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Guide to the Mines Contracting Company Records 1936-1944

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: Mines Contracting Company
Dates: 1936-1944
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Abstract:Correspondence, a ledger, payroll records, and other records of a silver-lead mining partnership in the Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.
Identification: MG301
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Mines Contracting Company are divided into two series.General Correspondence and Related Records, series one, contains business correspondence, financial statements, reports to state agencies, tax returns, payroll and social security records.The second series, Financial Records, consists of a ledger, voucher register, bank statements and invoices.

Scope and Content

Records of the Mines Contracting Company span the years 1936 to 1944. Included are correspondence, reports to state agencies, tax returns, payroll and social security records, and financial records.


Administrative/Biographical History

Mines Contracting Company was a partnership created on October 10, 1936 by Henry L.V. Day, Norman Ebbley and L.D. Barry. Apparently the only project undertaken by the Mines Contracting Company was the excavation of the Vulcan Tunnel, two miles west of Wallace, for the Callahan Zinc-Lead Company. Work on the Vulcan Tunnel began October 14, 1937 and ended February 2, 1938. Mines Contracting rented a great deal of equipment, including a locomotive, from the Golconda Lead Company. Most of the assets of Mines Contracting Company were sold after completion of the Vulcan project although not until September 21, 1943 were the remaining assets liquidated and the final profit of $65 divided between the three partners.


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

Mines Contracting Company

Lead mines and mining -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources
Silver mines and mining -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Mines Contracting 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 September 1988.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. General Correspondence and Related Records 1936-1943
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1/11/1A; Atlas Powder Co.; B; C 1936-1943
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1/21/2Contract, Vulcan; Ebbley, Norman, jr.; Edison Storage Battery Co.; Electric Storage Battery Co. 1936-1943
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1/31/3G; Golconda Lead Mines; H 1936-1938
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1/41/4I; Idaho - Annual information return; Idaho - report of income; Inventories 1937-1939
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1/51/5M; Orders; Partnership income 1936-1938
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1/61/6Payroll and compensation records 1936-1937
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1/71/7S 1937
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1/8-101/8-10Shifter's daily reports November 1936-September 1937
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1/111/11Social Security 1936-1937
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1/121/12State Insurance Fund; Statements; Summary 1936-1938
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1/131/13U; U.S. partnership return of income 1936-1942
Series II. Financial Records 1936-1944
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1/141/14General ledger 1936-1938
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1/151/15Voucher register 1936-1943
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1/161/16Vouchers 1936-1943
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1/171/17Bank statements and invoices 1937-1944

Profile Description

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

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