Finding Aid of the R. M. Eames Papers, 1876 - 1898, PC.187

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Finding Aid of the R. M. Eames Papers, 1876 - 1898, PC.187

Abstract

Chartered by the North Carolina legislature, February 11, 1881, the North State Mining Company was established for the working of in western North Carolina. R. M. Eames was one of the company directors and a mining superintendent.
The letters, receipted bills, payrolls, prospectus, broadsides, newspapers, inventories, deeds, agreements, and account books furnish a glimpse of the workings of the North State Mining Company.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Richard M. Eames Papers
Call Number
PC.187
Creator
Eames, R. M.
Date
1876 - 1898
Extent
211.00 items, 2.00 volumes
Language
English
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], PC.187, R. M. Eames Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.

    Biographical and Historical No

    Chartered by the North Carolina legislature, February 11, 1881, the North State Mining Company was established for the working of in western North Carolina. Provision was also made for the construction of necessary railroad and telegraph connections. To accomplish this, the Statesville and Jefferson Railroad (a subsidiary of the mining company), running from Statesville to Taylorsville, to Wilkesboro, to Gap Creek, to Jefferson, was surveyed. A home office was established at Salisbury with an executive branch in New York.

    R. M. Eames was one of the company directors and mining superintendent and apparently directed activities from the site. The chief mines seem to have been the Copper Knob Mine, Gap Creek, Ashe County and the Crowell Gold Mine in Stanly County, although there were other mining interests.

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. North State Mining Company
  2. Mines and mineral resources--North Carolina--History
  3. Account books
  4. Clippings (information artifacts)
  5. Acquisitions Information

    Gift of Mrs. M. B. Morgan, Raleigh, North Carolina. August 8, 1946; March 9 and 31, 1949.

    Processing Information

  6. Processed by State Archives of North Carolina, n.d.
  7. Encoded by Lee Todd, April, 2008