Harper Consolidated Mines album, 1912  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Harper Consolidated Mines album
Dates
1912 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.15 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
5582 (Accession No. 5582-001)
Summary
The Harper Consolidated Mines album appears to be have been compiled in 1912 as a resource to promote a proposed, new mining company to potential investors. The material is contained in a standard commercial photograph album and includes nineteen typescript documents, fourteen affixed photographs (two of which are cyanotypes), as well as seven loose photographs documenting activities at Republic Camp in Ferry County, Washington.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

John Lawrence Harper (1873-1961) was prominently involved in the mining industry, journalism, and other related businesses in Eastern Washington State during the first decade of the twentieth century. By 1912, he was manager of the Republic Mines Corporation, based out of Spokane, Washington, which was was reported to be the largest operating mine in Washington State. Harper also served as general manager of the North Washington Power and Reduction Company.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Harper Consolidated Mines album appears to be have been compiled as a resource to promote a proposed, new mining company to potential investors. A company (or companies with a series of owners) responsible for working different mines in Washington State's Republic Camp had existed since 1898 and had been called variations on "Republic Consolidated Mines Corporation" throughout its history. Harper, who was the general manager of Republic, intended to develop mines and a cyanide mill at Republic Camp, but it is not clear that this project ever came to fruition under the name, Harper Consolidated Mines. The material is contained in a standard commercial photograph album and includes nineteen typescript documents, fourteen affixed photographs (two of which are cyanotypes), as well as seven loose photographs documenting activities at Republic Camp in Ferry County, Washington. Also tipped in at the front is a three-page typescript biography of J. L. Harper extracted from Nelson Wayne Durham's "History of the city of Spokane and the Spokane District" (1912). Photographs, several of which are credited to F. G. Christian of Spokane, Washington show the presence of Spokane businessmen at the mines and "visitors from the East" (including women). The album also contains an image of the pouring of molten ore, along with photographs highlighting the landscape of Republic, Washington and some of the mines associated with the Republic Consolidated Mine Company, including the Surprise Mine and the Lone-Pine Mine.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Businessmen--Washington (State)--Spokane--Photographs
  • Gold mines and mining--Washington (State)--Ferry County
  • Mines and mineral resources--Washington (State) --Photographs
  • Mines and mineral resources--Washington (State)--Ferry County
  • Mining corporations--Washington (State)
  • Silver mines and mining--Washington (State)--Ferry County
  • Personal Names :
  • Harper, J. L. (John Lawrence), 1873-1961
  • Corporate Names :
  • Republic Mines Corporation
  • Geographical Names :
  • Republic (Wash.)--Economic conditions
  • Republic (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Albums
  • Cyanotypes (photographic prints)
  • Photographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Christian, F. G. (Frederick Gerald), b. 1884 (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)