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Guide to the Howard Company Records 1939-1942

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: Howard Company
Dates: 1939-1942
Quantity: 0.5 cubic feet
Abstract:Business correspondence, financial statements, financial ledgers, tax returns, and payroll records of a placer mining partnership operating in Siskiyou County, California.
Identification: MG300
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Howard Company are divided into three series.The General Correspondence and Related Records is an alphabetically arranged file containing business correspondence, financial statements, reports of bookkeeper Henry Burmester, social security information blanks, receipts, and other records.Financial Records, the second series, contains a financial ledger, a voucher and check register, schedules of rentals and insurance, and federal and state partnership income tax returns.The final series, Personnel Records, contains a monthly time book and payroll records for 1940.

Scope and Content

The records of the Howard Mining Company span the years 1940 to 1942. Included are business correspondence, financial statements, financial ledgers, tax returns, and payroll records.

Related records can be found in the records of the Roxbury Placer Mine.


Administrative/Biographical History

In January of 1940, Clarence I. Paulsen, his brother Howard Paulsen, Henry L. Day, and Henry's father Harry L. Day organized the Howard Company as a partnership, with Clarence Paulsen as the managing partner.

The Howard Company's principal asset was a lease on the Roxbury gold placer mine in Scott Bar, Siskiyou County, California, owned by Henry L. Day. Clarence Paulsen owned much of the equipment employed. Apparently Paulsen had previously attempted operation of this mine as the Clarence-Roxbury Company, but lacked the necessary capital.

The partners viewed the Howard Company project as a test of the values of the ground. In fact, operations lasted only until July 1940 and never showed a profit.

The Howard Company left most of its equipment for sale with the S. A. Gillette Company of Yreka, California. Equipment judged useful in the Idaho mines and equipment Gillette was unable to sell was shipped to Wallace, Idaho. The partnership was finally dissolved in May 1942.


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

Howard Company

Gold dredging -- California -- Siskiyou County -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Howard 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 1939-1942
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1/11/1Buhrmester, Henry 1940
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1/21/2D; Day, Henry Lawrence; Daniel, J.L. 1939-1942
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1/31/3F-G 1940-1941
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1/41/4H; Howard Cooper Air Compressor; I; Insurance 1940
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1/51/5N-P 1940
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1/61/6Paulsen, Clarence I. 1940-1941
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1/71/7R-S 1940-1942
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1/81/8Statements, Financial 1940-1942
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1/91/9Social Security (Employee information blanks) 1940
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1/101/10T-W 1940
Series II. Financial Records 1940-1942
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1/111/11General ledger 1940-1942
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1/121/12Voucher and check register 1940-1942
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1/131/13Check register 1940-1942
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1/141/14List of checks written on Howard account by Clarence Paulsen 1940
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1/151/15Schedules of rentals and insurance 1940
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1/161/16State and federal partnership income tax returns 1940-1942
Series III. Personnel Records 1940
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1/171/17Monthly time book 1940
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1/181/18Payroll records 1940

Profile Description

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

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