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Guide to the Daniel C. (Daniel Cowan) Jackling Papers , 1911-1956
Special Collections M0093  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Daniel C. (Daniel Cowan) Jackling Papers ,
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1956
    Collection number: Special Collections M0093
    Creator: Jackling, Daniel C. (Daniel Cowan), 1869-1956.
    Extent: 47.5 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    Partially restricted: for more more information contact the manuscripts librarian.
    Restrictions protecting the privacy of living individuals control the use of this collection. Full details may be found in the "Petition for Instructions" presented by Musick, Peeler, and Garrett, attorneys-at-law, in the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the county of San Mateo (copy in D.C. Jackling file, Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Gift of Jackling Estate, 1964.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Daniel C. (Daniel Cowan) Jackling Papers , M0093, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Content

    This collection includes material organized in four series: Private Papers, Personal Papers, Photographs and Printed Matter, and Ledgers and Accounts.
    There is little distinction between the private and personal papers except that this is the manner in which they were kept in Mr. Jackling's office and this is the arrangement which is preserved at Stanford. The Private Files are essentially corespondence with business acquaintances, especially Erle E. Daveler of the New York office of Kennecott. This file also contains letters on the subject of Kennecott Copper's reorganization in 1936 and the acquisition of Utah Copper by Kennecott Copper. Miscellaneous correspondence to friends and smaller numbers of business papers complete this series.
    The Personal Files, with the exception of some weeding of printed matter, have been left as they were filed in Mr. Jackling's office. They cover a wide range of topics including art objects, Missouri School of Mines, Clubs and Societies, donations, investments, liquor inventories, property, relatives, taxes and publicity (under which are filed numerous periodical articles about Jackling and mining properties he was concerned with). The bulk of the correspondence in this section dates from 1917-1956.
    The photographs and the printed matter deal with Jackling and properties he was associated with.
    The ledgers and accounts are of the D. C. and Virginia Jackling Trusts, financial affairs and the Woodside, California farm.

    Biographical Note

    Daniel Cowan Jackling, born 4 August 1869 in Appleton, Missouri, was a mining engineer. He was instrumental in the establishment of several mining companies and the development of mining areas in the Western United States. He was associated with Kennecott Copper for many years. He died in 1956.
    1869, August 4. Born in Appleton, Missouri.
    1892 B.S. from Missouri School of Mines, Rolla, Missouri.
    1892-3 Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Metallurgy, Missouri School of Mines.
    1894-5 Employed at Cripple Creek, Colorado.
    1896 Employed at Mercur, Utah.
    1900 Met.E. from Missouri School of Mines
    1900 Employed at Republic, Washington.
    1903 Employed at Colorado City, Colorado.
    1904 Instrumental in the establishment of Utah Copper Co. with mine at Bingham, Utah. In later years, successively Managing Director, Vice President and President of Utah Copper.
    1905-7 Consulting Engineer in the development of Nevada Mines at Ely, Nevada. Successively Managing Director, Vice President and President of the Nevada Consolidated Copper Corporation.
    1907-9 Developed mines at Ray, Arizona. Successively General Manager, Managing Director, Vice President and President of Ray Consolidated Copper Company.
    1909 Similar development of Chino Copper Company.
    1910-11 Participated in the organization, development and equipment of the Butte and Superior Mining Company properties at Butte, Montane. Later President of that Company.
    1912 President of Utah Power and Light Company.
    1912 Developed and equipped the properties of the Alaska Gold Mines at Juneau, Alaska.
    1915 Developed low-grade magnetite iron ores of Mesabi range. President of the Mesabi Iron Company.
    1917 Associated with Callup American Coal Company, Callup, New Mexico.
    1918 Assistant to the U. S. Director of Purchases, Storage and Traffic, on the U.S. Army General Staff
    1919 Married Virginia Jolliffe of San Francisco.
    1926 Awarded the Cold Medal of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America.
    1930 Awarded William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers.
    1933 Awarded the John Fritz Medal of the Engineering Societies of New York.
    1933 D. Eng. from Missouri School of Mines, Honorary.
    1940 Honorary LL.D. University of California.
      Honorary Dr. of Eng. University of Southern California.
    1942 Honorary Sc.D. University of Utah.
      Retired from Kennecott Copper positions.
    1954 Statue placed in rotunda of Utah Capitol Building.
    1956 Died March 13.