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Finding Aid to the Charles Frederick Fisk papers, 1863-1960
BANC MSS 70/110 c  
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Carton 1, Folder 1-42, Oversize Folder 10

Series 1  Family papers, 1863-1928

Scope and Content Note

Mostly correspondence and papers of Charles Fisk (1814-1893) dating from 1863 to 1893, but also a small amount of correspondence of Mary Eaton Fisk, Effie Fisk, Frank Willard Fisk, and Fred Fisk. These early papers also include deeds dating from 1863 to 1928 mostly for properties in Silver Mountain City and Murphys, California; mining stock certificates; Calaveras County tax reciepts from 1864 to 1878; billheads from the 1860s through the 1880s; promisory notes and contracts; estate documents; inventories of the contents of the Fisk Hotel in Silver Mountain City and a lease documenting the rental of the Fisk Hotel property to Joseph McClay and John Fearn in 1876; and a document appointing Charles Fisk a trustee of the Franklin School District in Alpine County, California in 1864.
Carton 1, Folder 43-56, Carton 2, Folder 1-7

Series 2  Fisk Ranch (Corcoran, California), 1916-1939

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and other files documenting the operations of Charles Frederick Fisk's ranch in Corcoran, Kings County, California. Includes general correspondence as well as special files of correspondence on Fisk's ventures in goat farming and bee keeping. Also includes files on Sorgo planting and the operation of the ranch's wells.
Carton 2, Folder 8-13

Series 3  Corcoran Land and Farming Company, circa 1938-1941

Scope and Content Note

Legal correspondence, incorporation papers, stock certificates, and general correspondence.
Carton 2, Folder 14-49, Carton 3, Folder 1-46, Oversize Folder 7-9

Series 4  Ranch Real Estate and Investments, circa 1934-1945

Scope and Content Note

Files on Charles Frederick Fisk's ranch real estate investments and prospects, mostly in the Tulare Lake area of California. Includes files on individual properties as well on lists of ranch and farm properties for sale. Files might include correspondence as well as deeds and other agreements relating to the sale and leasing of Fisk's ranch properties.

List of Oversize Property Maps, mostly circa 1920-1950

  • Assorted Madera County (OS folder 7)
  • Elk Grove, California (OS folder 7)
  • Atwell Island Tract (OS folder 7)
  • Natomas Consolidated of California (OS folder 7)
  • Vasco Ranch (leasholds) (OS folder 7)
  • Lands of Chamberlain Carr Company, Kings County, California, 1907 (OS folder 8)
  • Ranches owned by C. W. Clarke, San Luis Obispo, California (OS folder 8)
  • MacDonough Ranch, Contra Costa County (OS folder 8)
  • Victoria Island (OS folder 8)
  • Delta Country showing route of Borden Highway, 1926 (OS folder 8)
  • Thornton Orchard Farms, Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties (OS folder 8)
  • Recreational Map of the Delta Region (OS folder 8)
  • Empire Water System canal plan (OS folder 8)
  • Properties of Sutter Basin Corporation (Sutter County) (OS folder 8)
  • Pleasanton lands not under option, 1928 (OS folder 8)
  • Heinlen Ranch, 1931 (OS folder 8)
  • Ranch of G.W. Stretter, Sutter Basin (OS folder 8)
  • Sacramento Valley and Delta Region showing reclamation districts (OS folder 8)
  • Map of Chowchilla Water District, 1952 (OS folder 9)
  • Tentative Road Map of Merced County, 1954 (OS folder 9)
  • Chowchilla/Madera plat of ranch properties (OS folder 9)
  • Ownership Map for Charles Frederick Fisk, 1955 (Merced/Madera border) (OS folder 9)
  • Map of Miller and Lux, Inc. San Joaquin Valley Lands in Stanislaus, Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties(OS folder 9)
  • Ranches in Santa Clara County (OS folder 9)
  • Lands of William Dunphy Estate, Central Nevada, 1911 (OS folder 9)
  • Map of the Carmel Cattle Company Land, Kern County, California, 1915 (OS folder 9)
  • Rancho Las-Yeaguas, 1917 (OS folder 9)
  • Plat map of the Devil's Den Area, Kern County, California, 1938 (OS folder 9)
  • Properties of Vallecito Coalition Mining Company/Butte Mining Company/Butte Development Corporation/Amador Mining Company, 1929 (OS folder 9)
  • Plat of the Consolidated Reclamation District Number 812 (OS folder 9)
  • Map of La Hacienda Company Property, Kings County, 1918 (OS folder 9)
Carton 3, Folder 47-62, Carton 4, Folder 1-3, Oversize Folder 10

