Wendell P. Hammon (1918-2006) Typescript: Gold Dredger as an Instrument of Conservation MSS.306

Finding aid prepared by Pamela Nett Kruger, Leilani Silver
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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June 24, 2010


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

Box 1

Papers

 

Folder 1: “The California dredger as an instrument of conservation” by Wendell P. Hammon, correspondence regarding mining operations, and lists of gold dredging companies operating in California.

 

Folder 2: 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. August 23, 1955.

 

Folder 3: photocopies of contents of Folders 1 and 2.