Scope and Content
University of California, Davis. Library
Title: Reed Quicksilver Mine Collection
Date (inclusive): 1911-1931
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.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Depart. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC251
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
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.
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
Yolo County (Calif.)--History
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project
Collection is open for research.
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.
Extracted from D-016, Mining Records Collection.
[Identification of item], Reed Quicksilver Mine Collection, MC251, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University
of California, Davis.
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.