William Field Staunton papers, 1852-1947

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William Field Staunton papers, 1852-1947

AZ 152


Collection Summary

Creator: Staunton, William Field
Collection Name:William Field Staunton papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1937-1952
Physical Description:3 linear feet
Abstract:Correspondence, diaries, financial records, photographs, newspaper clippings, maps, and other papers, relating to mining and Staunton's personal activities in Arizona and California. Personal papers consist of diaries, notebooks, photographs and his memoirs. Mining records which include correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, blueprints, maps, and articles by Staunton form the bulk of the collection.
Collection Number: AZ 152
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL:http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Mining Engineer in Arizona and California. Staunton was mill and mine superintendent at the Tombstone Mill & Mining Co., Charleston, Ariz. from 1885 to 1894, superintendent of the Congress (Ariz.) Gold Co. 1894 to 1910. He was also general manager of the Tombstone Consolidated Mines Co. 1901 to 1910; vice-president and general manager of the Imperial Copper Co., Silverbell, Ariz., and of the Arizona Southern Railroad Co. from 1903 to 1910; and held those positions in the Southern Arizona Smelting Co., Sasco, Ariz. during 1904 to 1910.

In 1910, in Los Angeles, he established a consulting practice to develop oil and copper properties in Arizona and California. In 1911 he became vice-president, treasurer, and later president of Calumet Oil Co., Los Angeles, and president of the Verde Central Mines, Inc., Jerome, Ariz.


Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, diaries, financial records, photographs, newspaper clippings, maps, and other papers, relating to mining and Staunton's personal activities in Arizona and California. Personal papers consist of diaries, notebooks, photographs and his memoirs. Mining records which include correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, blueprints, maps, and articles by Staunton form the bulk of the collection. Correspondents include Frank M. Murphy, V.L. Mason, Henry M. Robinson, and James S. Douglas.


Organization

This collection is organized into three series:

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Douglas, James Stuart, -- 1868-1949 -- Correspondence
Murphy, Frank Morrell, -- 1855-1917 -- Correspondence
Robinson, Henry Mauris, -- 1868-1937 -- Correspondence
Staunton, William Field, -- 1860-1947 -- Archives

Corporate Name(s)
Western Land and Cattle Company -- Records and correspondence
Congress Consolidated Mines Company -- Records and correspondence
Congress Gold Company -- Records and correspondence
Tombstone Consolidated Mines Company -- Records and correspondence
Tombstone Mill and Mining Company -- Records and correspondence

Subject(s)
Copper mines and mining -- Arizona -- History -- Sources
Gold mines and mining -- Arizona -- History -- Sources
Mines and mineral resources -- Arizona -- Cochise County -- History -- Sources
Mines and mineral resources -- Arizona -- Pima County -- History -- Sources
Mines and mineral resources -- Arizona -- Yavapai County -- History -- Sources
Mines and mineral resources -- Arizona -- Yavapai County -- History -- Sources
Mines and mineral resources -- Arizona -- Yavapai County -- History -- Sources
Ostrich farming -- Arizona -- History -- Sources
Railroad passes -- Specimens
Railroads -- Arizona -- History -- Sources
Silver mines and mining -- Arizona -- History -- Sources

Genre Form(s)
Blueprints
Correspondence
Diaries
Maps
Photographs
Photoprints


Administrative Information

Credit Line

William Field Staunton papers (AZ 152). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Personal and Family Papers, 1852-1947
box
1 Diaries, Diary of European Trip, Diary Index, Memoirs. , 1852-1947
boxfolder
21 Personal and Biographical Material (commencement programs, awards, memberships, marriage record). , 1852-1947
22 Family Papers (mostly relating to father). , 1904-1929
Includes:
"W.F. Staunton: His Scrap Book"
"Sundry Writings by W.F. Staunton"
Railroad Passes
Automobile Notebook
Radio Notebook
"Petit Dictionnaire Fran├žaise"
Calumet Oil Company
Zenda Gold Mining Company
Notes on Old Income Tax Returns, 1913-1929
Notes on Smelting, Ore Contracts, Pumping Machiner, Sundry Prices, 1904
"Sundry Old Notes from 1904"
French Grammar
"Current" (various notes, personal, financial, reading lists, magazine subscriptions).
Miscellaneous Notes, 1910-1912 (mostly financial and concerning the Pan-american Ostrick Company and Calumet Oil Company).
Geological Notes
Envelope of Miscellaneous Notes, Addresses, Cards.
boxfolder
31-5 Correspondence: Frank M. Murphy. , 1897-1910
36-8 Correspondence: V.L. Mason. , 1903-1911
boxfolder
41-2 Correspondence: Henry M. Robinson. , 1903-1921, 1937
44-5 Correspondence: Miscellaneous. , 1882-1938
46 Correspondence: Miscellaneous "R." (Note: This folder is apparently a fragment of a longer alphabetical file covering the 1920s and 1930s. It has been retained intact to indicate the probable scope of missing correspondence for this period.) , 1921-1938
Series II: Mining Papers, 1879-1938
boxfolder
51 Tombstone Mill and Mining Company (miscellaneous papers) , 1879-1901
52 Tombstone Mill and Mining Company (reports). , 1881-1895
53 Tombstone Consolidated Mines Company (miscellaneous papers). , 1901-1910
54 Congress Gold Company & Congress Consolidated Mines Company (miscellaneous papers).
55 Tombstone Pumps and Water Situation.
56 Clippings and Articles: Tombstone.
57 Clippings & Articles: Jerome.
58 Clippings & Articles: Copper Tariff.
59 Clippings & Articles: Colorado River.
Series III: Mining Photographs, Blueprints, and Maps, 1910-1938
boxfolder
61 Photographs: Congress. , 1910-1938
62 Photographs: Jerome. , 1910-1938
63 Photographs: Silverbell and Sasco. , 1910-1938
64 Photographs: Tombstone. , 1910-1938
65 Photographs: California (Balboa, Los Angeles) Puget Sound, Arizona. , 1910-1938
66 Western Land & Cattle Company-Correspondence (successor to Pan-American Ostrich Company). , 1914-1925
67 Western Land & Cattle Company (financial papers). , 1914-1928
box
7 Photographs and Maps. , 1910-1938
Includes:
Photograph: Congress Gold Mining Company's Works
Photograph: Staunton's House in Tombstone
Photograph: Staunton's House in Congress (?)
Photograph: Staunton (?)
Mining Maps and Blueprints: Congress Mine
Mining Maps and Blueprints: Tombstone
Mining Maps and Blueprints: Silverbell
Mining Maps and Blueprints: Unidentified