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CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series is comprised of letters pertaining to Howard's personal life, including a personal letter from his sister and a postcard. The majority of the correspondence is written in English, with the exception of one letter from H. Winninghoff that is written in both English and Spanish. These letters are organized in alphabetical order.
Box 1, Folder 1

Postcard of the Pueblo, Colorado post office 1906 September 8

General note

Inscription reads: "We are on the way home again. Were you ever here? I forget. F. E. H."
 

Postcard of the Pueblo, Colorado post office, 1906 September 8

Box 1, Folder 2

Letter from H. Graham to James Howard 1900 May 24

General note

In Spanish.
 

Letter from H. Graham to James Howard, 1900 May 24

Box 1, Folder 3

Letter from O. J. Noble to James Howard 1900 May 16

General note

In Spanish.
 

Letter from O. J. Noble to James Howard, 1900 May 16

Box 1, Folder 4

Letter to James Howard from his sister 1917 February 17

General note

Letter in English.
 

Letter to James Howard from his sister, 1917 February 17

Box 1, Folder 5

Testimonial regarding marital status of James Howard while in the employ of the International Mining Co. in San Miguel del Mezquital 1900 May 14

General note

Statement by H. Winninghoff. One copy in Spanish, and another in English.
 

Testimonial regarding marital status of James Howard while in the employ of the International Mining Co. in San Miguel del Mezquital, 1900 May 14

 

GUADALAJARA HOUSING AND MINING DOCUMENTS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2: GUADALAJARA HOUSING AND MINING DOCUMENTS
The GUADALAJARA HOUSING AND MINING DOCUMENTS series includes blueprints and plans for mining equipment and operations in central Mexico. These plans include a blueprint for the installation of three boilers for the Amparo Mining Company, as well as a pen and ink drawing from the San Nicolas del Monte mines in Guanajuato. Most of these documents are in Spanish. This series also contains two pamphlets, published in 1913, from Colonia Seattle, the American Colony in Guadalajara where Howard and his family resided.
Oversize FB-483, Folder 6

Colonia Seattle: the Pasadena of Mexico, the most attractive suburb of the finest city in Mexico, Guadalajara 1913

General note

Promotional brochure for land and home-building.
 

Colonia Seattle: the Pasadena of Mexico, the most attractive suburb of the finest city in Mexico, Guadalajara, 1913

Oversize FB-483, Folder 7

Fraccionamiento de la Hacienda de la Esperanza 1915 August

General note

Stock certificate. In Spanish.
 

Fraccionamiento de la Hacienda de la Esperanza, 1915 August

Oversize FB-483, Folder 8

Instalación de 3 calideras 1905 October 20

General note

In Spanish. Blueprint for the installation of three boilers for the Amparo Mining Company.
 

Instalación de 3 calideras, 1905 October 20

Box 1, Folder 9

Elevation profile of La Asunción to El Durazno, Mexico circa 1914

General note

m698b01f09i001. In English.
 

Elevation profile of La Asunción to El Durazno, Mexico, circa 1914

Box 1, Folder 10

Proyecto sistema de beneficio de para la mina San Nicolas Del Monte 1932 September

General note

m698b01f10i001. Pen and ink drawing depicting equipment details from the San Nicolas del Monte mines in Guanajuato. In Spanish.
 

Proyecto sistema de beneficio de para la mina San Nicolas Del Monte, 1932 September

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 3: PHOTOGRAPHS
The PHOTOGRAPHS series is made up of black-and-white photographs of the Bolaños area mines. This is the largest portion of the collection, and includes three photo albums and loose prints. The photographs portray daily life in Bolaños, including images of the mill and mines, as well as photographs of Howard working at the mill or riding his horse around the settlement.
One important thing to note regarding these photographs is the photo album Howard created in 1921. This photo album, which contains thirty black-and-white prints of the Bolaños township, were labeled by Howard and are a good reference to the layout of the town and its settlements. Another photo album, which contains twelve black-and-white prints from Hacienda de Nueva, was given to Howard as a gift from F. K. Boyd, and has photographs that capture the working mill. Loose prints include a cyanotype of Howard and a companion taken in Bolaños in front of steps which appear to lead into one of the silver mines.
Box 1, Folder 11

Village near Bolaños, Jalisco undated

 

Village near Bolaños, Jalisco, undated

 

Village near Bolaños, Jalisco, undated

 

Village near Bolaños, Jalisco, undated

 

Village near Bolaños, Jalisco, undated

 

