Theodore J. Lamoureaux Papers mssLamoureaux

Gayle Richardson
The Huntington Library
June 2020
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

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.

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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

Box 1

Personal correspondence, business papers, business correspondence, diary 1843-1923

Box 2

Business correspondence: to T. J. Lamoureaux 1900-1908

Box 3

Business correspondence to and from T. J. Lamoureaux; mining papers 1887-1924

Box 4, Folder 19-66

Mining papers 1844-1923

Box 5, Folder 67-127

Mining papers 1890-1927

Box 6, Folder 128-170

Mining papers 1880-1927

Box 7

Mining records (bound), prints, ephemera, newspaper clippings

Box 8

Loose envelopes and wrappers

Volume 1-9

Letter books 1896-1907

Volume 1-15

Account books, cipher books, expense accounts, notebooks, time books 1886-1907

Box 9, Roll 1-60

Rolled maps

Folder 1-25

Flat maps