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Finding aid of the Patterson Mining Collection- Maps,1848-1936
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: The collection, spanning 1848-1936, consists of manuscript mine maps including; surveys, claims, assays, with annotated manuscript annotations. The collection is housed in 1 box containing 153 m.s. maps. The bulk of the collection covers the period after the California Gold Rush (1848-1855) Numerous Nevada County mining maps are featured but there are a few other northern California counties also featured: Sierra County, Yuba County, Placer County, People that are prominently featured in the collection are Waldo Wade Waggoner (hydraulic mining engineer), W.F. Englebright ( mining engineer, Harry L. Englebright (mining engineer), F. L. Sizer ( surveyor) C. Hesse (mining engineer), C.H. Seymour (U.S. Developer), James J. Ott ( metallurgist, assayer) Major companies present in the collection are Milton Mining and Water company, California Power Works, South Yuba Mining Co, Henry Lund and Co.
Williams Fellows Englebright William Fellows Englebright, born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, November 23, 1855. After completing his engineering studies with the U.S Navy, Englebright settles in Nevada City, California, as a mining engineer where he worked with W.W. Waggoner surveying mines and was latter appointed U.S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor. A Republican Englebright was elected to Congress. He represented the California 1st District 1906-1911 and owned the Berlin Consolidated Mine, Nevada City and was secretary of the Blue Consolidated Gravel Mining Company. After running unsuccessfully for reelection in 1910, he resumed his mining engineer career. He died in 1915.
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