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Guide to the Hornsilver Mining Company Records ; Hornsilver Mining Company Records

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Guide to the Hornsilver Mining Company Records 1901-1960

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: Hornsilver Mining Company
Dates: 1901-1960
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet
Abstract:Minutes of meetings, financial statements, correspondence, stock ledgers and journals, assessment records, lists of stockholders, financial ledgers and journal, a voucher register, check register, tax returns, and other records of a mine in the Placer Center Mining District of the Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.
Identification: MG282
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Hornsilver Mining and Milling Company are divided into four series.The first series, Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, includes a handwritten minute book which also contains the articles of incorporation, agreements, notices of assessments and lists of delinquent stock; there are also typed minutes for the meetings held from 1948 to 1960. Two folders of records relating to the meetings include correspondence, notices of and agendas for the meetings, proxy statements, reports of elections, notices of assessments, balance sheets and a geologic appraisal of the company. Also included is a folder of yearly financial statements for the years 1946 to 1960.General Correspondence and Related Records, the second series, contains office memoranda, correspondence with stockholders, organizational documents such as articles of incorporation and bylaws, the decree of dissolution of the company, records of several legal cases, reports to the state of Idaho, a property file, stock audits and tax returns.The third series is Capital Stock Records. Included are stock ledgers and a stock journal, an assessment journal, assessment receipt books and other records relating to assessments. The roll book for the May 1946 assessment may be found in the voucher register (folder 45).The fourth series, Financial Records, contains financial ledgers, a cash journal, a voucher register which also contains the assessment roll for the May 1946 assessment, and checkbook stubs.Removal of cancelled stock certificates, returned assessment notices, vouchers, paid checks, bank statements, and duplicate materials reduced the size of this collection by two cubic feet.

Scope and Content

The records of the Hornsilver Mining and Milling Company span the years 1901 to 1960, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1945 to 1960. Included are minutes of meetings, financial statements, correspondence with stockholders, annual statements and reports to state agencies, stock ledgers and journals, assessment records, lists of stockholders, financial ledgers and journals, vouchers, check registers, and tax returns.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Hornsilver Mining and Milling Company, with offices in Wallace, Idaho, was incorporated May 31, 1901. Its capital consisted of 1,000,000 shares of stock with a par value of 10 cents per share. On June 11, 1946 the Articles of Incorporation were amended to increase the capital stock and extend corporate existence to perpetuity. The original claim included the Oregon, Jumbo, Idaho, Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado, Bolivar, and Nevada properties. By later locations, the Utah and Arizona were replaced by the Castle 9 and 10, and the California claim was dropped. The Montana and Peerless #15 were located to cover the area between the Peerless and Hornsilver groups. In 1954 the Tawny Girl was purchased from Julius Nuss in a compromise settlement of a law suit. In 1960 the Hornsilver consisted of ten unpatented lode claims in the Placer Center District northwest of Placer creek, 3 miles south of Wallace. The main ore was lead-silver. From 1920 to 1926 the tunnel was extended from 1,000 to 1,500 feet. After that time the only work done was annual labor and repair. Money was raised through stock assessments. In 1950 the office, which from 1929-1946 had followed manager Russell F. Collins on his moves to Coeur d'Alene, Seattle, and Leevining, California, was moved to the Day Building. On April 25, 1960, shareholders approved the sale of the real property to Day Mines, Inc. The company was liquidated on September 6, 1960.

Officers of the company included: J.F. Mitz, President, 1901-1920; James R. Taylor, president, 1921; John F. Blitz, President, 1922-1923, O.R. Young, Secretary, 1921-1923; Ben F. Collins, president; Russell F. Collins, secretary-manager, 1924-1945; Walter H. Hansom, president, 1946-1958; L.J. Randall, secretary, 1946-1949; and S.F. Heitfeld, secretary, 1950-1958. In 1954 Henry L. Day became manager, and in 1959 he was president and manager of the company with R.W. Anno as secretary.


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

Hornsilver Mining and Milling Company

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

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Hornsilver 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 April 1987.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders 1901-1960
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1/11/1Minute book 1901-1946
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1/21/2Minutes 1948-1960
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1/3-41/3-4Records relating to meetings 1944-1960
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1/51/5Financial statements 1946-1960
Series II. General Correspondence and Related Records 1919-1960
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1/61/6A-B 1946-1960
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1/71/7Bylaws 1946-1949
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1/81/8C 1939-1960
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1/91/9Complaint and Summons, Daigle case 1950-1954
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1/101/10D 1948-1960
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1/111/11Decree of dissolution 1960
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1/121/12F-H 1946-1960
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1/131/13Hoban and Small estates 1949-1950
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1/141/14I-K 1958-1959
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1/151/15Idaho, State of, Reports 1946-1949
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1/161/16Keane-Nuss, et al. escrow 1954-1960
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1/171/17M 1948-1956
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2/182/18Miscellaneous 1926-1929
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2/192/19Miscellaneous correspondence, Walter H. Hansom, attorney 1947-1948
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2/202/20N 1948-1958
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2/212/21Nuss, et al. 1939-1950
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2/222/22O-P 1954-1960
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2/232/23Power site withdrawal 1960
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2/242/24Property file 1939-1950
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2/252/25Quartz location notices 1941-1945
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2/262/26R 1948-1952
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2/272/27Rothrock, F.M. 1945-1953
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2/282/28S-T 1958-1960
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2/292/29Stock audit undated
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2/302/30Stock audit 1948
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2/312/31Stock, Exchange of 1960
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2/322/32Stockholders list 1944-1959
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2/332/33Taxes 1919-1949
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2/342/34W 1925-1960
Series III. Capital Stock Records 1901-1960
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2/35-362/35-36Stock ledgers 1901-1946
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2/372/37Stock journal 1901-1958
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os/38os/38Assessment journal 1923-1927
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os/39os/39Assessment receipt books 1910-1951
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os/40-41os/40-41Records relating to assessments 1946-1958
Series IV. Financial Records 1901-1960
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os/42-43os/42-43Financial ledgers 1901-1960
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os/44os/44Cash journal 1901-1928
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os/45os/45Voucher register 1946-1960
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os/46os/46Checkbook stubs 1911-1928
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os/47os/47Check register: Scrip Share Redemption Fund 1939-1953

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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