Series 5  Charles G. Storie Company, circa 1926-1937

Scope and Content Note

Files from Charles Frederick Fisk's years as a real estate agent with Charles G. Storie Company. Mostly files on Downtown Oakland commercial properties in the late 1920s and early 1930s, including the Ray Building, the Tapscott Building, the Pacific Building, the Hebern Building, the Lakeside Building, the Kahn Hotel, and the Drive-In Market building.
Plat maps of Oakland (area around Broadway) (OS folder 10)
Carton 4, Folder 4-29

Series 6  Oil and Gas Leases, circa 1935-1956

Scope and Content Note

Mostly oil and gas leases and accompanying correspondence for Charles Frederick Fisk's properties in Kings County, California.
Carton 4, Folder 30-58, Carton 5, Carton 6, Folder 1-16, Oversize Folder 1-5

Series 7  Mines and Mining Properties and Prospects, circa 1910-1966

Scope and Content Note

Files on mines, mining properties and prospects, and mining companies, mostly in the California Mother Lode region, but also, to some extent, in Nevada and in Siskyou County, California. Includes files on individual mines as well as on mining subjects. Files generally date from the late 1920s to 1955.

List of Oversize Mine Maps and Plans, mostly circa 1920-1945

  • Sunnyside Mining Company, Idaho (OS Folder 1)
  • Thunder Mountain District, Idaho (OS Folder 1)
  • Comstock: Brunswick and Flowery Loads, Nevada, 1923 (OS Folder 1)
  • Comstock and Gold Hill United Mines Company (OS Folder 1)
  • Arizona Comstock Corps Properties, Virginia City, Nevada (OS Folder 1)
  • Map of the Comstock Lode by E.R. Lovewell (1911) (OS Folder 1)
  • Geological Map of the Comstock Lode by E.R. Lovewell (OS Folder 1)
  • Como Mining District, Lyon County, Nevada (OS Folder 2)
  • Assay Map of Ginaca Mine, Mariposa County, California (OS Folder 2)
  • State Mining Bureau Map of Tuolumne County (OS Folder 2)
  • Map of the Mother Lode of California showing production to date of main Mother Lode mines, circa 1926 (OS Folder 2)
  • Washington and Jenny Lind Mine (OS Folder 2)
  • Virginia Mine, Coulterville, California (OS Folder 2)
  • Eureka Quartz Mine (OS Folder 3)
  • Josephine, Thorn and Doss, Mariposa County (OS Folder 3)
  • Eagle-Shawmut Mine (OS Folder 3)
  • Carson Hill Gold Mines, Calaveras County (OS Folder 3)
  • Morgan-Melones Mine (OS Folder 3)
  • State Mining Bureau Map of Calaveras County (OS Folder 3)
  • Ten Miles of the Mother Lode, Amador County (OS Folder 3)
  • Zeila Mine, Jackson, California (OS Folder 4)
  • Plymouth Consolidated Mines (OS Folder 4)
  • Hines and Gilbert (El Dorado County, California) (OS Folder 4)
  • Keystone Mine (Amador County) (OS Folder 4)
  • Vendalia Mine, El Dorado County, California (OS Folder 4)
  • Newton Mine, Amador County, California (OS Folder 5)
  • Geologic Map of the Grayhouse Area, Amador County (OS Folder 5)
  • Utica Mine, Angels Camp, California (OS Folder 5)
  • Lacine Gold Mine, Nevada County (OS Folder 5)
  • California Division of Mines Map of Northern California showing placer mining areas, 1932 (OS Folder 5)
  • Mother Lode between Altaville and Melones (OS Folder 5)
  • Calaveras County, California: The Heart of the Mother Lode (Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce) (OS Folder 5)
  • Droege Mine, Green Mountain Mining District, Plumas County (OS Folder 5)
  • Properties of Vallecito Coalition Mining Company/Butte Mining Company/Butte Development Corporation/Amador Mining Company, 1929 (OS folder 5)
  • Gold Mines Located and Described by Charles V. Averill, 1933 (OS folder 5)
  • Mogul and Monitor Mining Districts, Alpine County, California (OS folder 5)
Carton 6, Folder 17-42, Carton 7-9, Carton 10, Folder 1, Oversize Folder 6

Series 8  New Penn Mine and Penn Chemical Company, circa 1948-1959

Scope and Content Note

Files relating to Charles Frederick Fisk's New Penn Mine and Penn Chemical Company near Murphys, California. Materials include production reports, assay reports, correspondence, equipment orders and information, financial records, incorporation records, and some administrative files.
Oversize maps and plans of the New Penn Mine are in OS folder 6
Carton 10, Folder 2-19

Series 9  Assorted Financial Records and Miscellaneous, circa 1930-1950