Guide to the New Almaden Mines Collection, 1845-1944

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Guide to the New Almaden Mines Collection, 1845-1944



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:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: New Almaden Mines Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1845-1944
Box Number: Boxes 1568-1606
Creator: New Almaden Mining Company
Extent: 9 boxes
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], New Almaden Mines Collection, California State Library.

Access Points

Mercury mines and mining--California--Santa Clara County
New Almaden Mines

Contents

Correspondence, account books, production records, vouchers, receipts, invoices, canceled checks, bank statements

History

Discovered in 1845, the New Almaden was the first mine in California and was producing large amounts of quicksilver before gold was discovered. It was named after the famous Almaden Mines in Spain. After a dispute over title, in 1864 the holdings became the Quicksilver Mining Company with headquarters in New York. A company town thrived with its own store, scrip, doctor and deputies. The Quicksilver Mining Company closed operations in 1912.

Correspondents

Major Correspondents

  • Beekman, Menken & Griscom
  • Bogue, Morton G.
  • Braun-Knecht-Heimann Company.
  • Burnett, D. M.
  • California. Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
  • Carr, Albert L.
  • Fowler, Edward J.
  • Frank, Charles A.
  • Hamilton, T. B.
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • Kuster, John D.
  • Lewis, J. W.
  • MacDonald, Theodore H.
  • Price, Waterhouse & Co.
  • Smith, H. W. B.
  • Young, E. M.

