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Potosi Placers Records, 1935-1941
- Potosi Placers
- Potosi Placers Records
- 1935-1941 (inclusive)19351941
- 0.5 cubic feet
- Collection Number
- MG302 (collection)
- Correspondence, financial statements, contracts, insurance forms, drillers field logs, and vouchers of a placer mining partnership in the Beaver Mining District of the Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.
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Historical NoteReturn to Top
Potosi Placers, a partnership between Henry Day and L.J. Burrows, involved developing some placers in the Potosi and Pony Gulches in the Beaver Mining District near Dixie, Idaho. The partnership lasted only from August-September, 1936, and the records are accordingly slim. Day and Burrows' problems getting money owed them by an E.T. Vincent generated some documentation.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The records of the Potosi Placers span the years 1935 to 1941, with the bulk of the material covering the period July - September 1936. Included are correspondence, financial statements, contracts, insurance forms, drillers field logs, and vouchers.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The records of the Potosi Placers are divided into two series.
General Correspondence and Related Records, the first series, is an alphabetically arranged series containing correspondence, reports, real estate contracts, insurance compensation forms from the State insurance fund, leases, drillers field logs, photographs, and financial statements.
The only items in the second series, Financial Records, are vouchers.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I. General Correspondence and Related Records , 1935-1941Return to Top
|June 1936-September 1937|
D; Eyster, Mrs. Sophia
|July 1935-November 1936|
Field logs, Drillers
Hillman, C. Kirk, Co.
Mather, William - Lease
Placer location notices
Sheep Creek Placers
|June 1936-April 1937|
Series II. Financial Records , 1936Return to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Gold dredging -- Idaho -- Coeur d'Alene Mining District -- History -- Sources
- Potosi Placers (Mining partnerships)