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Manuscript Group 234

Northport Smelting and Refining Company

Records, 1898-1936
38 cubic feet


The records of the Northport Company are part of the records of Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry Day in 1984 and 1985. Processing of this manuscript group was substantially completed under the direction of Richard Davis from 1987 to 1989. Funds for processing were provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the U.S. Department of Education HEA Title II-C "Strengthening Research Library Resources" program, the Library Associates of the University of Idaho and other donors.

COMPANY HISTORY

The Northport Mining and Smelting Company, predecessor to the Northport Smelting and Refining Company, was incorporated in Washington state in June 1898, with offices in Spokane. The original officers were C.H. MacKintosh, president; Weldon B. Heyburn (later U.S. senator from Idaho), vice-president and solicitor; and Edwin Durant, treasurer and secretary. The trustees of the company immediately authorized purchase of mining property on La Fleur Mountain in Stevens County, Washington, and in March of the following year authorized purchase of smelting plant and property from the Le Roi Mining and Smelting Co. on the bank of the Columbia River, near Northport, Washington. No capital stock records have survived from the Northport, but it seems it was created by the Le Roi company, a Canadian firm. It and its successor, Northport Smelting and Refining, were under Le Roi's control until sold to the Day interests in 1915.

In July 1901 the Northport Mining and Smelting Company was reorganized as the Northport Smelting and Refining Company, chartered under Idaho law, with offices in Wallace, Idaho. Of the 1 million shares of stock authorized for the new firm (at a par value of $1), one share each was held by Heyburn, J. Mayne Daly, Louis Odell, Bernard O'Neil, and Bernard MacDonald -- the first board of directors. The other 999,995 shares were held in trust for the Le Roi company, the successive trustees being Bernard MacDonald from 1901 to 1907, Albert Goodell until 1912, and W.S. Rugh thereafter. In its early years the smelter primarily treated copper ores from the Le Roi's mine near Rossland, British Columbia (although the "Matte Record, 1901-1911," indicates gold values consistently running several times higher than those for copper). In 1906, however, the Le Roi company contracted for treatment of its ores at the less distant Trail smelter in British Columbia, and the Northport gradually terminated its operations, shipping its last matte in May 1911.

In September 1915 a quarrel with ASARCO over smelting rates encouraged the Hercules Mining Co. and the Tamarack & Custer Consolidated Mining Co. jointly to acquire both the idle Northport plant and the Pennsylvania Smelter Co. of Carnegie, Pennsylvania. The two mining firms each paid half of $80,000 for all of Northport's capital. Eugene Day, Jerome Day, Edward Boyce, Frank M. Rothrock, and E.H. Knight received one share each on September 15, 1915, and were appointed as the new board of directors. The bulk of the shares were divided on January 11, 1917, with 499,997 going to Jerome as trustee for the Tamarack & Custer and 499,998 to Eugene as trustee for the Hercules. Jerome Day served as president for the remainder of the firm's existence. R.W. Marston became the Northport's first general manager but was succeeded by E.H. Laws in 1918.

By March 1916 the Northport plant had been renovated for the treatment of lead ores. The Hercules and the Tamarack & Custer together put up $398,736 for rehabilitation costs and working capital. To supply silica fluxes for the smelter several mines in Washington's Republic District were acquired from the Republic Consolidated Mining Co., Ltd., in July 1916. The Hercules and the Tamarack & Custer paid $150,000 for these properties, and the Northport held the mines in trust. In 1918 Northport issued two million new shares of stock to the two mining companies for the purchase of mines and remodeling of the plant, giving it three million shares outstanding, par valued at $1 each.

By 1919, the Northport plant had complete equipment for sampling, crushing, sintering, and smelting gold, silver, and lead ores, including a drossing plant, thaw house, assay office, engineering office, general office, store room, hospital, fire and electrical systems, machine shop, roaster building, and sampling mill.

Lead bullion produced at Northport was refined in Pennsylvania. Inability to secure favorable freight rates led to closure of the Northport smelter in 1921. On August 24, 1922, the Days reached an agreement with ASARCO by which the latter firm--faced with competition from the new Bunker Hill smelter--offered good terms for ores and purchased the Northport smelter for $1,200,000, which provided a $309,622 dividend to Northport stockholders. ASARCO then dismantled the smelter and the Days shipped their ores to the ASARCO plant at East Helena, Montana. After the smelter was sold to ASARCO, annual stockholders meetings continued to be held for the election of directors and to confirm actions taken by officers and directors during each preceding year, but little substantial business had to be conducted other than gradual liquidation of remaining assets.

Immediately after the Northport smelter opened, in the late 1890s, damage from fumes was evident in the surrounding countryside. After the shutdown, however, apple orchards were developed in the vicinity until 1916 when the Days revived the smelter for the treatment of lead ores. Promptly upon the reopening, local farmers began pressing claims for dying livestock. After installing a Cottrell precipitator in 1917 to recover metals lost through the chimney, the Northport refused to pay for damages. Several claims went to trial in the early 1920s. The Trombetta case was settled with the smelter purchasing a smoke easement, but when the Janni and Pfeiffer cases ended in verdicts favoring Northport pending cases were dismissed.

In December 1927 the Aurum Mining Co., another Day enterprise, purchased all remaining Northport property and equipment and all accounts receivable for 640,000 shares of the new firm. The transferred assets consisted primarily of the Republic mining properties, whose ores contained small amounts of silver and gold. Simultaneously with accepting this offer from Aurum, the Northport directors declared a dividend of all free cash and government securities in the company treasury and recommended a reduction of the outstanding capital stock. In February 1928 the stockholders agreed to reduce the outstanding capital stock from $3 million to $40,000. The Hercules and the Tamarack & Custer continued to cover the Northport's few expenses, which only increased the firm's indebtedness. In February 1934 the directors authorized forfeiture of the Northport's charter. After disposing of the last remaining asset, half the water rights for the city of Northport, and settling the firm's debts, the company filed for a decree of disincorporation, approved September 28, 1936.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

The records of the Northport Smelting and Refining Company are arranged in seven series. Organizational records include the minutes, 1898-1934, of the Boards of Directors and the Stockholders. Vol. 2, 1901-1919, includes the by-laws adopted July 18, 1901.

