Guide to the J.B. Newsom Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0490
Creator: Newsom, J.B. (John Branner), 1897-
Title: J.B. Newsom papers
Dates: 1920-1955
Physical Description: 1 Linear foot
Summary: Papers include "Chinese mining methods in Malaya," 1920, a typescript paper, with some penciled corrections, illustrated with photographs and tables (a later version of this paper was submitted as his thesis for his engineer's degree); reports and related correspondence regarding the Cow Creek deposit, Inyo County, CA, 1925, flotation results on Norwegian ore, 1924, and the Ten Eyck mine, near Somes Bar, CA, 1925; maps by Newsom of various mines near Jamestown, CA, 1925; mining transit notebook on various California locations, 1941-46; and several reprints of articles by Newsom. Also included is a booklet prepared by Newsom for the Stanford tour that was part of the San Francisco meeting of the A.I.M.M.E., 1922. Collection also includes approximately 270 photographs of a family camping trip from California to Canada and Idaho, 1924; the Ten Eyck Mine near Somes Bar, California, 1925; geologic excursion to Death Valley, 1925; tin mining in Malaysia, 1926-27; travel images, 1928; and other subjects.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

J.B. Newsom Papers (SC0490). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

John Branner Newsom, son of Stanford professor John F. Newsom, earned his a.b. in geology at Stanford University in 1922 and his engineer's degree in 1924.

Description of the Collection

Papers include "Chinese mining methods in Malaya," 1920, a typescript paper, with some penciled corrections, illustrated with photographs and tables (a later version of this paper was submitted as his thesis for his engineer's degree); reports and related correspondence regarding the Cow Creek deposit, Inyo County, CA, 1925, flotation results on Norwegian ore, 1924, and the Ten Eyck mine, near Somes Bar, CA, 1925; maps by Newsom of various mines near Jamestown, CA, 1925; mining transit notebook on various California locations, 1941-46; and several reprints of articles by Newsom. Also included is a booklet prepared by Newsom for the Stanford tour that was part of the San Francisco meeting of the A.I.M.M.E., 1922. Collection also includes approximately 270 photographs of a family camping trip from California to Canada and Idaho, 1924; the Ten Eyck Mine near Somes Bar, California, 1925; geologic excursion to Death Valley, 1925; tin mining in Malaysia, 1926-27; travel images, 1928; and other subjects.

Access Terms

Newsom, J. Branner, Mrs.
Newsom, J.B. (John Branner), 1897-
Stanford University--Description--Views..
Stanford University--Students.
Mineral industries--California.
Mineral industries--Malaya.
Photoprints


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

"Chinese Mining Methods in Malaya," Chapters 1-4

Box 1, Folder 2

"Chinese Mining Methods in Malaya," Chapters 5-6

Box 1, Folder 3

"Chinese Mining Methods in Malaya," Chapters 7-9

Box 1, Folder 4

Method of laying out bore holes

Box 1, Folder 5

Cow Creek deposit (Inyo County) – correspondence and report 1925

Box 1, Folder 6

Mining maps – Jamestown, CA, area 1925

Box 1, Folder 7

Mining transit book, various CA areas 1941-1946

Box 1, Folder 8

Pamphlet – Estimate of the Natural Gas Reserves of the State of California 1942

Box 1, Folder 9

Report – "Flotation Results on Norwegian Ore" 1924

Box 1, Folder 10

Reprints

Box 1, Folder 11

San Francisco meeting, A.I.M.M.E. – Stanford University visit Sep 28, 1922

Box 1, Folder 12

"The Ten Eyck Mine, a Preliminary Report," with letter 1925

Box 1, Folder 13

USGS map – Furnace Creek (CA) 1920

Box 1, Folder 14

Photographs of Augusta Quarry, Bloomington, Indiana

Box 1, Folder 15

Shaft drilling, typescript report and articles by Newsom, 1936

Box 1, Folder 16

Boring device documentation 1936-1955