Chancellor Gold Mining Company photograph album, circa 1900-1910  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Chancellor Gold Mining Company
Title
Chancellor Gold Mining Company photograph album
Dates
circa 1900-1910 (inclusive)
Quantity
33 photographic prints in 1 album (1 box) ; 4" x 6"
Collection Number
PH0022
Summary
Album of photographs of Okanogan County, Washington mining scenes and steamboats, circa 1900-1910
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
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Additional Reference Guides

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Chancellor Gold Mining Company operated primarily in Okanagan and Whatcom counties in Washington State in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In 1902, it held eight claims spread over 160 acres in Washington State, named "Hidden Wealth," "Rising Sun," "Good Hope," "Chancellor," "American," "King Solomon," "Defender," and "Gold Sledge."

The North Star and Alexander Griggs were both sternwheeler steamboats, owned by the Columbia and Okanogan Steamboat Company. The company was owned by Captain Alexander Griggs (the founder of Grand Forks, ND) and based out of Wenatchee, Washington. Both boats operated on the Okanogan and Columbia Rivers between April and July of each year. The North Star was 84' 6" long and was built in 1902. It was wrecked later that year but was salvaged. Its fate after that is debated as some suggest it was rebuilt, renamed, or replaced with another vessel of the same name all in 1907. However, a report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lists it was operating in 1904. Alexander Griggs was 111' long and was built in 1903, being wrecked two years later in 1905.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains photographs of Okanogan County mining scenes, including views of Twisp and the Methow valley. It also contains images of steamboats on the Columbia or Okanogan River.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

View the digital version of the collection

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Chancellor Mining Company Photograph AlbumReturn to Top

The album was likely a promotional item for potential investors. The mining scenes are from Okanogan County.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 1 circa 1900-1910
1 2 circa 1900-1910
1 3 circa 1900-1910
1 4 circa 1900-1910
1 5 circa 1900-1910
1 6 circa 1900-1910
1 7 circa 1900-1910
1 8 circa 1900-1910
1 9 circa 1900-1910
1 10 circa 1900-1910
1 11 circa 1900-1910
1 12 circa 1900-1910
1 13 circa 1900-1910
1 14 circa 1900-1910
1 15 circa 1900-1910
1 16 circa 1900-1910
1 17 circa 1900-1910
1 18 circa 1900-1910
1 19-20 circa 1900-1910
1 21 circa 1900-1910
1 22 circa 1900-1910
1 23 circa 1900-1910
1 24 circa 1900-1910
1 25 circa 1900-1910
1 26 circa 1900-1910
1 27 circa 1900-1910
1 28-30 circa 1900-1910
1 31 circa 1900-1910
1 32 circa 1900-1910
1 33 circa 1900-1910

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Miners--Washington (State)--Okanogan County--Photographs
  • Mines and mineral resources--Washington (State)--Okanogan County--Photographs
  • Mining camps--Washington (State)--Okanogan County--Photographs
  • Mountains--Washington (State)--Okanogan County--Photographs
  • Steamboats--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Chancellor Gold Mining Company--Archives
  • Chancellor Gold Mining Company--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Okanogan County (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)