Guide to the Portland, Alaska Gold Mining Company Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Portland, Alaska Gold Mining Company
Title: Portland, Alaska Gold Mining Company records
Dates: 1887-1900 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: B 058
Summary: The collection contains a letterpress book from the Portland, Alaska Gold Mining Company of Portland, Oregon.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The company was owned by Theodore and William Nicolai. Anthony Neppach was secretary. Most of the letters are to company representatives in Alaska.

Content Description

The Portland, Alaska Gold Mining Company Records can be found in one bound letterpress volume and span three years. Almost all of the letters are handwritten in ink on carbon paper. Therefore, the materials often are difficult to read. The material consists primarily of letters. However, there are a few pages with ledger and financial records.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

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 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 Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Portland, Alaska Gold Mining Company records, B 058, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection consists of a single bound volume.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Letter Press Book 1877-1900


  • Corporate Names :
  • Portland, Alaska Gold Mining Company--Records and correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Mining corporations--Alaska
  • Mining corporations--Oregon

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