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Descriptive Summary

Administrative History

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. Annual Reports to the Stockholders

II. Minute Books

III. Share Registers

IV. Accounts

V. Correspondence

VI. Reports on Mine, Geology and Inspection Trips

VII. Maps (20th cent.)

VIII. Employees

IX. Documents

X. Photo Albums and Miscellaneous

XI. Equipment

The Benson Latin American Collection

Saint John d'El Rey Mining Company Archives



Descriptive Summary

Creator Saint John d'El Rey Mining Company
Title Saint John d'El Rey Mining Company Archives
Dates: 1830-1960
Abstract Organizational records of the British-owned Saint John d'El Rey (São João d'el Rey) Mining Company in Morro Velho, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Accession No. 1984-12
OCLC Record No. N/A
Extent c. 150 cubic feet
Language English and Portuguese
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Administrative History

The British-owned Saint John d'El Rey Mining Company, established as a gold mining concern in 1830, operated near Belo Horizonte, Minas Geraes, Brazil. The mines run by the company included the Morro Velho gold mine, purchased in 1834, and the Espirito Santo and Raposos gold mine.

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Scope and Contents Note

Annual reports, minute books, share registers, account books, correspondence, reports, photographs, maps, and genealogical records of the Saint John d'El Rey Mining Company document the business and community of the mining company between 1830 and 1960.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Certain uses of some materials may be limited due to concerns about preservation. Standard copyright restrictions apply.

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Index Terms

The Saint John d'El Rey Mining Company Archives are classified under the following Subject Headings:
Saint John d'El Rey Mining Company--History--Sources
Mineral industries--Brazil--History--19th century--Sources
Mineral industries--Brazil--Minas Gerais--History--Sources

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Saint John d'El Rey Mining Company Archives, Benson Latin American Collection, the University of Texas at Austin.

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Box and Folder Inventory

Inventory taken from the document "INVENTORY OF THE ST. JOHN D’EL REY ARCHIVE AT 7, MOORGATE, LONDON, NOVEMBER 9-16, 1973" by William S. Callaghan, February 15, 1974Notes: * Includes material of significant historical value.Numbers and dates are often only approximate.

 

I. Annual Reports to the Stockholders

35 bound volumes of Reports, overlapping and complete 1831-1951.*
(Hundreds) of unbound Reports, with duplicates, 1839-1951,
complete.*

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II. Minute Books

5 Books of minutes of board meetings, vols. 1-5, 1830-1889,
complete.*
4 Books of board minutes, vols. 1-4, 1887-1954,
complete.*
1 Book, minutes of Annual General Meetings, 1858-1945.*
3 Directors’ attendance books, 1943-1959,
complete.
1 Minutes of Committee of Accounts book #9, 1953-1960.

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III. Share Registers

3 Registers of Members B-1, A-1, B-2, 1858-1889.*
2 Registers of Members A-l, B-l, 1887-1890s.*
2 Registers of Members A-K, L-Z, 1888-1890s.*
2 Stock Registers A-K, L-W, 1895-1906.*
1 Register of Members supplement, A-Z, 1899-1906.*
1 Register of Dividend Warrants, 1899-1919.
4 [3] Books of share transfers, 1900-1922, 1904-1905, 1922-1935, 1935-1956.
1 Book of Preference Share transfers, 1904-1956.
1 Book of Issuances and Calls on shareholders, 1904-1910.
4 Registers of Members, A-D, E-J, K-O, R-Z, 1907-1924 (incomplete).*
7 Registers of Members A-Z, complete, 1924-1930s.
6 Registers of Members’ closed accounts, 1920s-1950s.
1 Register of Stocks #2, 1939-1950s.
1 Balance Certificate Book, 1906-1956.
1 Register of executors wishing to have shares placed in their name, 1926-1952.
2 Books listing outstanding dividends, 1897- , 1938-1945.
(Several) Blue dividend books, 100th and 114th dividends, 1948-1950s.
2 Books on New Issues, 1951 and 1952.
1 Packet of materials on New Issue, 1952.
4 Packets of Letters of Allotment for Issue. 1952
1 File on Rights Offering of 1960.
18 Receipt books for shares issued 1955-1959.
4 Packages of closed accounts, mid-1959.
(Several) bundles of “shares,” 1887.
5 Packets of cancelled certificates, 1940s-1959.
1 Box full and 2 packets of Proxy forms, 1960.
2 Boxes and several packets of primarily unused dividend warrants, 1917-1950s.

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IV. Accounts

7 Journals (monthly account books), nos. 1, 8-9, 13-15, 1830-1949
(incomplete).*
9 Ledgers (stock and bond payments) nos. 1, 10, 14-19, 1830-1956
(incomplete).*
1 Index to Ledger #13, 1920s-1940s.
9 Cash Books nos. 6-11 and 3 others. (1914-1955)
2 Account books, 1953-1960.
2 Petty Cash Books, 1947-1950, 1953-1957.
1 Store Ledger, 1931-1939.
6 Cash books – Secretary’s Drawing Account, nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and A-C [7], 1921-1953
(incomplete)
1 Pay Book (modern).
3 Orders and Index books, 1930s.
1 Investments Register Index, 1946-1956.
6 Packets Income tax materials, 1907-1955.
16 Packets of accounts, 1947-1959.
9 Packets Morro Velho Accounts, 1948-1956.
(Several) Blank Midlands Bank books.
(Several) Boxes of petty cash vouchers, 1959-1960.

