Inventory of the Ruth Pierce Mine Collection

Sara Gunasekara
Processing of this collection was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program.
Department of Special Collections
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University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: University of California, Davis. Library
Title: Ruth Pierce Mine Collection
Date (inclusive): 1909-1942
Extent: 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.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Depart. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC252
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Administrative History

The Ruth Pierce Mine, discovered in 1851, was located in Mariposa County, California, about four miles from the twon 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.

Indexing Terms

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
Mineralogy--California--Mariposa County
Gold mines and mining--California--Mariposa County
Mariposa County (Calif.)--History
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

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.

Acquisition Information

Extracted from D-016, Mining Records Collection in 2013.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ruth Pierce Mine Collection, MC252, 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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Reports 1909-1929

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box MC252:1-3

Report on Ruth Pierce Mine by W.J. Adams 1909-1929

Box MC252:4

Ruth Pierce Mine undated

Box MC252:5

Reports by James McMahon and W.A. Bradley 1921

 

Series 2. Correspondence 1925-1942

Physical Description: 22 letters

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in two subseries: Outgoing and Incoming.
 

Subseries 2.1 Outgoing 1925-1942

Physical Description:

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Contains letters written by A.C. Morison concerning a lease option on the Ruth Pierce Mine.
Box MC252:6

Bondshu, F.A. 1939 February 20

Box MC252:7

Bueski, A. 1939 November 29

Box MC252:8

Cooper, Gary 1941 December 19

Box MC252:9

Fifield, Rev. 1942 February 4

Box MC252:10

Olds, A.C. 1925 September

Box MC252:11

Schauer, William A. 1939 February 20

Box MC252:12

Schauer, William A. 1939 March 8

Box MC252:13

Schauer, William A. 1939 March 21

Box MC252:14

Schauer, William A. 1939 March 29

Box MC252:15

Schauer, William A.

Box MC252:16

Schauer, William A. 1939 April 26

Box MC252:17

Schauer, William A. 1939 May 3

Box MC252:18

Schauer, William A. 1939 May 22

Box MC252:19

Schauer, William A. 1939 May 25

Box MC252:20

Schauer, William A. 1939 June 7

Box MC252:21

Schauer, William A. 1939 June 17

Box MC252:22

Schauer, William A. 1939 July 7

Box MC252:23

Schauer, William A. 1939 August 14

Box MC252:24

Schauer, William A. 1939 November 8

Box MC252:25

Schauer, William A. 1939 November 30

Box MC252:26

Schauer, Zada 1939 June 26

Box MC252:27

Williams, George F. 1939 February 28

 

Subseries 2.2 Incoming 1939

Physical Description: 5 letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters written to A.C. Morison. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box MC252:28

Bondshu, F.A. 1939 February 16

Box MC252:29

Schauer, William A. 1939 March 31

Box MC252:30

Schauer, William A. 1939 May 1

Box MC252:31

Schauer, William A. 1939 May 2

Box MC252:32

Schauer, William A. 1939 June 9