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Guide to the Jerome James Day Papers 1905-1941

Sponsor: Initial processing of this manuscript group was done with funds 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: Papers
Creator: Jerome James Day, 1876-1941
Dates: 1905-1941
Quantity: 7 cubic feet
Abstract:Personal and business correspondence, including material related to the Tamarack and Custer Mine, Idaho National Harvester Co., labor troubles, and Idaho politics. Also personal financial records including ledgers and voucher registers.
Identification: MG315
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The papers of Jerome J. Day were in no discernible order when received; therefore a series order was imposed during processing.The first series contains correspondence and two miscellaneous items. At least two alphabetical groups and two loose-leaf note books were found during the initial processing of this group, therefore there are three subseries for the correspondence. The first spans the years 1905 to 1941 and appears to be remnants of several filing systems, probably merged by Henry in an incomplete attempt to create a subject arrangement; these folders were placed in alphabetical order during processing. It contains personal as well as some business correspondence. There are letters from his wife, daughter, and son, with a few of Jerome's letters to them included. There is also correspondence with the head of the Moran School for Boys which Jerome Jr. was attending when he drowned which detail local efforts in the search for the boy's body. Letters to his brothers and sisters comment on family matters and the business of the mining companies. Other letters concern his political life and a wide variety of business interests, including mining properties, mining stocks, the Northport and Pennsylvania smelters, the Tamarack and Custer mine, and other investments.The second subseries was already in alphabetical order. It spans the years 1928-1933 and is similar to the previous subseries in content.The third subseries was originally contained in two loose-leaf note books. Notes pasted on the front covers explain that one volume was given by Jerome's widow, Lucy Mix Day, to Henry L.V. Day on September 4, 1962, and the second passed to Henry from Lucy's estate on May 31, 1969. The contents of the first volume are classified as "Miscellaneous," "Labor Conditions," and "Code File." They relate to the economic development of north Idaho, the effect on the mining industry of recent and proposed legislation, the North Idaho Chamber of Commerce, and the North Idaho Press Association, industrial insurance, taxation, the market for mining stock, metal production and prices, appointments of public officials, the drafting of mine employees for military service, activities of labor unions - particularly the I.W.W., and of labor organizers, reports of local gossip about members of the Day family, labor legislation and labor advisory boards, planning for strikes, and arrests of I.W.W. members. The contents of the second volume relate entirely to activities of the Democratic Party in Idaho and actions in the state legislature. Contents of these two notebooks were removed and placed into file folders.The two miscellaneous items are a carbon typescript titled "Report of Labor Troubles by Operators and McWade, June 1919," which consists of transcripts of meetings held in the office of Jerome Day between Robert M. McWade, U.S. Conciliation Commissioner, and local mine operators on June 25, 27, and 28, 1919, and a printed "Brief of Defendant in Error" in the C. Fred Kratzer vs. Jerome J. Day case in 1926.The second series consists of personal financial records including 2 ledgers and 15 voucher registers.

Scope and Content

The papers of Jerome J. Day span the years 1905 to 1941. Included are correspondence, both personal and business, and financial records.


Administrative/Biographical History

Jerome James Day, the youngest son of Henry and Ellen Day, was born in Truckee, California in 1876, and was working as a union miner when his wealth from the Hercules thrust him into business and politics. He studied at Gonzaga College and the University of Idaho, taking an accelerated program in mining when the Hercules began to turn a profit. He married Lucy Mix of Moscow, Idaho, in 1902 and fathered one son, Jerome James, Jr., b. 1911, and one daughter, Bernice Eugenia, b. 1904. He and his wife lived in Moscow for approximately fourteen years, and he became president of the Moscow State Bank, and president and major stockholder of the Idaho National Harvester Company, a venture with his in-laws. He was state senator from Latah County for three terms, 1909-1912.

Although the most socially active of the Days, he never cast off the sorrow of his son's drowning death at seventeen, the result of a boating accident while at prep school in the Seattle area. His daughter was married twice; the first time in 1925 to an Alaskan by the name of John Fuller Malony, the second time to a man named Sharkey about whom little is known.

Jerome remained closely connected with the Day mining companies, and in 1912 became president of the Tamarack & Custer Consolidated Co. When the Days bought the old Northport smelter Jerome moved from Moscow to be its president, and organized a bank at Northport. He was president of the Idaho Mining Association, 1919-1922, and for twenty years a leading spokesman for the Idaho mining industry.

He was prominent in the Idaho Democratic party and served on the Idaho State Board of Education and as regent of the university from 1933 until his death in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 9, 1941. He established several scholarships at the University of Idaho and his library of English classics and western Americana was donated to the University.


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.

Business, Industry, and Labor
Government and Politics
Idaho
Mines and Mineral Resources

Day, Jerome, 1876-1941--Archives.

