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Guide to the Bunker Hill And Sullivan Mining Company Records 1894-1937

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Records
Creator: Bunker Hill And Sullivan Mining Company
Dates: 1894-1937
Quantity: 5 c.f.
Abstract:Correspondence, mine leases, legal documents, maps, and other papers of this Kellogg, Idaho, company.
Identification: MG130
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The material in this Manuscript Group is separated by record type. The correspondence is divided into two subseries, Stanly Easton-Jonathan Bourne, and that of James Gwinn. The Easton-Bourne correspondence deals with the conditions at the Ontario and Senator Stewart mines in Shoshone County which were owned by Bourne and managed by Easton. This correspondence is in chronological order.James Gwinn was managing the Bunker Hill mines in southern Idaho and his correspondence concerns operations at these mines, especially the Mayflower-Bullion and the Hall-Interstate. These letters are separated by correspondent, then arranged chronologically. His correspondents are Stanly Easton, manager of the Bunker Hill & Sullivan company in Kellogg, Oscar Hershey, a consulting engineer in San Francisco, Francis Thomson, Dean of the University of Idaho School of Mines (these letters concern jobs for students), Fred Van Meter, assistant secretary of Bunker Hill with offices in San Francisco, and W.A. Wilson, a mining engineer in Salt Lake City.There follows an alphabetical file of Gwinn's correspondence with businesses and four folders containing correspondence, blueprints, and orders for the Deadwood Power Project at the Hall-Interstate Mine near Cascade, Idaho.The mining leases are in alphabetical order by leasee. Most of the leases were from Bunker Hill, but a few are from Sierra Nevada Consolidated and Caledonia.The litigation series contains printed briefs and transcripts of records of cases involving the company. There are also some typescripts of affidavits and testimony. These documents are arranged by case.Most of the maps had file and item numbers written on them, and since the number F-13 appeared on all maps the unique four digit number was used to arrange them in numerical order. The four items without numbers were added at the end.

Scope and Content

The records of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mining Company span the years 1894 to 1937, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1906 to 1930.

The material includes correspondence dealing with the management of some of the smaller mines, especially those in southern Idaho, mine leases for mines in the Coeur d'Alene mining area, printed legal briefs, typescripts of affidavits and testimony in legal cases, and maps of the Star-Morning group of mines. There is also a 1923 Bachelor of Science thesis dealing with operations at the Bunker Hill plant in Kellogg and a bound volume containing copies of letters and reports of engineers regarding the physical conditions at the mine which affect litigation.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Idaho
Mines and Mineral Resources

Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mining and Concentrating Company -- Records

Mining corporations -- Idaho -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