Records relating to Annual and Special Meetings, 1923-1936, include notices of meetings; agendas; lists of stockholders; proxies; oaths and affidavits; and ballots. Frequently there are also copies of minutes, rough notes, powers of attorney, treasurer's reports, correspondence, assignments of dividends, balance sheets and other financial statements, reports of tellers, and other records. Records concerning the lease of Northport land by Peter Janni contain correspondence, a map, and a copy of the lease, Jan. 1, 1934. Records of Jerome Day's work as trustee of the Northport largely concern the dissolution of the company and include paid checks, bank statements, lists of securities, financial statements, receipts, correspondence, and other records. Also relating to the dissolution of the company are balance sheets, a release of obligations, and a decree of disincorporation dated September 28, 1936.

The volume of financial statements, July 1917-May 1922, is labelled on the spine: "N.S.& R.Co., Reports, Vol. 1, W.N. Ellis." W.N. Ellis was the metallurgist and assistant manager of the Northport company. There are gaps in the record. Also included here is the annual report of the National Metallurgical Company, 1910-1911.

A group of miscellaneous records, 1901-1919, includes documents found loose in an otherwise blank volume titled "Book of By-Laws of the Northport Smelting and Refining Co." These are: articles of incorporation, July 13, 1901; by-laws, June 3, 1918; indentures relating to the transfer of certain mining claims; and a small amount of correspondence and other documents, including draft minutes, September 25, 1915, relating chiefly to sale of Northport property and capital stock and to reimbursement of the Hercules Mining Co. for cash advanced for Northport plant rehabilitation.

The series of Capital Stock Records includes only two volumes of cancelled stock certificates, 1901-1928.

The third series, General Correspondence and Related Records, 1897-1925, is divided into eight subseries. The first consists of records, 1897-1921, most of which relate to the Le Roi's Northport, very few extending into the period of Day ownership. Most are legal records: copies of resolutions, powers of attorney, affidavits, transcripts of testimony, agreements, contracts, smoke releases, minors' releases, deeds, patents, proofs of labor, assessment lists, fire and liability insurance policies, and tax returns. There are also correspondence, proposals, vouchers, receipts, clippings, maps, plats, memoranda, and other records. Many similar Northport documents are in the records of the Aurum Mining Co.

Also included are Le Roi organizational records: articles of incorporation, agreements on freight rates, Northport site deeds, agreements with Guggenheim Smelting and with the Northport company. For the Northport, almost all predating 1916, are articles of incorporation and by-laws, 1898 and 1901; related records; an undated classification of accounts; plant, supply, and equipment inventories; real estate deeds; and correspondence covering corporate license fees, land titles, appointments of directors, annual meetings, capital stock, and real and personal property. There are records of federal and local taxes. One file concerns W.A. Rugh as secretary treasurer and another concerns the appointment of company agents at ports of entry into the United States. Other records concern the sale of copper matte to Nichols Chemical and Tacoma Smelting.

There are also questionnaires from the Treasury Department, the Bureau of Mines, the Bureau of the Census, and the Geological Survey. Legal documents and related records concern the matte-stealing case of Bartlett and Peel; fume damage to crops, timber, and livestock, including the Downs, Park, Rowe, Sterrett, Janni, Johnson, and Laird cases; industrial accidents such as the Franick, Garrison, Maras, Morrison, Olson, Sherlock, Tweedell, and Twitchell cases; and other litigation against Doyle, Knox, the Northport Mill & Smeltermen's Union, Pacific Coast Casualty, and Wrzesinski. There is a survey of lawsuits pending by Daniel H. Carey.

Equipment and supply proposals and specifications come from Bradley Engineering, Edward P. Allis Co., Heine Safety Boiler, Jeffrey Manufacturing, Link Belt, Mine and Smelter Supply, Robins Conveying Belt, Standard Oil, and Trent Engineering; others are on plant electrification and steam shovels. Files on Breen, Case, Northport Townsite, Payne, Riley, Slawson, Sly, Snyder, and Sterrett concern real estate. Files on the Spokane Falls and Northern Railway, Spokane Northern Telegraph, Case, Slawson, Upper Columbia Co., Sterrett, the Great Northern, and the Fife Brothers concern rights of way for roads, flumes, or telegraph lines. Coal supply is dealt with in the file on the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co; limestone in files on the Floro Quarry, Idaho Lime, John Stone, and Palms; water rights in Morrill and Water Rights; and employment of minors in files on Fritz, Vaughn, and Wilcox.

The subseries "Classified Correspondence, 1915-1922," was apparently maintained by E.H. Laws, manager; W.N. Ellis, assistant manager; and W.H. Hubbard Jr., acting manager. Here are records of daily plant operation, specifications for machinery, blueprints and drawings, requests for bids, orders, freight rates, litigation, etc. Arrangement is by an alphabetical-numerical classification scheme, with general categories subdivided by specific subjects. The first item in this subseries is an outline of the classification headings, not all of which are included among the records.

The correspondence of Jerome J. Day, President, 1917-1921, includes communications between Jerome Day, in Wallace, Idaho, and the offices in Northport and in Republic, Washington. Additional records on the Northport Mining and Smelting Co., particularly on the dissolution of the firm and disposal of property and settlement of claims, may be found in the general correspondence series in the papers of Jerome J. Day.

Records kept by the Manager of Northport Smelting & Refining Co., 1916-1921, contains copies of correspondence and reports, usually addressed to Jerome Day, president, and apparently kept by the Northport manager, Samuel James and later E.L. Laws, in five ring binders and one folder of loose material. Included are statements of metal losses and gains, narrative and statistical reports, ore statements, statements of development work, reports on operating costs, reports on income, balance sheets, and other financial statistics.

Correspondence, 1917-1925, of Horatio H. Miller, General Auditor for both the Northport and the Pennsylvania smelters, primarily consists of business records of the Northport, with a relatively small amount directly concerning the Pennsylvania firm. There is also correspondence relating to Miller's personal business and family. In addition to letters, these records include financial statements of the Northport and associated forms, trial balances, receipts for Miller's paychecks and expenses, copies of minutes of meetings, notes, sheets of calculations, telegrams, tables of company costs, personal bank statements, typed and printed copies of federal regulations, affidavits, statistical reports on operations, and other records.