Idaho National Harvester Company (Moscow, Idaho)
Tamarack & Custer Consolidated Mining Company

Labor unions -- Idaho -- History

Idaho -- Politics and government

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of Jerome James Day are part of the records of Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry Day in 1984 and 1985.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Correspondence 1905-1941
A 1905-1941
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1/11/1American Smelting and Refining Company 1921
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1/21/2Aurum Mining Company 1927-1928
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1/31/3Aurum Mining Company at Republic 1934-1939
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1/41/4Development 1938-1939
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1/51/5B 1924-1925
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1/61/6Boyce, Eleanor Day 1924-1939
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1/71/7Budge, Alfred 1934-1939
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1/81/8Caledonia Oil Company 1914
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1/91/9Candish property 1914-1915
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1/10-111/10-11Cardoner Case 1916-1919
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1/121/12Clearwater County timber lands 1911-1919
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1/131/13Clearwater Improvement Company 1909-1915
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1/14-151/14-15Coeur d'Alene Mine Owners Association 1927-1930
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1/161/16Minutes 1918-1926
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1/171/17Consolidations 1925-1940
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1/181/18D 1924-1927
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1/191/19Day, Agnes Loretta 1922-1923
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1/201/20Day, Bernice 1923-1925
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1/211/21Wedding 1925
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1/221/22Day, Eugene R. 1910-1917
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1/231/23Estate of 1922-1923
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1/241/24Day, Harry L. 1924-1927
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1/251/25Day, Henry Lawrence 1919-1928
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1/261/26Operations in Burke Canyon 1933-1940
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1/271/27Day, Jerome. Discovered assets 1958
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1/281/28Funeral notice 1941
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1/29-301/29-30Personal 1908-1935
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1/311/31Wills 1923-1938
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1/321/32Day, Jerome J., Jr. 1915-1929
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1/331/33Bank statements 1925-1928
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1/341/34Day, Lucy Mix 1917-1926
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1/351/35Travels 1938
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1/361/36Day Development Company 1931
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1/371/37E 1918-1936
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1/381/38Education, State Board of 1915
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1/391/39Electric Point Mining Company property 1919
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1/401/40Ellis 1923-1939
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1/411/41Ellis, Leslie E. 1929
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1/421/42Florence Mining and Milling Company. Stock certificate 1917
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1/431/43French, Permeal J. 1933-1939
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1/441/44Garland Company. Industrial stocks 1930
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1/451/45Gladstone Mountain Mining company 1926
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2/462/46Hennessy-Burns Mining Company. Stock certificate 1923
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2/472/47Hercules-Tamarack sampling 1925-1929
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2/482/48Idaho, University of. Oil prospects publications 1923-1927
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2/492/49Idaho National Harvester Company. "The Little Idaho" 1916
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2/502/50L.F. Parsons file 1918-1923
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2/512/51Operation 1913-1916
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2/522/52Stock 1910-1921
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2/532/53Sundry 1912-1917
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2/542/54Industrial Workers of the World and Unamerican 1918-1927
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2/552/55Jayaness property, Pershing County, Nevada 1928
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2/562/56Jessup, Paul B. Liquidations 1936-1940
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2/57-582/57-58M 1917-1939
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2/592/59Malony, Bernice Day 1925
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2/602/60Degree information and essays 1932-1939
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2/612/61Malony, John F. 1933-1941
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2/62-632/62-63Marsh, Harry W. 1930-1939
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2/642/64McCarthy, James and David Shearer accident 1914
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2/652/65McKenna, Mark 1929-1937
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2/662/66Mica Bay residence, blueprints 1918-1925
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2/67-682/67-68Construction 1915
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2/692/69Sundry 1913-1935
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2/702/70Mica Rural Electric 1935-1937
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2/712/71Miller River, Washington, property 1927
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2/722/72Mine prospects 1929-1930
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2/732/73Miners & Smelters Bank, Northport 1917-1923
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2/742/74Mining properties, Sundry 1914-1925
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2/752/75Mining stocks, Various 1910-1922
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2/762/76Moran, Frank (Moran School for Boys) 1929-1930
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2/772/77Moscow residence 1933-1941
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2/782/78N 1919-1923
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2/792/79Nez Perce County. Sale of agricultural land to Herman C. Lohman 1935
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2/802/80Northport Smelting & Refining Co. 1923-1938
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2/812/81Prospects 1922-1927
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2/822/82Smoke 1936-1937
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2/832/83Northwest Mining Company stock certificate 1923
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2/842/84O 1917-1923
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2/852/85Ore contracts 1919-1920
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2/862/86Orofino Portland Cement Co. 1915-1918
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2/872/87Orofino Reorganization Co. stock certificate 1925
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2/882/88P 1917-1923
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2/892/89Packer Creek consolidation 1940
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3/903/90Pennsylvania Smelting Company 1917-1926
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3/913/91Reorganization 1922-1923
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3/923/92Photographs undated
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3/93-953/93-95Political 1918-1924
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3/963/96Harry L. Day 1918
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3/973/97J.C. Reynolds 1918-1919
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3/983/98Portland Hotel 1918-1924
