Gold mines and mining
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S2442
Scope and Contents This collection contains copies of letters written by Allen Varner during the California Gold Rush, including an April 29, 1849 letter he wrote to his family in Indianapolis, Indiana from Independence, Missouri on his way to the gold fields; a November 12, 1849 letter written from "Rectors Bar, north branch of the middle fork of the Sacramento" to his brother and friends; a March 5, 1850 letter written from "Rector's Bar, Middle branch of American fork of the Sacramento"; and a December 15,...
Collection — Folder S1244
Scope and Contents This collection comprises a 62-page, typed transcript of the diary of Enoch Richard Steen from 1865, concerning his hobbies and social activities, farm work, the end of the U.S. Civil War, and experiences in Montana around Virginia City and Helena during the gold rush era.
Collection — Folder S1635
Scope and Contents This collection includes several letters sent in 1906 to Eugene L. Teal of Anderson, Indiana from Joseph McGee of Kamloops, British Columbia regarding a gold and copper mining; a September 1906 letter from H. Clay Read of Big Springs, Texas asking for particulars about a gold and copper mine; a February 10, 1906 legal document transfering Hampton E. Jackson's patent for improvements to plunger valves to Teal for one dollar; an undated advertisement for the Jackson "Universal Plunger" by the...
Dates: 1906-1907, undated
Scope and Contents This collection comprises personal and business papers from the Ewing family, particulraly the brothers William Griffith (W.G.) and George Washington (G.W.) Ewing and their companies in Fort Wayne, Indiana and numerous other locations in the Midwest, ranging from 1818-1887, regarding land speculation; the fur trade; trade and relations with Native Americans and Hoosier pioneers; the settlement of Indiana and the Old Northwest; the development of Fort Wayne; state and national politics; and...
Collection — Folder S145
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed document from Ezra Bourne in Indiana ranging from 1850 to 1852 regarding travel to and life in California during the Gold Rush, also a copy of the Star Mining Company constitution and bylaws.
Collection — Folder S1975
Scope and Contents This collection includes commercially printed brochures and a copy of a typed letter with signature from William Berg and the St. Ives Leasing Company in Chicago, Illinois and Goldfield, Nevada ranging from 1907/08/15 to 1907/10/07 regarding information about mining results and plans.
Collection — Folder S2389
Scope and Contents This collection includes a February 12, 1849 article of agreement contract signed by Samuel G. Newcom, Franklin Newcom, and John Michael Fritch, all of Wayne County, Indiana. The Newcoms agreed to "pay to the treasurer of the Hagerstown Mining Company one hundred and twenty five dollars as an outfit for the use of said John Michael Fritch in the contemplated expedition to California by said Hagerstown Mining Company." The agreement also included an agreement by Fritch to share an equal dividend...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters, notes, clippings, and other papers from Herbert L. Heller in Indiana ranging from 1867 to 1950, including notes for his dissertation on the education of African Americans in Indiana during the 19th century, a volume of lecture notes with pasted illustrations on art history, English history, and literature from 1867, and miscellaneous primary source materials he collected during historical research on education and religion in Indiana. The documents...
Collection — Folder S1797
Scope and Contents This collection includes copies of a newspaper’s reprint of a diary kept in 1850 by James A. Seaton traveling from Indiana to California to participate in the California Gold Rush. The newspaper only includes excerpts from the diary with minimal annotations. The folder contains 11 documents and the publications from August 1, 1942 until August 6, 1942.
Collection — Folder S417
Scope and Contents This collection includes newspaper excerpts from letters and diaries from Governor James Whitcomb, John Elder and James Elder in Indiana and California ranging from 1845/01/01 to 1850 regarding building construction, daily life and California during the Gold Rush.
Dates: 1845/01/01-1850 December