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Guide to the Stanley Mining Company Records 1900-1947

Sponsor: Funds for processing were provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.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: Stanley Mining Company
Dates: 1900-1947
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Abstract:Minutes of meetings, financial statements, correspondence with stockholders, reports to state agencies, stock ledgers and journals, assessment records, lists of stockholders, financial ledgers and journals, check registers, and tax returns of a silver-lead mine in the Lelande Mining District of the Coeur d'Alene mining region of Idaho. Some of the records in this group represent a predecessor corporation, the Stanley Consolidated Mining and Milling Company.
Identification: MG292
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Stanley Mining Company are divided into five series.The first series, Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, includes minutes of meetings, notices of meetings agendas, lists of stockholders, proxy statements, and financial statements.General Correspondence and Related Records, the second series, is an alphabetically arranged file containing annual reports to state and federal agencies, correspondence with stockholders concerning stock purchases and transfers, leases, location notices and proofs of labor. Some of the material is that of the earlier Stanley Consolidated Mining and Milling Company.The third series is Capital Stock Records. Included are a ledger belonging to the Stanley Consolidated company as well as a ledger and journal of the Stanley company, records of assessment #1 in 1927, and stock audit and transfer information.The fourth series, Financial Records, contains a financial ledger and check registers.Personnel Records, the fifth series, contains a monthly time book covering the months August-October 1919.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 feet.

Scope and Content

The records of the Stanley Mining Company span the years 1900 to 1947, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1926 to 1947. Included are minutes of meetings, financial statements, correspondence with stockholders, reports to state agencies, stock ledgers and journals, assessment records, lists of stockholders, financial ledgers and journals, check registers, and tax returns. Some of the material in this record group is that of the earlier Stanley Consolidated Mining and Milling Company.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Stanley Mining Company, an Idaho corporation, was formed on April 16, 1926, for the purpose of taking over all of the property of the Stanley Consolidated Mining and Milling Company, a corporation organized in the State of Washington on April 6, 1900. Eugene Day was the largest stockholder in the original company and did much of the development work at his own expense. The stockholders of the Stanley Consolidated Company had voted for the reorganization on September 18, 1925. The directors of the new company were John H. Wourms, P.J. Maggy, W.A. Devan, Walter B. Heitfeld, and Joseph A. Brown. The Day family owned just over 49% of the stock.

When the directors held their first meeting on February 26, 1927, they voted to levy an assessment of 4 mills per share to pay off the outstanding indebtedness of the Stanley Consolidated company amounting to $2,141.55.

The property remained idle after 1926 except for assessment work on the Babe & Bobbie claims which were patented in 1932. Other claims included the Badger, Euna, Ibex, Leopard, Leopard Fraction, Panorama, Panorama Nos. 2, 3, 4, & 5, Panther, Stanley, and Silver Chief, all located in the Lelande District of Burke. The mine was developed by three tunnels, the longest of which was 1630 feet.

The directors met infrequently. Between the 1940 and 1945 meetings three of the five directors had died: F.M. Rothrock and S.F. Heitfeld being the survivors. At the 1945 meeting Henry L. Day, Wray Farmin, and Paul Jessup were elected to fill the vacancies.

On June 18, 1947 the directors met to consider the proposed joint agreement of consolidation with the Hercules and ten other companies, i.e., Tamarack & Custer, Monitor, Duluth, Crystal Lead, Dayrock, Sherman Lead, Treasure Vault, King, Western Union, and Happy Day. The agreement was approved and submitted to the stockholders on September 24, 1947.


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

Stanley Consolidated Mining and Milling Company
Stanley 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 Stanley 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 November 1987.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders 1926-1947
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1/11/1Minutes 1926-1947
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1/21/2Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, Minutes 1926
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1/3-41/3-4Records relating to meetings 1927-1947
Series II. General Correspondence and Related Records 1913-1947
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1/51/5A 1929-1930
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1/61/6Annual reports: State Inspector of Mines 1923-1946
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1/71/7Annual reports: U.S. Bureau of Mines 1942-1946
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1/81/8Annual statement of domestic corporations 1923-1947
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1/91/9B 1923-1943
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1/101/10C-L 1922-1945
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1/111/11M 1926-1947
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1/121/12Miscellaneous papers: leases, quartz location notices, affidavits 1926-1947
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1/131/13Miscellaneous papers of Stanley Consolidated Mining & Milling Company (assays, promissory notes, assessment income) 1914-1923
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1/141/14N-P 1922-1947
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1/151/15President's report 1922
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1/161/16Proofs of labor 1920-1931
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1/171/17Q-S 1926-1940
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1/181/18Statements, Financial 1930-1947
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1/191/19Stockholders lists 1925-1947
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1/201/20T-Z 1915-1947
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1/21-221/21-22Taxes: Corporation income tax 1919-1947
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1/231/23Taxes: Capital stock 1921-1926
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1/241/24Taxes: Property 1913, 1930
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1/251/25Wage and Hour Division 1939
Series III. Capital Stock Records 1900-1947
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1/261/26Stock ledger 1900-1925
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1/271/27Stock ledger 1926-1947
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1/281/28Stock journal 1926-1947
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1/291/29Assessment records, #1 1927
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1/301/30Stock audits and transfer records 1922-1926
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1/311/31Cancelled and blank stock certificates 1923-1947
Series IV. Financial Records 1917-1947
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1/321/32Financial ledger 1917-1947
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1/331/33Check register 1926-1947
Series V. Personnel Records 1919
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1/341/34Monthly time book 1919

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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