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Worlds Fair Mining Company Account Books 1898-1901,1912

MS 454

Collection Summary

Creator: World's Fair Mining Company
Collection Name: Worlds Fair Mining Company Accounting Books
Inclusive Dates: 1989-1901,
Inclusive Dates: 1912
Physical Description:1 linear feet
Abstract:Account Books, 1898-1901, 1912. This collection consists of two account books dated 1898-1901 and 1912 respectively, kept by the World’s Fair Mining Company near Harshaw, Arizona.
Collection Number:MS 454
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

Historical Note

The Worlds Fair Mine, located in Harshaw, Arizona was purchased by William Moran in 1883 then sold to Frank Powers of Custer County,Idaho in 1884 who maintained ownership until circa 1915. The Worlds Fair Mine produced silver-lead ore and was owned at times or in part, by the Worlds Fair Development Company; the Worlds Fair Mining Company; the Zero Mining Company and the Trench Company.>

Scope and Content Note

Account books and printed materials, 1898-1901, 1912. Collection consists chiefly of two account books kept by the Worlds Fair Mine inn Harshaw, Arizona and records the purchase of supplies for the mining camp; charges for room and boarr, and personal provisions for employees; delivery of mail, payroll, assay costs, and notes on mining operations. The collection includes assay certificates, receipts, Worlds Fair Mine letterhead and partial time record, and a letter to Frank Powers from the Santa Cruz County Arizona Assessment Office. The account books make up the bulk of the collection.


This collection is organized into 2 series.
Series I: Account Books, 1898-1901, 1912.
Series II: Printed Materials, 1899, 1900-1901.



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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Powers, Frank

Corporate Name(s)
Worlds Fair Mining Company

Harshaw Mining District (Ariz.) - History
Mines and mineral resources - Arizona - Santa Cruz County
Silver Mines and Mining - Arizona - Santa Cruz County
Worlds Fair Mine (Ariz.)

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Worlds Fair Mining Company Account Books(454). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series I: Account Books , 1898-1901, 1912
These account books were kept by the Worlds Fair Mine in Harshaw, Arizona. These records record the purchase of supplies for the mining camp, charges for room and board, and personal provisions for employees, delivery of mail, payroll, assay costs, and notes on mining operations.
11 Account Book I
12 Account Book II
Series II: Printed Materials 1899, 1900-1901
This collection consists of miscellaneous printed materials associated with the Worlds Fair Mine including assay certificates, receipts, and a letter to Frank Powers from the Santa Cruz County Arizona Assessment Office.
13 Printed Materials