Correspondence and financial records of the California State Mining Bureau
The State Mining Bureau was created in 1880 by chapter 105 to collect geological and mineral specimens and to carry out various
informational functions relating to mining and geology. At the same time, the office of the State Mineralogist was created.
A five-member Board of Trustees of the State Mining Bureau was created in 1885 to direct and control property, money, and
the financial affairs of the bureau. (Statutes 1885, chapter 105).
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