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Wendell P. Hammon (1918-2006) Typescript: Gold Dredger as an Instrument of Conservation MSS.306
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  • Access Restrictions
  • Usage Restrictions
  • Existence and Location of Copies note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Arrangement note
  • Separated Materials note
  • Publication Rights
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: Wendell P. Hammon (1918-2006) Typescript: Gold Dredger as an Instrument of Conservation
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.306
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.2 Linear feet 2 folders
    Date: 1955
    Abstract: Article “The California dredger as an instrument of conservation” with rejection letter from Olaf P. Jenkins, Chief, State of California Department of Natural Resources Division of Mines, California journal of mines and geology.
    Language of Materials note: English
    Alternate Form of Material: No other forms of material.
    creator: Hammon, Wendell P., 1918-2006

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is open for research without restriction.

    Usage Restrictions

    No restrictions.

    Existence and Location of Copies note

    Photocopies of material.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Source unknown.

    Preferred Citation note

    Wendell P. Hammon (1918-2006) Typescript “Gold Dredger as an Instrument of Conservation,” 1955, MSS 306, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

    Related Archival Materials note

    A preliminary report on Scott Bar and Quartz Hill mining properties: Siskiyou County, California / For W. P. Hammon, San Francisco Gassaway, A. D. MSS 043, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.
    Report on Bald Mountain Consolidated Gold Mining Company placer mines and Plumas Development Company placer mines. Gassaway, A. D. , MSS 089 Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.
    Yuba Manufacturing Company Records 1898-1958, MSS 157, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.
    Yuba River Diversion Project for Yuba Consolidated Gold Fields Report, MSS 197, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.
    W. P. Hammon Prospecting Log Books, MSS 305, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.
    Yuba River Diversion Project for Yuba Consolidated Gold Fields Report, MSS 197, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.
    Yuba Consolidated Gold Fields Records, MSS 315, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.
    Yuba Consolidated Industries Records, MSS 322, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Wendell P. (Philucius) Hammon, 1918-2006, the grandson of Wendell P. (Philucius) Hammon, 1854-1939, the founder of Yuba Construction Company and Yuba Consolidated Gold Fields. His grandfather developed the first successful gold dredger in California in 1898, with his partner, Thomas Couch. The senior Hammon came to be known as the “Dredger King”.

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection consists of an unpublished article “The California Gold Dredger as an Instrument of Conservation” by Wendell Hammon, (Wendell Philucius Hammon), 1918-2006, correspondence regarding mining operations, and lists of gold dredging companies operating in California. Letter of rejection for publication in California journal of mines and geology / State of California, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mines from Olaf P. Jenkins, Chief, State of California Department of Natural Resources Division of Mines.

    Arrangement note

    Original.

    Separated Materials note

    No material cataloged separately.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Processing Information note

    Processing of the Wendell P. Hammon (1918-2006) Typescript “Gold Dredger as an Instrument of Conservation” was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The [ABC repository] 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 of over 33 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).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hammon, Wendell P., 1854-1939
    Dredges.
    Gold dredging -- California -- History.
    Gold mines and mining -- California -- History.
    Hydraulic Mining--California--Yuba County--Photographs.
    Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project