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Guide to the Day Development Company Records 1917-1963

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: Day Development Company
Dates: 1917-1963
Quantity: 5 cubic feet
Abstract:Minutes, correspondence concerning company operations and potential mining properties, a capital stock ledger and journal, and financial records of a mineral exploration company based in Wallace, Idaho, and operating throughout the western United States. Included are records of a predecessor firm, the Hercules Exploration Company.
Identification: MG298
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Day Development Company are divided into four series.The first series, Records of the Board of Directors and Stockholders contains a minute book spanning the years 1928 to 1933The second series, General Correspondence and Related Records, is divided into two subseries. Series A appears to have been maintained by Harry L. Day and includes mainly organizational records relating to the company such as correspondence with suppliers, tax returns, reports to state agencies, and financial statements. There is, however some material related to specific mining properties such as the Bresnahan Group and the Center Star Group. The Hercules Exploration folder contains many letters from Henry to Harry about mining properties, as well as financial reports, and minutes of meetings. Series B contains records relating to each of the properties in which Day Development Company had an interest. Folders are arranged alphabetically by property or correspondent and include reports on the property, assays for ore sent to the Days, maps showing the location of the property,Capital Stock Records, the third series contains a combined stock journal and ledger.Financial Records, the fourth series, contains a voucher register, general ledger, property distribution ledger and check register.By combining less bulky folders and discarding duplicates the bulk of this group was reduced by three cubic feet.

Scope and Content

The records of the Day Development Company span the years 1917 to 1963, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1928 to 1935. Much of the early material consists of reports or correspondence describing mining properties. Included are a minute book, correspondence with suppliers, information on the mining properties, tax returns, reports to state agencies, capital stock records, and financial records.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Day Development Company was created in October of 1930 when the Hercules Exploration Company, which had existed since November 1928, officially changed its name. Day Development was a geological exploration company whose purpose was to "seek for and secure openings for employment of capital in the U.S. and throughout the world, and the view thereto to prospect, inquire, examine, explore and test, to dispatch and employ expeditions, commissions, experts and other agents." The company was organized under the laws of Delaware and maintained an office there as well as in Wallace.

The stockholders in the company were Eleanor Day Boyce, Harry L. Day, Henry L. Day, Jerome J. Day, Wray Farmin, W.B. Heitfeld, F. Wallace Rothrock, Frank M. Rothrock, and William H. Simons. After Jerome's death in 1941, part of his stock went to his wife directly and part went into trusts for his wife and his daughter. Ownership of stock in the company was quite expensive. There were only 10,000 shares, each with a par value $100 and only 518 shares were ever issued.

Harry Day and Eleanor Day Boyce were the principal shareholders, each with over 100 shares. Apparently ownership of stock in the company was by invitation only. All the stockholders were either members of the Day family or close family friends. Whenever the company needed money, it invited the stockholders to buy more stock.

Information on how successful the mines were is not contained in this record group. Most of the correspondence represents the efforts of persons attempting to get the Days to invest in their properties. The exploration included properties primarily in the western United States. Several companies located outside the U.S., usually in the Northwest Territories of Canada, did ask Day Development to have a look at their property. But, for the most part Henry Day refused to expand out of the United States, no matter how good the prospect might have looked.

The board of directors of the Hercules Exploration Company consisted of Jerome, Harry, and Henry Day, Frank Rothrock, and J.M. Perry of Yakima Washington. John Wourms acted as designated agent until his death in 1945; Paul Jessup was appointed to replace him.

In 1936 Day Development sold all of its machinery. The company was dissolved on December 29, 1947 apparently because Day Mines had its own exploration arm.


