Inventory of the North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company Records

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.
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company
Title: North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company Records
Date (inclusive): 1870-1903
Extent: 4.4 linear feet
Abstract: The North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company, located in Nevada County, California, was a hydraulic gold mining operation. The collection contains five account books which provide statements on water received and used, payroll, and expenses. Also included is one volume of reports on tunnels and section lines by H. Smith.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-562
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Administrative History

The North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company, located in Nevada County, California, was a hydraulic gold mining operation.

Scope and Content

The collection contains five account books which provide statements on water received and used, payroll, and expenses. Also included is one volume of reports on tunnels and section lines by H. Smith.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company--Archives.
Gold mines and mining--California
Mines and mineral resources--California--Nevada County
Mineralogy--California--Nevada County
Nevada County (Calif.)--History
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Processing of the North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company Records 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 Collection in 2013.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company Records, D-562, 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

Box D-562 wrapped volume 1

Payroll book 1870

Box 1:1

Reports on tunnels and section lines by H. Smith 1871

Box 1:2

Account book 1872-1874

Box D-562 wrapped volume 2

Account book, statement of water received and used 1870-1878

Box D-562 wrapped volume 3

Account book, statement of water received and used 1879-1884

Box D-562 wrapped volume 4

Account book for expenses, water sales, sundries 1880-1903