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Guide to the King Mining Company Records 1908-1961

Sponsor: Funds for processing were provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the U.S. Department of Education HEA Title II-C "Strengthening Research Library Resources" program, the Library Associates of the University of Idaho and other donors.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: King Mining Company
Dates: 1908-1961
Quantity: 2.5 cubic feet
Abstract:Correspondence and organizational, stock, financial and other records of a company, 1943-1947, owned in part by the Hercules Mining Company and other mines, which was established to consolidate fifteen properties in the Leland and Hunter Mining Districts of Idaho. Portions of the correspondence extend from 1908-1961.
Identification: MG251
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the King Mining Company fall into four series: Records of the Directors, General Correspondence, Capital Stock Records, and Financial Records. The first series reflects activities of the board of directors and the stockholders. The second series contains correspondence, several items of which pre-date this company by many years, and a few which postdate it. The bulk of the third series, capital stock records, are stock transfer sheets, organized alphabetically. The final series contains the scant financial record of this company: a check register and a voucher register. Removal of returned proxy notices, and cancelled and nonissued stock certificates reduced the bulk of this collection by 1.5 cubic feet.

Scope and Content

The records of the King Mining Company span the years 1908 to 1961, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1943 to 1947. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence, stock records and financial records

See Henry Day's Personal Papers for more records relating to King Mining Company.


Administrative/Biographical History

On August 24, 1943, the King Mining Company was formed, consolidating fifteen properties north of Mullan and east of Burke, Idaho. These properties included 176 patented claims -- encompassing 3177 acres, three mill sites, thirty-five unpatented claims, and a sixteen acre tract of land. John Wourms chaired of the meeting and Wallace Sanford kept the minutes. Attending were Roy W. Anno, Henry Buhrmester, and H.V. Kiebert. Anno nominated the others to act as the first official members of the board.

Following the incorporation meeting, the first board meeting was held to elect officers. Anno was named president; Kiebert, vice-president; Sanford, secretary-treasurer; Paul Jessup, Comptroller, and Wourms, attorney. The company, according to the minutes (p. 11), "...was organized for the purpose of acquiring a group of mining claims or properties in Lelande and Hunter Mining Districts, owned by various corporations, and that under the plan of reorganization, shares would be issued for the purpose of these concerns in the following amounts:"

Company to whom King stock issuedNo. of Claims for which issuedNo. of shares issued
Marsh Group 9266,667
East Hecla 4 40,000
Missoula Copper10 50,000
Copper King18268,000
Homestake 5 50,000
Hercules53560,000
Liquidator13100,000
Imperial10142,439
Sonora11166,569
National Copper16163,193
Gertie3 75,000

At the next meeting, held March 1, 1945, new directors were elected. These included, Henry Day, F.M. Rothrock, and W.N. Sanford. R.W. Anno was elected president and Henry Buhrmester, vice-president. The board meeting followed: Henry Day was elected president and manager, and F.M. Rothrock vice-president. The only other order of business was accepting a $3,000 loan from the Hercules to pay-off the company's liabilities.

At the final meeting of the Directors, on June 18, 1947, the decision was made to consolidate King Mining Company with the Hercules and ten other companies, creating Day Mines Incorporated.


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

King Mining Company

Lead mines and mining -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources
Mining corporations -- Records -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District
Silver mines and mining -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the King Mining Company are part of the records of Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry Day in 1984 and 1985.

Processing Information

Initial processing of this manuscript group was done by Marilyn Sandmeyer in June 1987.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders 1943-1947
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1/11/1Minutes 1943-1946
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1/21/2By-laws and articles of incorporation 1943
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1/31/3Records relating to meetings 1943-1947
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1/41/4Special meeting Sept. 24, 1947
Series II. General Correspondence and Related Records 1908-1961
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1/51/5Misc. records and correspondence 1918-1947
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1/61/6A-C
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1/71/7Cassiar Crown Mining Co. 1928-1942
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1/81/8Copper King Mining & Smelting Co., mining property and transfer holding in King stock 1908, 1930-1931, 1942-1947
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1/91/9D-F
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1/101/10Ford, Frank D.: stock transfers 1945-1947
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1/111/11G
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1/121/12Gibson, E.J., and Co.: stock transfers 1945-1947
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1/131/13H
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1/141/14Hacer, L.F., and Co.: stock transfers 1945-1947
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1/151/15Homestake Mining Co. 1942-1944
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1/161/16I-L
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1/171/17Lavigne, Edwin, and Co.: stock transfers 1945-1946
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1/181/18Lease: Harry W. Ingalls, Copper King Mine 1945
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1/191/19M
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1/201/20Marsh Mines Consolidated: partial liquidating dividend 1944-1947
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1/211/21Marsh Mines Consolidated: stock transfers and various papers 1913-1944
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1/221/22Merril, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, and Beane 1946
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1/231/23Mining property, East Hecla Mining Co. 1944
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1/241/24N
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1/251/25National Copper Mining Co., Ltd.: transfer holding into King stock 1943-1945, 1961
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1/261/26O-P
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1/271/27Pennaluna and Co. 1945-1947
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1/281/28Pohlman, Edw., trustee: certificates for non-payment assessments 1927
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1/291/29R-S
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1/301/30Standard Securities Corp. 1945-1946
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1/311/31Statements, Financial 1943-1947
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1/321/32T
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1/331/33Tax, State Income, returns 1943-1947
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1/341/34Transfer stock: East Hecla Mining Co., Ltd. 1944-1945
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1/351/35Transfer stock: Imperial Mine 1916, 1943-1944
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1/361/36Transfer stock, Sonora Mining and Milling Co. 1943-1947
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1/371/37U-W
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1/381/38Annual reports and statements 1944-1947
Series III. Capital Stock Records 1943-1947
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1/39-401/39-40Stock transfer sheets, A-D 1944-1945
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2/41-472/41-47Stock transfer sheets, E-Z 1944-1945
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3/483/48Journal 1943-1947
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3/493/49Ledger 1943-1947
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3/503/50Transfer ledger 1943-1947
Series IV. Financial Records 1943-1947
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3/513/51Check register 1944-1947
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3/523/52Voucher register 1943-1947

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