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Guide to the Roxbury Placers Records 1930-1946

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: Roxbury Placers
Dates: 1930-1946
Quantity: 2.5 cubic feet
Abstract:Correspondence, reports, insurance records, tax returns, financial records, time books, and other records of a placer mine in Siskiyou County, California.
Identification: MG303
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Roxbury Placers are divided into three series.The first series, General Correspondence and Related Records is a series of folders arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject. It includes correspondence between Henry and Harry Day and between Henry and mining engineers, employees, and prospective buyers and lessees, relating to the daily business of the Roxbury group, its leasing and potential sale. Also included are financial statements, reports, pay rolls, inventories of equipment, inventories of the bungalow furnishings, insurance policies and reports, leases, proofs of labor, bills and receipts for routine expenditures, brochures issued by the previous owner in an effort to sell the property and to rent the bungalow, photographs of the property, and other records. One folder contains records of earlier owners dating back to the 1890's.Financial Records, the second series, contains two voucher registers and schedules of insurance policies and depreciation of equipment.The final series, Personnel Records, contains three employee time books.

Scope and Content

The records of the Roxbury Placers span the years 1930 to 1946. Included are an alphabetically arranged file of correspondence, reports, insurance records, and tax returns, financial records, and time books. Some early historical records dating as far back as 1895 are also included.

Related records can be found in the records of the Howard Company.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Roxbury placers were a group of gold claims on the junction of the Klamath and Scott rivers, near Scott Bar, Siskiyou County, California, a site subject to placering as early as 1851. In 1932 Henry Day bought the Roxbury placers, which included the Reserve, Whiting Hill, Security, Daisy, Belmont, Success, Big D, Little D, and Dodge placer claims from the estate of H.P. Nawn of Boston, who had been the owner since 1916. The property also contained a blacksmith shop, a bunkhouse, and a bungalow, which was rented out as a lodge for hunters and fisherman. In 1938 and 1939 Day located the Samms, Excelsior, and the Shasta claims.

Day appraised these properties in two preliminary reports written in September and November 1932. Henry and Harry Day purchased the Roxbury together, but Harry deeded his interest to his son in 1934. Henry spent much of 1933 and 1934 in California working on this project.

In June 1935 Henry stopped work on the Roxbury and during the next ten years many people attempted to purchase parts of the property, primarily because of the bungalow, but Henry felt that it would be more lucrative to sell the property as a whole. Until an opportunity could be found to do so he occasionally leased the claims. In August 1946 he found buyers in Charles H. Brown and James J. Brown.


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

Roxbury Placers (Mining partnership)

Hydraulic mining -- California -- Siskiyou County -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of Roxbury 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 Clay Williams in May 1988.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. General Correspondence and Related Records 1930-1946
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1/11/1A 1933-1934
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1/21/2Assessment work 1932-1940
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1/31/3B 1932-1936
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1/41/4Bennett, C.E. 1943-1946
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1/51/5Buick; Bureau of Mines 1933-1939
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1/61/6C; California-Oregon Power Co. 1933-1941
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1/71/7California: Department of Unemployment; Division of Highways 1938-1939
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1/81/8Carrigan, William; Churchill & McDonald 1932-1933
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1/91/9D; Daily account 1933-1943
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1/101/10Day, Henry L. 1932-1935
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1/111/11Doyle, Norman 1935-1936
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1/121/12E; F; G 1933-1943
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1/131/13Gold sales 1933-1940
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1/141/14H 1932-1942
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1/151/15Hendy Iron Works; Highline; Heitfeld, S.F.; Heitfeld, W.B. 1933-1935
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1/161/16I; Industrial Accident Commission 1934-1937
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1/171/17Insurance, Accident - Limited Mutual Compensation Insurance Company 1934-1935
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1/181/18Insurance, Compensation 1931-1935
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1/191/19Insurance, Fire 1934-1945
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1/201/20Insurance: State Compensation Insurance Fund - Policies; Accidents 1933-1935
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1/211/21Inventories 1930-1935
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1/221/22J 1934-1944
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1/231/23Jennings, Pat 1933-1941
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1/241/24K; Kennedy, K.J. and George A. Milne 1933; 1945-1946
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1/251/25Keys; Keystone drills; Kimball, E.H. 1935-1937
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1/261/26L; Labor, Proof of; Leary, Dan J; Lease: Fry 1932-1942
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1/27-281/27-28Lease: DeVaux 1935-1940
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1/291/29Lease: Garrette, J.E. 1939
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1/301/30Lease: Maxey, T.W. 1939-1940
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1/311/31Lease: Rogers, P.F. & Harold 1940-1941
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1/321/32M; Maps 1933-1942
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1/331/33Mathus, Dan 1936-1942
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1/341/34Milne, George A. 1932-1945
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1/351/35Mining Association of California; Miscellaneous 1932-1938
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1/361/36N; Nicol, R.A. 1933-1946
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2/372/37P; Paulsen, Clarence I.; Pamphlets 1933-1946
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2/382/38Payrolls 1932-1937
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2/392/39Placer locations; Proof of labor; Property; Q; Quartz Hill; R. 1932-1942
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2/402/40Reports 1919-1938
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2/412/41Reports: Henry L. Day 1932-1933
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2/422/42Reports: William D. Mark 1932
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2/432/43Roxbury Hydraulic Mines, Inc., DeVaux's old papers 1895-1930
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2/442/44S; Safe combination, Samms, H.E. 1933-1946
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2/452/45Statements 1933-1935
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2/46-472/46-47Stevens, Carl 1936-1944
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2/482/48T; Tax - Gift 1932-1944
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2/492/49Taxes 1933-1946
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2/502/50Tebbe, George; Title report 1912-1938
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2/512/51U; V; W 1932-1943
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2/522/52Water rights 1933
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2/532/53Watson, William; Weeks, Elmer T; Wourms, John H. 1932-1941
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2/542/54Y; Yreka Lumber Company, Z 1933-1934
Series II. Financial Records 1932-1946
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2/552/55Voucher register 1932-1934
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os/56os/56Voucher register 1935-1946
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os/57os/57Insurance and depreciation records 1935-1938
Series III. Personnel Records 1932-1935
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os/58os/58Time books 1932-1935

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