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Lamoureaux (Theodore J.) Papers
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • Arrangement
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Theodore J. Lamoureaux papers
    Creator: Lamoureaux, Theodore J.
    Identifier/Call Number: mssLamoureaux
    Physical Description: 13.75 Linear Feet (8 boxes, 24 volumes, 1 box of rolled maps, and 25 folders of flat maps)
    Date (inclusive): 1843-1924
    Abstract: A collection of personal, business, and mining papers belonging to Theodore J. Lamoureaux, American mining engineer.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Theodore J. Lamoureaux papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Graham Hardy, February 1950.

    Biographical / Historical

    Theodore J. Lamoureaux lived in Oakland, California; he was a mining engineer and promoter from the 1880s to the 1920s in California and Nevada.

    Scope and Contents

    A collection of approximately 4,370 items from 1843 to 1924; the collection includes letters (including 9 letter books), a diary, documents, account books, receipts, and maps related to the life and business affairs of Theodore J. Lamoureaux. The collection also includes some personal and family correspondence and business papers. The mining maps, bundle of receipts (1886 to 1902), and reports, from approximately 1888 to 1923, are mostly for California and Nevada, including Elko County, Goldfield, and Tonopah.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library Staff, circa 1955. In 2020, Gayle Richardson created the finding aid derived from a legacy summary report.


    Arranged by subject and format.


    Former call number: mssLamoureaux papers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mines and mineral resources -- California
    Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada
    Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada -- Elko County
    Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada -- Goldfield
    Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada -- Tonopah
    Mining engineers -- California
    Mining engineers -- Nevada
    Elko County (Nev.) -- Maps
    Goldfield (Nev.) -- Maps
    Tonopah (Nev.) -- Maps
    Business records -- California
    Business records -- Nevada
    Family papers -- California
    Family papers -- Nevada
    Letterbooks -- California
    Letters (correspondence) -- California
    Letters (correspondence) -- Nevada
    Maps -- California
    Maps -- Nevada