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Finding Aid to the Fred H. Dakin papers, 1885-1985 (bulk 1902-1950)
BANC MSS 73/92 c  
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The papers of Fred H. Dakin, California mining engineer and antimony ore buyer for the Texas Mining and Smelting Company. Included are mine files, general correspondence and subject files, field notes and other notebooks, some mining financial records, personalia, and some plans/tracings for California canals.
Frederick Holroyd Dakin, Jr. (1879-1971) was born in California to Frederick Holroyd Dakin, Sr. and Virginia Casebolt. Frederick H. Dakin, Sr., an immigrant from England, moved to California in the early 1870s and found work in the Asian art trade. He moved his family to Japan in 1880 for five years. Upon returing to California, the elder Dakin took up residence in Redding, California and began mining in Shasta County. He quickly established himself as a prominent figure in California mining circles and formed his own mining company, the Dakin Company. Frederick H. Dakin, Jr. attended school in Redding (Redding School), Berkeley (Boone's University School), and San Francisco (Pacific Heights School). In 1902, Frederick H. Dakin, Jr. graduated from the mining school at the University of California, Berkeley and joined his father in the family's mining business as a mining engineer. He later worked for the Texas Mining and Smelting Company as an ore buyer specializing in antimony ore. He remained active in his profession into his nineties. He and his wife, Margaret McKinnley, had six children.
8 cartons, 11 oversize folders, 4 volumes, 1 oversize box (16 linear feet)
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Collection is open for research.