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Guide to the Potosi Placers Records ; Potosi Placers Records

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Guide to the Potosi Placers Records 1935-1941

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: Potosi Placers
Dates: 1935-1941
Quantity: 0.5 cubic feet
Abstract:Correspondence, financial statements, contracts, insurance forms, drillers field logs, and vouchers of a placer mining partnership in the Beaver Mining District of the Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.
Identification: MG302
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Potosi Placers are divided into two series.General Correspondence and Related Records, the first series, is an alphabetically arranged series containing correspondence, reports, real estate contracts, insurance compensation forms from the State insurance fund, leases, drillers field logs, photographs, and financial statements.The only items in the second series, Financial Records, are vouchers.

Scope and Content

The records of the Potosi Placers span the years 1935 to 1941, with the bulk of the material covering the period July - September 1936. Included are correspondence, financial statements, contracts, insurance forms, drillers field logs, and vouchers.


Administrative/Biographical History

Potosi Placers, a partnership between Henry Day and L.J. Burrows, involved developing some placers in the Potosi and Pony Gulches in the Beaver Mining District near Dixie, Idaho. The partnership lasted only from August-September, 1936, and the records are accordingly slim. Day and Burrows' problems getting money owed them by an E.T. Vincent generated some documentation.


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

Potosi Placers (Mining partnerships)

Gold dredging -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Potosi Placers 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. General Correspondence and Related Records 1935-1941
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1/11/1Burrows, L.J. June 1936-September 1937
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1/21/2D; Eyster, Mrs. Sophia July 1935-November 1936
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1/31/3Field logs, Drillers August-September 1936
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1/41/4Hansom Brothers July 1936
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1/51/5Harwood, Benjamin July-August, 1936
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1/61/6Hillman, C. Kirk, Co. August-September 1936
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1/71/7Insurance, Compensation August 1936
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1/81/8Mather, William - Lease May 1935
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1/91/9Patent plats July-August 1936
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1/101/10Photographs undated
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1/111/11Placer location notices August 1936
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1/121/12Reports; S September-November 1936
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1/131/13Sheep Creek Placers September 1936
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1/141/14Statements; U June 1936-April 1937
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1/151/15Vincent, E.T. 1936-1941
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1/161/16W July-August 1936
Series II. Financial Records 1936
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1/171/17Vouchers August-November 1936

Profile Description

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

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