Other Correspondents

  • A. Schilling and Company
  • Abbett, William E.
  • Ackerman, Fred E.
  • Ackly, S. P.
  • Adams, J. O.
  • Aetna Indemnity Company
  • Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company
  • American Bank Note Company
  • Armbrose, W. N.
  • Armstrong & Keith
  • Armstrong, E. A.
  • Arnerich, M. E.
  • Ashman, M. A.
  • Associated Oil Company
  • Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
  • Atkins, G. H.
  • Atlas Powder Company
  • Baird, Dudley
  • Baird, F.
  • Baker & Hamilton
  • Baker, Hamilton, & Pacific Company
  • Baker, M. D.
  • Bandler, Bernard, and Sons
  • Bank of Italy
  • The Bartlett Hayward Company
  • Baum, Simon
  • Beady, H. J.
  • Becker, Chas.
  • Beekman, Charles K.
  • Behne, J. W.
  • Bell, J. P.
  • Perton, Griscom, & Co.
  • Beyes, A. G.
  • Bilodeau, L.
  • Black, F. W.
  • Blackston, J. W.
  • Bolles, R. G.
  • Borchers, G. W.
  • Borland, Johns, & Robbins
  • Bragg, I. H.
  • Bratt, Elmer E.
  • Braun, H.
  • Bray, L.
  • Brooke, J. F.
  • Brooks, A. B.
  • Burrows, Albert C. (A. C.)
  • Butler & Brittain
  • California Nursery Company Inc.
  • Campbell, D. W.
  • Campbell, Hardy W.
  • Campbell, Thos. H.
  • Carpenter & Pelton Insurance
  • Castiglione, F. W.
  • Chace, John R.
  • Chapman, J.
  • Chard, T. A.
  • Charlie (last name unknown)
  • Chase, J. A.
  • Cheshire, C. C.
  • Chism, J. J.
  • Christopher, Darrington
  • Clare, E. M.
  • Clark, William M.
  • Claw, Harry B., Jr.
  • Clippinger, J. H.
  • Cochran, W. B.
  • Columbia Trust Company
  • Conboy, Martin
  • Confidence Gold Mines Corporation
  • Corporation Trust Company
  • Corsa, W. S.
  • Cox, Walter S.
  • Craig, Ross M.
  • Craigie, W. H.
  • Crawford, John, Jr.
  • Crescent Towel Supply Co.
  • Criglar, J. W.
  • Crow, W.
  • Crowe, L. F.
  • deComeau, O., Company
  • Dick & Simpson
  • Dillingham, M. C.
  • Doane, M. L.
  • Duffy, James B.
  • Dunham, Carrigan, & Hayden Company
  • Dunlap, W. W.
  • Dykman, Williams
  • Edmondson, W. R.
  • Edsall, W. C.
  • Edwards, G. D.
  • Eichelbergen, C. C.
  • Elmer, L. D.
  • Ely, C. L.
  • Emery, A. C.
  • Emmet, R. S.
  • Engels Copper Mining Company
  • The Engineering & Mining Journal
  • Engineering & Mining Journal-Press
  • Ensign, A.
  • Eugsfe, Edward W.
  • F.L. Smidth & Co.
  • Fechter, R. T.
  • Fitzhenry, J. J.
  • Ford, W. D.
  • Foss & Hicks Company
  • Fox, E.
  • Francis, Jos.
  • Franklin Trust Company (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • French, H. A.
  • Fry, Thomas C.
  • Funk Hog Farm
  • Furlong, J.
  • Gage, Daniel N.
  • Garlock Packing Company
  • Garrett, B. F.
  • Geashart, A. M.
  • Gildersleeve, S. D.
  • Goldschmidt, Marcus M.
  • Goodrich, E. O.
  • Gotham National Bank of New York
  • Graves, T.
  • Greenbaum, Louis
  • Grubb, H.
  • Hag, A.
  • Hancock, John M.
  • Hapgood, A. A.
  • Harby, M. E.
  • Hauck, Fred
  • Hayward, C. G.
  • Hazeltine, A. N.
  • Heath, W. R.
  • Heger, W. S., Jr.
  • Heller, A. H. (Albert Henry), 1866-1906
  • Hendy, J. H.
  • Holbrook, Merrill, & Stetson
  • Hanks, Abbot A.
  • Holloway, C. E.
  • Homer, Francis T.
  • Hoosier Manufacturing Co.
  • Hornblower, Miller, Potter, & Earle
  • Howard, J. E.
  • Hughes, Charles T.
  • Hyland, J. R.
  • Ihacee, H. B.
  • Ingersoll-Rand Company
  • International-Mack Corporation
  • Jackson, Geo. A.
  • Jacobson, H. P.
  • Jaffa, M.. E.
  • Jagger, A. B.
  • James, C. S.
  • Jansen, John J., Jr.
  • Jefferies, F. S.
  • Jenkins, James
  • Jewett, G. S.
  • Johnson & Higgins
  • Johnson, E.
  • Johnson, H. B.
  • Johnson, O. R.
  • Johnston, John G.
  • Jones, A. H.
  • Jordan's New York Carpet Cleaning Works Inc.
  • Josselyn, L. P.
  • Judd, O. R.
  • Kahn, A.
  • Keehner, Chas. G.
  • Kendall, M. A.
  • Kenville, W. W.
  • King, G. L.
  • Klink, Bean, & Company
  • Klink, G. T.
  • Knapp, J. E.
  • Knight, Boland, & Riordan
  • Koehler, W. F.
  • Krause, C. A.
  • Kugelberg, F. C.
  • Kuns, Henry A.
  • Lack, J. Hunter
  • Lafee, M.
  • Laine, Franck
  • Lane, Sanford H.
  • Langford, C. H.
  • Lawrence, Benj. B.
  • Lee, C. L.
  • Lee, J.
  • Levensale, M. M.
  • Lexow, Morton
  • Lindstrom, A. S.
  • Lofgren, H. J.
  • Lotz, Charles A.
  • Lowe, W. H.
  • Luce, G. W.
  • Lyon, E. A.
  • MacDonald, R. P.
  • MacGovern & Company Inc.
  • Madsen, Alfred
  • Mallinckrodt Chemical Works (Saint Louis, Mo.)
  • Mandlebaum, F.
  • Mantz, B. S.
  • Mapy, Frank E.
  • Marchant, R. H.
  • Marcus, Thomas
  • Mark-Lally Company
  • Marten, A. H. and Son
  • Martin, Sam
  • Martin, W. S.
  • Mason, F. Howard