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3/993/99Press-Times 1921-1922
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3/1003/100Powder permits 1917
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3/1013/101R 1917-1940
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3/1023/102Ramstedt, Axel P. 1933-1936
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3/1033/103Real estate 1917-1918
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3/1043/104Recommendations 1917-1921
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3/1053/105Republic Mines Corporation. Report on Lone Pine 1914-1917
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3/1063/106Roanoke Mining Co. 1906-1925
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3/1073/107Ruth, Joseph P., patent 1932-1933
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3/1083/108Settlements 1925-1928
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3/1093/109Sherman Lead Company 1919-1930
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3/1103/110Shoshone Country Club 1927-1941
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3/1113/111Snowshoe Mining Co. 1914
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3/1123/112Social Securities legislation 1936
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3/1133/113Star Mine 1920
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3/1143/114Statements about properties 1926-1930
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3/1153/115Tamarack & Chesapeak Mining Co. 1905-1928
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3/1163/116Tamarack & Custer Consolidated Mining Co. 1912-1939
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3/1173/117Excess profits tax 1921-1925
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3/1183/118Tamarack Mill feed 1929
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3/1193/119Tuscumbia Mining Co. stock certificate 1923-1937
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3/1203/120U undated
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3/1213/121V 1929-1930
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3/1223/122W 1937-1940
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3/1233/123Wallace Bank & Trust Company 1918-1937
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3/1243/124Wallace Meat Company 1924-1937
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3/1253/125Wallace Powder Company 1925
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3/1263/126Wallace Realty 1927-1938
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3/1273/127Wourms, John H. 1933-1940
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3/1283/128Water analysis, Coeur d'Alene Lake 1940
B 1928-1933
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3/1293/129A 1932
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3/1303/130Accident reports 1931-1932
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3/1313/131American Institute of Mining Engineers 1931-1932
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3/1323/132American Mining Congress 1932
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3/133-1373/133-137American Silver Producers Association 1928-1932
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3/1383/138American Smelting and Refining Co., Lead prices 1931-1932
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4/1394/139Applications 1931-1932
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4/1404/140Aurum Mining Company; Automobiles 1930-1932
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4/1414/141B 1932
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4/1424/142Books 1932
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4/1434/143Boyce, Eleanor Day 1932
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4/1444/144C 1931-1933
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4/1454/145Calispel Duck Club; Chamber of Commerce of the United States 1932
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4/1464/146Coeur d'Alene Hardware & Foundry Co.; Coeur d'Alene Mine Owners Association 1932
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4/1474/147Conoboy, Jessie T.; Consolidated Insurance Agency 1932
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4/1484/148D 1931-1932
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4/1494/149Day, Harry; Day, Henry Lawrence 1930-1932
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4/1504/150Day, Mrs. Jerome 1932
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4/1514/151Depletion 1932
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4/1524/152E; Employment circulars 1932
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4/1534/153F 1931-1932
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4/1544/154Federal Mining & Smelting; Freight rates 1932
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4/1554/155G; H 1932
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4/1564/156Houston, H.B. 1932
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4/1574/157I; Idaho Mining Association 1931-1932
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4/1584/158Insurance 1932
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4/1594/159Inventory; Itinerary 1932
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4/1604/160J; K; L; Last Chance Mining Co., Lead settlements 1932
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4/1614/161M; Maggy, P.J. 1932
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4/1624/162Malony, John & Bernice; Harry W. Marsh 1932
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4/1634/163Mines Employment Office; Mining claims 1932
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4/1644/164Mix, Mary; Montana Power Co. 1932
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4/1654/165N; Newspaper Clippings; New York Produce Exchange 1914-1933
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4/1664/166O; P 1932
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4/1674/167Park Copper Mining Co.; Pennsylvania Smelting Co.; Plummer School District bonds & warrants 1933
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4/1684/168Political 1932
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4/1694/169Porter, V.R.; Portland Hotel; President's Report - Tamarack & Custer 1932
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4/1704/170Proxies 1924-1933
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4/1714/171R; Ramstedt, A.P.; S 1930-1932
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4/1724/172Sales tax on stock; San Francisco Mining Exchange, Shoshone County Country Club; Speeches 1930-1933
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4/1734/173T; Taxation; Tiger Hotel; Travels 1931-1932
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4/1744/174University of Idaho 1932
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4/1754/175V-W 1931-1932
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4/1764/176Wage schedules; Wallace Bank & Trust Co.; Wallace-Kellogg Gun Club 1931-1932
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4/1774/177Wallace Meat Co.; Wallace Relief Association; John H. Wourms 1932
C. Notebooks 1917-1921
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4/1784/178Notebook #1: Miscellaneous 1917-1921
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4/1794/179Labor Conditions; Code file, 1917 1917-1921
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4/180-1824/180-182Notebook #2 1917-1921
D. Miscellaneous 1919-1926
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4/1834/183"Report of Labor Troubles" 1919
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4/1844/184Brief of Defendant in Error: Kratzer vs. Day 1926
Series II. Financial Records 1907-1941
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5/1855/185Transfer binder (Ledger) 1922-1941
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5/1865/186Property transfers 1912-1935
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5/187-1895/187-189Bank statements 1916-1931
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os/190os/190Ledger 1907-1908
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os/191os/191Distribution of income and expenses 1917
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os/192-206os/192-206Voucher registers 1915-1941
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os/207os/207Photostats of tax returns for 1920-1923 for protest 1926

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