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Manuscript Group 272

Dayrock Mining Company

Records, 1923-1953
17.5 cubic feet


The records of the Dayrock 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 Lena Johnson in November 1988. Processing was completed under the direction of Michael Tarabulski in February 1992. 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 Dayrock Mining Company, eventually to become one of the main producers of lead and silver for the Day interests, was originally incorporated November 30, 1923, under the name of Stratton Mines Company for the purpose of acquiring and operating mining property and a millsite held by Stratton & Stratton, a partnership. Apparently the Days and their associates were the major stockholders from the start, owning over a third of the outstanding shares. The original directors of Stratton Mines Company were Jesse Freeman, president; William J. Stratton, secretary; and James A. Wayne. On February 14, 1924, the board membership was increased from three to five and Jerome J. Day and Frank M. Rothrock elected to fill the new vacancies. On January 6, 1925, William J. Stratton was replaced on the board by James J. Murphy who died in the following year and was succeeded by John Wourms on May 1, 1926. Henry L. Day replaced Wayne on May 13 of that year and F. Wallace Rothrock succeeded Freeman, the last of the original directors, on November 21, 1927. Thus by 1928 Strattons Mines Company no longer had any connection with William J. Stratton or the Stratton & Stratton partnership, except as a business rival, and a special meeting of the Stratton Mines Company directors held on October 3 resolved to change the name of the firm to the Dayrock Mining Company.

The Dayrock mine was located in the Placer Center mining district on the west side of Nine Mile Gulch, approximately three miles north of Wallace, Idaho. Profits were great enough to offer five dividends of about three cents per share between 1928 and 1932, when low metal prices during the Great Depression halted ore production. In 1935 the board of directors decided to restart the mine and levied an assessment of .006 mills per share, but within a year the Dayrock was again making large profits and sent to its stockholders a dividend of two cents per share. Between 1936 and 1947 Dayrock stockholders received four more dividends for about two and one-half cents per share each.

In 1930 the Option Mining Company, consisting of the Pacific and the Ohio Lodes, was purchased for 36,000 shares of Dayrock stock. Other Dayrock purchases included 15 percent of the Press Times Publishing Co. from Hercules Mining Company and the California Consolidated Mining Company.

From 1928 onward the Day interests always held a majority of the Dayrock shares and controlled the board of directors. In 1943 S.F. Heitfeld succeeded Jerome Day who had died, and in 1945 Eleanor Day Boyce succeeded the late John Wourms. Otherwise, the composition of the board remained the same for nineteen years. After the merger of the Dayrock Mining Company into Day Mines Inc. in 1947 the Dayrock mine continued to be a major producer of lead and silver until its closure in 1977.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The records of the Dayrock Mining Company span the years 1923 to 1953, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1923 to 1947. Included are minutes of meetings, financial statements, correspondence with suppliers and stockholders, annual statements and reports to state agencies, stock ledgers and journals, assessment records, lists of stockholders, financial ledgers and journals, voucher registers, ore settlement records, mill reports, payroll and other personnel records, and tax returns.

Related materials can be found in the records of Strattons Mining Company.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

The records of the Dayrock Mining Company are divided into seven series.

The first series, Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, includes minutes of meetings, annual reports of operations and printed annual reports to stockholders, lists of stockholders, proxies and other material related to the annual meetings.

General Correspondence and Related Records, the second series, contains accident reports, assay reports, assessment records, contracts for mine work, insurance records, correspondence with suppliers and stockholders, applications for listings on several stock exchanges, financial statements, leases, lists of stockholders, reports to various government agencies, and information of taxes paid.

The third series is Capital Stock Records. Included are stock ledgers and journals, correspondence regarding transfers of stock, reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, lists of stockholders and information on dividends.

The fourth series, Financial Records, contains financial ledgers and journals, casebooks, a 1946 appraisal of the property, and voucher registers.

The Ore Production and Shipment records in series five include settlement sheets, mill reports, and daily metallurgical summaries.

Series six, Plant and Equipment Records, contains 24 folders of orders for supplies and equipment arranged alphabetically by supplier.

Personnel Records, the seventh series, includes payroll information, time sheets, daily summaries of work done in the mine, and records relating to pay increases and employee withholding tax.

Removal of cancelled stock certificates, returned assessment notices, vouchers, paid checks, bank statements, and duplicate materials reduced the size of this collection by 10.5 cubic feet.