  • Mason, J. W.
  • Maynard, F. G.
  • McCann, H. W.
  • McCaskey, H. D.
  • McCarty, E. C.
  • McClintock, W. L.
  • McCone, Alex
  • McCotter, S. G., and Co.
  • McGarraugh, Robert
  • McGrath, R. P.
  • McKeon, M.
  • McLaughlin, E. E.
  • McMath, M. H.
  • McVean, A. J.
  • Meadow, E. T.
  • Meisterheim, C. L.
  • Merchants National Bank
  • Metcalf, Woodbridge, 1888-
  • Meyer, W. P.
  • Michel-Bilodeau Chemical Co. Inc.
  • Michels, C.
  • Miller, R. A.
  • Miller, W. W.
  • Milne, A.
  • Mine and Smelter Supply Company
  • Mining and Scientific Press
  • Mining Manual Company
  • Mitchell, F. C.
  • Mitehem, W. A.
  • Moonman, Charles L.
  • Moore, Pierre C.
  • Morgan and Brother
  • Morrow, A. R.
  • Morse, C. C. , and Co.
  • Munford, Hunton, William, and Anderson
  • Murphy, R. W.
  • Murphy, W. J.
  • Murray and Ready
  • Murray, Arthur
  • Murray, M. C.
  • Myers, George W.
  • Nash, L. R.
  • Nason, R. N., and Co.
  • National Biscuit Company
  • Navy Department
  • Neustadter Brothers
  • Newell, A. R.
  • New York Commercial
  • New York Telephone Company
  • Nones, Chas. A.
  • O'Brien, Chas. M.
  • O'Connor, M. A.
  • O'Connors, L.
  • O'Hair, P. E., and Co.
  • O'Keefe, J. M.
  • Oliver, E. L.
  • O'Neill, Edward
  • O'Neill, J. S.
  • Osen-McFarland Auto Co.
  • Ottenson, N. E.
  • Overland Freight Transfer Co.
  • Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • Painter, Arthur
  • Parker, J. M.
  • Parrah, Jim
  • Pearman, Harry S.
  • Pels, S.
  • Peske, D. W.
  • Phillips, R. W., Jr.
  • Place, C. F.
  • Plant, J. W.
  • Potter, Choate, and Prentice
  • Powell, George E.
  • Power Equipment Co.
  • Powers-Weightman-Rosengarten Co.
  • Price, E. T.
  • Priorities Committee
  • Putnam, A.
  • Quick, E. G.
  • Quinn, D. W., Jr.
  • Rankin, Wm.
  • Ransome, Frederick Leslie, 1868-1935
  • Ray, W. S., Mfg. Co.
  • Reardon, P. H.
  • Reliance Automobile Company
  • Remington Typewriter Company
  • Repetti, G. W.
  • Repler, H. A.
  • Reynolds, I. M.
  • Reynolds, M.. P.
  • Rice, J. B.
  • Richardson, G. H.
  • Rigby, B.
  • Ringwood, W. E.
  • Roach, H. C.
  • Robertson, C. E.
  • Robinson, A. H.
  • Robinson, Marshall
  • Rohrbeck, C. F.
  • Rose, W. A.
  • Rosenberg, Samuel
  • Rosenfeld, D.
  • Ruddy, E.
  • Runyon, C. F.
  • Russell, J. B.
  • Sander, L. R.
  • San Jose Foundry
  • San Jose Safe Deposit Bank
  • Santa Clara Valley Mill & Lumber Co.
  • Schaefer, L. B.
  • Schaeffer & Budenberg Mfg. Co.
  • Schaw-Batcher Co. Pipe Works
  • Schlick, Oscar K.
  • Schmidt, A. A.
  • Schmidt, Walter A.
  • Schroeder, W.
  • Schubeahy, F.
  • Scott, A. W., Jr.
  • Seaver, W. H.
  • Seymer, E. P.
  • Shattuck, W. W.
  • Shauks, D. W.
  • Shecter, P.
  • Sherwood, R. C.
  • Shung, Yee
  • Silverman, P. H.
  • Simpson, N. W.
  • Slevin, L. S. (Louis Stanislas), 1878-1945
  • Sloan, W. A.
  • Smith, Bryant
  • Smith, C. S.
  • Smith, Emery, and Co.
  • Smith, Geo. O.
  • Smith, Herbert Wilson
  • Somers, A. S.
  • Somerville, J. E.
  • Sommerville, A. G., Inc.
  • Southern Pacific Company
  • Stacy, Geo. B.
  • Stalker, W. M.
  • Stephens, L. S.
  • Stephens-Adamson Mfg. Co.
  • Stern, Fred M.
  • Stevens, A. J.
  • Stevens, R.
  • Stevens, T. R.
  • Stewart, C. A.
  • Stickel, M.
  • Stjehnstedt, J. W.
  • Stone, E. B.
  • Stone, F. E.
  • Stonecipher & Ralston
  • Sullivan, Thomas H.
  • Sullivan, W. V.
  • Sutter, J. P.
  • Talhaus, J. F.
  • Tausek, J.
  • Taylor, Howard C.
  • Techt, Chas.
  • Thomas, V. C.
  • Thompson, C. E.
  • Thompson, H. G.
  • Thompson, J. I..
  • Thyle, Irvin S.
  • Tinnemann, O.
  • Togni, C.
  • Towers and Stiles
  • Tracy, C. F.
  • Trulsen, C. T.
  • Turner, Irving
  • Tyson, B. E.
  • Tyson, G. H.
  • Une, George, Co.
  • United States Railroad Administration
  • VanBeeskirt, F. G.
  • Volkmann, M., Advertising Agency
  • Voorheis, E. C.
  • Waddell, Geo. B.
  • Wahlheim, E. C.
  • Walden, D. T.
  • Waldie, Geo. A.
  • Walker, R. G.
  • Waltz, William L.
  • Warren, f.
  • Watt, Robert B.
  • Webb City and Carterville Foundry & Machine Works
  • Welch, J. J.
  • Weld, C. W.
  • Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.
  • Wingrove, M.
  • Whipple, M. B.
  • White, Charles A.
  • White, E. M.
  • Wiggin, L. W.
  • Wilkins Mercantile Agency
  • Wilkins, H. L.
  • Williams, Griffith P.
  • Wills, I. H.
  • Wilson, Frank L.
  • Wilson, T. C.
  • Wilster, Fred L.
  • Winner, George I.
  • Wolff, C. E.
  • Wood, E. K., Lumber Company
  • Wood, R. P.
  • Wooll, Char. L.
  • Wright, L. H.
  • Wright, M. K.
  • Young, E. E.
  • Zeile, J. E.
  • Zimmerman, F. F.

