Nevada, California, Colorado, Arizona, Montana: 1852-1905. Documents of many different sizes, approx. 3-1/2" x 7" to 13" x 21". Light dust, occasional scattered spotting. A few items have folds with some splits [no loss]. Very Good.
The documents concern mining companies in Nevada and California, plus a few from Colorado, Arizona and Montana. Several companies in the Nevada Territory and California had claims in the Comstock Lode.
 Certification of filing Articles of Incorporation of the Imperial Gold Mining Company of San Francisco, with starting capital of $100,000. Preprinted form completed in neat ink manuscript with names of officers (Henry C. Blake, W.F. Bogart, J.B. Treadwell, A.J. Shrader, D.L. and signatures of Thomas Beck, Secretary of State and Wm. A. Beck, Deputy, dated 1/9/1878, with large gilt seal, measures 16" x 21";
 Hussy Mine Report, typed, dated 6/12/1880, 4pp, held with metal clasps at head. Describes Nevada County, California, mine including location, tunnels, gold yield and quality. (This may be typed version of 11 page manuscript described at OCLC 79446888);
 M.M. Sexton, T.C. Stallo & O.M. Broms, Manuscript Notice of Mining Claim for the "Rissell opposite the Store at Temperance Flat for the purpose of erecting a wheel and machinery for a Quartz Mill," signed at Millerton on 8/1/57 and docketed on verso.
 Thomas Price's Assay Office and Chemical Laboratory, Memorandum of gold bullion deposit, dated 4/24/1879;
 Chemical Laboratory Assay Offices, Bullion Rooms & Ore Floors - with Thomas Price as Analytical Chemist, Assayer and Bullion Melter, memorandum of bullion deposit dated 7/24/1882;
 Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Express, receipt dated 7/29/1880, $3900 in gold bars addressed to "W.F. & Co. San Fran. for assay;"
 Palmer & Day's Assay Office, receipt dated 3/13/1862 for 73.21 oz. of gold dust;
 Selby Smelting & Lead Co., three memoranda of gold bullion deposit dated 5/1/1882 for 406 oz., 9/29/1890 for 7.02 oz. & 82.85 oz.;
 Mountaineer Gold Mining Co., payment receipt dated 9/7/1868 for $125.00 to C.W. Hendel for one year service as Secretary;
 T.P. Crandall of Crandall & McKillican, Provisions, Mining Supplies, Etc., 8/13/1888, draft payable to Buckeye Mill Co., $147.06 with signature endorsements on verso;
 Kellogg & Humbert's Assay Office, 9/28/1858, gold bullion deposit no. 5282;
 Rufus Butterfield, San Francisco, 10/26/1852, receipt for $134.63 on goods shipped from New York on "Ships 'Racer,'" "Milch of the Mare," and "Gray Hound."
 Gould & Curry Silver Mining Company, 7 receipts for gold & silver ore dated 1863-1864 in two different styles and 2 receipts for labor payments from 1862 and 1864 [$2000 for "working one [?]" and $175 for "labor on Moor Ranch;"
 Goldfield Consolidated Mines Co., dated June 1911, Sheet No. 6, employee nos. 201-239;
 Manhattan Silver Mining Company of Nevada, payment receipt dated 7/8/1875 in the amount of $140;
 Van Wyck & Co. Assay Office, receipt for 2229.5 ounces of bouillon dated 7/14/1864 deposited by Savage M. Co.;
 Savage Mining Company, voucher dated 2/3/1892 for $32.50 paid to Wells Fargo & Co. for expressage of 1780.5 lbs. of amalgam from Nevada Mill to U.S. Mint in Carson City;
 Savage Gold & Silver Mining Company, receipt dated 1864 for supplies bought of White's Canon Mill [preprinted with both companies' names];
 U.S. Mint at Carson City, memorandum of silver and gold bullion deposit, dated 11/6/1890;
 Mexican Mill, manuscript statement of F.S. Bars manufactured in payment of H & N deposit written on preprinted undated form of the U.S. Mint at Carson, Cashier's Office;
 White & Murphy Gold and Silver Mining Company, receipt dated 2/28/1864 for "merchandise."
 North Butte Mining Company, Check to Jas. McMillen, $23.50 written on First National Bank of Butte.
 Bank of Bisbee, two drafts dated 7/11/1905, Nos. A7069 payable to Jose Estrada for $6.75 in Mexican Silver Dollars and A7070 payable to Pedro Rivera for $10.00 in Mexican Silver Dollars, with endorsements and perforated, rubber and paper stamps on verso.
 The Eagle Ore Company, original and carbon of receipt of 15520 pounds of gold & silver valued at $270.18.
Gould & Curry Silver Mining was organized in June 1860; Manhattan Silver Mining Company of Nevada was established in 1863; and the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Co. was organized in November 1906. The U.S. Mint at Carson City was created in 1863 and operated from 1870-1885 and from 1889-1893 when its doors finally closed. It was established specifically to facilitate the minting of silver coins from silver in the Comstock Lode, although it also minted some gold coins.
Charles Hendel [1831-1920] came to California in 1853 and began mining for gold in Sierra County, later serving as the county's surveyor, as a U.S. Deputy Surveyor, and as Plumas County Surveyor. He owned a large interest in the Alturas Tailing Mine and the Lucky Gold Hill Mine. [Guide to the Charles William Hendel Collection, 1853-1918, 662-701, California State Library.]. Item #33875