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  1. Papers of the Murphy Mining Company

    The Murphy Mining Company was a mining company operating the Crown King Mine and other claims in Yavapai County, AZ. The collection includes correspondence, minutes of stockholders meetings, financial and legal papers relating to the Crown King Mine and ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 12:40

  2. Records of the Spenazuma Gold Mining and Milling Company

    The Spenazuma Gold Mining and Milling Company was formed in 1898 by Richard C. Flower to fraudulently sell stock in a non-existent mine. The scheme was exposed in 1899 by newspaperman George H. Smalley. The collection includes promotional and descriptive ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 13:23

  3. Freight Bills of Magma Copper Company

    The Magma Copper Company was a mining company operating in Superior, AZ. The collection contains typescript and holograph carbon copies of freight bills pertaining to the equipment shipment to the mine during its first years of operation, most coming from ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 13:27

  4. Papers of Samuel Clark

    Samuel Clark (b. 1871) was the founder of Clarkston, AZ, which would later be known as Rowood. Clark laid out the townsite of Clarkston in 1916, and operated mining properties in Ajo and Clarkston beginning in 1907. The collection contains mining papers, ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 13:52

  5. Records of Pima County (Ariz.)

    Financial accounts, petitions, bonds, reports, leases, deeds, abstracts of titles, tax lists, bids, and correspondence related to Pima County operations. Chiefly records of the Board of Supervisors, such as letterpress copies of correspondence, petitions ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-09 17:39

  6. Brown Mercantile Company Records

    J. Sidney Brown (1833-1913) joined his brother, Junius F. Brown in Kansas, to operate a sawmill. In 1893, he started his own mercantile business, the J.S. Brown & Bro. Mercantile Company located in Denver, CO with J.F. Brown as vice president. The ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-10 17:29

  7. The Rise and Decline of High Plains Wagon Freighting

    Walker's research is concerned with the importance of wagon freighting in the economic development of the American West. The time period under discussion begins in 1822, with early merchandise wagons making the trip from Franklin, Missouri to Santa ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-15 15:03

  8. L.G. Murphy and Company Records

    Ledger covers Fort Stanton store accounts, from May 1, 1871 to Dec. 31, 1872, including accounts for Troop "D" 8th U.S. Cavalry, Company "I" 15th U.S. Infantry, and Troop "B" 8th U.S. Cavalry. A second daily journal includes ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-15 15:16

  9. Records of Edward Nye Fish

    Edward Nye Fish (1827-1914) was a merchant and businessman in Tucson, AZ. The collection contains eight bound volumes of general ledgers and daily cash books that dealt with Fish’s harness and saddlery shop, butcher shop, and other business interests he ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-14 11:52

  10. Business Records of Phillip M. Clarke

    Phillip M. Clarke (1889-1963) was an Irish immigrant who came to the United States in 1892, making his way from New York to Arizona in 1907. Clarke was a businessman, banker and rancher in Tucson, AZ. He owned several stores and ranches, in addition to ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-14 11:55

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