East Standard Mining Company Records, 1911-1953

Overview of the Collection

East Standard Mining Company
East Standard Mining Company Records
1911-1953 (inclusive)
0.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG299 (collection)
Minutes of meetings, a stock ledger, cancelled stock certificates, tax records related to the final liquidating dividend of a mining company in the Lelande Mining District of the Coeur d'Alene mining region of northern Idaho.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Funds for processing were provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Due to the lack of records for East Standard it is impossible to write a comprehensive history of the company. We do know that the company was incorporated around 1911 and stocks were issued that year on August 17. Joseph Matt is listed as the president of the company and he and his brother, Andrew, were major stockholders. By 1924 however, August Paulsen was the major holder with 663,050 shares. Paulsen's holdings were later transferred to his son Clarence as executor of his father's estate. By 1948, Day Mines Inc., had attained a majority of East Standard stock. When East Standard was dissolved at a special meeting held in 1948, its only assets were four patented lode mining claims in the Lelande Mining District of Shoshone County, Idaho. Bank statements indicate that the property continued to remain active until at least 1953. No records exist after this date.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The records of the East Standard Mining Company span the years 1911 to 1953, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1938 to 1948. Included are minutes of meetings, financial records, a stock ledger, cancelled stock certificates, a financial ledger, records related to the liquidation dividend, and tax returns.

Related materials can be found in the personal papers of Henry Day.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Since there are so few records of the East Standard Mining Company no series designations were made. The physical order of the material, however, follows that of the larger Day Mines groups.

Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders include minutes and notices of meetings. Capital Stock Records include a stock ledger and cancelled stock certificates. The Financial Records consist of state and federal corporation tax returns for the year 1948 and a check register, paid checks and other material related to the liquidating dividend paid to shareholders when the company was dissolved.

Acquisition Information

The records of the East Standard Mining Company are part of the records of Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry Day in 1984 and 1985.

Processing Note

Initial processing of this manuscript group was done by Marilyn Sandmeyer in September 1987.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1/1-2 Minutes and other records relating to meetings 1938-1948
1/3 Stock ledger 1911-1948
1/4 Cancelled stock certificates 1911-1948
1/5 Correspondence & returned certificates 1948
1/6 Taxes 1948
1/7 Records concerning liquidating dividend 1947-1953

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Mining corporations -- Records -- Idaho

Corporate Names

  • East Standard Mining Company