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Discovery Claims of Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley MSS.308
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Access Restrictions
  • Usage Restrictions
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Publication Rights
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Arrangement note
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: Discovery Claims Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.308
    Contributing Institution: California State University, Chico, Special Collections, Meriam Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet 1 item
    Date: April 10, 1866
    Abstract: An April 10, 1866 handwritten claim for the Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley Discovery Claim.
    Language of Materials note: English
    Alternate Form of Material: No other forms of material.
    creator: Scholes, G. (George)

    Biographical/Historical note

    Discovery claims of Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley were located in Siskiyou County, California. The 1866 handwritten claim states that for five dollars George Scholes sold fifty (50) feet of his mining claims on Cedar Creek to Geo. C. Furbey. According to the claim the fifty feet was in the northeast part of George Scholes two claims of two hundred and fifty feet (250) of what are called the discovery claims of Scholes Sedge. The claim states that the 50 feet was located “on the Sedge on the northeast by Joseph Magill’s claim called as claim No. 1 on the northeast extension of the Scholes Sedge, and on the southwest by the remainder of my discovery claims”. The claim was executed and delivered before an E. H. Hall, and signed by George Scholes.

    Access Restrictions

    Collection is open for research without restriction.

    Usage Restrictions

    No restrictions.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Purchase, January 29, 1992.

    Preferred Citation note

    Discovery Claims of Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley , MSS 308, Special Collections, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection consists of an April 10, 1866 handwritten claim for the Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley Discovery Claim.

    Arrangement note


    Processing Information note

    Processing of the Discovery Claims Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The [ABC repository] was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives included processing of over 33 hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Scholes Quartz Sedge Scott Valley Discovery Claims.
    Scholes, G. (George)
    Gold mines and mining--California--Siskiyou County
    Mines and mineral resources--California, Northern--History
    Mines and mineral resources--California--Siskiyou County
    Mining claims--California
    Siskiyou County (Calif.)--History
    Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project