W. I. Fleck papers
This collection contains one manuscript diary, about 132 pages, with entries by W. I. Fleck documenting assaying and mining activities throughout Oregon, Idaho, and Colorado. The majority of the entries relate to Gold Hill, Oregon, and Fleck's work on assaying ore, surveying claims, and working on machinery. Fleck also periodically notes the weather, mentions other miners and assayers working in the area, and includes some details about his trips to survey river routes and potential mining sites. The diary also contains one photograph of the Golden Drift Mining Company on the Rogue River and four snapshots, two of two young women, one of a young man, and one of a small child. Flack created a short, general index at the back of the diary noting mining locations and assay work.
- 19 October 1901-31 May 1903
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Biographical / Historical
Ward I. Fleck was born in June 1871 in Missouri to Joseph and Rebecca Fleck. He worked in assaying and mining, particularly in the American West. He died in 1908 and is buried in Jackson, Missouri.
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
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This collection contains one manuscript diary, about 132 pages, with entries by W. I. Fleck documenting assaying and mining activities throughout Oregon, Idaho, and Colorado. Also included are five photographs, including one of the Golden Drift Mining Company on the Rogue River.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase from Charles Apfelbaum, July 2001.
Processed by Mahala Ruddell, February 2023.
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