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Finding Aid to Photographic Views of the Golden Gate Mining Claim [and the Golden Feather Mining Claim] Situated on Feather River, Butte County, Cal., 1891
BANC PIC 19xx.197--ffALB  
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    Collection Title: Photographic views of the Golden Gate Mining Claim [and the Golden Feather Mining Claim] situated on Feather River, Butte County, Cal.
    Date: 1891
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 19xx.197--ffALB
    Photographer: Watkins, Carleton E.
    Extent: 28 mounted photographic prints : albumen ; mounts 57 x 73 cm., images 42 x 55 cm. or smaller, + 1 portfolio (containing 13 plans and blueprints) 11 digital objects (11 images)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: A portfolio of two related sets of riverbed mining views on the Feather River in Butte County, California. These views constitute C.E. Watkins' last known commercial commission and were taken in November, 1891.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Restricted originals. Use viewing prints or digital facsimiles only. Shelved as BANC PIC 19xx.197--PIC : Use of originals only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Photographic Views of the Golden Gate Mining Claim [and the Golden Feather Mining Claim] situated on Feather River, Butte County, Cal., BANC PIC 19xx.197--ffALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital reproductions of select images are available.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    Golden Feather Mining Claim--Pictorial works
    Golden Gate Mining Claim--Pictorial works
    Dams--California--Photographs
    Flumes--California--Photographs
    Gold mines and mining--California--Butte County--Photographs
    Mines and mineral resouces--California--Butte County--Photographs
    Feather River (Calif.)--Pictorial works
    Albumen prints
    Blueprints.
    Mammoth plates
    Plans.

    Administrative Information

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A portfolio of two related sets of riverbed mining views on the Feather River in Butte County, California. These views constitute C.E. Watkins' last known commercial commission and were taken in November, 1891. The mammoth-size albumen prints from wet plate negatives document river diversion, flumes, dams, and the mining of the dry riverbed. The first twenty views (termed "Set 1" in this guide) are of the Golden Gate Mining Claim. Each bears a printed label identifying it as such, with a hand-written number that correlates to a more detailed printed listing mounted in the portfolio. The final eight views (termed "Set 2" in this guide) depict the Golden Feather Mining Claim and bear similar printed labels and numbers that correlated to a second printed listing, also included in the portfolio. Although numbered and listed separately on their mounts and on the original printed lists, the Bancroft copies clearly constituted a single set contained in one portfolio. The portfolio cover bears the presentation text, in gold: "Warren G. Sanborn, Compliments of Frank McLaughlin, 1891."
    A second porfolio accompanies the photographic prints and contains plans and blueprints related to the mining operations.
    Additional Notes on Collection:
    All photographic prints except nine are duplicated in the Hearst Mining Collection of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1905.17175). Location of duplicates has been noted in item descriptions.
    Earlier citations of item numbers in this collection may simply refer to items 1 through 28. Current numbering, reflecting the numbering found on mounts and original printed listings, designates 1-20 as "Set 1: 1-20", and the succeeding views 1-8 as "Set 2: 1-8." Earlier citations refering to items 21-28 should be taken to refer to Set 2:1 through Set 2:8.