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Guide to the Amazon-Manhattan Mining Company Records 1917-1941

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: Amazon-Manhattan Mining Company
Dates: 1917-1941
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Abstract:Financial statements, correspondence with suppliers and stockholders, annual statements and reports to state agencies, stock ledgers and lists of stockholders, financial ledgers and journals, vouchers, check registers and tax returns of a silver-lead mine in the Beaver Mining District of the Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.
Identification: MG260
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Amazon-Manhattan Mining Company are divided into three series; General Correspondence and Related Records, Ore Production and Shipment Records, and Financial Records.The first series, General Correspondence and Related Records, is an alphabetically arranged series containing bills of lading, court cases, contracts, correspondence, financial information such as tax returns, bank statements, and annual reports, contracts, accident reports, and leasing arrangements.The second series contains information on the shipments of zinc for the year 1918.The third series is Financial Records and contains a 1918 voucher register and a ledger for the years 1917-1922.Payroll records for 1917-1919 can be found among the records of the Monitor (item 362). Monthly time books for these years were discarded. Removal of cancelled stock certificates, returned assessment notices, vouchers, paid checks, bank statements, and duplicate materials reduced the size of this collection by one cubic foot.

Scope and Content

The records of the Amazon-Manhattan Mining Company span the years 1917 to 1941, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1917 to 1925. Included are financial statements, correspondence with suppliers and stockholders, annual statements and reports to state agencies, stock ledgers and journals, cancelled stock certificates, assessment records, lists of stockholders, financial ledgers and journals, vouchers, check registers, and tax returns.

Related materials can be found in the records of Henry Day and the Monitor Mining Company.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Amazon-Manhattan Mining Company was located in the Beaver Mining District in Shoshone County, Idaho. The claims included the Amazon, Manhattan, New York, Ajax, Staten Island, Glenwood, Monitor, Monitor Fraction, and Merrimac. The principle ores extracted were silver, zinc, and lead.

The Amazon-Manhattan was never a consolidated mine but rather it existed as a partnership with Eugene Day as general manager. A certificate of ownership from 1921 lists the following: Jerome Day, Joseph Morton, Frederick Robertson, Fred Miller, and John Gleason. Since the mine was never incorporated, we do not have the benefit of board of directors' minutes or stockholders' meetings.

The Amazon-Manhattan was never a big producer. Most activity associated from the mine came in 1918. According to the tax return for that year, the company's total assets were $42,826.00. Otherwise, the mine filed their returns as a "non-productive" company. According to the documents, the only function of the company was to hold the title to the property itself. Assay records do indicate that the mine was excavated from the 500 foot level to the 1500 foot level. Most of this work appears to have taken place between 1917 and 1922.

It would seem that the Amazon-Manhattan was part of a larger conglomerate of consolidated interests namely, the Callahan Mining Company New York. A 1919 letter from the United States Fuel Administration concerning the Amazon-Manhattan was addressed to this New York company.


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

Amazon-Manhattan 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 Amazon-Manhattan 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 May 1987.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. General Correspondence and Related Records 1917-1941
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1/11/1A 1917-1928
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1/21/2Anchor Group 1919-1924
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1/31/3Annual Statements 1922-1927
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1/41/4B 1917
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1/51/5Bills of lading 1918
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1/61/6Board account 1918
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1/71/7Burke, Patrick: court case 1918
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1/81/8C 1917-1922
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1/91/9Capital Stock Returns 1924-1926
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1/101/10Contracts, Mining 1918
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1/111/11Coeur D'Alene Hardware & Foundry Co. 1918-1923
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1/121/12D-E 1918
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1/131/13Estate of Dennis Riordan 1918
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1/141/14Explosives 1918
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1/151/15F-H 1917-1919
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1/161/16Hospital contract 1919-1920
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1/171/17I 1918-1920, 1933
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1/181/18Income tax 1920-1930
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1/191/19Industrial Accident Board 1918-1921
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1/201/20Industrial Accident Board: cases 1918-1920
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1/211/21Insurance, fire 1918-1919
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1/221/22J-L 1917-1921, 1932
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1/231/23Labor contracts 1918-1919
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1/241/24Liberty loan records 1918
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1/251/25Lovette, Mike 1918
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1/261/26Lumber and stulls 1917
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1/271/27M 1917-1920
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1/281/28Miscellaneous lists and statements 1918
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1/291/29Minerals Separation Corporation 1918
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1/301/30N 1917-1923
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1/311/31Northport Smelting and Refining Co. 1918-1919
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1/321/32O 1917-1918
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1/331/33Ownership file 1918-1923
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1/341/34R 1917-1925, 1937
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1/351/35Requisition for supplies 1917-1918
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1/361/36Road tax 1917-1918
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1/371/37S 1917-1927
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1/381/38Statements 1917-1921, 1937
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1/391/39State Mine Inspector reports 1918-1921
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1/401/40T-W 1917-1927, 1937
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1/411/41Washoe sampler, zinc quotations 1918
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1/421/42Workmen's compensation 1925
Miscellaneous records
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1/431/43Annual reports 1928-1941
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1/441/44Bank statements 1917-1939
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1/451/45Carlisle tunnel 1940
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1/461/46Federal income tax returns 1928-1932
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1/471/47Lease: Evans, Carl 1937
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1/481/48Miscellaneous 1926-1938
Series II. Ore Production and Shipment Records 1918
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1/49-501/49-50Zinc Shipments 1918
Series II. Financial Records 1917-1922
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1/511/51Voucher register 1918
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os/52os/52Ledger 1917-1922

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