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Name Mines and mineral resources -- South Dakota -- Black Hills

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Image of RG1036.AM - RG1036 Gordon Expedition to the Black Hills collection

RG1036.AM - RG1036 Gordon Expedition to the Black Hills collection

The collection consists of one folder containing miscellaneous papers relating to the expedition to the Black Hills gold fields led by John Gordon in 1874-1875. The collection includes a newspaper clipping from the Nebraska State Journal, October 9, 1927, about Nebraska State Surveyor E.C. Simmons. Simmons surveyed Cherry County, Nebraska, in the spring of 1875 and crossed paths with John Gordon. Some 1922 correspondence concerns maps for the expedition. One additional item is from a book by Annie Tallent which tells of the route taken by Gordon.

Image of RG1070.AM - RG1070 Hawke, Robert, 1826-1882

RG1070.AM - RG1070 Hawke, Robert, 1826-1882

The collection consists of two typed transcriptions of letters from Robert Hawke, Nebraska City, Nebraska, to John K. Gilman, Deadwood, Dakota Territory. The letters are dated August 29th and October 2nd, 1877. In the letters Hawke inquires about the status of purchased Black Hills mining claims. Hawke is also interested in buying more claims, particularly for quartzite mines. Also mentioned in the letters are names of various mines and mining companies.