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Guide to the New Almaden Mines Collection, 1845-1944
Boxes 1568-1606  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Contents
  • History
  • Correspondents
  • Material Cataloged Separately
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: New Almaden Mines Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1845-1944
    Box Number: Boxes 1568-1606
    Creator: New Almaden Mining Company
    Extent: 9 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Unrestricted.

    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], New Almaden Mines Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Mercury mines and mining--California--Santa Clara County
    New Almaden Mines

    Contents

    Correspondence, account books, production records, vouchers, receipts, invoices, canceled checks, bank statements

    History

    Discovered in 1845, the New Almaden was the first mine in California and was producing large amounts of quicksilver before gold was discovered. It was named after the famous Almaden Mines in Spain. After a dispute over title, in 1864 the holdings became the Quicksilver Mining Company with headquarters in New York. A company town thrived with its own store, scrip, doctor and deputies. The Quicksilver Mining Company closed operations in 1912.

    Correspondents

    Major Correspondents

    • Beekman, Menken & Griscom
    • Bogue, Morton G.
    • Braun-Knecht-Heimann Company.
    • Burnett, D. M.
    • California. Dept. of Motor Vehicles.
    • Carr, Albert L.
    • Fowler, Edward J.
    • Frank, Charles A.
    • Hamilton, T. B.
    • Hercules Powder Company
    • Kuster, John D.
    • Lewis, J. W.
    • MacDonald, Theodore H.
    • Price, Waterhouse & Co.
    • Smith, H. W. B.
    • Young, E. M.