Village near Bolaños, Jalisco, undated

 

Village near Bolaños, Jalisco, undated

 

Village near Bolaños, Jalisco, undated

 

Village near Bolaños, Jalisco, undated

 

Village near Bolaños, Jalisco, undated

Box 1, Folder 12

Bolaños mountains and canyons undated

 

Bolaños mountains and canyons, undated

 

Bolaños mountains and canyons, undated

 

Bolaños mountains and canyons, undated

 

Bolaños mountains and canyons, undated

 

Bolaños mountains and canyons, undated

 

Bolaños mountains and canyons, undated

Box 1, Folder 13

Couchiño Mill, Chihuahua, Mexico undated

 

Couchiño Mill, Chihuahua, Mexico, undated

Box 1, Folder 14

Christmas greeting from the British Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico 1900 December

 

Christmas greeting from the British Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico, 1900 December

Box 1, Folder 15

House in Hacienda de Nueva undated

 

House in Hacienda de Nueva, undated

Box 1, Folder 16

James Howard and companion in Bolaños, Guadalajara undated

General note

Cyanotype.
 

James Howard and companion in Bolaños, Guadalajara, undated

Box 1, Folder 17

Howard family portrait 1882

General note

Albumen print. Photo taken in King Stanley, Gloucestershire, England.
 

Howard family portrait, 1882

Box 1, Folder 18

James Howard and mine workers at the Amparo Mines, Guadalajara, Mexico undated

 

James Howard and mine workers at the Amparo Mines, Guadalajara, Mexico, undated

Oversize FB-483, Folder 9

James Howard and others on horseback, Guadalajara, Mexico

 

James Howard and others on horseback, Guadalajara, Mexico

Box 1, Folder 20

James Howard portrait between 1885 and 1890

General note

Albumen cabinet card portrait by Callaway portraits, San Antonio.
 

James Howard portrait, between 1885 and 1890

Box 1, Folder 21

Plaza in Mexico between 1907 and 1919

General note

Photographic postcard.
 

Plaza in Mexico, between 1907 and 1919

Box 1, Folder 22

Prescúa Mill, Parral, Mexico circa 1900

 

Prescúa Mill, Parral, Mexico, circa 1900

Box 1, Folder 23

Photo Album - A few views of the Hacienda de Nueva circa 1890-1910

General note

Twelve black and white prints.
 

Photo Album - A few views of the Hacienda de Nueva, circa 1890-1910

Box 1, Folder 24

Photo Album - Bolaños and San Pedro Analco 1921 December

General note

Thirty black and white prints. Includes images of San Pedro Analco, Bolaños, the ruins of La Playa, the Guadalupe shaft, the San Jose shaft, and the Purisima mines.
 

Photo Album - Bolaños and San Pedro Analco, 1921 December

Box 1, Folder 25

Photo Album - Mine and village near Bolaños, Jalisco circa 1889-1921

General note

Thirty-two black and white prints.
 

Photo Album - Mine and village near Bolaños, Jalisco, circa 1889-1921

 

BIOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 4: BIOGRAPHICALS MATERIALS
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series contains documents pertaining to James Howard and his family, which include a baptism announcement for Howard's first born daughter, Katherine Eleanor, dated March 16, 1911, as well as an official listing of her birth in the publication Diario Oficial, dated April 22, 1911. This series also includes James Howard's diary from 1919, which gives a daily account of Howard's personal life and business dealings.
Box 1, Folder 26

American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers membership cards 1928 and 1939

 

American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers membership cards, 1928 and 1939

Oversize FB-483, Folder 10

Diario Oficial, Tomo CXIII, Número 46 1911 April 22

General note

In Spanish.
 

Diario Oficial, Tomo CXIII, Número 46, 1911 April 22

Box 1, Folder 28

Genealogical account of the Howard family circa 1867

 

Genealogical account of the Howard family, circa 1867

Box 1, Folder 29

La hora santa 1887

General note

Published in Guadalajara. Imprenta y libreria de ancira y hno. In Spanish.
 

La hora santa, 1887

Box 1, Folder 30

Card wallet between 1883 and 1919

 

Card wallet, between 1883 and 1919

Box 1, Folder 31

Diary 1919 January 1-July 18

General note

James Howard's diary, with brief daily entries. In English.
 

Diary, 1919 January 1-July 18

Box 1, Folder 32

Baptism announcement for Katherine Eleanor Howard 1911 March 16

General note

In English.
 

Baptism announcement for Katherine Eleanor Howard, 1911 March 16