Manuscript Group 301
1 cubic foot
The records of the Mines Contracting 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 Clay Williams in September 1988, with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Processing was completed by Judith Nielsen in July 1992.
Mines Contracting Company was a partnership created on October 10, 1936 by Henry L.V. Day, Norman Ebbley and L.D. Barry. Apparently the only project undertaken by the Mines Contracting Company was the excavation of the Vulcan Tunnel, two miles west of Wallace, for the Callahan Zinc-Lead Company. Work on the Vulcan Tunnel began October 14, 1937 and ended February 2, 1938. Mines Contracting rented a great deal of equipment, including a locomotive, from the Golconda Lead Company. Most of the assets of Mines Contracting Company were sold after completion of the Vulcan project although not until September 21, 1943 were the remaining assets liquidated and the final profit of $65 divided between the three partners.
Records of the Mines Contracting Company span the years 1936 to 1944. Included are correspondence, reports to state agencies, tax returns, payroll and social security records, and financial records.
The records of the Mines Contracting Company are divided into two series.
General Correspondence and Related Records, series one, contains business correspondence, financial statements, reports to state agencies, tax returns, payroll and social security records.
The second series, Financial Records, consists of a ledger, voucher register, bank statements and invoices.
I. General Correspondence and Related Records, 1936-1943 1 II. Financial Records, 1936-1944 1
Box Folder Description
1 1 A; Atlas Powder Co.; B; C, 1936-1943 2 Contract, Vulcan; Ebbley, Norman, jr.; Edison Storage Battery Co.; Electric Storage Battery Co., 1936-1943 3 G; Golconda Lead Mines; H, 1936-1938 4 I; Idaho - Annual information return; Idaho - report of income; Inventories, 1937-1939 5 M; Orders; Partnership income, 1936-1938 6 Payroll and compensation records, 1936-1937 7 S, 1937 8-10 Shifter's daily reports, November 1936-September 1937 11 Social Security, 1936-1937 12 State Insurance Fund; Statements; Summary, 1936-1938 13 U; U.S. partnership return of income, 1936-1942
14 General ledger, 1936-1938 15 Voucher register, 1936-1943 16 Vouchers, 1936-1943 17 Bank statements and invoices, 1937-1944