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Manuscript Group 301

Mines Contracting Company

Records, 1936-1944
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.

COMPANY HISTORY

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

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.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

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.

SERIES LIST

I. General Correspondence and Related Records, 1936-1943	1
II. Financial Records, 1936-1944	1

MINES CONTRACTING COMPANY
INVENTORY

Box	Folder	Description                

I. General Correspondence and Related Records, 1936-1943

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

II. Financial Records, 1936-1944

	14	General ledger, 1936-1938
	15	Voucher register, 1936-1943
	16	Vouchers, 1936-1943
	17	Bank statements and invoices, 1937-1944

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