Guide to the Searls & Searls Records, 1863-1960 (bulk 1863-1925)

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Guide to the Searls & Searls Records, 1863-1960 (bulk 1863-1925)

Collection number: BANC MSS 77/176 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
Marie Byrne
Finding aid completed by:
Rannie Yoo
Date Completed:
September 1995
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Searls & Searls Records,
Date (inclusive): 1863-1960
Date (bulk): (bulk 1863-1925)
Collection Number: BANC MSS 77/176 c
Creator: Searls & Searls
Extent: Number of containers: 5 boxes
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Records consist of correspondence and business records, including abstracts, affidavits, deeds, and other legal documents, pertaining to the activities of this Nevada City, California law firm. With one exception, these date from 1863 to 1925, during which time Niles Searls was in practice with his son, Fred Searls, and grandson, Carroll Searls. Searls' files particularly relate to the settlement of land tenure issues, estates, and mining interests in the West, although a small amount of family correspondence is also included.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Searls & Searls Records, BANC MSS 77/176 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collection

  • Title: Niles Searls diary,
    1849 May 9-October 1,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-F 46

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The records of Searls & Searls were given to The Bancroft Library by Warren Howell on June 1, 1977.

Scope and Content

The records of Searls & Searls consist of correspondence and business records, including abstracts, affidavits, deeds, and other legal documents, pertaining to the activities of this Nevada City, California law firm. With the exception of one newspaper clipping from 1960, these date from 1863 to 1925, during which time Niles Searls was in practice with his son, Fred Searls, and grandson, Carroll Searls.
Searls' files particularly relate to the settlement of land tenure issues, estates, and mining interests in the West, although a small amount of family correspondence is also included.

Container Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence, 1875-1925.

Box 1, folder 1-2

General correspondence, including: 1875-1925

 

Surveyor General of the United States

folder 3

Family correspondence, including: 1877-1924

 

Niles Searls, Sr.

 

Fred Searls, Sr.

 

Fred Searls, Jr.

 

Gwynne Davis Searls

 

Carroll Searls

 

Helen Searls [Bray]

 

Niles Pond Searls

 

Robert McMurray Searls

 

Series 2: Business Records, 1863-1960.

Box 1, folder 4

Deeds: bargain and sale 1866-1923

folder 5

Deeds: conveyance/reconveyance 1881, 1891

folder 6

Deed: grant 1874-99

folder 7

Deed of mining claims 1881-1910

folder 8

Deeds: records 1879-93

folder 9

Deeds: quitclaims 1863-1922

folder 10

Leases 1898-1922

folder 11

Mortgages/foreclosures ofmortgages 1885-1922

Box 2, folder 1

Abstracts, briefs, notes ca.1874-1923

folder 2

Affidavits 1877-1923

folder 3

Complaints 1871-1918

folder 4

Complaints: demurrers/amendments 1880-1923

folder 5

Complaints: answers 1879-1903

folder 6

Notices of appeal 1882-1907

folder 7

Order of suspension 1880, 1886

folder 8

Power of attorney 1890-1907

folder 9

Stipulations 1884-1910

folder 10

Summons 1872-93

folder 11

DeCassare vs. Rinaldi 1915-16

folder 12

Keenan case 1918

folder 13

Keunzly case 1893

folder 14

Meyers vs. Spanish Ridge Mining Corps. 1915-18

Box 3, folder 1

Petitions for distribution of estates 1877-1922

folder 2

Dorsey Estate 1917-19

folder 3

Goodwin Estate 1913-14

folder 4

Hadly Estate 1913-14

folder 5

Hegarty Estate 1902-09

folder 6

Huhn Estate and receipts 1889-94

folder 7

Richards Estate 1902-05

folder 8

Spaulding Estate 1912

folder 9

Stoddard Estate 1886-1906

folder 10

Vinton Estate 1903-11

folder 11

Miscellaneous papers 1872-1915

folder 12

Miscellaneous receipts, bills and financialreports 1879-1922

folder 13

California State Mining Bureau, Bulletin 62 1887-1910

folder 14

Newspaper clippings 1893-1960

Box 4, folder 1

Mining: agreements/contracts 1883-1922

folder 2

Diagrams of mining claims 1890-1902

folder 3

Mining location/notices 1870-1923

folder 4

Quartz location notices 1919

folder 5

Mineral applictions 1895-1907

folder 6

Mineral certificate 1899

folder 7

Application for a patent 1887-1907

folder 8

Matter of application of patents 1895-1910

folder 9

Mineral patents granted 1897-1900

folder 10

Notice of applications for United States patent [ca. 1907]

Box 5, folder 1

Baltic Consolidated Quartz Mine 1892-99

folder 2

Buena Vista Placer 1921-24

folder 3

Chicago Mining Quartz Company 1908

folder 4

Consolidated Wyoming Gold Mining Co. 1893

folder 5

Eldorado Wisconsin Mining and Milling Corp. 1923

folder 6

Esperance Placer Mine 1919-24

folder 7

Excelsior Water and Mining Co. 1881-1921

folder 8

Gambrinius Quartz Mine 1886-96

folder 9

Gravel Hill Placer Mine 1898-99

folder 10

Maryland Gold Quartz Mining Corp. 1912-15

folder 11

Mooney Flat Gravel Mining Corp. 1867-71

folder 12

Ray Consolidated Placer Mine 1908-11