Guide to the Shasta Dredging Co. Records, 1911-1922

Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
© 1999
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Shasta Dredging Co. Records, 1911-1922

Collection number: M0204

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
R.L. Ginns
Date Completed:
1971 Feb.
© 1999 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Shasta Dredging Co. Records,
Date (inclusive): 1911-1922
Collection number: Special Collections M0204
Creator: Shasta Dredging Co.
Extent: 2 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Restricted access : requires 24 hr. paging period.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Purchased from Wendell Hammon, 1971.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Shasta Dredging Co. Records, M0204, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Content

A collection of correspondence, reports, legal papers, business papers, and maps of the Shasta Dredging Co. of Shasta Co., California. Sufficient detail is presented to enable the reader to understand the day to day operations of the company, and some of the major problems it faced.

Container List

 

A. Correspondence and Reports.

Box 1, Folder 1

General file: correspondence re potential dredging sites in Shasta County, California; (Igo property, Dry Creek; Russell property; Cottonwood creek- Hiens and Shuffleton Tracts); includes survey reports, estimates of yield and operations costs, and correspondence re decision not to buy the Igo property.

Box 1, Folder 2

Field Reports: Clear Creek; Cottonwood Creek properties; Dry Creek; Gleason Tract.

Box 1, Folder 3

Barringer, Daniel M. (owner or substantial creditor) File includes correspondence, legal papers, reports- an overall view of operations: 1916.

Box 1, Folder 4

1918 - 1922.

Box 1, Folder 5

Dakin property.

 

Smith, G. V. (General Manager).

Box 2, Folder 1

(a) Correspondence between Smith and J. F. Newsom, President of the Shasta Dredging Co., mostly re Cottonwood properties operations: 1916 - 1917.

Box 2, Folder 2

1918 - 1922.

Box 2, Folder 3

(b) Manager's monthly operations reports.

 

(c) Field log- shaft and drill results:

 

Dry Creek, 1916 - 1917.

 

Cottonwood Creek, 1916.

Box 2, Folder 4

Dakins Property, 1916.

Box 2, Folder 5

Summaries of Dredging.

 

B. Legal Papers.

Box 2, Folder 6

Cottonwood Creek properties contracts.

 

C. Maps and Blueprints.

Box 3, Folder 1

Summaries of operations, blueprints (33) 1911 - 1920.

 

Miscellaneous maps, including:

Box 3, Folder 2, Folder 3

Clear Creek; Cottonwood Creek; (lower tract) Diestelhorst Tract; Dry Creek.

Box 3, Folder 4

Cottonwood Creek properties, maps. (19)

Box 4, Folder 1

(a) One large clothbacked map of Cottonwood Creek.

Box 4, Folder 2

Lost Channel Mine maps (4).

Box 4, Folder 3

Redding, California maps; including map of Dakin properties. (7)

Scope and Content Note

See also large oversize map at back of box IV.
Box 4, Folder 4

Blueprint maps of dredging progress and scheduled work. (23)

Box 4, Folder 5

Blueprint positives.