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

Day Development Company
Hercules Exploration Company

Mining corporations -- Records -- Idaho

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Day Development 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 Dixie Miller in April 1988.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Records of the Board of Directors and Stockholders 1928-1933
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1/11/1Minute book 1928-1933
Series II. General Correspondence and Related Records 1917-1963
A. Organizational Records 1928-1948
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1/21/2Alexander Freidenrich Company 1930-1931
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1/31/3Annual reports - Delaware 1930-1947
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1/41/4Annual statement - Idaho 1929-1947
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1/51/5Assays 1930-1931
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1/61/6B; Leo Bresnahan - Note and mortgage 1930-1939
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1/71/7Bresnahan - Lease and bond 1929-1931
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1/81/8C (Cracker Creek District, Oregon) 1930
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1/91/9Center Star Group; Center Star - Lease and bond 1930-1932
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1/101/10Claim for exemption - Capital stock tax 1933-1945
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1/111/11Corporation Trust Company 1928-1930
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1/121/12D; Day, Harry L 1930-1943
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1/131/13F-H 1929-1932
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1/141/14Hercules Exploration Co. 1928-1930
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1/151/15Special stockholders meeting November 6, 1930
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1/161/16I 1931
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1/171/17Income tax return, Federal 1928-1948
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1/181/18Income tax return, State 1931-1948
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1/191/19K-M 1929-1933
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1/201/20Minutes of meetings February 16, 1931
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1/211/21Rogers Peale; R; F.M. Rothrock 1929-1933
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1/221/22S; State Inspector of Mines - Reports 1929-1948
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1/231/23Statements, Financial 1928-1942
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1/241/24Stock subscriptions; Stockholder list; W 1929-1943
B. Property Records 1917-1963
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1/251/25A; Adams, J.E.; Advance; Ajax 1928-1941
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1/261/26Alaska Continental; Alaska Dano; Alaska Treasury; Allan 1931-1939
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1/271/27Allison Ranch; Alps; American Eagle; American Mine 1930-1931
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1/281/28American Property; American Tungsten; Andy-O; Arizona 1928-1939
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1/291/29Arizona Placer; Atkinson, S.K.; Atlantic; Auxer 1929-1934
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1/301/30B 1929-1947
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1/311/31Baker District; Baltimore, Barkas; Basin Bell 1926-1936
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1/321/32Basin Placer; Batopilas Silver Mines; Batchelor; Bayhouse 1928-1935
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1/331/33Belshazzar; Bennett, C.E.; Beowawe; Bertois, Mr. & Mrs. 1930-1938
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1/341/34Betsy Baker; Billy Mack; Blackbird Mining District; Black boy 1927-1939
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1/351/35Black Friday; Black Pine; Blossom; Blue Bell 1930-1933
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1/361/36Blue Bird; Blue Bird Consolidated; Blue Creek; Blue Creek Mining Company 1927-1937
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1/371/37Blue Point Mine 1932
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1/381/38Blue Ribbon; Boulder; Boss Tweed & Clipper; Boundary County; Boyer 1929-1942
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1/391/39Bresnahan 1928-1931
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1/401/40Brooklyn; Brooklyn & Olympia; Buckeye; Buckhorn 1926-1939
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1/411/41Budge, Hon. Alfred; Buffalo; Buffalo Hump 1928-1938
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1/421/42Bullion 1929
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1/431/43Bunker Hill Copper; Burns; Burnt Cabin; Butte; Butterfly Consolidated 1925-1938
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1/441/44C 1931-1939
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1/451/45California Placer; Callahan, California; Canyon Placers; Carissa; Carpie 1929-1938
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2/46-492/46-49Center Star 1930-1936
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2/502/50Century Drift; Chandler; Channel Gold Mines; Chapman 1927-1939
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2/512/51Cherry Hill, Manzanita, & West Bend properties; Cimmaron; Cinnabar, Clancy, Clark, George C. 1928-1939
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2/522/52Clarks Creek dredge 1932
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2/532/53Clarksfork Mill 1928-1930
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2/542/54Clayton; Clearwater Timber; Cochron Hill; Columbia Northern 1928-1935
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2/552/55Combination; Comeback; Commonwealth 1929-1935
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2/562/56Continental 1932
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2/572/57Copper Queen; Corbett 1931-1933
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2/582/58Corncracker; Cornucopia; Cow Creek 1932
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2/592/59Cracker Creek 1926-1963
