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Mines Contracting Company Records, 1936-1944
- Mines Contracting Company
- Mines Contracting Company Records
- 1936-1944 (inclusive)19361944
- 1 cubic foot
- Collection Number
- MG301 (collection)
- Correspondence, a ledger, payroll records, and other records of a silver-lead mining partnership in the Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.
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Historical NoteReturn to Top
Mines Contracting Company was a partnership created on October 10, 1936 by Henry L.V. Day, Norman Ebbley and L.D. Barry. Apparently the only project undertaken by the Mines Contracting Company was the excavation of the Vulcan Tunnel, two miles west of Wallace, for the Callahan Zinc-Lead Company. Work on the Vulcan Tunnel began October 14, 1937 and ended February 2, 1938. Mines Contracting rented a great deal of equipment, including a locomotive, from the Golconda Lead Company. Most of the assets of Mines Contracting Company were sold after completion of the Vulcan project although not until September 21, 1943 were the remaining assets liquidated and the final profit of $65 divided between the three partners.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Records of the Mines Contracting Company span the years 1936 to 1944. Included are correspondence, reports to state agencies, tax returns, payroll and social security records, and financial records.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The records of the Mines Contracting Company are divided into two series.
General Correspondence and Related Records, series one, contains business correspondence, financial statements, reports to state agencies, tax returns, payroll and social security records.
The second series, Financial Records, consists of a ledger, voucher register, bank statements and invoices.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I. General Correspondence and Related Records , 1936-1943Return to Top
A; Atlas Powder Co.; B; C
Contract, Vulcan; Ebbley, Norman, jr.; Edison Storage Battery Co.; Electric Storage Battery Co.
G; Golconda Lead Mines; H
I; Idaho - Annual information return; Idaho - report of income; Inventories
M; Orders; Partnership income
Payroll and compensation records
Shifter's daily reports
|November 1936-September 1937|
State Insurance Fund; Statements; Summary
U; U.S. partnership return of income
Series II. Financial Records , 1936-1944Return to Top
Bank statements and invoices
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Lead mines and mining -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources
- Silver mines and mining -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources
- Mines Contracting Company