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Guide to the John Flesher Newsom Papers, 1909-1938 (inclusive)1920-1926 (bulk)
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Newsom, John Flesher. Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1938 (inclusive)
    Date (bulk): 1920-1926 (bulk)
    Collection number: M0747
    Creator: Newsom, John Flesher.
    Extent: 2 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: These papers largely pertain to geologic and mining work in Alaska and Malaya undertaken by J.F. Newsom, with some materials pertaining to his son John Branner Newsom. Included is a field book on gold claims in Alaska and British Columbia kept by J.F. Newsom, 1915; a report by J.F. Newsom on placer gravels in Alaska, 1909; correspondence, reports, charts and tables, statements, and photographs pertaining to tin mining in Malaya, 1920-26; an undated photograph album of mining operations, possibly in Malaya; and oversize drawings of drills and a mill by J.B. Newsom, 1929-37.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Acquisition Information

    Transfer from Branner Library, 1991.

    Preferred Citation

    John Flesher Newsom Papers. M0747. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biography

    John Flesher Newsom, student and associate of John Casper Branner, earned his master's and doctorate degrees in geology at Stanford University in 1892 and 1901 respectively. While engaged in his graduate studies, he also worked summers for Branner as assistant geologist on the Arkansas State Geological Survey. Newsom taught at Stanford from 1898 to 1910, when he resigned to do full time exploratory work for mining companies. He died unexpectedly in October 1928. John Branner Newsom, son of J.F. Newsom, earned his a.b. in geology at Stanford in 1922 and his engineer's degree in 1924.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    These papers largely pertain to geologic and mining work in Alaska and Mayala undertaken by John F. Newsom, with some materials pertaining to his son John Branner Newsom. Box one contains a field book on gold claims in Alaska and British Columbia kept by John F. Newsom, 1915, and a report by J.F. Newsom on placer gravels in Alaska, 1909. Box two contains correspondence, reports, charts and tables, statements, and photographs pertaining to tin mining in Malaya. The documents in folders 1 through 35 were removed from a notebook; they are the documents of "File Number One" found in the listing in folder 36. The disposition of the remaining documents on that list is unkown.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Newsom, J.B. (John Branner), 1897-
    Mining--Alaska.
    Mining--British Columbia.
    Mining--Malaya.
    Albums.
    Photoprints.