These records were donated to the University of Idaho Library by the Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mining Company in 1983.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Correspondence 1906-1930
A. Stanly Easton-Jonathan Bourne, Jr. 1906-1907
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1/1-31/1-3 1906 193 items
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1/41/4 1907 60 items
B. James W. Gwinn 1920-1930
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1/5-181/5-18With Stanly Easton 1921-1930 903 items
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1/19-201/19-20With Oscar H. Hershey 1920-1924 111 items
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1/211/21With Francis A. Thomson 1922-1928 34 items
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1/22-231/22-23With Fred W. Van Meter 1924-1930 87 items
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1/241/24With W.A. Wilson 1921-1927 51 items
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1/25-271/25-27Business Correspondence, A-Z 1920-1930 285 items
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1/28-311/28-31Deadwood Power Plant Project 1928-1929 314 items
Series II. Thesis
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1/321/32Wiles, Gloyd M. and Elton D. Rooney. "Report on mining, milling and smelting operations of the Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining and Concentrating Co., at Kellogg, Idaho." University of California Berkeley 1923 1 item1923. 130 p. illus.
Series III. Mine Leases 1927-1937
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2/332/33Leases, A-Z 1927-1934 303 items
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2/342/34Summary of Leasers Operations 1934-1937 4 items
Series IV. Litigation 1894-1917
A. Empire State-Idaho Mining and Developing Co. 1899-1905
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3/353/35Kennedy J. Hanley 1904 1 item
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3/36-373/36-37Bunker Hill Extra Lateral undated 2 items
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3/38-413/38-41King Mine 1900-1902 4 items
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3/42-543/42-54Stemwinder 1899-1904 13 items
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4/554/55Second Stemwinder 1905 1 item
B. Elmer Doty vs. Bunker Hill & Sullivan 1910
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5/565/56Transcript of testimony 1910 1 item
C. Stewart Mining Company 1912-1914
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6/57-626/57-62Stewart vs. Ontario, Briefs 1912-1914 6 items
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6/636/63Stewart vs. Ontario, Affidavits, Maps, etc. 1912-1914 46 items
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6/64-686/64-68Stewart vs. Jonathan Bourne, Jr., et al., Briefs 1914 5 items
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6/696/69Stewart vs. Jonathan Bourne, Jr., et al., Correspondence, decisions, etc. 21 items
D. Other Cases 1894-1917
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7/70-737/70-73Shoshone Mining Co. (Kirby Fraction) 1897-1899 2 items
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7/747/74Bunker Hill & Sullivan vs. Charles Jones undated 1 item
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7/75-797/75-79Tyler Mining Company 1894-1899 5 items
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7/807/80Bunker Hill & Sullivan vs. James Stafford 1903? 1 item
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7/817/81Alma Katz vs. C.E. Herrick 1906 1 item
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7/827/82Star vs. Federal, Exhibits 1917 1 item
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7/837/83Digest of engineers opinions regarding physical conditions affecting litigation at Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mine 1907-1912 1 item
Series V. Maps 1910-1936
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os/84os/841006. Claim map: Mountain View & Senator south to South Fork and Gold Creek undated 1 item
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os/85os/851007. Sample assay map 1916 2 items
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os/86os/861200. Plan of Star levels undated 1 item
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os/87os/871207. Claim map from Alice Group and Mineral Farm to Tiger Poorman 1917 1 item
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os/88os/881208. Vertical-longitudinal section thru Star & Morning Lode 1920 2 items
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os/89os/891432. Portion of Galena Lode existing prior to July 13, 1923; Portion of Galena Lode to be obtained by Hecla Mining, 1923 4 items
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os/90os/901436. Survey No. 3055, Tom Boy Group, National Lead Mining Company, Hunter Mining District 1924 1 item
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os/91os/911459. Stope map of Star & Morning Mines with Star Ore reserves and proposed development 1924 1 item
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os/92os/921486. Star drift from the 2000 level of the Hecla Mine at Burke showing results of sampling 1925 1 item
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os/93os/931507. Survey No. 3055, Tom Boy Group, National Lead Mining Co. Blueprint of 1436 with corrections 1924 1 item
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os/94os/941527. Claim map copied from patent data for area including and to the north of Morning Star, Evening Star claims undated 1 item
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os/95os/951589. Stope map of lower portion of Star Mine showing commercial areas 1930 1 item
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os/96os/961617. Star Mine upper workings undated 5 items
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os/97os/971620. Geology of portion of Star 3300 1932 1 item
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os/98os/981800. Claim map showing Morning tunnels undated 1 item
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os/99os/991801. Claim and workings map for Star Mining Co. vs. Federal Mining & Smelting undated 4 items
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os/100os/1001802. Star and Morning Mines, Composite Plan of workings 1917 1 item
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os/101os/1011805. Graphic representation showing irregularity in grade and width of samples, 1850 level and part of 1650 level, Star Mine, undated 1 item
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os/102os/1021806. Star 5200 level sample and assay map 1936 3 items
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os/103os/1031807. Record of samplings of western portion of Grouse Tunnel undated 1 item
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os/104os/1041808. Stope map showing ore removed, ore developed, and probable ore in the Hecla Mine 1921 1 item
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os/105os/1051811. Blueprint of mine workings, Morning Mine, south vein above No. 6 1910 1 item
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os/106os/106Beaver Claim undated 1 item
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os/107os/107Assay map showing results of check sampling by J.W. Gwinn of a part of the Star Tunnel 1920 1 item
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os/108os/108Sunset District Showing underground workings and geology, with assay values 1927 1 item
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os/109os/109Star Mine lower level maps undated 7 items
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osLongitudinal cross section (2), Composite map of workings (2), Assay map (1)

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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