Material Cataloged Separately

  • 57 charts
  • 5 maps
  • 1 broadside (textual file)
  • 1 photo

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Container List

Box 1568

General Correspondence

Box 1569

Incoming Correspondence: A - C

Box 1570

Incoming Correspondence: D - L

Box 1571

Incoming Correspondence: M - R

Box 1572

Incoming Correspondence: S - Z

Box 1573

Outgoing Correspondence: 1911-1918

Box 1574

Outgoing Correspondence: 1919-1941

Box 1575-1576

New Almaden Store Materials

Box 1577

Administration Records

Box 1578

General Accounts

Box 1579

General Accounts - Bank deposits, bank statements

Box 1580

General Accounts-canceled checks

Box 1581

General Accounts - electric schedules, insurance, rent, taxes, telephone

Box 1582

General Accounts - receipts, paid invoices

Box 1583

General Accounts and Production Records - oversize ledgers and pay roll records

Box 1584

Purchase and Receiving Records

Box 1585

Vouchers for Paid Bills: 1916-Jan. 1917

Box 1586

Vouchers for Paid Bills: Feb.-Mar. 1917

Box 1587

Vouchers for Paid Bills: April 1917

Box 1588

Vouchers for Paid Bills: May-June 1917

Box 1589

Vouchers for Paid Bills: July-Dec. 1917

Box 1590

Vouchers for Paid Bills: Jan.-June 1918

Box 1591

Vouchers for Paid Bills: July-Dec. 1918

Box 1592

Vouchers for Paid Bills: Jan.-Mar. 1919

Box 1593

Vouchers for Paid Bills: Apr.-Dec. 1919

Box 1594

Vouchers for Paid Bills: Jan.-July 1920

Box 1595

Vouchers for Paid Bills: Aug.-Dec. 1920

Box 1596

Vouchers for Paid Bills: 1921

Box 1597

Vouchers for Paid Bills: 1922

Box 1598

Vouchers for Paid Bills: 1923

Box 1599

Vouchers for Paid Bills: 1924-1928

Box 1600

Vouchers for Paid Bills: (store) 1917-1918

Box 1601

Vouchers for Paid Bills: (store) 1919

Box 1602

Vouchers for Paid Bills: (store) 1920-1922

Box 1603

Production Records

Box 1604

Legal Materials

Box 1605

Legal Materials

Box 1606

Various lists, advertisements, equipment specifications, etc.