Among the subjects dealt with are the installation of a new accounting system, the financial position of the company, federal and local taxation, the obtaining of critical materials during wartime, plant insurance, railroad rates and railroad car availability, operations of the General Traffic Department, operations of the Northport city water system, federal silver purchase legislation and its effects, meetings of the board of governors of the American Mining Congress, and organization and operation of the Pennsylvania Smelting Co. Major correspondents include Jerome and Harry Day, company officials in Northport, Washington; Wallace, Idaho; and Carlisle, Pennsylvania; and officers of railroads and of the federal government. Arranged chronologically by month.

Chief Clerk John F. Costello's correspondence, 1922, includes copies of correspondence of E.H. Laws, manager, and other records, relating largely to routine administrative matters.

There are also records relating to industrial insurance, 1915-1922, in a separate subseries.

The correspondence of the Republic Mines Department, 1916-1917 and 1921-1924, is arranged by year. It is largely letters, often with enclosures, addressed to George W. Fairweather, as superintendent, or to George S. Bailey, as superintendent or as manager, Republic Mines Department, concerning machinery parts, property taxes, supplies, claim locations, and other routine business. One folder contains correspondence, 1922-1924, between Bailey and E.H. Laws, manager of the Northport Smelter and later of the Pennsylvania smelter. One folder, 1924, relates to the Old Dominion mine.

Financial records of the company consists of: "Department Journals," 1898-1909, an incomplete sequence of journal/voucher registers for the Northport. They detail the financial arrangements between the smelter and the Rossland, British Columbia, office of the Le Roi Mining & Smelting Co., and show the distribution of expenses and income among some twenty accounts. Vol. 1, 1898-1899, is labeled "Le Roi Mining and Smelting Co., Smelting Department." Vol. 5, 1905-1909, contains entries dealing analytically with transactions identified in vol. 4, 1904-1909, only by name of second party.

Cash Journals, 1899-1903, are in two volumes, the earlier of which is labeled, "Le Roi Mining & Smelting Co., Smelting Department."

The one volume Voucher Record/General Journal ("Combined Journal & Cash Book"), Mar. 1916-June 1917, covers vouchers 363-2512. The journal function of this record is continued by the three volume set of General Journals, 1917-1934, wherein there are monthly (later semi-monthly) summaries, with debits and credits to be transferred to general and subsidiary ledgers. The voucher record function continues in the Voucher Record, July 1917-Jan. 1923, covering vouchers 2513-9462.

Volume 1 of Ledgers, 1915-1927, contains both subsidiary ledger account sheets, 1915-1917, arranged alphabetically, and "Transfer Sheets after July 1, 1917," from the general ledger, arranged by account number. Volume 2, 1917-1921, is "Closed Account Sheets, General Ledger," and is arranged by account number. Volume 3, 1917-1927, has been disbound and its contents placed in order in thirteen folders.

The record of drafts against Pennsylvania Smelting Co., July 26, 1920-May 2, 1921, is in a volume headed "Bills Receivable," recording payments from the Pennsylvania Smelting Co., drafts 1206-1424. These numbers do not match draft numbers in the Bullion Record.

Pages 1-152 of the Northport Smelting & Refining Co., cash account, Miners & Smelters Bank, Northport, Washington, July 1, 1917-Jan. 1, 1925, provides dates, name of second party to transactions, sometimes the number of the account debited, voucher numbers (2453-10075), and check numbers. Pages 156-170 hold the Aurum Mine cash account at Wallace Bank & Trust Co. for Jan. 17, 1928-Oct. 30, 1931, covering vouchers 1-672. Pages 400-72 are the Northport cash account atWallace Bank and Trust, July 1, 1917-Jan. 1, 1931, vouchers 2527-10953.

The vouchers of Aug. 23, 1915-Feb. 10, 1916 are in numerical order, except that the earliest ones, in folder "0", lack numbers. Most voucher forms have one or more attached invoices and sometimes related correspondence, freight bills, and other records. Vouchers 313-10733, Feb. 10, 1916 to July 9, 1927 (excepting numbers 601-2250, May 11, 1916-Apr. 30, 1917, and 3436-5450, July 1, 1917-1918, missing when the collection was accessioned) have been discarded. Their contents are summarized in the Voucher Record/General Journal, 1916-1917; the Voucher Record, 1917-1923; and the Cash Book, 1917-1931.

"Construction Accounts, Dec. 31, 1920"(-Mar. 11 1921), the bound reports of E.H. Laws, manager, to Jerome Day, president, details expenditures for property, construction, and equipment.

The first section of cash journal of the Republic Mines Department, 1916-1923, apparently (see p. 15) relates to the "A.G.M.& R. Co." On p. 1 is "Inventory of Goods on Hand at Colfax, Republic County," no date; on pp. 2-19 is a journal of purchases, Oct. 1912-June 1913. Pages 22-200 contain the cash journal of the Republic Mines Department, Aug. 31, 1916-Mar. 16, 1923.

Both volumes of the purchasing records of the Republic Mines Department, 1916-1933, are labeled "Day-Book" on spine. There are chronological entries for supplies of all sorts purchased for the mines department. Vol. 1, 1916-1920, is labeled "Northport Smelting and Refining Co., Mines Department, Purchase Record." Vol. 2, 1920-1933, has, on page 2, the caption: "Purchase Invoice Record." Vol. 2 includes voucher numbers after Dec., 1924.

The "Cash-Voucher Record" of the Republic Mines Department, 1916- 1924, gives, on the first pages the "Distribution of Labor Expenses" in various parts of the Republic mines, Aug.-Nov., 1917. The rest of the volume is the "Combined Journal, Cash Book," Aug. 1916-Apr. 1924. It includes voucher numbers. [This voucher record continues in the Records of the Aurum Mining Co., MG 235, voucher record for Jan. 1928-Jan. 1934.]