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V. Correspondence

Volumes of “Extracts of Advices from Morro Velho,” 1830-1863,
complete.*
1 Index to abstracts letter book, 1830-1841.*
1 Letter Book #4, Board to Superintendent, 1843-1846.*
1 Letter Book, Superintendent to Board, 1842-1844.*
2 books of Board inquiries on Morro Velho (mid-19th cent.) [c1834].*
1 Folder of letters from 1860s.*
1 Book of Correspondence between Harris and Col. Le Roy Lewis, 1940s.*
1 Special Series Letter Book, Board to General Manager, 1959-1960.
2 Books of cablegrams, 1959-1964.
1 Book of duplicate shipment letters, 1949-1951.
60-odd loose-leaf books of correspondence between M.V. and London, primarily 1950s, some in 1930s.
1 loose-leaf, Novalimense to Board, 1953-1958.
1 loose-leaf, London Office, 1931-1934.
2 loose leafs, London Office Requisitions, 1938-1942.
50-odd loose-leafs of Requisition orders nos. 1-78, 1950s.
1 Requisition Index, 1950s.
42 Black correspondence boxes, primarily 1950s.
1 Packet of letters from 1870s.*
21-odd Packets of letters, 1950s.
5 Folders of letters and papers, primarily 1950s. [1 folder of letters, 1925-1948.]

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VI. Reports on Mine, Geology and Inspection Trips

1 Report “Direct Route Estimates,” 1927.*
2 copies of Report on Geology of M.V. mine by Graton and Bjorge, 1929.*
(Several) Reports on ore deposits, 1930s.
1 Report on Iron, by Mckay and Schuellman, 1954-1955.
[2 Extracts of Miscellaneous Reports, 1836-1841, 1842-1844.]
[2 Extracts of Advices for the info of Proprietors.]
1 Report on re-opening the mine, 1888.*
(Several) Files with letters on iron ore, 1950s.
(Several) Files with exploration reports, 1933, 1950s.
1 Notebook with F.G. Perceval’s Report, Aug. 25, 1950.
4 Copies of Orville Derby’s mine report, 1901.*
(Several) Reports on mine output and geology, 1940s and 1950s.
1 Production statistics book, 1958-1960.
1 Book on tonnage raised in 1941.
1 Book of decimal tables for gold.
1 Box of documents on sterling, dollar, and gold quotations.
1 Inventory chart, 1928.
1 Report on Chairman Tendron’s visit to M.V., 1880.*
1 Reportbook on visit to M.V. by McCall, 1914. [Kupp’s Report, 1920]*
1 Folder of Inspection visit reports on M.V., all 20th cent.*

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VII. Maps (20th cent.)

1 Map in wooden case showing properties, updated to 1957.
2 Copies book of geological maps to accompany Graton Report.
1 Map of Minas Gerais in book binding.
4 Copies of map of company properties, July 1954.
100 copies of Mine Plan in roll.
1 Envelope of mapping originals, 1955.
7 Rolls of maps of mine and company properties, 1950s.

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VIII. Employees

4 Books on “Foreign Establishment,” mid-19th cent. to 1920s.*
1 Book of Reports on Employees, 1926-1947.*
3 Books of Employee’s contracts, 1920s-1950s.*
7 Books “Extracts from Wills,” 1858-[1947].*
1 Register of Baptisms at M.V., 1851-1868.*
1 Register of Marriages at M.V., 1851-1867.*
1 Register of Burials at M.V., 1856-1868.*

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IX. Documents

1 Book – Lease of the St. John Mine, 1830.*
1 Book – Contract for mines of St. John, 1830.*
2 Books – Contracts for St. John and San José mines, early 19th cent.*
1 Book of abstracts of title deeds of M.V. lands, 1834-1858.
1 Book, Morro Velho, abstracts of title deeds, from 1858.*
1 Packet of letters of Power of attorney, 1877.*
1 Packet of titles and deeds, 1934-1937.*
1 Book of Regulations of the Company, to 1884.*
2 Copies of Bentley’s second phrase code book.*

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X. Photo Albums and Miscellaneous

13 Photo albums, various subjects, dating from late 19th cent. to 1931.
[lists available]*
3 Folders of photos from 1930s.
[portfolios 1, 2, 3]*
1 Scrapbook with press clippings.*
1 Box with pamphlets, reprints of mining articles, laws, news clippings, etc.*
50 Copies of Hollowood’s history of M.V. [The Story of Morro Velho/La historía de Morro Velho]
1 File of letters of acknowledgement for receipt of Hollowood book.
1 Geography text, 1913.
[World Atlas]

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XI. Equipment

5 Paintings and framed photos of Morro Velho. [see list of photos]
2 Large wooden file cabinets.
2 Small wooden file cabinets, one locked.

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