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Guide to the Dakins Company Records 1938-1942

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: Dakins Company
Dates: 1938-1942
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Abstract:Financial statements, correspondence with suppliers, financial ledgers and journals, voucher and check registers, tax returns, insurance records, location notices, leases, mint reports, records of equipment sales and leasing, photographs of dredging operations, and other records of a gold dredging operation in the Grass Valley region of California.
Identification: MG296
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Dakins Company are divided into two series.General Correspondence and Related Records, the first series, contains insurance records, location notices, leases, mint reports, financial statements, records of equipment purchases, sales and leasing, photographs of dredging operations, extensive correspondence with the mining engineer in charge of the properties, ore settlement sheets, tax returns, and other records. The material is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent or subject.The second series, Financial Records, contains a stock ledger, a cash book, check register, voucher register, and payroll records.

Scope and Content

The records of the Dakins Company span the years 1938 to 1942. Included are, financial statements, correspondence with suppliers, financial ledgers and journals, voucher and check registers, tax returns, insurance records, location notices, leases, mint reports, records of equipment sales and leasing, photographs of dredging operations, and other records.

Related materials can be found in the records of the Kanaka Corporation.


The Dakins Company was a mining partnership organized on September 1, 1938, for the purpose of purchasing the stock of the Kanaka Corporation, a California gold dredging operation. The three Dakins partners were Henry L. Day, Henry B. Kingsbury, and Max G. Smith, all of Wallace, Idaho; they had been major holders in the Kanaka Corporation and held notes on that company. Herman Marquadt of Wallace was apparently a silent partner, owning onethird of the interest which appeared in H.B. Kingsbury's name.

Dakins Company undertook dredging operations on leased properties at Wolf Creek, Champion Flats, Indian Creek, and the Sherman claims in the Grass Valley region of northern California. The superintendent was a mining engineer named R.D. MacAfee.

In September of 1939, Dakins sold its Champion Flats lease and the equipment on that claim to the Yuba Gold Recovery Syndicate; and in 1940 sold additional dredging equipment to the Parks Bar Company.

Dakins never showed a profit and was dissolved March 31, 1942, having sustained losses of $51,000 from August 1940 to August 1941.


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.

California
Mines and Mineral Resources

Dakins Company

Gold dredging -- California -- Grass Valley Region -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Dakins 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 Clay Williams in May 1987.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. General Correspondence and Related Records 1938-1942
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1/11/1A; American Smelting and Refining Co. 1938-1942
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1/21/2B; Bank of America; Bodinson Manufacturing Co. 1938-1941
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1/31/3C; California, County of Nevada; California Department of Employment; California gasoline refund 1948-1941
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1/41/4Champion Flat 1938-1939
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1/51/5Champion Flat and Sherman summary; Contract - Conditional sale (Long Bar Gold Dredging Co.,); Corey Ranch 1939-1941
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1/61/6D; Dragline 1938-1942
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1/71/7E-I 1938-1941
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1/81/8Indian Canyon property; Insurance; Insurance, Compensation; Inventories 1938-1940
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1/91/9J-K; Lease, Champion Flat 1938-1942
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1/101/10Long Bar Gold Dredging Co. 1941-1942
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1/111/11M 1938-1941
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1/12-131/12-13MacAfee, Robert D. 1938-1941
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1/141/14Map of Wolf Creek, Gilman Ranch, Yue Ranch, and vicinity; Miscellaneous financial records, N 1939-1940
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1/151/15Northwest Engineering Co., cancelled notes 1939-1941
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1/161/16O; Option - Bickel & Bisland; Ore record sheets; Ore settlements 1938-1940
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1/171/17P; Parks Bar Co., E.C. Jacobs, manager 1939-1942
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1/181/18Q-S; Searls, Robert; Sherman claim 1938-1941
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1/191/19Snap shots of Kanaka and Dakins operations; Social security 1938-1940
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1/201/20Statements, Financial 1938-1942
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1/211/21T; Tax - Income (Partnership); Taxes 1938-1940
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1/221/22U; U.S. Bureau of Mines; U.S. Treasury Department; U.S. Director of the Mint 1938-1941
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1/231/23W; Wilson Wesder & Metals Co. 1939-1940
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1/241/24Wolf Creek Operation; Wolf Creek progress 1938-1939
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1/251/25Working papers--depreciation schedule 1939-1941
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1/261/26Y; Yuba Gold Recovery Syndicate 1938-1940
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1/271/27Yuba Gold Recovery Syndicate, Operations 1939
Series II. Financial Records 1938-1942
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1/281/28Financial ledger 1938-1941
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1/291/29Cash book 1938-1942
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1/301/30Check register 1938-1942
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os/31os/31Voucher register 1938-1942
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os/32os/32Compensation records and payrolls 1938-1940

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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