Records of ore treatment and metal production include ore received ("Lot Record and Weights"), Nov. 28, 1898- Oct. 1, 1900, labeled "Le Roi Mining & Smelting Co."; record of ores purchased, Jan. 1901-Feb. 1904, labeled "Vol. 2."; record of ores treated, Jan. 1898-Apr. 1901; record of roast heaps and raw ore bins ("Matte and Shipping Record"), 1901-1907; record of ores treated raw, July 31, 1903-Apr. 1, 1909; daily report of smelting operations, 1902-1904; and "Matte Record", Aug. 20, 1901-June 17, 1911.

The first volumes document all lots of ores purchased, their weights and contents as assayed by both the supplier and the smelter, their transportation, values, and basis of settlements, pertinent dates, and voucher numbers, by which the payment for various lots can be traced into the accounting system. There are also monthly and annual totals. The three "Record of Ores Purchased" volumes record shipments from independent producers, 1916-1921, and, in vol. 3, shipments from the Aurum Mining Co. to the smelter at Trail, British Columbia, through 1928.

The Record of Ores Treated, Mar. 1916-Sep. 1, 1921, gives monthly, albeit incomplete, summary accounts of "Ores Treated," "Ores Purchased," "Ores and By-Products on Hand," "Ores Smelted," and "Metal Statements," with monthly totals and recapitulations of ore supplied by individual mining companies.

The "Bullion Record," July 1, 1917-July 6, 1922, documents silver-lead bullion sales. Included are: lot number; car number; shipment date and arrival at refinery date; both smelter and refinery weights; assay results for smelter, refinery, and split; gold, silver, and lead contents; deductions for freight, refining charges, and excess zinc; and "net value" as determined by both smelter and refinery. A space for "drafts drawn" is always left blank until May 1919. There are monthly totals for each category of information. The smelter monthly total net value is repeated in the General Journal as a debit to the bullion sales account.

The eleven folders of Bullion Statements, Oct. 9, 1916-July 1, 1917, are typed carbons issued by Northport Smelter to the Pennsylvania Smelting Co., giving numbers of bars, date, lot numbers, car numbers, weights, assay results at smelter and refinery and split, gold, silver and lead contents, deductions for freight, refining charges, and excess zinc, and amount of draft. Attached to each statement is a pencilled draft of the same, an assay certificate issued by the smelter, a settlement issued by the refinery, a railroad freight bill, and sometimes weight tickets. These statements are numbered in several sequences, but there are gaps. Folders containing statements dated July 2, 1917 through May 12, 1920 have been discarded as those are recorded in the Bullion Record, 1917-1920, described above.

Of the records relating chiefly to bullion shipments, Apr. 1916-Mar. 1917, five folders contain correspondence between the Northport, the Pennsylvania Smelter, and the Wallace National Bank regarding silver-lead bullion shipments and payments for same. These are transmittal letters, presenting drafts for payment on particular bullion lots. The "reports" are incomplete Pennsylvania settlement sheets which contain assay information, Oct.-Nov. 1916. There is one folder of correspondence with the CB&Q concerning car routings and deliveries.

The eighteen folders of coded telegrams from Pennsylvania Smelter to A.P. Ramstedt, Nov. 1917-Apr. 1921, include message forms and translation sheets giving code words and translations describing operation of the Pennsylvania plant (numbers of units in operation); amounts of bullion and lead received, produced, sold, and shipped; lead and silver price quotations; and amounts of metal on hand, in process, and inquired for. These telegrams seem to have been sent daily.

Copper matte settlements, Mar. 4, 1918-Feb. 11, 1921, were issued by the Tacoma Smelter Co. for silver-copper matte bought of the Northport Smelter; attached to each settlement are assay certificates and freight bills. There are also a few summary sheets, which indicate weights and assay results (but no financial information) of shipments made in various months. These copper matte shipments are not recorded in the bullion record, which concerns only silver-lead shipments to the Pennsylvania Smelter. Copper matte shipments seem to have been made only occasionally between the beginning of 1918 and the end of 1920.

The folder of records relating to ore contracts, 1905-1907, contains information on dealings with the First Thought Gold Mines, United Copper Mining Co., and the Hunter V Mine.

Personnel records include a one volume list of employees hired, Jan. 27-Oct. 15, 1917. Pages 32-35, headed, "Northport Smelting and Refining Co., Republic Mines Department," are a chronological list of employees hired, giving previous job or experience, and shift starting work. The remainder of the volume is divided into sections for four mines (Lone Pine, Surprise, Pearl, Last Chance) and one mill (San Poil), giving dates, cars wanted, cars loaded, destination, and signature (usually J.M. McFarland), Nov. 1914-Jan. 1915. The volume had previously been used as the "Car Book of the Western Union Mines, Republic, Washington," but this was not the same Western Union firm as the Idaho mining company whose records are described elsewhere.

Three volumes make up pay rolls, 1915-1922. Volume 1 covers employees of the Northport Mining & Smelting Co., Aug. 1915-Sep. 30, 1916, and of the Republic Mines Dept., Aug. 26, 1916-May 31, 1917. Volume 2 continues the Republic Mines Dept. to 1921. Volume 3 covers the Northport Smelter from Jan. 1920 through July 1922. For the distribution of labor expenses in the Republic Mines, Aug.-Nov. 1917, see the "Cash-Voucher Record," 1916-1924, described above.

There are also three bundles of Employment Cards, 1915-1922, of about 950 items. Organized alphabetically by employee name, these cards record place of birth, age at employment, and term of employment.

The final series, Insurance Records, consists of one volume. Three folios of this large volume record details of insurance policies and premiums paid on policies dated from Feb. 1918 through July 1922 with a synopsis of unearned premiums on policies cancelled at the sale of the property in August 1922.

