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Pacific Coast Borax Company letters.
BANC MSS 2004/425 c; BANC MSS 2004/425 c
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Title:

Pacific Coast Borax Company letters

Creator/Contributor:

Pacific Coast Borax Company, creator, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Strachan, J. Henry, 1847-, correspondent.

Abstract:

Typescript correspondence from the Secretary of the Pacific Borax Company (signature is illegible) to J. Henry Strachan, the superintendant of the Teel's Marsh borax mine in Nevada. Nine of the letters are written on letterhead stationery of the Pacific Coast Borax Company. Also includes one letter addressed to Strachan from the County Recorder of Esmeralda County, Nevada.

Date:

1891 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-nv
Strachan, J. Henry -- 1847- -- Correspondence
Pacific Coast Borax Company -- Correspondence
Teels Marsh Borax Company.
Pacific Coast Borax Company.
Borax mines and mining -- Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Borax mines and mining -- Nevada
Borax mines and mining
Nevada
United States -- Death Valley

Note:

Related collection: J. Henry Strachan letterpress copybook (BANC MSS 2017/249).
In 1872, Francis Marion Smith discovered borate near his cabin in Teel's Marsh, Nevada, founding the Pacific Coast Borax Company. In 1891, the focus of the company shifted to Death Valley, California from Teel's Marsh.
John Henry Strachan (born July 1847 in New York ; date of death unknown in Alameda, California) was the general manager for Francis Marion Smith's borax mining operations. In 1887, Strachan was sent to California to oversee Smith's expansion of operations helping to form the Pacific Coast Borax Company in 1890.

Type:

Records and correspondence.

Physical Description:

print
1 (10

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2004/425 c
BANC MSS 2004/425 c

Origin:

California