Guide to the Kenneth Rank-New Idria Mines Collection

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Guide to the Kenneth Rank-New Idria Mines Collection



California State Library

Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
  • Email: cslcal@library.ca.gov
  • URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/
Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 1998 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kenneth Rank-New Idria Mines Collection
Box Number: 1557-1562
Collector: Rank, Kenneth
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kenneth Rank-New Idria Mines Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Rank, Kenneth.
New Idria Mining Company (Calif.)
Mercury mines and mining--California--Idria.
San Benito County (Calif.)--History.

Contents

Correspondence, notes from interviews, foreman`s notebook, geology and production reports, annual reports, microfilm of Congressional reports.

Biography

Kenneth Rank was Chief Geologist for New Idria Mining Company. He collected history and information about the mines in preparation for writing a book. The mine was said to have been discovered in 1851, with state incorporation on January 27, 1858, and federal patent applied for in 1868. California Corporation status was forfeited on December 14, 1905. The mines and town were sold at auction in 1973.

Correspondents

  • Atcheson, Eugene E.
  • Bailey, Edgar H.
  • Balch, Carl S.
  • Brooks, Fern
  • Brooks, Russell R.
  • Bryant, Dolores Waldorf.
  • Cahoon, John M.
  • Cammarota, V. Anthony.
  • Chase, H. Percival
  • Ciravegna, Margaret
  • Clough, Charles
  • Cole, Heather E.
  • Coronado, Nancy L.
  • Fortner, R., Mrs.
  • Fox, Theron
  • L.G.
  • Galli, Lola
  • Gallup, Suzanne H.
  • Gilkey, Lenora P.
  • Goral, Miki
  • Gwerder, Merrilee
  • Hanna, Archibald
  • Henry, Brother Veronius
  • Hill, Dick
  • Hill, Mary R.
  • Hubb, Lorraine
  • Huntington, Nancy A.
  • Jan & Pete (last name unknown)
  • Johnson, Kenneth M.
  • Kettlewell, Clara
  • Land, Robert H.
  • Langley, Christopher
  • Lewis, C. Hyde
  • Lewis, Dorothy
  • Lunde, Joyce E.
  • Mahoney, Ronald J.
  • Mariposa County Library
  • Miller, Evan
  • Moran, Irene
  • Ottley, Allan R.
  • Penn, Martin
  • Perham, Constance
  • Pettitt, Kenneth I.
  • Pilachowski, David
  • Pratt, Mary S.
  • Roberts, William M.
  • Root, Dorothy
  • Rowe, Harold E.
  • Rush, Jody
  • Rust, Virginia
  • Schneider, Jimmie
  • Schoen, Frances E.
  • Schreiner, Lois M.
  • Schuette, C.N.
  • Seaborn, Phyllis
  • Segerstrom, Mary Elta
  • Shadduck, Wesley
  • Steelman, Nodean
  • Suhler, Sam A.
  • Swingle, John
  • Swingle, Maude K.
  • Thollander, Earl
  • Thome, Joe
  • Warel, Mark
  • Williar, Jay
  • Wisner, Philip
  • Wolfinger, Henry J.

Material Transferred from the Collection

Books:

  • McGarrahan, William, plaintiff.

    Bill in equity between William McGarrahan and the New Idria Mining Company. [s.l.: s.n.], 1870?

    (CALIF* 333 M14b).
  • U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Lands.

    Proceedings of the Committee on Public Lands, United States Senate: having under consideration the memorial of Wm. McGarrahan... Washington: Government Printing Office, 1875-1878.

    (CALIF* HD 211 C2 U485).

Maps:

  • California. Central. 1956.

    New Idria, Calif.

    MAP c912 C15n 1956
  • California. Central. n.d.

    Map of the New Idria Mine and the adjoining country.

    MAP c912 C15 n.d.
  • California. Central. n.d.

    Topographical map of the Southern portion of the Rancho Panoche Grande...

    MAP c912 C15rp n.d.
  • California. Fresno County. n.d.

    New Idria property located in Mendata, Fresno County, Calif. n.d.

    MAP-S C912 F88n n.d.
  • California. San Benito County. 1937.

    [New Idria (Idria P.O.)].

    MAP-S c912 S194 1937
  • California. San Benito County. 1875.

    Map of the Rancho Panoche Grande in California.

    MAP c912 S194 1875
  • California. San Benito County. 1867.

    Topographical map of the New Idria Mining Cos. property.

    MAP c912 S194 1867
  • California. San Benito County. n.d.

    [Topographical map of New Idria].

    MAP c912 S194 n.d.
  • California. San Benito County. n.d.

    Property map New Idria Quicksilver Mining Co....

    MAP c912 S194 n.d.
  • California. San Benito County. n.d.

    La Rancho Panoche Grande Land Grant.

    MAP c912 S194r n.d.

Photographs:

  • Photo Album #91: photo album with 225 photos of the New Idria Mine.
  • 39 photographs to the Photo File.
  • 9 rolls of negatives to the Photo File.

Charts, diagrams, tables, etc.

  • 27 charts to Textual File

Related Collections

  • New Idria Mining Co. Collection.
  • New Idria Mining Co. Collection #2.

Container List

Box Box 1557

Correspondence

 

Annual Reports

Box Box 1558

Biographical Information

 

County Records

Box Box 1559

Chronological History Notes

 

Geology

 

Illustrations

 

Interview Notes

 

New Idria Histories

Box Box 1560

McGarrahan Case

 

Newspaper Articles

Box Box 1561

Reports

Box Box 1562

References

 

Published Reports and Histories

 

Foremen's Orders and Notebook

 

Congressional Records