SERIES LIST

Container or volume

I. Records of the Boards of Directors and the Stockholders, 1898-1936 1

II. Capital Stock Records, 1901-1928 1

III. General Correspondence and Related Records, 1897-1925 2-14

A. Records, 1897-1921

B. Classified Correspondence, 1915-1922

C. Correspondence of Jerome J. Day, President, 1917-1921

D. Records Kept by the Manager of Northport Smelting & Refining Co., 1916-1921

E. Correspondence of Horatio H. Miller, General Auditor, 1917-1925

F. Correspondence of John F. Costello, Chief Clerk, 1922

G. Records Relating to Industrial Insurance, 1915-1922

H. Correspondence of the Republic Mines Department, 1916-1917, 1921-1924

IV. Financial Records, 1898-1933 15-32a

V. Records of Ore Treatment and Metal Production, 1898-1922 33-48

VI. Personnel Records, 1915-1922 48-55

VII. Insurance Records, 1918-1922 55

NORTHPORT SMELTING & REFINING COMPANY
INVENTORY

Box Folder Description

I. Records of the Boards of Directors and the Stockholders, 1898-1936

1	1-3	Minutes, June 30, 1898-Feb. 28, 1934
	4-16	Records relating to annual and special meetings, 1923-1934
	17	Janni lease, 1934
	18	Jerome J. Day, trustee
	19	Final disincorporation
	20	Financial statements, July 1917-May 1922
	21	Misc., 1901-1919

II. Capital Stock Records, 1901-1928

Cancelled stock certificates

	22	#1-24, July 20, 1901-Nov. 1, 1917
	23	#251-264, Sept. 30, 1919-May 10, 1928

III. General Correspondence and Related Records, 1897-1925

A. Records, 1897-1921

2	24	Agents, 1902-1905
	25	Bailey, J.H., 1903
	26-26a	Bartlett, George E. and Ernest Peel, 1903
	27	Boiler inspections, 1904-1909
	28	Bradley Engineering & Machinery Co., 1900-1901
	29	Breen, James, 1899-1900
	30	Bureau of Mines, 1914
	31	Bureau of the Census, 1909-1910
	32	Carey, Daniel H., 1903
	33	Case, Mrs. L.M., 1901
	34	Case, William F., 1910-1915
	35	County road through smelter property, 1909-1910
	36	Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., 1906-1908
	37	Downs, A.V. & Iva L., 1900
	38	Doyle, S.A., 1901
	39	Edward P. Allis Co., 1897-1901
	40	Electric power, 1901-1911
	41	Fife Brothers, 1917
	42	Flanick, Frank, 1908-1917
	43-44	Floro placer claims, 1900-1912 #1-2
	45	Flume, 1903-1916
	46	Fritz, Carl, 1905
	47	Garrison, Charles, 1903
	48	Geological survey, 1912-1913
	49	Great Northern Railway, 1908-1916
	50	Heine Safety Boiler Co., 1900-1909
	51	Idaho Lime Co., 1907-1908
	52	Insurance, 1906-1914
	53	Janni vs. Northport, 1921
	54	Jeffrey Manufacturing Co., 1901
	55	Johnson, J.O., 1908
	56	Knox vs. Smelter, 1908
	57	Laird, E. H., 1917
	58	Lead tariff, 1905-1909
	59	Le Roi Mining & Smelting Co. 1897-1909
	60	Link Belt Machinery Co., 1901-1902
	61	Maras, Matt, 1908-1910
	62	Mine & Smelter Supply Co., 1901
	63	Morrill, Robert, 1900-1904
	64	Morrison, R.C., 1906
	65	Nichols Chemical Co., 1902
	Northport Company
	66 		--Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, 1898-1901
	67		--Classification of Accounts, n.d.
	68		--Inventories, 1916-1917
	69		--Minutes, 1900-1910
3	70		--Annual statements and foreign licenses, 1899-1915
	71		--Real estate and personal property, 1909-1915
	72		--Taxes, 1909-1914
	73	Northport Electrical Lighting, 1911
	74	Northport Mill & Smeltermen's Union, 1901
	75	Northport Smelter--Annexation to Northport City, 1907
	76	Northport Townsite Co.
	77	Olson, J., 1904
	78	Pacific Coast Casualty Co., 1908-1911
	79	Palms, Nils, 1906
	80	Park, Charles N., 1907-1915
	81	Payne, F.E., 1910
	82	Riley, Mason, 1912
	83	Robins Conveying Belt Co., 1901
	84	Rowe, E.J., 1904
	85	Rugh, W.S., 1907-1912
	86	Sherlock, Martin, 1905
	87	Slawson, C.S., 1898-1907
	88	Sly, L.P., 1901
	89	Smoke releases, 1906
	90	Snyder, John, 1901
	91	Spokane Falls & Northern Railway Co., 1901
	92	Spokane Northern Telegraph Co., 1900
	93	Standard Oil Co., 1909
	94	Steam shovels, 1901
	95	Sterrett, H.W., 1900-1915
	96	Stone, John H., 1902-1906
	97	Tacoma Smelting Co., 1904-1908
	98	Treasury Dept., 1913-1915
	99	Trent Engineering & Machinery Co.
	100	Tweedell, S.H., 1903
	101	Twitchell, Clifford, 1904-1907
	102	Upper Columbia Co., 1915-1916
	103	Vaughn, R.S., 1905
	104	Water rights, 1897-1916
	105	Wilcox, John and James
	106	Wrzesinski Case, 1908