SERIES LIST

	Container
I.	Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, 1923-1947	1
II.	General Correspondence and Related Records, 1923-1947	1-8
III.	Capital Stock Records, 1923-1947	9-11
IV.	Financial Records, 1923-1947	12
V.	Ore Production and Shipment Records, 1923-1953	12-15
VI.	Plant and Equipment Records, 1928-1941	16
VII.	Personnel Records, 1924-1947	16-19

DAYROCK MINING COMPANY
INVENTORY

Box	Folder	Description                

I. Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, 1923-1947

1	1-2	Minutes, 1923-1947
	3-10	Records relating to meetings, 1929-1947
	11	Annual reports, 1930-1946

II. General Correspondence and Related Records, 1923-1947

A. General Records, 1920-1939

	12	A, 1925-1928
	12-16a	Accident reports, 1924-1935
2	17	Assays Stratton Mill feed, 1925-1926
	18	Assessment work, 1926-1929
	19	B, 1925-1929
	20	C, 1924-1929
	21	California Lode, 1929-1931
	22	Claims list, 1925-1928
	23	Coeur d'Alene Foundry & Hardware Co., 1929-1930
	24	Compensation insurance, 1928-1929
	25	A.A. Crane - Lois Crane bond for lost stock certificate, 1929-1930
	26	D, 1924-1930
	27	Deposit slips, 1926-1930
	28	Diamond Drill Co., 1931
	29	Discovery [photographs], 1924
	30	Distribution sheets, 1925
	31	Dividend no.1-4, 1929
	32	E, 1924-1929
	33	Equipment, used: Sold, 1929-1932
	34	Ellis, Leslie E., deceased, 1929-1931
	35	Exchange, Los Angeles Curb, 1929-1930
	36	Exchange, New York Mining, 1930-1934
	37	Exchange, New York Produce, 1930-1935
	38	Exchange, San Francisco Mining: Application for listing, 1929
3	39	Exchange, San Francisco Mining: Correspondence, 1929-1936
	40	Exchange, Seattle Curb, 1929-1934
	41	Exchange, Tacoma Stock, 1929
	42	F-G, 1927-1930
	43	H, 1926-1933
	44	Haff, Chas., 1924-1925
	45	Hercules Mining Company, 1927-1929
	46	Hydrants, Rensselaer Valve Co., 1929
	47	I, 1924-1926
	48	Insurance - Compensation, 1924-1929
	49	Insurance - Fire, 1926-1929
	50-51	Inventory, 1928-1931
	52	J, 1924-1929
	53	Journal entries, deposit slips, 1930-1931
	54	K, 1927-1929
	55	L, 1928-1929
	56	Leases, McDowell-Walden, 1934-1938
	57	M, 1927-1935
	58	Mancha Battery Locomotive, 1926-1929
	59	Monarch tunnel, 1928-1929
	60	Mc-O, 1926-1930
	61	P, 1925-1930
	62	Panhandle, 1926-1927
	63	Progress reports, 1930-1939
	64	Pumps, 1928-1929
	65	Q-R, 1924-1930
	66	Rents: Houses, 1930
	67	Rooney, Francis P., architect, 1929
	68	S, 1925-1930
	69	Statements, Financial: Correspondence, 1924-1935
	70-71	Statements, Financial: Strattons Mines Co., 1924-1927
	72-73	Statements, Financial: Dayrock Mining Co., 1928-1931
	74	Stockholders lists, 1924-1929
	75	T, 1928-1929
	76	Tax file, 1929
	77	Tax, Income: Strattons Mines Co., 1923-1924
	78	U-V, 1924
	79	Ventilation, 1930
4	80	W-Z, 1928-1930
	81	Wage schedules, 1925
	82	Wallace Bank and Trust Co., 1920-1937
	83	Work orders, M.S. Murray, foreman, 1929-1931
	84	Zan Group, 1929

