Register of the Sheep Ranch Mine Collection, 1918-1939

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Sheep Ranch Mine Collection, 1918-1939

Collection number: Mss231

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
Sept. 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sheep Ranch Mine Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1939
Collection number: Mss231
Creator:
Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sheep Ranch Mine Collection, Mss231, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Collier, John H.

personal name

Feusier, C.L.

personal name

Plate, H. Robinson

personal name

Austin, B.C.

corporate name

Sheep Ranch Mine (Calaveras County, Calif.)

corporate name

Best & Belcher Gold & Silver Mining Co. (San Andreas, Calif.)

subject

Gold mines and mining -California -Calaveras County

subject

Sheep Ranch (Calif.) -History -Sources

subject

San Andreas (Calif.) -History -Sources

Biography

The Sheep Ranch Mine, Calaveras County (Calif.) was one of the major gold-producing mines in the southern Mother Lode. Deposits on the Ranch were not discovered until 1866. The principal mine, of which George Hearst, father of William Randolph Hearst, was one of the owners (1874-1893), reportedly produced $4 million in gold during the years of Hearst's involvement. The mine was worked intermittently during the early twentieth century, producing about $3 million by 1942.

Scope and Content

The Sheep Ranch Mine Collection consists of reports, notes and correspondence pertaining to 20th c. activity at the mine (1918-1939). It also contains a Report of the Best & Belcher Gold and Silver Mining Co. of San Andreas.

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: SHEEP RANCH MINE COLLECTION

 

1.1: "Report on the Sheep Ranch Mine," 1918 [typescript; 5 pp.]

 

1.2: Annual Report, 1920 [typescript; 9 pp.]

 

1.3: Two Reports, 1931

 

-C.L. Feusier. "Notes on Sheep Ranch Mine" [typescript; 4 pp.]

 

-C.L. Feusier. "Measurements of planes in all ground mined..." [typescript; 6 pp.]

 

1.4: H. Robinson Plate. [untitled report], 1936 [typescript; 7 pp.]

 

1.5: John H. Collier. "Report on Sheep Ranch Mine," 1934-36 [4 versions; 15 pp.]

 

1.6: John H. Collier correspondence & notes [12 pp.]

 

1.7: B.C. Austin. "Report on Best & Belcher Gold & Silver Mining Co. property," 1939 [typescript; 8 pp.]

 

1.8: Untitled Report, n.d. [after 1922] [typescript; 5 pp.]