B. Classified Correspondence, 1915-1922

3	107	Classification outline
	108-109	4-1	Betterment--General #1-2
	110-111	7-1	Blast Furnace Plant--General #1-2
	112	7-2		--Charge Floor--Misc.
	113-114	7-3		--Dump--Misc. #1-2
	115-116	7-4		--Charge cars #1-2
	117	7-5		--Blowers
	118-119	7-6		--Jackets #1-2
	120-121	7-7		--Matte pans #1-2
	122	7-8		--Settlers
	123	7-9		--Cranes
	124	7-10		--Operation
	125	7-11		--Tuyeres
	126	10-1	By-products--General
	127	13-1	Chimneys--General
4	128-129	16-1	Cottrell Plant--General #1-2
	130-131	16-2		--Rectifier plant #1-2
	132-133	16-3		--Treater #1-2
	134	16-4		--Operation
	135	16-5		--Spray chamber equipment
	136	19-1	Crushing Plant--General
	137	19-2		--Crushers
	138	19-3		--Rolls
	139	19-4		--Screens
	140-142	22-1	Drossing Plant--General #1-3
	143	22-2		--Operation
	144-145	22-3		--Building #1-2
	146	22-4		--Crane
	147-148	22-5		--Kettles #1-2
	149	22-6		--Casting machines
	150	25-1	Electrical Department--General
	151	25-2		--Operation
	152	25-3		--Northport Power and Light Co.
	153	25-4		--Motors
	154	25-5		--Lighting system
	155	25-6		--Storage battery locomotives
	156	25-7		--Storage battery trucks
	157	25-8		--Station equipment
	158	25-9		--Transmission lines
	159	25-10		--Heaters
	160	28-1	Engineering office--General
5	161	29-1	Flue system--General
	162	31-1	Fuel--General
	163	31-2		--Coal
	164-165	31-3		--Coke #1-2
	166	31-4		--Fuel oil
	167	31-5		--Powdered coal
	168	31-6		--Blacksmith coal
	169	34-1	General equipment--Belt conveyors
	170	34-2		--Scales
	171	34-3		--Recording instruments
	172	34-4		--Fire apparatus
	173	34-5		--General
	174	37-1	General office--General 
	175	37-2		--Stationery
	176	37-3		--Books
	177	37-4		--Reports
	178	37-5		--Government Reports
	179-180	37-6		--Accounts #1-2
	181	37-7		--Acceptances
	182	37-8		--Memberships & subscriptions
	183	37-9		--Office equipment
	184	37-10		--Time clock equipment
	185	37-11		--Lost checks
	186	37-12		--General authorizations
	187-190	37-22/25	--Reports on operation, 1919-1922
	191	40-1	Insurance--General
	192	40-2		--Fire
	193	40-3		--Boiler
	194	40-4		--Automobile
	195	40-5		--Industrial
	196	40-6		--Medical aid
	197-198	40-7		--Hospital #1-2
6	199	40-8		--Claims 
	200	40-9		--Appraisals (includes photo negs.) 
	201	40-10		--National Safety Council
	202	40-11		--Safety committee--General
	203	40-12		--Safety committee--Minutes
	204	40-13		--Monthly bulletins, Washington Industrial Insurance Department
	205	40-14		--Safe Practices, National Safety Council
	206-210	40-15/20	--Industrial insurance cases, 1915-1920
	211-212	40-21/22	--Industrial insurance vouchers, 1921-1922
	213	43-1	Investments--Liberty bonds
	214	43-2		--General
	215	46-1	Labor--General
	216-216a	46-2		--Wage schedules
	217	46-3		--Payroll
	218	49-1	Laboratory--General
	219	52-1	Legal--General
	220	52-2		--Licenses
	221-223	52-3		--Garnishments #1-3
	224	55-1	Limerock--General
	225	55-2		--Flora Quarry
	226	55-3		--Janni Quarry
	227-228	58-1	Litigation--General #1-2
	229	58-2		--Garnishments
	230	58-3		--Arthur W. Featherkile
	231	58-4		--Raffle Janni
	232	58-5		--Panfilo Trombetta
	233	58-6		--J.D. Phillips
	234	58-7		--C.H. Dotts
	235	58-8		--Herman Pfeiffer
	236	58-9		--Jupiter Lead Co.
	237	58-10		--Hugh Waddell
	238	58-11		--Lone Pine-Surprise Consolidated Mines Co.
	239	58-12		--Dr. C.F. Eikenbary
	240	58-13		--Leonard R. & Gertrude Featherkile
	241	61-1	Mechanical Department--General 
	242	61-2		--Steam locomotives
	243	61-3		--Gasoline locomotives
	244	61-4		--Locomotive cranes--proposals
	245	61-5		--Locomotive cranes--operation         
	246	61-6		--Locomotive cranes--repairs
	247	61-7		--Machine tools
7	248	61-8		--Oxyacetalyne welding
	249	61-9		--Arc welding
	250	61-10		--Steam heating
	251	61-11		--Stoves
	252	61-12		--Second hand machinery
	253	64-1	Metallurgy--General
	254	64-2		--Flotation
	255	64-4		--By-product coke
	256-262	70-1	Ore supply--General #1-7
	263	70-2		--Hercules Mining Co.
	264	70-3		--Tamarack & Custer Mining Co.
	265	70-4		--Electric Point Mining Co.
	266	70-5		--Quilp Gold Mining Co.
	267	70-6		--Amazon-Manhattan Mining Co.
	268	70-7		--Gladstone Mountain Mining Co.
	269	73-1	Personal--J.J. Day
	270	73-2		--H.L. Day
	271	73-3		--E.R. Day
	272	73-4		--Samuel James
	273	73-5		--R.W. Marston
	274	73-6		--E.H. Laws
	275	73			--Code Telegrams
	276	76-1	Plant operation--General
	277	76-1		--Shipments to Carnegie
	278	76-1		--Shipments to Trail
	279	76-1		--Shipments to East Helena
	280	79-1	Power plant--General
	281	79-2	Power Plant--Boilers 
	282	79-3		--Engines
	283	79-4		--Water wheels
	284	79-5		--Pumps
	285	82-1	Products--General
	286	82-1		--Bullion
8	287-288	82-1		--Matte #1-2
	289	82-1		--Silver affidavits
	290	82-1		--Galena
	291	85-1	Property--General
	292	85-2		--Leases
	293	85-3		--Manager's residence
	294	88-1	Republic Mines Department--General
	295	88-2		--Properties
	296	88-4		--Plant & equipment
	297	88-5		--Labor
	298	88-8		--Supplies
	299	88-9		--Repairs
	300	88-10		--Taxes
	301	88-11		--Insurance
	302	88-13		--Shipments
	303	88-14		--Accounts
	304	91-1	Sampling mill--General
	305	94-1	Sintering plant--General
	306	94-2		--Operations
	307-310	94-3		--Equipment #1-4
	311	97-1	Smoke research--General
	312	97-2		--Claims 
	313	97-3		--Animals
	314	97-4		--Crops
	315-316	97-5		--Weather station #1-2
	317	97-6		--U.S. Smelting, Refining, Mng. Co.
	318	97-7		--Stack photographs
9	319	97			--Reports--Indexes
	320-322	97			--Reports, 1917-1920
	323	100-1	Staff--General
	324	100-2		--Laboratory
	325	100-3		--Engineering Office
	326	100-4		--General Office
	327	100-5		--Shops
	328	100-6		--Plant
	329	100-7		--Metallurgists
	330	100-8		--Hospitals--Doctors
	331	100-9		--Miscellaneous
	332	103-1	Storehouse--General 
	333	103-1		--General--Inventory lists
	334	103-2		--Operation
	335	103-3		--Asbestos
	336	103-4		--Babbit metal
	337	103-5		--Belting
	338	103-6		--Brick
	339	103-7		--Cement
	340	103-8	Storehouse--Clay
	341	103-9		--Corrugated iron
	342	103-10		--Lubricants
	343	103-11		--Gas & kerosene
	344	103-12		--Packing
	345	103-13		--Paint
	346	103-14		--Steel
	347	103-15		--Furnace bar
	348	103-17		--Pipe
	349	103-18		--Pipe covering
	350	103-19		--Roofing
	351	103-20		--Rubber goods
	352	103-21		--Scrap iron
	353	103-23		--Tile
	354	103-24		--Tools
	355	103-25		--Wire rope
	356	103-26		--Lumber
	357	103-27		--Plumbing supplies
	358	103-28		--Track supplies
	359	103-29		--Elevator buckets
	360	103-30		--Lime
	361	103-31		--Horsefeed
	362	103-33		--Electrical supplies
	363	103-34		--Castings
	364	103-35		--Hose
	365	105	T.S. Harris Mill
	366	106-1	Taxes--General
	367	106-2		--Property
	368	106-3		--Income & excess profits
	369	106-4		--Capital stock
	370	106-5		--Poll tax
10	371-377	106-6/12	--Income & excess profits, 1915-1921
	378	106-21		--Corporation licenses
	379	109-1	Thawing plant--General
	380	109-2		--Direct firing
	381	112-1	Traffic--Car rentals--General
	382	112-2		--Car rentals--Agreements on costs
	383	112-3		--Car rentals--requests for and releases of cars
	384	112-11		--Switching--General
	385	112-12		--Switching--Rates
	386	112-13		--Switching--Charge adjustments
	387	112-21		--Freight rates--General
	388	112-22		--Freight rates--Requests for line haul--Electric Point
	389	112-23		--Freight rates--Requests for line haul--Amazon-Manhattan
	390	112-24		--Freight rates--Requests for line haul--Coeur d'Alene District, Gen.
	391	112-25		--Freight rates--Requests for line haul--Misc. 
	392	112-26		--Freight rates--Bullion rates
	393	112-27	Traffic--Freight rates--Pig lead 
	394	112-28		--Freight rates--Coal & coke
	395	112-31		--Freight rates--Comparisons & reports
	396	112-32		--Freight rates--Quotations
	397	112-33		--Freight rates--Dockets, Portland District--Traffic Committee
	398	112-34		--Freight rates--Interp. of tariffs
	399	112-41		--Tracers--General
	400	112-42		--Tracers--Bullion
	401	112-43		--Tracers--Ore
	402	112-44		--Tracers--Coal & coke
	403	112-45		--Tracers--Contents of cars in transit
	404	112-46		--Tracers--Diversions
	405	112-51		--Demurrage--General
	406	112-52		--Demurrage--Disputed
	407	112-53		--Demurrage--Interp. of tariff
	408	112-61		--Claims--General
	409	112-62		--Claims--Reparation on coke
	410	112-63		--Claims--Adjustments--Railroads
	411	112-64		--Claims--Adjustments--Industrial
	412	112-71		--Trackage--General
	413	112-72		--Trackage--Track repairs
	414	112-73		--Trackage--Repair bills
	415	112-81		--Car supply--General
	416	112-82		--Car supply--Bullion loading
	417	112-91		--Routing--General
	418	112-92		--Routing--Bullion
	419	112-101		--General
	420	112-102		--General--U.S. Customs
	421	112-103		--General--Info. for Mr. Laws
	422	115-1	Water supply--General
	423-424	115-2		--City water works #1-2
	425-427	115-3		--Water supply--Flume #1-3
	428	118-1	Yard--General
	429	118-2		--Trackage
	430	118-3		--Track scale

