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Inventory of the Reed Quicksilver Mine Collection
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Series 1. Reports and Map 1911-1930

Scope and Content Note

Contains several reports about the mine, an inventory, and a map. Arranged chronologically.
Box MC251:1-3

Brief report of the Reed Quicksilver Mine 1911

Box MC251:4

Inventory, Reed Mine 1916 December 7

Box MC251:5

Report on the Reed Quicksilver Mine 1928 August 20

Box MC251:6

Report and Conclusions on Reed Quicksilver Mine, by J.H. Collier, Mining Engineer 1928 August 28

Box MC251:7

Recent Progress in the Metallurgy of Quicksilver, by W.G. Adamson 1929 September 28

Box MC251:8

Report on the Geology and Oil Possibilities of the Rumsey Hills, Yolo County, California, by N.L. Taliaferro 1930 October 28

Box MC251:9

Condensation of Mercury Fume, Hartman Condenser undated

Box MC251:10

Map of Reed Quicksilver Mine undated


Series 2. Correspondence 1911-1931

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Box MC251:11

Cross, Charles Mortimer to Otis Engs 1911 July 29

Box MC251:12-16

Gilman, C.E. to Arthur H. Breed and Harlow P. Bancroft 1917 February 23

Box MC251:17

Grotyohn, M. to Stockholders of Tonopah North Star Tunnel and Development Company 1928 August 30

Box MC251:18

Connolly, George E. to J.H. Collier 1931 February 4


Series 3. Photographs 1929-1930

Physical Description: 27 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Descriptions are taken from the back of the photographs. Arranged chronologically.
Box MC251:19

Old furnace at portal of upper tunnel built to handle 100 tons, but was a failure as it did not burn thr ore 1929 November 6

Box MC251:20

Mine camp, Mrs. Charles Valente at door of main building. Old boiler on this side and battery of eight condensers on far side of Davis Creek. 1929 November 6

Box MC251:21

Extreme north end of property. Upper camp with Andrews tunnel in next ridge and old workings above. View from Barren ridge. With J.H. Collier and L.E. Browne 1929 November 6

Box MC251:22

Portal of upper tunnel. H.E. Averell, L.E. Browne, J.H. Collier (panning). 1929 November 6

Box MC251:23

Looking down Davis Creek from Barren ridge toward old workings and 'big boulder' above lower tunnel. Note in lower center site of former furnace stack up hillside to left. With L.E. Browne and J.H. Collier 1929 November 6

Box MC251:24

Looking southerly over Knoxville, Napa County 1929 November 7

Box MC251:25

Lower tunnel with old workings and 'big boulder' above. Upper or old tunnel is on the same level as the road in this picture. 1929 November 7

Box MC251:26

Upper tunnel showing old furnace, boilers, etc. Looking across Davis Creek. Taken from point opposite lower tunnel. 1929 November 7

Box MC251:27

Open cut, showing high grade cinnabar, above upper tunnel. L.E. Browne, J.H. Collier 1930 January 6

Box MC251:28

Open cut above upper tunnel, L.E. Browne, J.H. Collier 1930 February 6

Box MC251:29-45

Reed Mine undated

Physical Description: 17 photographs