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Mexican Mining Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 82

Scope and Contents

1864-1928.  Reports in English assessing the investment potential of silver, gold, copper, and lead mines in Mexico, principally Sonora, and in the U.S. and the Philippines. Includes 1864 autographed letter regarding Chihuahua silver mine and mining methods and quit claim deed of its sale; and sketches, photographs, and maps. 19 pieces. This is a collection of reports and other papers which assesses the potential values of certain silver, gold, lead or copper mines and are aimed at attracting investors. They originate with English-speaking engineers and entrepreneurs. Most of the mines are in northern Mexico, but one group of mines is in the Philippe Islands and several in the United States. Included are typewritten, handwritten and printed reports, a lengthy letter and a quit-calim deed. The location, transportation and communication facilities, presence of wood and water, labor availability and pay scales, previous working and development of the mines, improvements, general geological features and assay reports are topics mentioned to varying degrees. some documents have sketches, photographs or maps.


  • 1864-1928

Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public. No known restrictions.


19.00 Pieces

Archon Finding Aid Title
Ruth Olivera, May 1987; revised October 24, 1996
Description rules
Other Unmapped
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the The Latin American Library at Tulane Repository

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