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Howard Company Records, 1939-1942
- Howard Company
- Howard Company Records
- 1939-1942 (inclusive)19391942
- 0.5 cubic feet
- Collection Number
- MG300 (collection)
- Business correspondence, financial statements, financial ledgers, tax returns, and payroll records of a placer mining partnership operating in Siskiyou County, California.
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Historical NoteReturn to Top
In January of 1940, Clarence I. Paulsen, his brother Howard Paulsen, Henry L. Day, and Henry's father Harry L. Day organized the Howard Company as a partnership, with Clarence Paulsen as the managing partner.
The Howard Company's principal asset was a lease on the Roxbury gold placer mine in Scott Bar, Siskiyou County, California, owned by Henry L. Day. Clarence Paulsen owned much of the equipment employed. Apparently Paulsen had previously attempted operation of this mine as the Clarence-Roxbury Company, but lacked the necessary capital.
The partners viewed the Howard Company project as a test of the values of the ground. In fact, operations lasted only until July 1940 and never showed a profit.
The Howard Company left most of its equipment for sale with the S. A. Gillette Company of Yreka, California. Equipment judged useful in the Idaho mines and equipment Gillette was unable to sell was shipped to Wallace, Idaho. The partnership was finally dissolved in May 1942.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The records of the Howard Mining Company span the years 1940 to 1942. Included are business correspondence, financial statements, financial ledgers, tax returns, and payroll records.
Related records can be found in the records of the Roxbury Placer Mine.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The records of the Howard Company are divided into three series.
The General Correspondence and Related Records is an alphabetically arranged file containing business correspondence, financial statements, reports of bookkeeper Henry Burmester, social security information blanks, receipts, and other records.
Financial Records, the second series, contains a financial ledger, a voucher and check register, schedules of rentals and insurance, and federal and state partnership income tax returns.
The final series, Personnel Records, contains a monthly time book and payroll records for 1940.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I. General Correspondence and Related Records , 1939-1942Return to Top
D; Day, Henry Lawrence; Daniel, J.L.
H; Howard Cooper Air Compressor; I; Insurance
Paulsen, Clarence I.
Social Security (Employee information blanks)
Series II. Financial Records , 1940-1942Return to Top
Voucher and check register
List of checks written on Howard account by Clarence Paulsen
Schedules of rentals and insurance
State and federal partnership income tax returns
Series III. Personnel Records , 1940Return to Top
Monthly time book
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Gold dredging -- California -- Siskiyou County -- History -- Sources
- Howard Company