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Dolobran Mining Company records

Identifier: HC.MC-950-057

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the legal papers, correspondence, and financial records of the Dolobran Mining Company.

It includes deeds of title and lease, charter (April 11, 1881), survey of claim (Aug. 11, 1882), mineral and other patents, letters, and legal document signed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of PA (Oct. 21, 1881) authorizing the "foreign" company, The Dolobran Mining Co. to do business in Pennsylvania as well as transfers or sale of shares in the company and in the proposed The Haverford Mining Company. The earliest deed of lease and title is to David Scull of Philadelphia and Samuel Alsop, Jr. of Colorado for the Pioneer, Revenue and Union mines in Ouray Co., Colorado (Sept. 15, 1880). In April, 1881, Samuel Alsop, Jr. and Walter Gaskill formed and incorporated The Dolobran Mining Co. to acquire precious metal mines to then develop, work, or improve them, including erecting buildings or mills and for which they would sell stock. Some document signers include: Samuel Alsop, William Alderson, Francis T. King, David Scull Jr., James Carey Thomas and Samuel R. Shipley.


  • 1880-1908


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Historical note

The Dolobran Mining Company is a corporation based in San Miguel County, Co, which was established in 1881. The company was named after a Quaker Meeting in Wales, and was originally owned by the Quaker Lloyd family England. The company acted as an economic link between Quakers in Philadelphia and the East Coast and Quakers in Colorado. The 1881 charter for the company included as signers of its business transactions Quakers, Samuel Alsop, William Alderson, Francis I. King, David Scull Jr., James Carey Thomas and Samuel R. Shipley. Among its board members were Francis T. King and John B. Garrett.


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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed January 2016.
Dolobran Mining Company records, 1880-1908
Kara Flynn
January 2016
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