person
associatedWith Mackay, Fair, Flood, and O'Brien. corporateBody
associatedWith Norris, Thomas W. (Thomas Wayne). person
associatedWith Ophir Silver Mining Company (Virginia City, Nev.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ormsby House (Carson City, Nev.) corporateBody
associatedWith Slack, Charles William, 1858-1945. person
associatedWith West, William B. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Nevada
Illinois
Nevada
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Mines and Mineral Resources
Gold mines and mining
Businessmen--Correspondence
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Birth 1831-12-03

Death 1894-12-28

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