C. Correspondence of Jerome J. Day, President, 1917-1921

11	431	1-1	Accidents 
	432	1-2	Acceptances
	433	1-2a	American Smelting & Refining Co., Sale, Northport Smelting & Refining Co.
	434	1-3	Auditing books
	435	1-4	Applications for positions
	436	1-5	Assays
	437	1-6	Appraisal--Plant 
	438	1-6	Appraisal--Plant [1 vol.]
	439	2	 	Ba-Be
	440	2-1	Belting
	441	3		Bi-Bri
	442-446	3-1	Blast Furnace Reports, 1918-1921
	447	3-2	Black Tail Mining Claims
	448	3-3	Boiler Plant
	449	4a		Bro-By
	450	4-1	Bullion shipments
	451	4-2	Bullion rates
	452	5		Ca-Cl
	453	5-1	Car equipment
	454	6		Co-Cy
	455	6-1	Coke
	456	6-2	Cottrell building
	457	6-3	Concentrates
	458	6-4	Coal
	459	6-5	Contracts
	460	6-6	Copper run
	461	6-7	Locomotive cranes
	462	7		D
	463	7-1	Drossing and refining
	464	7-2	Demurrage charges
	465	7-3	Deputy Marshall, U.S.
	466	7-4	Harry L. Day
	467	7-5	Flume--Wood pipe
	468	8		E
	469	8-1	Exemptions
	470	9		F
12	471-471a	9-1 	Freight rates
	472	9-2 	Furnaces
	473	9-3 	Federal Trade Commission
	474-475	10/11 	Ga-Gy
	476	11-1	Great Northern Railway Co.
	477-480	12/15 	H-I
	481	15-1	Income and profit tax
	482	16	 	J
	483	16-1	W. Lon Johnson--Jupiter Lead Co.
	484-485	17/18	K-Lh
	486	18-1	Lead inquires
	487	18-2	Labor reports, 1918-1921
	488	19 	Li-Lz
	489	19-2	Lone Pine Surprise Mining Co.
	490	20 	Ma-Md
	491	20-1	Matte
	492	21 	Me-Mn
	493	21-1	Middlings
	494	22		Mo-Mz
	495	23		Northport Smelting & Refining Co.--Financial statements
	496-498	23-1		--General #1-3
	499	23-1		--Preliminary negotiations
	500	23-2		--Developments
	501	23-5		--Operation
	502	23-7	Northport Smelter directors meeting
	503	23-8	Northport Mining Association
	504	24		O
	505	24-1	Oil
	506	24-2	Ore purchases
	507	24-4	Ore for sale
	508	26-1	Power line
	509	26-2	Power
	510	28-1	Reports of manager
	511	28-1	Reports--Ore receipts
	512	28-3	Republic Mine--Labor trouble
	513-515	29/31	Ro-St
	516-517	31-1	Smoke damage #1-2
	518	31-2	"Secret Service"
	519	31-3	Silver price
	520	33 	Ore reserves
	521	33-1	Sundry smelter data
	522	33-1	Switching charges
	523	33-2	Strikes and labor trouble
	524	34 	T
	524a	34-0 	Tamarack & Custer
	525	34-1 	Treatment charges
	526	34-2 	Trackage--Republic, Lone Pine, Surprise, Quilp
	526a	35		U.S.
	527	37-1	Wage scales
	528	37-2	Water works
	529	37-4	Comparison wage scales
	530	38 	Wh-Wy
	531	39 	Y

