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Creator:
Stratton Cripple Creek Mining and Development Company
Title:
Stratton Cripple Creek Mining and Development Company Correspondence
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/q237hs015
Dates:
1907-1940 (mostly 1907-1908)
Size:
1 box and 0.4 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of selected correspondence of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining and Development Company concerning development and production work on specific properties in the Cripple Creek District. (Colo.) covering chiefly during the years 1907 and 1908.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of selected company correspondence, mostly between F. M. Keeth of Cripple Creek and William Lloyd of Colorado Springs, from 1907 to 1940, concerning development and production work on specific properties in the Cripple Creek District.

Collection Creator Biography:

Stratton Cripple Creek Mining and Development Company

W. S. Stratton (1848-1902) was the first millionaire to emerge from the Cripple Creek district, near Pikes Peak, in th early 1890s. His Independence Mine made him a fortune, and he became a huge landowner in the area and a great benefactor of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Stratton Cripple Creek Mining and Development Company was created by Stratton near the end of his life and career in Cripple Creek. Its primary purpose was to purchase and consolidate properties on Gold, Globe, Ironclad, and Bull hills and for Stratton to carry out his quest for the "Bowl of Gold."--his idea that the major veins of ore merged underground in the form of a goblet. Later, this was proven to be false.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from Mt. Gothic and Reliquary in 2010.

AM 2010-105.

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by John Delaney on March 22, 2010. Finding aid written by John Delaney on March 24, 2010.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Stratton Cripple Creek Mining and Development Company Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/q237hs015
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1