This collection consists mostly of business correspondence from Colorado mining agents Morris W. Smith and
James A. Blanton to Rhode Island businessmen Edwin and Paul E. Aldrich, chiefly from 1895 to 1906. They detail the efforts
mining the Apex lode and digging the Narragansett Tunnel and go into the daily work
Smith and Blanton carried out managing the companies that were hired to work the
Edwin and Paul E. Aldrich were businessmen who lived in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
They both had mining interests in Cripple Creek and Silver Plume, Colorado. Their
agents in Colorado were Morris W. Smith and James A. Blanton. The Aldrich’s owned
stock in several companies including The Argentum-Juniata Mining Company, The
Colorado City and Manitou Mining and Milling Company, The Creede and Cripple Creek
Milling and Mining Company, The Cripple Creek Consolidated Mining Company, The Hart
Gold Mining & Leasing Company, The Isabella Mines Company, The Pharmacist Mining
Company, and The Portland Mining Company.
118 pieces in 3 boxes
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