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Guide to the David Atkins Papers, ca. 1888-1984
BANC MSS 91/18 cp  
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Description
Collection consists primarily of reports submitted to or prepared by Atkins, Kroll & Co. on mining properties, chiefly in California & Nevada. Also contains files of Atkins' personal correspondence, ca. 1898-1907, much of which is addressed to his family in Wales, or to Bruce Porter, a longtime friend and Atkins' literary mentor. A few letters are written to Atkins' brothers (Ernest, Arthur and Henry), and some contain Henry's poems.
Background
David Hadden Atkins was born on June 10, 1879 in Liverpool, England. He was educated in England and Wales, majoring in chemistry and metallurgy. He came to California in 1898 with his brother, Arthur, and was an assayer and chemist in Sonora in the early 1900s.
Extent
Number of containers: 3 boxes, 2 cartons Linear feet: 3.75
Restrictions
Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Manuscripts Division. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.