date(s):
1840-1903
subject(s):
Lead mines and mining; Lead industry and trade
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A3035 Desloge Lead Mining Company Papers Inventory of Desloge Lead Mining Company Papers A3035 EAD by Andrea Carter using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-28 06:29:59 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Desloge Lead Mining Company Papers Desloge Lead Mining Company A3035 0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box; 2 volumes) 1840-1903 Processing Information Processed by Andrea Carter, November 2016. Donor Information The collection was donated by the Desloge Family Historical Preservation Trust in July 2016. Biographical Sketch Upon arriving in Ste. Genevieve, in 1822, Firmin Rene Desloge partnered in business with his uncle Ferdinand Rozier. Desloge soon travelled to Mine a Breton, the small town that would become Potosi, where he established his mercantile store. It was this endeavor that brought together the Desloge family and the lead industry. Firmin Rene Desloge began by accepting lead in trade, as early as 1830 he had built a smelting furnace, and begun surface mining in the Potosi area. His son, Firmin Vincent Desloge began, the Missouri Lead Mining & Smelting Co. in 1874; in 1876 this became the Desloge Lead Company, and in 1877 he completed and began operating the Desloge Mill & Smeltery. After fire destroyed the concentrating mill plant and damaged the surface plant, Desloge Lead Company was sold St. Joe Lead Co. Undeterred, Firmin Vincent Desloge continued on and in 1888 he established the Desloge Consolidated Lead Company. After acquiring the Bogy Lead Mine and St. Francois Mining, mining in Desloge began in 1893. The company carried on, prosperously, as land was acquired to establish the city of Desloge and expand the mining enterprise, in a 1901 lead mining report the Missouri Mines Inspector reported the company’s holding at 3,640 acres in Desloge. The company was sold to St. Joe Lead Co., in 1929, just months before the stock market crash that would begin the Great Depression. Scope and Contents The collection consists mainly of land record documents showing the activity of Firmin V. Desloge in St. Francois County and Washington County, Missouri. The collection is mostly made up of Trust Deeds, various deeds of conveyance, and Chattel Mortgages. Also included are notes for loans made, communication with purchasers of ore from the Desloge Lead Mine Company and volumes relating to the purchase of the Bogy Lead Mine and the creation of the Desloge Consolidated Lead Company. Documents found in the collection include the following: Trust Deed (or Deed of Trust) : There are three parties to this document: Party of the 1st Part, the Borrower; Party of the 2nd Part, the Trustee; Party of the 3rd Part, the Lender. The document is recorded, in the county in which the property is located, for the term agreed upon, by the borrower and lender, in the signed Promissory Note. The Trustee holds the right (foreclosure) to sell the property, at the courthouse door, in case of default. General Warranty Deed : Written instrument used to transfer ownership/title of a property from the seller (grantor, party of the first part) to a buyer (grantee, party of the second part). In a Warranty Deed the Grantor guarantees that they legally own the property with no outstanding liens, mortgages or encumbrances, the document further warranties the clear title of the property. Quit Claim Deed : Written instrument that transfers ownership/title from owner (grantor, party of the first part) who has terminated, or quit, his claim to the property to a recipient (grantee, party of the second part). This deed makes no guaranty and provides no warranty to the clear title of the property. Deed : Written instrument that is signed and delivered, especially one regarding the ownership of land. Trustee’s Deed : Written instrument that transfers legal title/ownership to a purchaser (grantee) after foreclosure, default of loan terms. In this case, the seller of the property is the Trustee established in the recorded Trust Deed. Chattel Mortgage : A mortgage made against movable/personal property, if the loan falls into default, the items offered as collateral are forfeited to the lender. Note : Document that established amount of money borrowed and the terms for its repayment, including any interest to be charged. Arrangement The collection is arranged by type of document and chronologically within each group. