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Lavagnino (Giovanni) Papers
mssHM 63883-63925  
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A collection consisting primarily of mining company business records from the career of Giovanni Lavagnino.
Giovanni Lavagnino was born in Alessandria, Italy in 1848. He graduated from the Universit̉a di Palermo and taught mathematics before studying mining engineering in Freiberg, Germany. He spent seven years as a general manager for prominent mining interests in Sardinia, Italy. After coming to the United States in 1879, Lavagnino went to Leadville, Colorado and then on to Butte, Montana. He became associated with Compagnie de Mines et Minerais which owned the Lexington mine and the Old Telegraph mining property at Bingham, Utah. In 1896 he married Mary Lorena Larsen, a Salt Lake City school teacher; together they had a daughter and three sons. A member of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, Lavagnino served as president of the Conglomerate Mining Company, the Lavagnino-Conglomerate Company, and the Rosebud Mill and Mining Company.
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