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Guide to the Diem Mines Limited Records 1949-1967

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: Diem Mines Limited
Dates: 1949-1967
Quantity: l cubic foot
Abstract:Correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial statements, and other records relating to the operations of a group of silver-lead mining claims astride the United States-Canada boundary in the Metaline-Salmo region of British Columbia and Washington State. Also included are reports and circulars issued by the Mining Association of British Columbia (1959-1967).
Identification: MG305
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records of Diem Mines Limited consists of one series, General Correspondence and Related Records, which has been subdivided into two subseries.The first subseries, General Records, 1949-1959, is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent or subject. Included are letters, British Columbia mining regulations, claim notices, financial statements, certificates of work, certificate of incorporation, bills of sale of mineral claims, annual reports filed under the companies act, minutes and other items relating to the annual meetings of directors and stockholders, and correspondence with federal and provincial agencies. The correspondence largely concerns prospecting and development, Canadian regulations, customs arrangements, taxes, and workmen's compensation.The second subseries, Reports and Circulars Issued by the Mining Association of British Columbia, 1959-1967, includes correspondence, booklets, regulations, circulars, questionnaires, minutes of directors and of member firms distributed by the Mining Association of British Columbia. These documents relate to operations of the association, mining laws and regulations, labor agreements, work safety and health.

Scope and Content

The records of the Diem Mines Limited span the years 1949 to 1959, while the reports and circulars issued by the Mining Association of British Columbia span the years 1959 to 1967. Included minutes of meetings, financial statements, correspondence with federal and provincial agencies, and reports and circulars issued by the Mining Association of British Columbia.


Administrative/Biographical History

"Diem Mines Limited (Non Personal Liability)" was the name of a Canadian subsidiary of Day Mines, Inc., which was incorporated in Victoria, British Columbia, October 12, 1950. As a result of exploration in the Metaline-Salmo mining areas astride the U.S.-Canadian border, Day Mines had acquired 29 claims in Canada and eight in the United States adjoining the boundary. These initial Canadian claims covered an area four miles long and 1/2 mile wide from the Pend Oreille River westward along the boundary. Diem Mines, wholly owned by Day Mines, was formed to manage these properties, and may also have subsequently acquired other claims in the Kootenay District of the Nelson Mining Division, British Columbia. In the fall of 1950 its directors included Henry L. Day, president; Paul B. Jessup, vice president; Frank W. Rothrock, secretary-treasurer; Wray D. Farmin; and Leo Simeon Gansner, a barrister at law of Nelson, British Columbia. The directorate of this corporation seems always to have maintained a predominance of Day Mines' executives. These records give no indication that this venture into Canada was profitable for Day Mines. In 1963 there were no employees on the site.


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.

British Columbia
Mines and Mineral Resources

Diem Mines Limited

Lead mines and mining -- British Columbia -- History -- Sources
Mining corporations -- Records -- British Columbia
Silver mines and mining -- British Columbia -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Diem Mines Limited 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 April 1988.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. General Correspondence and Related Records 1949-1967
A. General Records 1949-1959
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1/11/1A; Act, Companies 1950-1956
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1/21/2Bills of sale of mineral claims 1951-1956
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1/31/3C; Canada. Bureau of Economics and Statistics; Canadian Gold Commissioner 1951-1953
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1/41/4Certificates 1950-1959
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1/51/5Claims: Mining; Abandoned; Current 1949-1953
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1/61/6G; O'Shea, Garland & Gansner 1950-1957
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1/71/7Groups: Caviar; Larch 1955-1956
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1/81/8Hamilton, S.B.; I; K 1950-1956
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1/91/9M; MacKenzie, Wayne O. 1950-1956
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1/101/10Meetings - Directors & Stockholders 1950-1954
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1/111/11N-P; Receipts 1950-1954
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1/121/12Reports, Annual; Report on the Falcon & Larch groups by F.M. Galbraith 1952-1955
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1/131/13Sims, Dave; Statements, Financial; Taxes, Income; W 1950-1955
B. Reports and Circulars Issued by the Mining Association of British Columbia 1959-1967
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1/14-151/14-15Annual meeting 1959-1967
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1/161/16Directors' meetings 1963-1967
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1/171/17Miscellaneous reports 1959-1967
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1/181/18Safety Division 1959-1967
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1/19-221/19-22Safety Division circulars 1959-1967
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1/231/23Silicosis booklet 1959-1962

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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