    Other Correspondents

    • A. Schilling and Company
    • Abbett, William E.
    • Ackerman, Fred E.
    • Ackly, S. P.
    • Adams, J. O.
    • Aetna Indemnity Company
    • Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company
    • American Bank Note Company
    • Armbrose, W. N.
    • Armstrong & Keith
    • Armstrong, E. A.
    • Arnerich, M. E.
    • Ashman, M. A.
    • Associated Oil Company
    • Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
    • Atkins, G. H.
    • Atlas Powder Company
    • Baird, Dudley
    • Baird, F.
    • Baker & Hamilton
    • Baker, Hamilton, & Pacific Company
    • Baker, M. D.
    • Bandler, Bernard, and Sons
    • Bank of Italy
    • The Bartlett Hayward Company
    • Baum, Simon
    • Beady, H. J.
    • Becker, Chas.
    • Beekman, Charles K.
    • Behne, J. W.
    • Bell, J. P.
    • Perton, Griscom, & Co.
    • Beyes, A. G.
    • Bilodeau, L.
    • Black, F. W.
    • Blackston, J. W.
    • Bolles, R. G.
    • Borchers, G. W.
    • Borland, Johns, & Robbins
    • Bragg, I. H.
    • Bratt, Elmer E.
    • Braun, H.
    • Bray, L.
    • Brooke, J. F.
    • Brooks, A. B.
    • Burrows, Albert C. (A. C.)
    • Butler & Brittain
    • California Nursery Company Inc.
    • Campbell, D. W.
    • Campbell, Hardy W.
    • Campbell, Thos. H.
    • Carpenter & Pelton Insurance
    • Castiglione, F. W.
    • Chace, John R.
    • Chapman, J.
    • Chard, T. A.
    • Charlie (last name unknown)
    • Chase, J. A.
    • Cheshire, C. C.
    • Chism, J. J.
    • Christopher, Darrington
    • Clare, E. M.
    • Clark, William M.
    • Claw, Harry B., Jr.
    • Clippinger, J. H.
    • Cochran, W. B.
    • Columbia Trust Company
    • Conboy, Martin
    • Confidence Gold Mines Corporation
    • Corporation Trust Company
    • Corsa, W. S.
    • Cox, Walter S.
    • Craig, Ross M.
    • Craigie, W. H.
    • Crawford, John, Jr.
    • Crescent Towel Supply Co.
    • Criglar, J. W.
    • Crow, W.
    • Crowe, L. F.
    • deComeau, O., Company
    • Dick & Simpson
    • Dillingham, M. C.
    • Doane, M. L.
    • Duffy, James B.
    • Dunham, Carrigan, & Hayden Company
    • Dunlap, W. W.
    • Dykman, Williams
    • Edmondson, W. R.
    • Edsall, W. C.
    • Edwards, G. D.
    • Eichelbergen, C. C.
    • Elmer, L. D.
    • Ely, C. L.
    • Emery, A. C.
    • Emmet, R. S.
    • Engels Copper Mining Company
    • The Engineering & Mining Journal
    • Engineering & Mining Journal-Press
    • Ensign, A.
    • Eugsfe, Edward W.
    • F.L. Smidth & Co.
    • Fechter, R. T.
    • Fitzhenry, J. J.
    • Ford, W. D.
    • Foss & Hicks Company
    • Fox, E.
    • Francis, Jos.
    • Franklin Trust Company (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
    • French, H. A.
    • Fry, Thomas C.
    • Funk Hog Farm
    • Furlong, J.
    • Gage, Daniel N.
    • Garlock Packing Company
    • Garrett, B. F.
    • Geashart, A. M.
    • Gildersleeve, S. D.
    • Goldschmidt, Marcus M.
    • Goodrich, E. O.
    • Gotham National Bank of New York
    • Graves, T.
    • Greenbaum, Louis
    • Grubb, H.
    • Hag, A.
    • Hancock, John M.
    • Hapgood, A. A.
    • Harby, M. E.
    • Hauck, Fred
    • Hayward, C. G.
    • Hazeltine, A. N.
    • Heath, W. R.
    • Heger, W. S., Jr.
    • Heller, A. H. (Albert Henry), 1866-1906
    • Hendy, J. H.
    • Holbrook, Merrill, & Stetson
    • Hanks, Abbot A.
    • Holloway, C. E.
    • Homer, Francis T.
    • Hoosier Manufacturing Co.
    • Hornblower, Miller, Potter, & Earle
    • Howard, J. E.
    • Hughes, Charles T.
    • Hyland, J. R.
    • Ihacee, H. B.
    • Ingersoll-Rand Company
    • International-Mack Corporation
    • Jackson, Geo. A.
    • Jacobson, H. P.
    • Jaffa, M.. E.
    • Jagger, A. B.
    • James, C. S.
    • Jansen, John J., Jr.
    • Jefferies, F. S.
    • Jenkins, James
    • Jewett, G. S.
    • Johnson & Higgins
    • Johnson, E.
    • Johnson, H. B.
    • Johnson, O. R.
    • Johnston, John G.
    • Jones, A. H.
    • Jordan's New York Carpet Cleaning Works Inc.
    • Josselyn, L. P.
    • Judd, O. R.
    • Kahn, A.
    • Keehner, Chas. G.
    • Kendall, M. A.
    • Kenville, W. W.
    • King, G. L.
    • Klink, Bean, & Company
    • Klink, G. T.
    • Knapp, J. E.
    • Knight, Boland, & Riordan
    • Koehler, W. F.
    • Krause, C. A.
    • Kugelberg, F. C.
    • Kuns, Henry A.
    • Lack, J. Hunter
    • Lafee, M.
    • Laine, Franck
    • Lane, Sanford H.
    • Langford, C. H.
    • Lawrence, Benj. B.
    • Lee, C. L.
    • Lee, J.
    • Levensale, M. M.
    • Lexow, Morton
    • Lindstrom, A. S.
    • Lofgren, H. J.
    • Lotz, Charles A.
    • Lowe, W. H.
    • Luce, G. W.
    • Lyon, E. A.
    • MacDonald, R. P.
    • MacGovern & Company Inc.
    • Madsen, Alfred
    • Mallinckrodt Chemical Works (Saint Louis, Mo.)
    • Mandlebaum, F.
    • Mantz, B. S.
    • Mapy, Frank E.
    • Marchant, R. H.
    • Marcus, Thomas
    • Mark-Lally Company
    • Marten, A. H. and Son
    • Martin, Sam
    • Martin, W. S.
    • Mason, F. Howard
    • Mason, J. W.
    • Maynard, F. G.
    • McCann, H. W.
    • McCaskey, H. D.
