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South Hite Gold Mining Company Records: Finding Aid
mssHM 65061-65101  
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Description
This collection consists primarily of the correspondence between South Hite Mining Company superintendent William H. Widman and assistant secretary J. F. Towle dating from the early 1880s. Their correspondence mainly covered stock transactions and reports of how the company, which operated a gold mine in Mariposa County, California, was doing financially.
Background
The South Hite Gold Mining Company owned and operated the Hites Cove gold mine situated on the South Merced River near the Yosemite Valley in Mariposa County, California. Gold was first discovered there in 1862 by John R. Hite. The company was incorporated in California in 1881, but had its main offices in New York, N.Y. Over its life span the mine produced an estimated 3 million dollars worth of gold.
Extent
62 pieces in 1 box.
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