D. Records Kept by the Manager of Northport Smelting & Refining Co., 1916-1921

13	532-534	Correspondence and financial statements, Jan. 1916-Dec. 1918
	535	Financial statements, Jan.-Dec. 1920
	536	Record of coke-coal and limerock received, Jan. 1919-Apr. 1921
	537	Correspondence relating to accounting procedures, Republic Mines Dept., Nov.-Dec. 1917

E. Correspondence of Horatio H. Miller, General Auditor, 1917-1925

	538-547	Apr. 1917-Oct. 1920
14	548-553	Nov. 1920-July 1925
	554	Undated

F. Correspondence of John F. Costello, Chief Clerk, 1922

	555	Correspondence, 1922

G. Records Relating to Industrial Insurance, 1915-1922

	556	Correspondence
	557-558	Accident reports, 1915-1921
	559	Accounts
	560	Firm reports on safety activities, 1921-1922
	561	Payment vouchers

H. Correspondence of the Republic Mines Department, 1916-1917, 1921-1925

	562-564	Correspondence, 1916-1925
 	565	Laws-Bailey, 1922-1924
	566	Old Dominion Mine, 1924

IV. Financial Records, 1898-1933

15-19		"Department journals," Apr. 1898-Apr. 1909
20		Cash journal, June 30, 1899-June 30, 1900
21		Jan. 1902-Aug. 1903
22		Voucher record/general journal ("Combined Journal & Cash Book"), Mar. 1916-June 1917
23-25		General journals, July 1917-Dec. 1934
26	567	Ledger, 1915-1922
	568	1917-1921
	569	"Ledger Index: Titles of Accounts, 1927"
	570	Capital stock unissued to A9
	571	A101, A102, summary
	572	A102 to A10603
	573	A17 to A901
	574	D1
	575	E-1 to E-3
	576	E101-A to E217
	577	L1 to L7
	578	L3 to L509
	579	R1 to R3
	580	R104 to R304
	581	Republic accounts A1 to A211
	582	Record of drafts against Pennsylvania Smelting Co., July 26, 1920-May 2, 1921
27		Cash book, 1917-19321
28		Voucher record, July 1917-Jan. 1923
29	583-593	Vouchers, Aug. 23, 1915-Feb. 10, 1916
	594	"Construction Accounts, Dec. 31, 1920"
	595	Republic Mines Department--Cash journal, 1916-1923
30-31		--Purchasing record, Aug. 1916-Feb. 1933
32		--"Cash-Voucher Record," 1916-1924
32a	General Ledger, 1916-1921

V. Records of Ore Treatment and Metal Production, 1898-1922

33		Record of ore received ("Lot Record and Weights"), Nov. 28, 1898-Oct. 1, 1900
34		Record of ores purchased, Jan. 1901-Feb. 1904
35		Record of ores treated, Jan. 1898-Apr. 1901
36-37	Record of roast heaps and raw ore bins ("Matte and Shipping Record"), Mar. 1901-Apr. 1907
38		Record of ores treated raw, July 31, 1903-Apr. 1, 1909
39-40	Daily report of smelting operations, Sept. 6, 1902-Mar. 28, 1904
41	"Matte Record", Aug. 20, 1901-June 17, 1911
42-44	Record of ores purchased, Mar. 1916-Apr. 1921
45		Record of ores treated, Mar. 1916-Sep. 1, 1921
46		"Bullion Record," July 1, 1917-July 6, 1922
47	596-606	Bullion statements, Oct. 9, 1916-July 1, 1917 
	Records Relating Chiefly to Bullion Shipments, 1916-1917 
	607	Chicago-Burlington correspondence, June 12-Dec. 1, 1916
	608	Correspondence, Apr. 13-July 18, 1916, and reports, Oct. 28-Nov. 27, 1916
	609-612	"Drafts, etc.," Apr. 4, 1916-Mar. 1, 1917
48	613	Coded telegrams, Pennsylvania Smelter to A.P. Ramstedt, with translations, Nov.-Dec. 1917
	614	Jan.-Feb., Dec. 1918
	615-630	Jan. 1920-Apr.1921
	631	Copper matte settlements, Mar. 4, 1918-Feb. 11, 1921.
	632	Records relating to ore contracts, 1905-1907

VI. Personnel Records, 1915-1922

	633	List of employees hired, Jan. 27-Oct. 15, 1917
	634-636	Employment cards ("Identification Cards"), A-Z, (Ca. 950 Items), 1916-1922
49-51		Pay rolls, 1915-1922
52-55		Daily distribution of pay roll expense, Nov. 21, 1917-July 31, 1922 

VII. Insurance Records, 1918-1922

56	 "Insurance Record," 1918-1922

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