#9027 Gold Hill Mining Company Records

Gold Hill Mining Company Records

MSS #9027

January 1997

Abstract: Day books, receipt books, and general record books of the Gold Hill Mining Company of Gold Hill North Carolina, covering primarily the 1850s, although there is one boof for 1910-1915.

Online catalog terms: Gold Hill Mining Company Gold mines and mining--North Carolina--Rowan County Gold Hill (NC)--history

Size: Approximately one linear foot.

Provenance: Unknown. Arrived at Rowan Public Library prior to 1988.

Access: No restriction.

Copyright: Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Introduction

Receipt books, day books, and other records from the Gold Hill Mining Company of Gold Hill, North Carolina showing the day to day financial transactions of the mine. These records include receipts of items purchased, the person selling the items, and the signatures of those involved in the purchase. Also listed are the names of various miners and the amount they were paid. Especially of interest are those lists showing African American workers and slave owners who were paid for the services of their slaves who worked in the mines.

These items appear to have been stored in poor environmental conditions, possibly an outbuilding of some kind. They have been damaged by insects and moisture, and for preservation purposes some of the bindings and blank sheets were removed and discarded in November of 1996 and January of 1997. These books also appear to have been fumigated at some point after arriving in Rowan Public Library's custody. The one item that had the most damage (the receipt book for 1857) was taken apart sheet by sheet. Great care was taken in keeping the pages in order. They have been numbered.

Folder List

Box 1. Folder 1. 1853-1855 Day Book and Hands

Folder 2. 1855 Cash Book

Folder 3. 1859 Day Book A

Box 2. Folder 4. 1859-1860 Day Book

Folder 5. 1910-1915 Day Book

Box 3 (No folder) 1857 Receipt Book