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2/602/60Critic; Crystal 1928-1929
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2/612/61D 1929-1943
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2/622/62Darrah, Ben; Davis, P.M.; Day, H.L.V. 1928-1939
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2/632/63Daybreak; Deer Creek; Demming Mines; Detillian H.G. 1928-1937
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2/642/64DeVaux, Mrs. Renee; Dewey Dailey; Diamond Butte; Annie Dillon 1930-1938
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2/652/65Dodge Mine; Dominion; Dull Pick Mine; Dunphy Dyke 1824-1935
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2/662/66E 1928-1942
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2/672/67East Camp; Edison-Ajax; Edna Mae; El Crucero 1927-1934
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2/682/68Electrum; Eliza; Elk City; Elkhorn Mine (Sofia Syndicate) 1930-1938
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2/692/69Elliott; Dr. Robt. H. Ellis; Emmons Hydraulic Placers 1932-1939
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2/702/70Empress; Enterprise; Enterprise Quartz; Era Mining and Development Co. 1928-1939
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2/712/71Ermont 1930-1940
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2/722/72F 1928-1943
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2/732/73Falcon; Falls Creek; Fausnat, J.L.; Fical 1929-1934
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2/742/74Financial, etc 1928-1947
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2/752/75Fisher Mine; Flint; Forty Five 1927-1932
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2/762/76Fremont; Frisco; Fryett 1931-1936
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2/772/77G 1927-1941
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2/782/78Gallagher; Garrett-Walsh; Gem; General Custer 1927-1938
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2/792/79Gilt Edge; Giraffe; Goat Mountain; Gold Blossom 1929-1934
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2/802/80Gold Coin; Gold Creek; Gold Crown; Gold Dust 1928-1932
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2/812/81Gold Fissure Group; Gold Flotation Development Co.; Gold Fork; Gold Hill 1929-1935
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3/823/82Gold Leaf; Gold Mountain; Gold Nugget; Gold Valley Placer 1930-1933
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3/833/83Golden Bowl; Golden Eagle; Golden West; Goldstone 1926-1932
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3/843/84Granite, Fall & Canyon Creek dredging area, Boise Basin; Granite Group; Granite-Poorman; Grattan Placers 1932-1936
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3/853/85Great Bear Lake; Green; Grunter 1930-1932
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3/863/86H 1930-1938
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3/873/87Hahns Peak; Hall-Interstate; Hansom Mine; Hartery Property; Haywire Mining and Milling Co. 1932-1935
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3/883/88Helena; Helena Silver-lead; Hennessy; Henrietta 1928-1947
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3/893/89Hercules Exploration 1928-1930
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3/903/90Hermit; Hewer; Hidden Treasure; Hobby Horse 1929-1932
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3/913/91Homestake; Homestead; Horse Heaven Mines, inc.; Horse Mountain Copper Co. 1929-1939
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3/923/92I; I.X.L.; Ibex 1924-1931
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3/933/93Imperial Group 1934
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3/943/94Imperial Mine 1934
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3/953/95Independence Mine 1928-1942
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3/963/96Indian Creek Placers; Indio Gold-Silver Prospect; International Lead & Iron Co., Iron Mountain 1927-1939
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3/973/97J 1930-1940
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3/983/98Jacy; Japan; Lean Lee; Jefferson & Franklin 1928-1934
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3/993/99Jewel Box; Jib Consolidated; Johnny 1929-1931
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3/1003/100K 1930-1942
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3/1013/101K.C.; Katherine; Kennon Property (Pony Gulch); Keystone (California) 1930-1939
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3/1023/102Keystone (B.C.); Kimberly Placers; Kleesattel; Klondyke Mines 1931-1938
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3/1033/103L 1927-1941
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3/1043/104LaBelle Mine; Lady Brian; Lee's Ferry; Lehigh 1931-1935
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3/1053/105Letterman, T.S.; Liberty; Liberty Gem Co.; Liberty Gold Mining Co. 1929-1939
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3/1063/106Lindberg, Jafet; Linden Property; Little Arctic; Lion Hill 1931-1939
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3/1073/107Little Chieftain; Little Gem; Log Cabin (Collins); Log Cabin (Massam) 1926-1932
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3/1083/108Lone Star; Long Chance; Long Tom 1927-1937
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3/1093/109Lowden Hydraulic Mine; Lucky Boy (Oregon); Lucky Boy (Idaho); Lucky Strike 1927-1935
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3/1103/110M 1927-1945
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3/1113/111Mackay Mine; Magrath; Mammoth; Marysville Gold 1929-1938
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3/1123/112Mascot; Masonic; May, J.A., Mayflower 1930-1931
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3/1133/113McBroom; McCaffrey; McConnel Creek Placer Area; McKinnon, D.B. 1929-1934
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3/1143/114McPhee; Meadow Creek; Melrose; Metal Cove 1929-1939
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3/1153/115Mexican Graphite; Mica Bay - Kroetch; Midas Mine; Middleport 1932-1935
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3/1163/116Mike Horse; Mill Creek Mine 1928-1929
