Finding Aid to the Amador Mining Company records, 1866-1886 (bulk 1867-1872)

Finding Aid written by Lara Michels
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
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Fax: (510) 642-7589
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2013
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the Amador Mining Company records, 1866-1886 (bulk 1867-1872)

Collection Number: BANC MSS C-G 129

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
February 2013
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Amador Mining Company records
Date (inclusive): 1866-1886
Date (bulk): (bulk 1867-1872)
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-G 129
Creators : Amador Mining Company
Extent: Number of containers: 5 cartons, 8 oversize boxes, 12 volumes, 1 box, 1 oversize folder (Linear feet: 21.2)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Records of the Amador Mining Company of Amador County, California, including administrative records, correspondence, and financial records dating mostly from 1867 to 1872.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Amador Mining Company records, BANC MSS C-G 129, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Amador Mining Company--Archives.
Consolidated Amador Mining Company
Seaton Mining Company.
Maxwell Mining Company.
Mines and mineral resources--California--Amador County.
Gold mines and mining--California--Amador County
Gold mines and mining--California--Mother Lode
Mineral industries--California--Amador County
Amador County (Calif.)
Sutter Creek (Calif.)
Drytown (Calif.)
Hayward Mine (Amador County, Calif.)
Old Eureka Mine (Amador County, Calif.)
Hetty Green Mine (Amador County, Calif.)
Maxwell Mine (Amador County, Calif.)
Wolverine Mine (Amador County, Calif.)
Minutes--California--Amador County
Stock certificates--California--Amador County
Ledgers--California--Amador County
Reports--California--Amador County
Financial records--California--Amador County

Administrative Information

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Lara Michels in 2013.

HIstorical Information

The Amador Mining Company was incorporated in October of 1867 to operate what was then called the Hayward Mine in Sutter Creek, Amador County. Over the years the property would also be known as the Old Eureka, the Amador Consolidated, and the Hetty Green. The Hayward Mine, developed and worked from around 1854 to 1867 by Alvinza Hayward, who would become one of California's most successful mining millionaires, was the product of the amalgamation of two mine properties: the Eureka Mine and the Badger Mine. When the Amador Mining Company assumed operations of the Hayward Mine in October of 1867, the property consisted of 36 acres upon which were situated the mines themselves, two mills (the Eureka Mill and the Badger Mill), a blacksmith's shop, coal houses, a powder magazine, a lumber yard, and boarding houses for the mine employees. Original trustees of the Amador Mining Company included Alvinza Hayward, L.A. Garnett, F. Sanderland, A.H. Rose, and S.F. Butterworth. The mine was one of the most profitable mines in the Sutter Creek region. In 1870, the Maxwell Mine (also known as the Wolverine Mine) also came under Amador Mining Company ownership. In 1872, ownership of the mine was transferred from the Amador Mining Company to an English company called the Consolidated Amador Mining Company, which was formed by Edward H. Green, husband of infamous American businesswoman Hetty Green. The mine closed down operations in 1886. Hetty Green, who assumed ownership of the mine after her husband's death, refused to operate or sell the property until 1916, when she finally sold out to a reconstituted Consolidated Amador Mining Company.

Scope and Content of Collection

Collection includes the following series: administrative records, such as by-laws, minutes, reports, legal documents, and stockholder information; correspondence, mostly from the mine's superintendent to corporate offices of the mining company; and financial records, such as payroll lists, monthly accounts, ledgers, journals, cashbooks, and vouchers. The bulk of the materials document the operations of the Amador Mining Company between 1867 and 1872, but a small number of documents date from the era of the Consolidated Amador Mining Company (1872-1886). There are also financial records and correspondence from the Maxwell Mine in Amador County and the Seaton Mining Company in Drytown, California.

Container List

 

Series 1:  Administrative. 1867-1872

Physical Description: Carton 1; carton 2, folder 1-7; volume 4-12; oversize box 7-8
Carton 1, Folder 1

By-laws, 1869, 1871, 1873

Volume 10

Articles of incorporation and meeting minutes, 1867-1872

Carton 1, Folder 2-5

Annual Reports from both the Amador Mining Company and its successor the Consolidated Amador Mining Company, 1869-1886

Carton 1, Folder 6

Report on the Consolidated Amador Mines by R.B. Symington, 1886

Carton 1, Folder 7-10

Superindendent reports, 1868-1872

Carton 1, Folder 11

Report of the Glynn Dale Consolidated Mining Company, 1880

Carton 1, Folder 12

Report by A.C. Pratt regarding certain "real and personal property owned by Alvinza Hayward," 1868

Carton 1, Folder 13

Proposals regarding the Butte Canal, circa 1869

Carton 1, Folder 14-16

Legal documents (deeds, mortgages, etc.), circa 1868-1872

Carton 1, Folder 17

Contracts, circa 1868-1871

Volume 12

Contract books, circa 1870-1882

Carton 1, Folder 18

Sutter Canal and Mining Company agreement and deeds, 1870-1871

Carton 1, Folder 19-27

Assay certificates, 1867-1872

Carton 1, Folder 28-35, Carton 2, Folder 1-4

Stockholders and stock dividends, 1868-1870

Volume 4-5

Dividend books, 1867-1878

Volume 6

Stock ledger, 1868-1872

Oversize Box 7

Index to the stock ledger, 1868-1872

Volume 7

Stock transfer journal, 1867-1872

Volume 8, Oversize Box 8

Stock certificates and stubs, 1867-1872

Carton 2, Folder 5-7

Proxy votes, 1869-1872

Volume 9

Statement of bullion received, 1867-1872

Volume 11

Ore milled and bullion shipped, 1867-1878

 

Series 2:  Correspondence. circa 1867-1873

Physical Description: Carton 2, folder 8-45; carton 3, folder 1-3; oversize box 7
 

Series 3:  Financial. circa 1867-1872

Physical Description: Carton 3, folder 4-39; carton 4-5; volume 1-3; oversize box 1-6; box 1
Oversize Box 1

Payroll and accounts, October 1867-May 1868

Oversize Box 2

Payroll and accounts, June 1868-December 1868

Oversize Box 3

Payroll and accounts, January 1869-August 1869

Oversize Box 4

Payroll and accounts, September 1869-April 1870

Oversize Box 5

Payroll and accounts, May 1870-July 1871

Oversize Box 6

Payroll and accounts, August 1871-October 1872

Volume 1

Ledger, 1867-1872

Volume 3

Journal, 1867-1872

Volume 2

Cashbook, 1869-1872

Carton 3, Folder 4-39, Carton 4, Box 1, Folder 1-4

Vouchers 1867-1872

Box 1, Folder 5

Receipts from Wells Fargo, 1868-1871

Box 1, Folder 6-8

Financial records from the Consolidated Amador Mining Company, 1873-1874

Box 1, Folder 9

Assorted undated financial records, undated

Box 1, Folder 10

Sampling of checks, circa 1868-1872

Box 1, Folder 11-13

Fire insurance, circa 1869-1872

Box 1, Folder 14

Clippings and miscellaneous, circa 1868-1872

 

Series 4:  Related mining companies. circa 1866-1872

Physical Description: Carton 5; oversize folder 1

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and financial records of the Maxwell Mining Company of Amador County, California (1867-1872) and the Seaton Mining Company of Drytown, California (1866-1867).