    • McCarty, E. C.
    • McClintock, W. L.
    • McCone, Alex
    • McCotter, S. G., and Co.
    • McGarraugh, Robert
    • McGrath, R. P.
    • McKeon, M.
    • McLaughlin, E. E.
    • McMath, M. H.
    • McVean, A. J.
    • Meadow, E. T.
    • Meisterheim, C. L.
    • Merchants National Bank
    • Metcalf, Woodbridge, 1888-
    • Meyer, W. P.
    • Michel-Bilodeau Chemical Co. Inc.
    • Michels, C.
    • Miller, R. A.
    • Miller, W. W.
    • Milne, A.
    • Mine and Smelter Supply Company
    • Mining and Scientific Press
    • Mining Manual Company
    • Mitchell, F. C.
    • Mitehem, W. A.
    • Moonman, Charles L.
    • Moore, Pierre C.
    • Morgan and Brother
    • Morrow, A. R.
    • Morse, C. C. , and Co.
    • Munford, Hunton, William, and Anderson
    • Murphy, R. W.
    • Murphy, W. J.
    • Murray and Ready
    • Murray, Arthur
    • Murray, M. C.
    • Myers, George W.
    • Nash, L. R.
    • Nason, R. N., and Co.
    • National Biscuit Company
    • Navy Department
    • Neustadter Brothers
    • Newell, A. R.
    • New York Commercial
    • New York Telephone Company
    • Nones, Chas. A.
    • O'Brien, Chas. M.
    • O'Connor, M. A.
    • O'Connors, L.
    • O'Hair, P. E., and Co.
    • O'Keefe, J. M.
    • Oliver, E. L.
    • O'Neill, Edward
    • O'Neill, J. S.
    • Osen-McFarland Auto Co.
    • Ottenson, N. E.
    • Overland Freight Transfer Co.
    • Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
    • Painter, Arthur
    • Parker, J. M.
    • Parrah, Jim
    • Pearman, Harry S.
    • Pels, S.
    • Peske, D. W.
    • Phillips, R. W., Jr.
    • Place, C. F.
    • Plant, J. W.
    • Potter, Choate, and Prentice
    • Powell, George E.
    • Power Equipment Co.
    • Powers-Weightman-Rosengarten Co.
    • Price, E. T.
    • Priorities Committee
    • Putnam, A.
    • Quick, E. G.
    • Quinn, D. W., Jr.
    • Rankin, Wm.
    • Ransome, Frederick Leslie, 1868-1935
    • Ray, W. S., Mfg. Co.
    • Reardon, P. H.
    • Reliance Automobile Company
    • Remington Typewriter Company
    • Repetti, G. W.
    • Repler, H. A.
    • Reynolds, I. M.
    • Reynolds, M.. P.
    • Rice, J. B.
    • Richardson, G. H.
    • Rigby, B.
    • Ringwood, W. E.
    • Roach, H. C.
    • Robertson, C. E.
    • Robinson, A. H.
    • Robinson, Marshall
    • Rohrbeck, C. F.
    • Rose, W. A.
    • Rosenberg, Samuel
    • Rosenfeld, D.
    • Ruddy, E.
    • Runyon, C. F.
    • Russell, J. B.
    • Sander, L. R.
    • San Jose Foundry
    • San Jose Safe Deposit Bank
    • Santa Clara Valley Mill & Lumber Co.
    • Schaefer, L. B.
    • Schaeffer & Budenberg Mfg. Co.
    • Schaw-Batcher Co. Pipe Works
    • Schlick, Oscar K.
    • Schmidt, A. A.
    • Schmidt, Walter A.
    • Schroeder, W.
    • Schubeahy, F.
    • Scott, A. W., Jr.
    • Seaver, W. H.
    • Seymer, E. P.
    • Shattuck, W. W.
    • Shauks, D. W.
    • Shecter, P.
    • Sherwood, R. C.
    • Shung, Yee
    • Silverman, P. H.
    • Simpson, N. W.
    • Slevin, L. S. (Louis Stanislas), 1878-1945
    • Sloan, W. A.
    • Smith, Bryant
    • Smith, C. S.
    • Smith, Emery, and Co.
    • Smith, Geo. O.
    • Smith, Herbert Wilson
    • Somers, A. S.
    • Somerville, J. E.
    • Sommerville, A. G., Inc.
    • Southern Pacific Company
    • Stacy, Geo. B.
    • Stalker, W. M.
    • Stephens, L. S.
    • Stephens-Adamson Mfg. Co.
    • Stern, Fred M.
    • Stevens, A. J.
    • Stevens, R.
    • Stevens, T. R.
    • Stewart, C. A.
    • Stickel, M.
    • Stjehnstedt, J. W.
    • Stone, E. B.
    • Stone, F. E.
    • Stonecipher & Ralston
    • Sullivan, Thomas H.
    • Sullivan, W. V.
    • Sutter, J. P.
    • Talhaus, J. F.
    • Tausek, J.
    • Taylor, Howard C.
    • Techt, Chas.
    • Thomas, V. C.
    • Thompson, C. E.
    • Thompson, H. G.
    • Thompson, J. I..
    • Thyle, Irvin S.
    • Tinnemann, O.
    • Togni, C.
    • Towers and Stiles
    • Tracy, C. F.
    • Trulsen, C. T.
    • Turner, Irving
    • Tyson, B. E.
    • Tyson, G. H.
    • Une, George, Co.
    • United States Railroad Administration
    • VanBeeskirt, F. G.
    • Volkmann, M., Advertising Agency
    • Voorheis, E. C.
    • Waddell, Geo. B.
    • Wahlheim, E. C.
    • Walden, D. T.
    • Waldie, Geo. A.
    • Walker, R. G.
    • Waltz, William L.
    • Warren, f.
    • Watt, Robert B.
    • Webb City and Carterville Foundry & Machine Works
    • Welch, J. J.
    • Weld, C. W.
    • Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.
    • Wingrove, M.
    • Whipple, M. B.
    • White, Charles A.
    • White, E. M.
    • Wiggin, L. W.
    • Wilkins Mercantile Agency
    • Wilkins, H. L.
    • Williams, Griffith P.
    • Wills, I. H.
    • Wilson, Frank L.
    • Wilson, T. C.
    • Wilster, Fred L.
    • Winner, George I.
    • Wolff, C. E.
    • Wood, E. K., Lumber Company
    • Wood, R. P.
    • Wooll, Char. L.
    • Wright, L. H.
    • Wright, M. K.
    • Young, E. E.
    • Zeile, J. E.
    • Zimmerman, F. F.

    Material Cataloged Separately

    • 57 charts
    • 5 maps
    • 1 broadside (textual file)
    • 1 photo

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