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Crescent Silver Company letters : ALS, 1870-1878.
BANC MSS 99/135 p
Collection Overview

Title:

Crescent Silver Company letters : ALS, 1870-1878

Creator/Contributor:

Curtis, A. F., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Mendenhall, Cyrus.

Creator/Contributor:

Teller, Henry Moore, 1830-1914, Correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Horner, John W. (John Willard), 1837-1958

Creator/Contributor:

Cushman, Wm. H. (William H.)

Creator/Contributor:

Reily, Edward.

Creator/Contributor:

Stephens, E. W.

Creator/Contributor:

Thayer, E. W.

Abstract:

Letters to Cyrus Mendenhall and other Crescent Silver Co. officials are mainly from A.F. Curtis but also from H.M. & W. Teller, J.W. Horner, Wm. H. Cushman, Edward Reilly, and E.W. Stephens, Jr. Letters from Curtis and Reilly, agents of the company, describe the poor market for ore, lack of funds to pay bills, 3% interest on debts, and the need to restore the company's good name so that in case of trouble there will be some friends on their side in Georgetown. Mining claim disputes involving Dibbins and others are mentioned. Curtis resigns his position in frustration at the lack of financial support from company headquarters, and at one point suggests Wm. Mendenhall as a potential replacement. Other letters also are about the company's financial obligations, with a lengthy letter from E.W. Stephens discussing his advances and other financial arrangements he made with the board of directors. Also includes checks signed by E.W. Thayer, bills, receipts, and other miscellaneous financial documents.

Date:

1870 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-co
Mendenhall, William -- fl. 1870-1879
Crescent Silver Company.
Mines and mineral resources -- Colorado
Georgetown (Colo.)

Type:

Business records.
Receipts.

Physical Description:

print
1 portfolio (.1 linear ft.)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 99/135 p

Origin:

Colorado