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Guide to the William Oland Bourne Papers
1837-1881
 MS 69

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Collection processed by Margaret Bausman

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 21, 2016
Finding Aid is written in English.

Container List

Series 2: Labor, 1852-1881

Scope and Content Note

Series 2 consists of correspondence, memorandum and agreements primarily hand-written by Bourne related to the formation, administration and dissolution of the American Mining, Metallurgical and Manufacturing Company and the Humbolt Mining and Manufacturing Company. Some of the names frequently mentioned are: Frederick Janes, E. C. Benedict, Frederick V. Rushton, Andrew C. Armstrong, Francis Bourne, Joseph E. D. Comstock, Albert Gilbert, Daniel B. Brown, William S. Sears, John N. Wyckoff and Samuel Clark all of whom apparently had related operations in New York City, Virginia and California.

Series 2 also contains broadsides, brochures and correspondence pertaining to Bourne's involvement with the Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association and his related publication, The Iron Platform.

Arrangement Note

Series 2: Labor is arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Records of the "American Mining, Metallurgical and Manufacturing Company" and the "Humbolt Mining and Manufacturing Company"
1859-1860
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Records of the "American Mining, Metallurgical and Manufacturing Company" and the "Humbolt Mining and Manufacturing Company"
1859-1860
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Workingmen’s Democratic Republican Association / Broadsides and Brochures
1852-1872
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Workingmen's Democratic Republican Association / Correspondence
1855-1881 and Undated

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