B. General Records, 1923-1946

	85-88	Accident reports, 1931-1941
	89	American Cyanamid Co., 1941
	90	American Smelting & Refining Co., 1924-1941
	91	Annual reports, 1924-1929
	92	Appraisal, 1938
	93	Assays, 1925-1937
	94-95	Assessment No.1, 1935
	96	B-C, 1930-1943
	97	Census questionnaire, Lumber manufacture, 1939-1940
	98	Claims, Intention to hold, 1935-1941
	99	Cochrane, Stanley, 1940-1941
	100-101	Coeur d'Alene Mining and Smelting Co., 1925-1937
	102	Commissioner of Corporations, 1930
	103	Contract, Hospital, 1923-1937
	104	Contract, Hutchinson timber, 1941
	105	Civil Works Administration, 1934
	106	D, 1929-1941
	107	Detail of expense, 1932-1935
	108-109	Development, 1939
	110	E, 1930-1944
	111	Engineering & Mining Journal, 1930-1931
	112	Exchange, San Francisco Mining Bulletin, 1931-1932
	113	Exchange, Spokane Stock Registration, 1934-1946
	114	Exchange, Standard Stock, 1927-1934
	115	Exchange, Standard Statistics Co., Inc., 1931-1934
	116	F-G, 1928-1941
	117	Geology report, 1941
	118	H-I, 1931-1941
	119	Idaho Mining Association, 1931-1940
	120	Idaho. Department of State, 1930-1931
	121	Idaho. Inspector of Mines, 1930-1931
	122	Insurance, Compensation, 1930-1945
	123	Insurance, Fire, 1926-1941
	124	Inventories, 1928-1931
	125	J-K, 1930-1941
	126	Keys to master padlock, 1937
	127	L, 1931-1940
	128	Lease: Caron, 1938
	129	Lease: Doyle and Doyle, 1938
	130	Leases: Miscellaneous, 1930-1940
	131	Lease, Ore, 1937-1939
	132	Lease: Osmundson & Muc, 1935-1941
	133	Lease: Stansfield, 1936-1938
	134	Linde Air Products Co., 1930
	135	Lubricators, 1937
	136	M, 1928-1941
	137	Manager, Henry L. Day, 1929-1940
	138	Marietta, 1931
	139	Marshall group, 1930
	140	Metal, Bureau of Metal Statistics, 1931-1935
5	141	Mill, 1941
	142	Monarch Lode, 1930
	143	Montana Power Agreement, 1932-1941
	144	Monthly settlements, 1930-1931
	145	N, 1932-1941
	146	New Jersey. Attorney General. Div. of Securities, 1934
	147	North Star Deal, 1930
	148	O, 1930-1941
	149	Option Lease, 1928-1930
	150	Option Mining Company, 1925-1930
	151	P, 1934-1943
	152	Painting - Roofs, 1927-1939
	153	Patents, 1929
	154	Press Times Publishing Co., 1930-1937
	155	Price lists, Miscellaneous, 1930-1931
	156	Q-R, 1933-1941
	157	Rents, Houses, 1931-1940
	158	Report on operations, 1928-1931
	159	Reports, Monthly production, 1940-1941
	160	Reports, Progress, 1928-1941
	161	S, 1931-1944
	162	Settlements, Ore, 1931
	163-164	Settlements, Ore, 1937-1938
6	165-167	Settlements, Ore, 1939-1941
	168	Settlements, Ore: ASARCO, 1937
	169	Shoshone County, Road Supervisor, 1931
	170	Shoshone Credit Association, "Hired and Quit List", 1937-1941
	171-174	Statements, Financial, 1931-1941
	175	Strattons Mines Co. v. Option Mining Co., 1926
	176	T-U, 1932-1941
	177	U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Mines, 1930-1941
	178	U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1941
	179	U.S. Office of Production Management, 1941
	180	V-W
	181	Wage scales, 1932-1941
	182	Water system, low pressure, 1941
	183	Weighted average, 1931-1932
	184	Y-Z, 1936-1941

