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[Colorado Mining]. [Jasper, CO]
Jasper, Colorado Mining Prospectus for Marian Mining Company. [Jasper, CO]: [Marian Mining Company], . [36pp.] Quarto [28 cm] Post bound in plain brown covers.
This report/prospectus contains: 17 b/w photographs of varying sizes of the mine and buildings and machinery associated with. Five smelting reports by the American Smelting and Refining Company of Leadville, Co. (each is one page). Report on The Miser-Guadaloupe Group of Mines - Marian Mining Company - Jasper, Colorado - October, 1930 (14 leaves with text on recto only) illustrated with five, full-page maps. Copy of one page telegram describing the richness of the diggings..A large fold-out map [56 cm x 100 cm] titled: Sketch map Plomo Mine - Costilla County Colorado.
Prospectus and description of a mining area above the town of Jasper, Colorado that would become known as the Miser and Perry lode.
"The little town of Jasper (1882-1927), originally called Cornwall, was settled in 1880 by a group of mining entrepreneurs that included Alva Adams, later a Colorado Governor. By 1897 the town boasted the hotel Jasper with fourteen rooms, a collection of stores, and 'the usual necessity - a saloon,' reported the Denver Republican. The saloon apparently was even less productive then the mines, and in 1902, when Jasper experienced a brief revival, the Denver Times noted: 'Jasper has not a saloon in the town. It's a twentieth century camp with the gunfighters and killers left out.' The mines in the area were never major producers, though the miners had such great hopes for one that they sent a shipment of ore to Denver to be refined. The smelter burned down with the ore, and Jasper never did learn the results." - 'Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps' - Sandra Dallas
Haynes, Frank Jay. St. Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN: Haynes Picture Shops, (c.1885). Silver gelatin photograph [42 cm x 30 cm] under a gray mat and in an attractive modern wooden frame [64 cm x 51 cm] 'Haynes Yellowstone Park' blind stamped at the lower right corner. Haynes number manuscript on the reverse (27651). Brass plaque beneath image "Grey Bear - by F.J. Haynes." Image has strong contrasts. Fine.
Striking image of Grey Bear who was a Crow scout with General Terry.
This photograph was produced by Jack Haynes c.1927, purportedly to be sold in the Yellowstone Park stores, which the Haynes family operated. Jack Haynes produced this photograph from the negative of his father, originally generated by F. Jay Haynes c.1885.
In the mid 1980s the Montana Historical Society (M.H.S.) in Helena was facing a budget shortfall. In order to raise funds, the M.H.S. was given permission to sell photographs and other paper items from their Haynes inventory to the public, as long as they maintained two of a particular item in their inventory.
The result was a significant collection of Haynes photographs put up for sale. Most of the photographs showed images of Yellowstone National Park, in several formats and sizes. But also included in this sale were large sized images of Native Americans, most measuring approximately 12" by 17", or slightly larger.
According to Richard Boyd, the manager of the library book store and also the manager of this sale, there were 75 large-sized images on Native American Haynes photographs that were put up for sale and sold.
Frank J. Haynes (1853-1921) was employed by the Northern Pacific RR in 1875 to take pictures along their route from Minnesota to the West Coast for advertising and promotional purposes. From 1884 through 1915 Haynes operated a lucrative service industry in Yellowstone National Park making and selling souvenir photographs, taking pictures of tour parties, and publishing graphic souvenirs . F. Jay Haynes was known as the "Official Park Photographer."
Jack Ellis Haynes (1884-1962) began working in the family photographic business at a relatively young age and toward the end of 1916 he formally bought out his father's interest in the Yellowstone photography business and was awarded sole right to produce pictorial souvenirs. An accomplished photographer in his own right, Jack operated the park concessions and Saint Paul studios under the name 'J.E. Haynes' and then 'Haynes Inc.' (1937-1945). In 1945 Jack and Isabel moved the base of operations to Bozeman, and established Haynes Studios Inc.
Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel. New York
New York: Underwood & Underwood, 1908. First Edition. Complete with 18 albumen silver print stereoviews [8 cm x 15.5 cm] on gray Underwood & Underwood mounts [9 cm x 18 cm] with titles beneath the image and lengthy descriptions on the reverse . 64-page (matching brown cloth) descriptive booklet present. Both the views and booklet are housed in a box and slipcase [19 cm x 12 cm x 5 cm] Title, publisher and bands gilt stamped on the spine of the slipcase. Very good. Textblock is shaken. Minor rubbing to the extremities of the box. Fold-out map [35 cm x 3 cm] of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado laid in at the rear of the booklet. Smaller map shows the locations of the stereoviews.
The booklet contains a thirty-two-page introduction about the park by C.A. Higgins. This is followed by detailed descriptions of all eighteen views, that is edited by Dellenbaugh.
Nice collection of views showcasing the wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, with description of the views by Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh. Uncommon complete.
"Since the publication of Major Powell's reports thousands of other observers have come, some looking into the great gulf with the gaze of the scientist, some with the artist's 'inward eye,' keen to appreciate the miraculous, overwhelming beauty of it all, in form and light-and-shade and color," - pg. 28 from 'How the Canyon Was Explored.
Brown, James S. Salt Lake City
George Q. Cannon & Sons, 1900. First Edition. 520pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Brown cloth with the title gilt on the front board and on the backstrip. Decorative blind stamped borders to boards. Very good. Mild rubbing to the corners of the boards with minor nicks to the cloth. Private non-lending library ink stamp on the pastedowns and endsheets and nine times through the text. Eight multiplication problems in ink on the recto of the front flyleaf.
James Stephen Brown (1828-1902) was a member of the Mormon Battalion who crossed the west and reached California in 1847. He was with James Marshall when he discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848, which would lead to the California Gold Rush nearly a year later (it took a while for this information to reach and disseminate across the rest of America). Brown was also a successful missionary in the South Pacific and one of the early settlers on the Little Colorado and was an early missionary to the Navajo and Hopi.
"Before his death he wrote an interesting sketch of his life which was published in book form under the title 'Life of a Pioneer, being the autobiography of James S. Brown' in which interesting work the details of Bro. Brown's life are depicted in a way calculated to inspire faith and confidence in the great Latter-day work, to which Bro. Brown devoted his life's strength and energy." - Andrew Jenson 'L.D.S. Biographical Encyclopedia'
This highly readable memoir is uncommon. Flake/Draper 900. Graff 426. Howes B849. Kurutz 86. Wheat Gold Rush 22. Clement 148. Eberstadt 104:29.
Brooks, Juanita. Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1950. First Edition. 243pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Yellow cloth with the title in green on the front board and the backstrip. Near fine/Fine. Minor rubbing to the corners of a price clipped jacket.
Definitive work on the massacre that took place in southern Utah on September 11, 1857. According to Adams' Six Guns: "Contains much on John D. Lee and some material on Porter Rockwell." A nice copy. Scallawagiana 96. Adams Six Guns 287.