Scope and Content
University of California, Davis. Library
Title: Ruth Pierce Mine Collection
Date (inclusive): 1909-1942
0.2 linear feet
Abstract: The Ruth Pierce Mine was located in Mariposa County, California. This small collection contains reports about the mine as
well as correspondence regarding a lease option.
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: MC252
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
The Ruth Pierce Mine, discovered in 1851, was located in Mariposa County, California, about four miles from the town of Hornitos.
In May 1913 the mine was owned by the Hornitos Gold Mining Company. As of 1920, the mine was owned by the Ruth Pierce Mining
Company, a subsidiary of the Tennessee Mining Company.
In 1927 a fire at the site burned the mill plant, the boarding house and miners quarters. After the fire, the mine was acquired
by Mr. Clarence Jarbeau and associates from Seattle.
Scope and Content
The collection contains reports about the mine as well as correspondence regarding a lease option.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in two series: Reports and Correspondence.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ruth Pierce Mine
Mines and mineral resources--California--Mariposa County
Gold mines and mining--California--Mariposa County
Mariposa County (Calif.)--History
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project
Collection is open for research.
Processing of the Ruth Pierce 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 in 2013.
[Identification of item], Ruth Pierce Mine Collection, MC252, 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.