C. General Records, 1928-1948

	185	A, 1941-1947
	186-189	Accident reports, 1941-1948
	190	American Cyanamid Co., 1942-1944
	191	American Smelting and Refining Co., 1942-1946
	192	B-C, 1942-1947
	193	Contract: American Smelting & Refining Co., 1944
	194	Contracts: Hospital, 1942-1947
	195-222	Contracts: Mine work, raises, stopes, drifts, crosscuts, etc., 1943-1947
7	223	Contracts: Mine work, 1944-1945
	224	Contract: Purchase, Carlson, 1943-1945
	225	D-G, 1942-1947
	226	Goodman Manufacturing Co., 1928-1929
	227	H-I, 1942-1947
	228	Idaho, Associated Taxpayers, Inc., 1942-1946
	229	Idaho. Division of Industrial Hygiene, Dust study, 1942
	230-231	International Union of Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers, 1941-1947
	232	IUMM&SW: Grievance cases, 1944-1946
	233	Insurance: Compensation, 1942-1945
	234	J-L, 1943-1947
	235	Labor Management Committee, 1945
	236	Lease: Bland & Newbury, 1942-1947
	237	Lease: Panhandle, 1943-1946
	238	Lease: Zannetti & Lindley, 1943-1945
	239	M, 1942-1947
	240	Mill, 1942
	241	Minerals Separation North America Corporation, 1942
	242	N-P, 1943-1947
	243	Post Falls Lumber & Manufacturing Company, 1940
	244	Premium estimates, 1945-1946
	245	Q-R, 1942-1947
	246	Reports: Production, 1942-1948
	247	Reports: Progress, 1942-1948
	248	S, 1942-1947
	249	Settlements: Black Cloud, 1943
	250	Settlements: Panhandle lease, 1943-1944
	251	Shoshone Credit Association, 1942-1947
	252	Soldiers, Request for release, 1943
	253-255	Statements, Financial, 1942-1947
	256	T-U, 1944-1948
	257	U.S. Bureau of Mines. Form 6-953, 1942-1945
	258	U.S. Bureau of Mines. Explosives license, 1942-1945
	259	U.S. Civilian Defense, 1942
	260	U.S. Civilian Production Administration, Premium affidavits, Panhandle Mine, 1946
	261	U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1942-1943
	262	U.S. Dept. of Labor. Wage and Hour division, 1941-1945
	263	U.S. Nonferrous Metals Commission, 1942-1945
	264	U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1942-1945
	265	U.S. Treasury Department, 1942-1946
8	266	U.S. War Manpower Commission, 1943-1944
	267	U.S. War Production Board, 1942-1945
	268-269	Quota Committee, 1943-1947
	270	Quota Committee, Monthly Reports, 1945-1947
	271	Construction Machinery Branch, 1942
	272	Metallic premium payments, 1942-1945
	273	Purchasing, 1942-1945
	274	V-W, 1942-1946
	275	Vacations, 1942
	276	Wage scales, 1941-1945
	277	Water system, 1941
	278	Westinghouse-Baldwin locomotive, 1929

III. Capital Stock Records, 1923-1947

o.s.	279-283	Ledgers, 1923-1947
	284-288	Journals, 1925-1927
9	289-313	Transfer Correspondence, A - L, 1930-1947
10	314-338	Transfer Correspondence, L - Z, 1930-1947
	339	Securities and Exchange Commission: Application for permanent registration, 1934
	340-341	S.E.C. reports, 1934-1947
	342	S.E.C. quarterly reports, form 8K, 1946-1947
	343	List of stockholders, 1947
o.s.	344	Dividend Record, 1929-1947
	345	Ledger, 1923-1947

IV. Financial Records, 1923-1947

12	346-347	Ledgers, 1923-1947
	348	Journal, 1923-1947
	349-350	Cash books, 1942-1947
	351	Appraisement, 1946
	352	Appraisement, obsolete pages, 1946
	353	National remittance register, 1929-1930
o.s.	354-357	Voucher registers, 1931-1947
	357a	Voucher index cards, 1932-1947

V. Ore Production and Shipment Records, 1923-1953

	358-363	Settlement sheets, 1923-1929
13	364-381	Settlement sheets, 1930, 1942-1949, 1953
	382	Settlement sheets, Panhandle Mine, 1927-1928
14	383-406	Mill reports, 1943-1946
15	407-412	Mill reports, October 1945-April 1946
	413	Daily metallurgical summary, 1945-1947

VI. Plant and Equipment Records, 1928-1941

Orders

16	414	American Cyanamid Co., 1941
	415	Bres Mining & Equipment Co., 1941
	416-426	Coeur d'Alene Hardware & Foundry Co., 1928-1941
	427	Hecla Mining Co., 1941
	428	Hercules Mining Co., 1941
	429-431	Miscellaneous, 1931, 1937-1941
	432	Monitor Mining Co., 1944
	433	Nott-Atwater Co., 1941
	434	Oliver United Fitters, 1941
	435	Pine Creek Lumber Co., 1941
	436	Sherman Lead Co., 1941
	437	Tamarack & Custer Cons., 1941

VII. Personnel Records, 1924-1947

o.s.	438	Pay roll, 1929-1936
	439	Pay roll cards, 1925-1929
	440-441	Administrative pay rolls, 1942-1945
	442-449	Time sheets, May-December 1942
17	450-469	Time sheets, January 1943, September 1943-March 1945
18	465-500	Time sheets, April 1945-September 1947
	501-512	Shifter's reports & daily summaries, April 1928-June 1931
19	513-519	Shifter's reports & daily summaries, January 1930
	516	War bond purchases, 1943, 1945
	517	Records relating to retroactive pay increase, 1945-1947
	518	Records relating to return of income tax withheld on wages, 1945-1947
	519	Employee cards, 1924-1930

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