Discovery Claims of Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley MSS.308

Finding aid prepared by 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.
California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
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Chico, CA, 95929-0295
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6/28/2010


Title: Discovery Claims Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.308
Contributing Institution: California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet 1 item
Date: April 10, 1866
Abstract: An April 10, 1866 handwritten claim for the Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley Discovery Claim.
Language of Materials note: English
Alternate Form of Material: No other forms of material.
creator: Scholes, G. (George)

Biographical/Historical note

Discovery claims of Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley were located in Siskiyou County, California. The 1866 handwritten claim states that for five dollars George Scholes sold fifty (50) feet of his mining claims on Cedar Creek to Geo. C. Furbey. According to the claim the fifty feet was in the northeast part of George Scholes two claims of two hundred and fifty feet (250) of what are called the discovery claims of Scholes Sedge. The claim states that the 50 feet was located “on the Sedge on the northeast by Joseph Magill’s claim called as claim No. 1 on the northeast extension of the Scholes Sedge, and on the southwest by the remainder of my discovery claims”. The claim was executed and delivered before an E. H. Hall, and signed by George Scholes.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research without restriction.

Usage Restrictions

No restrictions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchase, January 29, 1992.

Preferred Citation note

Discovery Claims of Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley , MSS 308, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

Publication Rights

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

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of an April 10, 1866 handwritten claim for the Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley Discovery Claim.

Arrangement note

Original

Processing Information note

Processing of the Discovery Claims Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley 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

Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley Discovery Claims.
Scholes, G. (George)
Gold mines and mining--California--Siskiyou County
Mines and mineral resources--California, Northern--History
Mines and mineral resources--California--Siskiyou County
Mining claims--California
Siskiyou County (Calif.)--History
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project

Box 1

Papers

 

Folder 1: Handwritten Claim for the Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley Discovery Claim, April 10, 1866.