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.
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.
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