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Newly Available Collection: Herbert Parkyn letters to Robert M. Brereton

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Herbert Parkyn was a financial agent for the Black Sand and Gold recovery company of Chicago, Illinois. The collection (1907) contains letters and printed material that Parkyn sent to Robert M. Brereton of Portland, Oregon regarding black sand (iron extraction) in the Pacific Coast and the Columbia River.

CA 1907 Jan 11

Guide to the Herbert Parkyn letters to Robert M. Brereton

Newly Available Collection: C. A. Patterson contract

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The collection contains a contract dated August 21, 1905, between C. A. Patterson of Portland, Oregon and Quartz Gold Mining Company, headquartered in Oregon. The contract specifies the price that Patterson paid for stock in the Eliza Quartz mine.

CA 1905 Aug 21

Guide to the C. A. Patterson Contract

Newly Available Collection: Fred D. Van Wagenen letter

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated September 13, 1896, from Fred D. Van Wagenen, a lawyer in Seattle, Washington, to his mother (Ann Van Wagenen?) of New York. In the letter, he describes an Alaska mining trip and meeting Father Barnum, a Jesuit missionary and cousin to P.T. Barnum.

CA 1896 Sept 13

Guide to the Fred D. Van Wagenen Letter

Newly Available Collection: H. Epps Hardy letter

Friday, September 13th, 2013

The collection contains a letter dated February 16, 1872 from H. Epps Hardy of Walla Walla, Washington Territory, to Dick [Hardy?]. The letter describes itinerant life, and Hardy explains that he spends most of his time inside mines.

CA 1872 Feb 16

Guide to the H. Epps Hardy Letter

Newly Available Collection: Sylvester Mowry letter

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Sylvester Mowry (1830-1871), became a commissioned soldier, owned mining claims, was the founder of Mowry, Arizona, and was arrested and imprisoned on suspicion of being a southern sympathizer. The collection contains a photostat copy of a letter written July 18, 1853, to Edward J. Bicknall, while Mowry was serving as an officer and surveying railroads in the West.

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Guide to the Sylvester Mowry letter

Newly Available Collection: Oregon Iron Company records

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

In 1864 the Oregon Iron Company built the first charcoal iron smelter on the Pacific Coast on the edge of Oswego, Oregon, now known as Lake Oswego. The collection (1866-1868) contains correspondence, bills, payrolls, and reports, and other business records.

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Guide to the Oregon Iron Company Records

Newly Available Collection: A. J. Grover letter to Edwin Beebe

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

The collection contains one letter dated January 5, 1863, from A. J. Grover to Edwin Beebe, of Portland, Oregon, giving a good report of Boise mines.

CA 1863 Jan 5

Guide to the A. J. Grover Letter to Edwin Beebe

Newly Available Collection: Santiam Gold and Silver Mining Company stock certificate

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The Santiam Gold and Silver Mining Company was incorporated by Frank J. Wood, J. W. Whalley, and M. W. Fecheimer, on January 30 1877. The collection consists of a stock certificate for the company.

CA 1865 Nov 29

Guide to the Santiam Gold and Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate

Newly Available Collection: W.W. Baker and Company bill of lading

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The collection contains a bill of lading, dated March 14, 1863 for mining supplies and other goods, from the W.W. Baker and Company of The Dalles and Portland, Oregon.

CA 1863 Mar 14

Guide to the W.W. Baker and Company Bill of Lading

Newly Available Collection: A. J. Grover Letter to Edwin Beebe

Monday, August 19th, 2013

A. J. Grover wrote a letter dated April 18, 1863, to Edwin Beebe, of Placerville, Idaho to say that he had been delayed by Indians and it was too late for best market in Placerville; he also quotes prices in mining towns.

CA 1863 Apr 18

Guide to the A. J. Grover Letter to Edwin Beebe