Guide to the Rough and Ready Quartz Mining Company Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Rough and Ready Quartz Mining Company
Title: Rough and Ready Quartz Mining Company records
Dates: 1861-1864 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Location of Collection: Collection is located with other small manuscript collections.
Collection Number: B 060
Summary: The Rough and Ready Quartz Mining Company Records includes one bound volume. The volume is the Treasurer's Book spanning, which spans three years, 1861-1864.
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 Rough and Ready Quartz Mining Company was a small mining company based out of Jacksonville, Oregon in the 1860's. The company was short lived, and there is no record of substantial land holdings or significant findings. There is also no record of the chain of ownership of the small company. The treasurer's book, the only volume in the collection, was used as Exhibit C in a court preceding.

Content Description

The Rough and Ready Quartz Mining Company records consist of a treasurer's book that spans November 1861 to October 1864. The book is a ledger of credits and debits for the company, which was based in Jacksonville, Oregon.

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 :  

Treasurer's Book, Rough and Ready Quartz Mining Company Records, B 060, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The materials are arranged in chronological order in one bound volume.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 Treasurer's Book 1861-1864


  • Corporate Names :
  • Rough and Ready Quartz Mining Company
  • Subject Terms :
  • Gold mines and mining--Oregon--Jacksonville
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Account books--Oregon--Jacksonville--1861

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