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Inventory of the Pioneer Reduction Company Records
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Description
The Pioneer Reduction Company processed gold ore in Nevada City, California. The collection contains organizational records (by-laws, check stubs, bullion book, and stock certificate register) as well as correspondence regarding the plant's operation.
Background
Benjamin Hall was born near Manchester, England on May 28, 1867 to Robert and Rachel (Sykes) Hall. He arrived in Nevada City, California in April 1880. He began his career as a mechanical engineer in a quartz mill in Calaveras County. In 1892, with Joe Northey, Northey's son, and William Black, he purchased the Maltman Reduction Works, a plant established in 1858 in Nevada City. In 1893, they incorporated it as the Pioneer Reduction Company. Hall served as President.
Extent
0.8 linear feet
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.