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3/1173/117Minerva Mine; Mohawk; Molybdenum; Montana Park 1930-1934
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3/1183/118Moore's Creek dredging proposition; Morning Star Group; Morrison Carlock; Mother Lode 1931-1935
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3/1193/119Mountain King; Mulkey, Charles 1929-1933
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3/1203/120Muscovite; Musick Mine; Mutual Gold; Myheerah 1927-1932
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3/1213/121N; Naciemiento; National Gold 1925-1941
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3/1223/122Neely; Neocene; Nesbitt, A.P.; Nevada Creek 1927-1933
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3/1233/123Never Sweat; Norambagua; North Fork Mining Co., Northern Consolidated 1928-1935
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3/1243/124O; Oest Mine; Ohio-Keating 1929-1940
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4/1254/125Old Baker Mine; Old Dominion (1931); Old Dominion Mine (1924) 1924-1933
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4/1264/126Olympia; Ophir Consolidated Mining & Milling Co., Oriental Mine; Oro Mine 1925-1938
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4/1274/127P 1928-1940
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4/1284/128Pacific McGregor; Paramount Mines Corp., Peerless; Phillips, C.A. 1928-1934
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4/1294/129Phoenix Group; Pidgeon, A.J.; Pine Hill Mine; Pioneer Lode Mining Co. 1934-1939
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4/1304/130Platner; Plymouth Mining Co., Port Wine Channel; Portland Consolidated 1927-1938
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4/1314/131Primrose; Prospect; Prowell, M.W. 1925-1932
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4/1324/132Quail Mining Property; Quartz Hill; Queen of the West; Quick Action 1930-1936
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4/1334/133R 1926-1940
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4/1344/134Rae-Wallace; Rainbow; Rand Group; Rasche 1917-1930
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4/1354/135Red Bird; Red Chief Mine; Revenue Mine 1933-1935
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4/1364/136Revett, Ben Stanley 1922-1923
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4/1374/137Revlis Co., Rice, B.W.; Rice Placer; Ross, J.M.; Rowland, R.L., Ruby Creek 1930-1938
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4/1384/138S 1931-1941
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4/1394/139Financial Statements 1935-1943
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4/1404/140Sacramento; Sadie Lynn; San Juan Queen; Scossa Red Top 1929-1933
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4/1414/141Selle; Shamrock Mine; Sheep Ranch Mine; Shenandoah 1931-1935
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4/1424/142Shenandoah Wulfenite; Shook, H.H.; Silver Butte; Silver Dome; Silver Hill 1927-1938
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4/1434/143Silver King; 1926-1927
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4/1444/144Silver Star; Simons, W.H. 1927-1933
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4/1454/145Simmons Group; Smigaj; Snook 1931-1935
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4/1464/146Snow Creek 1926-1933
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4/1474/147Snowdrift; Snowshoe; Snowstorm; Sofia Syndicate; Sombrio Placers 1927-1938
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4/1484/148South Eureka; South Fork; South Mountain; South Mountain District; Spring Hill 1926-1932
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4/1494/149St. Elmo Mines Co.; Stein, H.; Sterling; Stroble; Sulphide 1926-1939
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4/1504/150Summit; Sunbeam; Sunny Slope Mine; Sunset 1926-1935
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4/1514/151Sunshine Silver Queen; Surprise Claim; Sylvanite; Syringa 1930-1933
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4/1524/152T 1927-1942
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4/1534/153Tango 1928
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4/1544/154Theodore; Three Queens; Tri-Metal 1928-1931
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4/1554/155Troy Canyon Mine; Trust Buster; Twenty Grand; Tyson Creek 1932-1936
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4/1564/156U; United Treasure; V; Vermillion 1928-1942
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4/1574/157W 1929-1938
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4/1584/158Wagner Mines; Walker, H.G.; War Eagle; Warm Springs Mining Co., Waterloo 1931-1936
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4/1594/159Waverly Mining Company 1921
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4/1604/160Weaver Mine; Weed Estate; Weisenberger; Wells 1931-1934
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4/1614/161Wenatchee; Westerner; White Elephant 1926-1931
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4/1624/162Whitedelf Mine (Compton I. White) 1939
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4/1634/163Wild Rose Prospect 1935
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4/1644/164Winchester Copper; Wishard; Wishard Mountain; Wolf Lake; Wonder; World's Fair Mine 1928-1935
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4/1654/165Y; Yakima-Shoshone Mining Co., Yellow Nugget; Young America 1929-1946
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4/1664/166Ypres; Yuba Mine; Yukon Gold 1931-1935
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4/1674/167Z; Zaballos; Zulu Property 1933-1938
Series III. Capital Stock Records 1928-1943
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5/1685/168Stock journal and ledger 1928-1943
Series IV. Financial Records 1922-1951
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5/1695/169Voucher register 1928-1948
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5/1705/170General ledger 1929-1948
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5/1715/171Property distribution ledger 1922-1934
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5/1725/172Check register 1938-1951

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