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Guide to the West Sunset Mining Company Records ; West Sunset Mining Company Records

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Guide to the West Sunset Mining Company Records 1911-1931

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: West Sunset Mining Company
Dates: 1911-1931
Quantity: 0.5 cubic feet
Abstract:General correspondence, cash books, financial ledger and journal, inventories, personnel records and tax returns of a mining company in the Beaver Mining District of the Coeur d'Alene region in northern Idaho.
Identification: MG267
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

Since there are so few items in this record group, series designations were not made. However the arrangement of the material follows that of other records in the Day Mines group.Removal of invoices, paid checks, bank statements, and duplicate materials reduced the size of this collection by 0.5 cubic feet.

Scope and Content

The records of the West Sunset Mining Company span the years 1911 to 1931. Included are financial statements, correspondence with suppliers and stockholders, financial ledgers and journals, tax returns and personnel records.


Administrative/Biographical History

The West Sunset Mining Company was a mining partnership, with claims held by individuals rather than a corporation. It appears to have been organized in November 1917. The claims in the Beaver Mining District, Shoshone County, originally known as the Portland Group, were owned by Eugene R. Day, George K. Garrett, David C. Smith, and E.G. Ellis.

In 1919, in order to further explore its property, the West Sunset Company rented a shaft of the adjoining Sunset Mine owned by Senator W.A. Clark of Montana. By 1921 the property was inactive, the only function of the company being to hold title to the property. In 1940 the property was purchased by the Portland Mining 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

West Sunset Mining Company

Mining corporations -- Records -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the West Sunset 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 Judith Nielsen in March and October 1988. Processing was completed by Michael Tarabulski in March 1992.


Related Material

Related materials can be found in the records of the Monitor Mining Company, the Portland Mining Company, and the personal papers of John H. Wourms.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Records 1911-1931
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1/11/1General correspondence 1919-1931
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1/2-31/2-3Cash books 1911-1917
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1/41/4Financial journal/check register 1915-1922
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1/51/5Financial ledger 1921
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1/61/6Miscellaneous financial records 1919-1930
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1/71/7Inventories and supply cards 1919-1925
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1/81/8Miscellaneous personnel records 1920-1922
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1/91/9Federal income tax returns 1920-1931
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1/101/10Capital stock tax records 1921-1926

Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by ArchProteus2003
Language: Finding aid is in English

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