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Inventory of the Reed Quicksilver Mine Collection
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  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
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  • Creator: University of California, Davis. Library
    Title: Reed Quicksilver Mine Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1931
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Abstract: The Reed Quicksilver Mine was located in Yolo County, California. This small collection contains reports about the mine, several pieces of correspondence, as well as twenty-seven photographs of the mine property.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Depart. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: MC251
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Administrative History

    The Reed Quicksilver Mine was located in Yolo County, near the common corner of Yolo, Napa, and Lake Counties, about fourteen miles west of Rumsey. The mine first operated from 1870-1880. In 1916 the property was purchased by A.H. Breed.

    Scope and Content

    This small collection contains reports about the mine, several pieces of correspondence, as well as twenty-seven photographs of the mine property.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Reports and Map, 2. Correspondence, 3. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Mercury mines and mineral resources--California--Yolo County
    Mineralogy--California--Yolo County
    Yolo County (Calif.)--History
    Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Processing of the Reed Quicksilver Mine Collection was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). UC Davis Special Collections 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 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).
    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.

    Acquisition Information

    Extracted from D-016, Mining Records Collection.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Reed Quicksilver Mine Collection, MC251, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.