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Collection Number: 03521

Collection Title: Gold Hill Mining Company Records, 1850-1931

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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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Size 25 items (2.0 linear feet of shelf space)
Abstract Records of one or more Rowan County, N.C., mining firms, including the Gold Hill Mining Company, the Gold Hill Consolidated Company, A. H. Almay and Company, and the Rowan Mining Corporation. The relationships between the firms is unknown. The volumes contain information on general mining operations, transactions of the Gold Hill Mining Company store, costs of operations, and wages.
Creator Gold Hill Mining Company (N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Gold Hill Mining Company Records #3521, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Harold Nash of Kannapolis, N.C., in 1961.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Records of one or more Rowan County, N.C., mining firms, including the Gold Hill Mining Company, the Gold Hill Consolidated Company, A. H. Almay and Company, and the Rowan Mining Corporation. The relationships between the firms is unknown. The volumes contain information on general mining operations, transactions of the Gold Hill Mining Company store, costs of operations, and wages.

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Contents list

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9 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Because of the nature of these materials, there is some unavoidable overlap in dates between this series and series 2.

Folder 1

Volume 1: 1850-1872, 131 pp. Laborers' time records, June 1850-September 1853; records of receipts, January 1871-September 1872. #03521, Series: "1. Antebellum Volumes, 1850-1872." Folder 1

Folder 2

Volume 2: 1853-1866, 260 pp. Records of expenses and dividends of the Gold Hill Mining Company, wages paid, and general ledger accounts. #03521, Series: "1. Antebellum Volumes, 1850-1872." Folder 2

Folder 3

Volume S-3: 1854-1861, 97 pp. "Gold Hill Mining Company Store's Blotter," with accounts documenting transactions at the store; general accounts of the Gold Hill Mining Company, 1854-1856, with individuals and companies. #03521, Series: "1. Antebellum Volumes, 1850-1872." Folder 3

Folder 4

Volume S-4: 1856-1857, 470 pp. Gold Hill Mining Company day book. #03521, Series: "1. Antebellum Volumes, 1850-1872." Folder 4

Folder 5

Volume 5: January-November 1857, 386 pp. Gold Hill Mining Company store day book. #03521, Series: "1. Antebellum Volumes, 1850-1872." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 6: November 1857-March 1858, 320 pp. Gold Hill Mining Company store day book. #03521, Series: "1. Antebellum Volumes, 1850-1872." Folder 6

Folder 7

Volume S-7: May-November 1858, 501 pp. (pages 1-2 missing). Gold Hill Mining Company store day book. #03521, Series: "1. Antebellum Volumes, 1850-1872." Folder 7

Folder 8

Volume 8: November 1860-April 1861, 428 pp. Gold Hill Mining Company store day book. #03521, Series: "1. Antebellum Volumes, 1850-1872." Folder 8

Folder 9

Volume 9: Antebellum undated, 95 pp. Gold Hill Mining Company ledger recording wages, goods sold, and items purchased (formerly volume 23). #03521, Series: "1. Antebellum Volumes, 1850-1872." Folder 9

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14 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Because of the nature of these materials, there is some unavoidable overlap in dates between this series and series 1.

Folder 10

Volume 10: September 1871-1872. Ledger containing various accounts, some of which are itemized, plus wage records (formerly volume 9). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 10

Folder 11

Volume 11: March-April 1872. Day book, apparently from the Gold Hill Mining Company store (formerly volume 10). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume S-12: September 1872-July 1873. Gold Hill Mining Company store day book, which also contains a few accounts relating to construction (formerly volume 11). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 12

Folder 13

Volume 13: October 1872-September 1873. Gold Hill Mining Company store day book, with a few pages of construction accounts and a few general accounts (formerly volume 12). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 13

Folder 14

Volume S-14: 1872-1889. A. H. Almy and Company book, containing cash accounts and a few accounts with individuals and firms (formerly volume 13). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 14

Folder 15

Volume 15: August 1873-1874. Records of accounts with individuals and other companies, owner unidentified (formerly volume 14). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 15

Folder 16

Volume 16: 1873-1888. Accounts with individuals for goods and services and a few construction and maintenance accounts; there is also a record of some mining operations, owner unidentified (formerly volume 15). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 16

Folder 17

Volume 17: September 1883-1884. Journal with daily entries recording work performed and a record of mining expenses, owner unidentified (formerly volume 16). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 17

Folder 18

Volume 18: 1906-1908. Day book of supplies bought and sold and of wages for labor, owner unidentified (formerly volume 17). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 18

Folder 19

Volume 19: 1907. Cord wood accounts, records of transactions with the Gold Hill Copper Company, the Southern Mining Company, the Southern Railway Company, Union Mines, and various individuals, owner unidentified (formerly volume 18). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 20: January-May 1915. Bi-monthly Gold Hill Consolidated Company payroll sheets (formerly volume 19). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 21: June-September 1915. Gold Hill Consolidated Company payroll accounts, mortgages, judgements, lists of liens, etc. (formerly volume 20). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 22: 1930. Rowan Mining Corporation minute book with charter, naming H. G. Green, president, John W. Honeycutt, secretary, and C. F. Montgomery (formerly volume 21). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 22

Folder 23

Volume 23: 1931. Rowan Mining Corporation records of stock transfers (formerly volume 22). #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 23

Folder 24

Volume 24: Undated. Index to unidentified ledger. #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 24

Folder 25

Volume 25: Undated. Book of blank certificates from the assay office of Walter George Newman, Gold Hill, N.C. #03521, Series: "2. Postbellum Volumes, 1871-1931. " Folder 25

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Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, January 1993

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.

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