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Guide to the Sunset Lease Records 1940-1969

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: Sunset Lease
Dates: 1940-1969
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet
Abstract:Financial statements, correspondence with lease holders and others, reports to state agencies, a ledger, voucher registers, check registers, and payroll records of a silver-lead mining partnership in the Beaver Mining District of the Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.
Identification: MG304
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of the Sunset Lease are divided into three series.General Correspondence and Related Records, the first series, contains leases, correspondence with lease holders, financial statements, insurance policies, ore settlements, royalty statements, and social security reports.The Second series, Financial Records, contains a general ledger, three voucher registers, and check registersPersonnel Records, the third series, includes two types of payroll records: wages and taxes for 1949, and time sheets and deductions for the years 1949 to 1950.Removal of vouchers, paid checks, bank statements, ore shipment records, and duplicate materials reduced the size of this group by three cubic feet.

Scope and Content

The records of the Sunset Lease span the years 1940 to 1969, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1948 to 1956. Included are financial statements, correspondence with lease holders and others concerning the operation of the mine, reports to state agencies, voucher registers, and payroll records.


Administrative/Biographical History

The Sunset Mine, comprising six mining claims (Sunset, Ivy Ellen, Big Bug, Ishmael, Polygon, and Original Quartz Lode) in the Beaver Mining District of Shoshone County, nine miles from Wallace, was originally owned by Senator W.A. Clark of Montana. Apparently it was later acquired or managed by Anaconda Copper Mining Company of Butte. The first lease of the property from Anaconda was owned by C.P. Pollock, who, in August 1940, formed a partnership, to be known as the Sunset Lease, with A.W. Hoover, Ernest C. Smith, J.A. Featherstone, A.H. Featherstone, Keith Whiting, J.H. Burns, J.E. Small, Rex P. Pollock, W.D. Pollock, E.L. Bruns, and Don Protz. In 1944 E.G. Smith began buying out the partners, but by 1948 Day Mines, Inc., had acquired a controlling interest in the lease and Smith assigned the lease to them on December 1, 1948.

In 1949 Sunset Lease, a partnership, entered into an agreement with Bromo and William Zanetti for the lower portion of the mine, and with John Korsage and E.G. Smith for the upper portion. The Korsage-Smith lease was terminated in the mid 1950s, and in February 1950 William Zanetti informed Day Mines that due to low metal prices and the high cost of labor, they were forced to suspend operations on the Sunset and Silvertip leases. The Sunset Lease partnership was dissolved on December 31, 1967.


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

Sunset Lease (Mining partnership)

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 Sunset Lease 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 Judith Nielsen in March 1987.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. General Correspondence and Related Records 1940-1969
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1/11/1A 1948-1961
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1/21/2Affidavits of miner relative to silver mined 1951-1955
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1/31/3Anaconda Copper Mining Co. 1946-1968
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1/41/4B; Bunker Hill Smelter; Certificates of title, Vehicle registrations, etc 1946-1963
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1/51/5D; E; Employment Security Agency - Employer contribution reports; F 1949-1963
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1/61/6Financial statements 1948-1967
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1/71/7G; H; Hospital contract; Hull, H.J. 1942-1966
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1/81/8I; Idaho Compensation Co. - Payroll reports 1949-1951
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1/91/9Insurance policies; Inventory; Invoices 1947-1960
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1/101/10L; Leases 1940-1969
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1/11-121/11-12Leases: Korsage-Smith 1948-1961
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1/131/13Leases: Korsage-Smith, Settlements 1949-1958
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1/141/14Leases: Smith, E.G. - Silver Tip 1953-1960
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1/151/15Leases: Zanetti Brothers 1949-1962
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1/161/16Leases: Zanetti Brothers, Settlements 1949-1957
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1/171/17Montana Power Co.; Notes payable; P; R; Reports 1948-1966
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1/18-201/18-20Royalty calculations 1949-1957
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1/211/21S; Social Security 1946-1952
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1/221/22T; Unemployment Compensation; U.S. Defense Minerals Administration; W-Z 1950-1955
Series II. Financial Records 1940-1967
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1/231/23General ledger 1948-1967
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os/24-26os/24-26Voucher registers 1940-1958
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os/27os/27Check registers 1945-1953
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os/28os/28Miscellaneous 1948-1951
Series III. Personnel Records 1949-1950
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os/29os/29Payroll: wages and taxes 1949
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os/30-39os/30-39Payroll: time sheets and deductions 1949-1950

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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