Inventory of the John H. Helwig Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Processing of this collection was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program.
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Creator: Helwig, John H.
Title: John H. Helwig Papers
Date (inclusive): 1889-1922
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: The small collection contains materials from John H. Helwig related to a mining claim for the Jennie Lind Placer Mine in North Bloomfield, California in the late twentieth century.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC250
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

John Henry Helwig was born in Germany. He arrived in California in 1849 and after mining for several years, he engaged in the wholesale meat business in North Bloomfield, California. John Helwig passed away in 1909.
His son, Lester Henry Helwig was born on February 2, 1880 in Nevada County, California. He moved to San Jose at the age of seventeen. After graduation from Santa Clara High School, he worked in different positions in several mines in Nevada and Sierra Counties. In 1919, he formed a partnership, Sheehy and Helwig, with P.G. Sheehy as charted accountants and income tax consultants in San Jose.
Lester Helwig passed away on April 10, 1951.
Source: Sawyer, Eugene T. History of Santa Clara County, California, with biographical sketches of the leading men and women of the county who have been identified with its growth and development from the early days to the present. Los Angeles, Historic Record Co., 1922.

Scope and Content

The small collection contains materials from John H. Helwig related to a mining claim for the Jennie Lind Placer Mine in North Bloomfield, California in the late twentieth century.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in two series: Correspondence and Legal Documents.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Helwig, John H.--Archives
Nevada County (Calif.)--History
Gold mines and mining--California--Nevada County
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Processing of the John H. Helwig Papers was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). UC Davis Special Collections was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives included processing hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.

Acquisition Information

Extracted from D-016, Mining Records Collection.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John H. Helwig Papers, MC250, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Correspondence 1889-1922

Physical Description: 4 letters

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming and Third Party.
 

Subseries 1.1 Outgoing 1864-1865

Physical Description: 2 letters

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box MC250:1

Searls, Fred 1889 September 9

Box MC250:2

Searls, Fred 1889 September 16

 

Subseries 1.2 Incoming 1889

Physical Description: 1 letter

Scope and Content Note

Box MC250:3

Haner, L. 1889 September 13

 

Subseries 1.3 Third Party 1922

Physical Description: 1 letter

Scope and Content Note

Contains one letter from Helwig's son Lester.
Box MC250:4

Helwig, Lester to Clarence 1922 November 18

 

Series 2. Legal Documents 1890-1909

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box MC250:5

Deposition of L. Haner 1890 February 10

Box MC250:6

Creditor's Claim, Estate of J.H. Helwig 1909 September 2