This collection contains papers related to the career of American mining engineer Charles Janin (1873-1937).
Subject matter in the collection focuses on minerals, mines and mining, especially in California, Mexico, Alaska, Canada,
Russia (including Siberia), and Central and
South America. While the focus of the papers is mining, the correspondence between mining engineers also includes observations
on Europe during World War I,
Russia and Siberia at the time of the
Revolution of 1917, as well as social and political affairs in the various parts of the world.
Charles Henry Janin (1873-1937), son of Louis Janin and Elizabeth (Marshall) Janin, was a California mining engineer, who
followed the career of his famous father.
He began his professional life by working with his father, then established the firm of Janin, Stebbins & Smith (later Janin
& Smith) until 1911, when he began
working alone. In 1914 he joined the staff of the U. S. Bureau of Mines in Washington D. C., and participated in war work
with that bureau during World War I, serving
on the advisory committe on tin resources, as a member of the Gold Committee, and was instrumental in securing for the U.
S. from Siberia, a large shipment of platinum,
a very scarce and highly strategic element during the war years.
15,582 pieces in 44 boxes, 7 volumes, and 1 carton.
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