This collection contains records of the Northern Belle Extension Mining company,
a silver mining company with headquarters in New York City and mining operations based in Candelaria, Nevada, in the Columbia
Mining District during the 1920s.
The collection includes four reports, financial records, ephemera, and correspondence. The majority of the correspondence
is to and from
William E. Pomeroy, the company's Vice President and manager.
The Northern Belle Extension Mining Company was a silver mining company with
headquarters in New York City and mining operations based in Candelaria, Nevada, in
the Columbia Mining District during the 1920s. The Candelaria and Columbia district
mines, the biggest of which was named Northern Belle, had been a boon to silver
miners and speculators during the last quarter of the nineteenth century but
production dropped off in the 1890s due to the economic downturn. The district
experienced a slight resurgence in the late 1910s and 1920s when the Candelaria
Mines Company reinitiated operations in the region. The Northern Belle Extension
Mining Company also began operations during this period but the district never
returned to its previous prosperity. The Northern Belle Extension was a small
operation directed largely by two men, William E. Pomeroy, Vice President and
Manager and John Winn, President and Treasurer of Northern Belle Extension Mining
Company. Pomeroy was a longtime miner and resident of the American West who lived in
Candelaria during the 1920s. He managed the company’s daily operations, surveying of
new claims, and its business contacts in Nevada, Arizona, and California. As a
prospector and engineer, Pomeroy both worked in the mining operations and assessed
new areas for potential silver ore deposits. He was involved in a number of
additional business ventures with individuals in Nevada and California, regarding
real estate, oil leases, and swine contracting. He had business contacts in Los
Angeles and on several occasions travelled between Los Angeles and Candelaria. John
H. Winn lived in New York City and managed the company’s finances.
218 items in 2 boxes
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