A Guide to the Charles E. Haydon Papers, 1888-1898
During the late 19th century, Charles E. Haydon worked for a number of mining, lumber, and finance companies, including as the president of the American Building and Loan Association in Little Rock, Arkansas, and as vice president of Woodworth Lumber Company in Monroe, Louisiana. In addition, he served on the board of directors of the Ragged Mountain Gold Placer Mining Company.
Correspondence, circulars, diaries, reports, financial documents, newspaper clippings, railway and steamship passes, and a map compose the Charles E. Haydon Papers, 1888-1898, chronicling Haydon’s business activities as an executive for various mining, lumber, and finance companies, including the American Building and Loan Association and the Woodworth Lumber Company. Correspondence concerns business affairs with mining, oil, and lumber companies, while diaries discuss his travels throughout Texas, Arkansas, and Colorado. Reports relate to gold mining operations in Colorado; financial documents consist of tax receipts, bank deposit slips, and a promissory note; passes from a variety of railway and steamship companies pertain to Haydon’s business travel; and newspaper clippings discuss Haydon’s professional activities, among other topics. Additionally, circulars advertise the Montrose Placer Mining Company, and a map illustrates the property belonging to the Ragged Mountain Gold Placer Mining Company.
This collection is open for research use.
Charles E. Haydon Papers, 1888-1898, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers