Views of Deakin Tract of Mining and Timber Lands, Located in Butte, Plumas and Tehama Counties, California, ca. 1889

Processed by Padma Rubiales.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000

Views of Deakin Tract of Mining and Timber Lands, Located in Butte, Plumas and Tehama Counties, California, ca. 1889

BANC PIC 1988.012--ALB

The Bancroft Library

University of California

Berkeley, California 1997
Finding aid and digital representations of archival materials funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Processed and encoded by:
    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    October 1996
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Views of Deakin Tract of Mining and Timber Lands, Located in Butte, Plumas and Tehama Counties, California,
Date: ca. 1889
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1988.012--ALB
Extent: 54 photographic prints in 1 album; 18 x 27 cm. 53 digital objects
Collector: F. H. Deakin
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Views of Deakin Tract of Mining and Timber Lands, Located in Butte, Plumas and Tehama Counties, California, BANC PIC 1988.012--ALB, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Digital Representations Available

Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 1988.

Scope and Content

The Deakin Tract album contains 54 photographic prints showing mining and timber lands in Butte, Plumas and Tehama counties, California circa 1889. The photographs are circular, about 6.5 cm. in diameter, and are possibly Kodak I prints. The title of the album is taken from an inscription on the inside front cover by F.H. Deakin to J. F. Nash. The cover is stamped with the names Janson, Deakin, Nash, and Lynch. These men are featured throughout the album, as identified in several of the captions. The album primarily details facets of lumbering at the time, showing trees before and after cutting, logging equipment, flumes, log chutes, a hydraulic elevator, mill ponds, and lumber mills. Many of the photographs feature the above-named men posed in these settings. A few photographs feature mining activities.

Container Listing


:1 Hydraulic Elevator


:2 Janson and Caroline. Large Yellow Pine


:3 Taking logs from Pond. Sierra Lumber Co's [company's] Mill


:4 Station House - Sierra Flume


:5 Native Daughter


:6 Nash [and] Jansen [Janson] - Sugar Pine Logs


:7 Janson Deakin in the Woods


:8 Sierra Co's [company's] Mill Pond


:9 Hutchinson's Mill


:10 Log Chute


:11 Lynch Trying the Bridge


:12 Deakin, Large Sugar Pine


:13 Dolbeer Logging Engine


:14 Nash. Forks of Famous Mining Camp


:15 Ox Barn


:16 Large Fir


:17 Sierra Co's [company's] Store


:18 Yellow Pine


:19 Mill Pond


:20 Some Trees


:21 Nash - Lynch - Janson. Rock Creek Bridge


:22 Loading Log Truck


:23 Jansen [Janson]- Nash - Deakin. Lynch's Camp House. Making up the report


:24 Nash & Deakins. Logging - Sierra Co's [company's] Works


:25 Forks of Butte


:26 Nash & Jansen [Janson]. Through the Woods


:27 Sierra Co's [company's] Log Chute


:28 Nash's Start Down Sierra Co's [company's] 25 Mile Flume


:29 Lynch - Nash - Jansen [Janson], After Lunch


:30 Log on Truck


:31 [Stream]


:32 [Man on horseback]


:33 [Lumber Mill]


:34 [Log Chute]


:35 [Three men on horseback]


:36 [Lumber Mill]


:38 [Man with log at river]


:39 [Men logging]


:40 [Man at large tree]


:41 [Men at camp]


:42 [Men mining ?]


:43 [Men panning for gold]


:44 [Woods]


:45 [Men logging]


:46 [Flume]


:47 [Men on horseback]


:48 [Man and horse]


:49 [Flume]


:50 [Men on horseback]


:51 [Logs on railway track]


:52 [Logging device]


:53 [Man with horse at camp]


:54 [Man at flume]