Archives West Finding Aid
Table of Contents
- Overview of the Collection
- Content Description
- Administrative Information
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Names and Subjects
Aetna Mining and Milling Company Records, 1915-1938
- Aetna Mining and Milling Company
- Aetna Mining and Milling Company Records
- 1915-1938 (inclusive)19151938
- 1 cubic foot
- Collection Number
- MG238 (collection)
- Correspondence and organizational, stock, financial, tax, and other records of a silver-lead mine in the Lelande Mining District of the Coeur d'Alene region of Idaho.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
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- Funds for processing were provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the U.S. Department of Education HEA Title II-C "Strengthening Research Library Resources" program, the Library Associates of the University of Idaho and other donors.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Aetna Mining and Milling Co., Ltd. was formed by John Swan, Arvid Lofgren, F.J. Vlosek, Fannie Shaw, Gus Hedland, Carl Amonson, and Fred Johnson in 1915. This group established the company's by-laws, were the directors of the company, and owned over two-thirds of the capital stock. Aetna Mine was located in the Lelande Mining District in Shoshone County. Originally, Carl Amonson sold four lode-mining claims to the company: Royal Queen, Tunnelsite, Best Resort, and Prince Albert. This transfer of claims was settled at the company's first meeting, March 16, 1915, at its office in Burke, Idaho.
From 1915 to 1938 the presidents were: John Swan, Jas. Murphy, C.S. Stone, P.J. Maggy, and Henry Day. Day had been the manager of the company and a member of the board of directors; he was elected president in 1932.
To develop its property the Aetna levied twelve assessments. The Hercules Mining Company purchased all delinquent shares and by 1938 controlled the majority of the stock. At a special meeting on January 10, 1938, the decision was made to transfer all property to the Hercules, and dissolve the Aetna.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The records of the Aetna Mining and Milling Company span the years 1915 to 1938. Included are minutes of meetings, financial statements, correspondence, a stock ledger, cancelled stock certificates, assessment records, a financial ledger, a voucher register, check registers, and state and federal tax returns.
Related materials can be found in the records of the Hercules Mining Company.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
This Manuscript Group contains five series: Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, 1915-1938; General Correspondence and Related Records, 1927-1940; Capital Stock Records, 1915-1936; Financial Records, 1915-1938; and Tax Records, 1929-1938.
In the first series, Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, the bound volume of meeting minutes also contains lists of stockholders, assessment notices, copies of delinquency notices, and sale of stock notices. A folder of records relating to meetings contains notices of meetings and of assessments, agendas, lists of stockholders, ballots, notes, reports of tellers, copies of minutes, proxies, proofs of publication, and progress reports by President Henry L. Day to the stockholders. There is also a folder of annual financial statements. Most of this series dates between 1926 and 1939.
General Correspondence and Related Records, the second series, contains only a folder of correspondence, alphabetically arranged, 1927-1929, and a folder of annual statements and reports for the Idaho Department of State and Inspector of Mines, 1931-1940. The reports for 1939-1940 show that the company was dissolved in 1938.
Capital Stock Records, the third series, includes a stock ledger, and cancelled stock certificates, 1915-1933, and assessment records, 1915-1936. The two folders of assessment records include assessment rolls, correspondence with stockholders, lists of stockholders, proofs of publication, delinquent lists, and similar records for assessments 1-12.
The fourth series, Financial Records, contains a ledger and a voucher register, 1915-1938, and check registers, 1931-1938. In the voucher register are figures reported to the state each year, 1916-1923, including cash on hand, stock in treasury, cash received for the year, and work to date.
The final series, Tax Records, 1929-1938, contains only state and federal tax returns.
Removal of bank statements, vouchers, assessment receipts, and paid checks reduced the bulk of this material by one cubic foot.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I. Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders , 1915-1938Return to Top
Records relating to meetings
Series II. General Correspondence and Related Records , 1927-1940Return to Top
Annual Reports and Statements--State of Idaho
Series III. Capital Stock Records , 1915-1936Return to Top
Cancelled stock certificates
Series IV. Financial records , 1915-1938Return to Top
Series V. Tax Records , 1929-1938Return to Top
Federal tax records
Idaho tax records
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Lead mines and mining -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources
- Mining corporations -- Records -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District
- Silver mines and mining -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources
- Aetna Mining and Milling Company