Manuscript Group 251
2.5 cubic feet
The records of the King Mining Company are part of the records of Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry Day in 1984 and 1985. Initial processing of this manuscript group was done by Marilyn Sandmeyer in June 1987. Processing was completed by Michael Tarabulski and Jennifer Jenness in November 1991. 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.
On August 24, 1943, the King Mining Company was formed, consolidating fifteen properties north of Mullan and east of Burke, Idaho. These properties included 176 patented claims -- encompassing 3177 acres, three mill sites, thirty-five unpatented claims, and a sixteen acre tract of land. John Wourms chaired of the meeting and Wallace Sanford kept the minutes. Attending were Roy W. Anno, Henry Buhrmester, and H.V. Kiebert. Anno nominated the others to act as the first official members of the board.
Following the incorporation meeting, the first board meeting was held to elect officers. Anno was named president; Kiebert, vice-president; Sanford, secretary-treasurer; Paul Jessup, Comptroller, and Wourms, attorney. The company, according to the minutes (p. 11), "...was organized for the purpose of acquiring a group of mining claims or properties in Lelande and Hunter Mining Districts, owned by various corporations, and that under the plan of reorganization, shares would be issued for the purpose of these concerns in the following amounts:"
Company to whom No. of Claims No. of King stock issued: for which issued: shares issued: Marsh Group 9 266,667 East Hecla 4 40,000 Missoula Copper 10 50,000 Copper King 18 268,000 Homestake 5 50,000 Hercules 53 560,000 Liquidator 13 100,000 Imperial 10 142,439 Sonora 11 166,569 National Copper 16 163,193 Gertie 3 75,000
At the next meeting, held March 1, 1945, new directors were elected. These included, Henry Day, F.M. Rothrock, and W.N. Sanford. R.W. Anno was elected president and Henry Buhrmester, vice-president. The board meeting followed: Henry Day was elected president and manager, and F.M. Rothrock vice-president. The only other order of business was accepting a $3,000 loan from the Hercules to pay-off the company's liabilities.
At the final meeting of the Directors, on June 18, 1947, the decision was made to consolidate King Mining Company with the Hercules and ten other companies, creating Day Mines Incorporated.
The records of the King Mining Company span the years 1908 to 1961, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1943 to 1947. Included are meeting minutes, correspondence, stock records and financial records
See Henry Day's Personal Papers for more records relating to King Mining Company.
The records of the King Mining Company fall into four series: Records of the Directors, General Correspondence, Capital Stock Records, and Financial Records. The first series reflects activities of the board of directors and the stockholders. The second series contains correspondence, several items of which pre-date this company by many years, and a few which postdate it. The bulk of the third series, capital stock records, are stock transfer sheets, organized alphabetically. The final series contains the scant financial record of this company: a check register and a voucher register. Removal of returned proxy notices, and cancelled and nonissued stock certificates reduced the bulk of this collection by 1.5 cubic feet.
Box I. Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, 1943-1947 1 II. General Correspondence and Related Records, 1908-1961 1-2 III. Capital Stock Records, 1943-1947 2-3 IV. Financial Records, 1943-1947 3
Box Folder Description
1 1 Minutes, 1943-1946 2 By-laws and articles of incorporation, 1943 3 Records relating to meetings, 1943-1947 4 Special meeting, Sept. 24, 1947
5 Misc. records and correspondence, 1918-1947 6 A-C 7 Cassiar Crown Mining Co., 1928-1942 8 Copper King Mining & Smelting Co., mining property and transfer holding in King stock, 1908, 1930-1931, 1942-1947 9 D-F 10 Ford, Frank D.: stock transfers, 1945-1947 11 G 12 Gibson, E.J., and Co.: stock transfers, 1945-1947 13 H 14 Hacer, L.F., and Co.: stock transfers, 1945-1947 15 Homestake Mining Co., 1942-1944 16 I-L 17 Lavigne, Edwin, and Co.: stock transfers, 1945-1946 18 Lease: Harry W. Ingalls, Copper King Mine, 1945 19 M 20 Marsh Mines Consolidated: partial liquidating dividend, 1944-1947 21 Marsh Mines Consolidated: stock transfers and various papers, 1913-1944 22 Merril, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, and Beane, 1946 23 Mining property, East Hecla Mining Co., 1944 24 N 25 National Copper Mining Co., Ltd.: transfer holding into King stock, 1943-1945, 1961 26 O-P 27 Pennaluna and Co., 1945-1947 28 Pohlman, Edw., trustee: certificates for non-payment assessments, 1927 29 R-S 30 Standard Securities Corp., 1945-1946 31 Statements, Financial, 1943-1947 32 T 33 Tax, State Income, returns, 1943-1947 34 Transfer stock: East Hecla Mining Co., Ltd. 1944-1945 35 Transfer stock: Imperial Mine, 1916, 1943-1944 36 Transfer stock, Sonora Mining and Milling Co., 1943-1947 37 U-W 38 Annual reports and statements, 1944-1947
39-40 Stock transfer sheets, A-D, 1944-1945 2 41-47 Stock transfer sheets, E-Z, 1944-1945 3 48 Journal, 1943-1947 49 Ledger, 1943-1947 50 Transfer ledger, 1943-1947
51 Check register, 1944-1947 52 Voucher register, 1943-1947