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Digital Copies The Desloge Lead Mining Company Papers were digitized by Andrea Carter, October-December 2016. The images may be viewed online by clicking the links beside each item in the inventory. Preferred Citation Desloge Lead Mining Company Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Deeds -- Missouri -- Iron County Deeds -- Missouri -- Saint Francois County Deeds -- Missouri -- Washington County Lead mines and mining -- Missouri -- Saint Francois County Mineral industries -- Missouri -- Saint Francois County Desloge, Firmin, Jr., 1843- Wingo, Gibon C. Miscellaneous Notes and Checks Promissory note signed John Byers [his mark] to Gibon C. Wingo for borrowing $9.70. A3035-00001 1856 May 2 1 1 Promissory note signed John Byers [his mark] to Gibon C. Wingo, May 2, 1856 Promissory note signed Robert Berryman to G.C. Wingo for borrowing $5.50. A3035-00002 1857 Mar 20 1 1 Promissory note signed Robert Berryman to G.C. Wingo, March 20, 1857 Promissory note signed J.M.L. Jamieson to G.C. Wingo for borrowing $50.81, interest of 10% per annum. A3035-00003 1858 Nov 3 1 1 Promissory note signed J.M.L. Jamieson to G.C. Wingo, November 3, 1858 Promissory note signed Josiah Morgan [his mark] to G.C. Wingo for borrowing $25.04, interest of 10% per annum. A3035-00004 1858 Dec 8 1 1 Promissory note signed Josiah Morgan [his mark] to G.C. Wingo, December 8, 1858 Promissory note signed James Fuller [his mark] to G.C. Wingo for borrowing $4.80, interest of 10% per annum. A3035-00005 1859 Aug 12 1 1 Promissory note signed James Fuller [his mark] to G.C. Wingo, August 12, 1859 Promissory note signed Wingo & Farris to Doan, King & Co. for borrowing $388.70, interest of 10% per annum, term of six months. Doan, King & Co., a Mercantile firm, was composed of Wyllys King, Richard Bigelow, Wm. A. Doan, Richard H. Bigelow, and Charles E. King. A3035-00006 1860 Mar 19 1 1 Promissory note signed Wingo and Farris to Doan, King and Co., March 19, 1860 Promissory note signed Elijah Hawk to G.C. Wingo for borrowing $5.95, interest of 10% per annum. A3035-00007 1860 Nov 15 1 1 Promissory note signed Elijah Hawk to G.C. Wingo, November 15, 1860 Promissory note signed Wingo & Farris to Berthold, Rozier & Co. for borrowing $695.00, interest of 10% per annum. Payments have been marked on the reverse. A3035-00008 1861 Jan 5 1 1 Promissory note signed Wingo and Farris to Berthold, Rozier and Co., January 5, 1861 Promissory note signed Marian Forister [his mark] to G.C. Wingo for borrowing $4.65, interest of 10% per annum. A3035-00009 1861 May 10 1 1 Promissory note signed Marian Forister [his mark] to G.C. Wingo, May 10, 1861 Promissory note signed Samuel Whitehead [his mark] to G.C. Wingo for borrowing $2.00, interest of 10% per annum. A3035-00010 1862 Jan 1 1 1 Promissory note signed Samuel Whitehead [his mark] to G.C. Wingo, January 1, 1862 Promissory note signed L.H. Gillam to G.C. Wingo for borrowing $60.00, interest of 10% per annum. A3035-00011 1862 Apr 1 1 1 Promissory note signed L.H. Gillam to G.C. Wingo, April 1, 1862 Promissory note signed L.H. Gillam to Wingo and Crump for borrowing $39.18, interest of 10% per annum. A3035-00013 1862 July 4 1 1 Promissory note signed L.H. Gillam to Wingo and Crump, July 4, 1862 Promissory note signed Marian Forister [his mark] to G.C. Wingo for borrowing $4.29, interest of 10% per annum. A3035-00015 1862 July 30 1 1 Promissory note signed Marian Forister [his mark] to G.C. Wingo, July 30, 1862 Promissory note signed John Morgan to Wingo & Crump for borrowing $3.20, interest of 10% per annum. A3035-00016 1862 Aug 8 1 1 Promissory note signed John Morgan to Wingo and Crump, August 8, 1862 Promissory note signed John Swoffer to G.C. Wingo for borrowing $8.34, interest of 10% per annum. A3035-00017 1863 Sept 25 1 1 Promissory note signed John Swoffer to G.C. Wingo, September 25, 1863 Tax receipt for Addison Murphy. Payment of state and county taxes for the year 1865 in the amount of $9.06, signed by St. Francois County Collector, Rufus Alexander. A3035-00018 1866 Feb 24 1 1 Tax receipt for Addison Murphy, February 24, 1866 Check No. 99 signed F. Desloge in the amount of $637.90, payable to Cynthian Desloge. Drawn on account at Butchers and Drovers Bank, St. Louis. A3035-00019 1874 Oct 31 1 1 Check signed F. Desloge to Cynthian Desloge, October 31, 1874 Check No. 1004 signed F. Desloge in the amount of $3,303.82, payable to Cynthian Desloge. Drawn on account at Butchers and Drovers Bank, St. Louis. A3035-00020 1875 Jan 31 1 1 Check signed F. Desloge to Cynthian Desloge, January 31, 1875 Check No. 1067 signed F. Desloge in the amount of $100.00, payable to Wm. Rongey. Drawn on account at Butchers and Drovers Bank, St. Louis. A3035-00021 1875 Dec 4 1 1 Check signed F. Desloge to Wm. Rongey, December 4, 1875 Agreement to Quit Claim. Property to be transferred from William Gooden to G.W. Miller, upon payment in full of $200. A3035-00026 1882 Jan 23 1 1 Quit claim agreement, January 23, 1882 Pay order from G.W. Miller to Mr. Walker. Directs Walker to pay William Gooden $103.80. The document notes, "Balance in full pd. on Land." A3035-00027 1882 Sept 7 1 1 Pay order from G.W. Miller to Mr. Walker, September 7, 1882 Check No. 4 852, from Messr. Heidelbach Ickelheimeo Co., New York, in the amount of $100, payable to Monsieur Elis Havemann. Endorsed to Desloge Lead Company by Elis Havemann. A3035-00022 1883 Jan 3 1 1 Check No. 4 852 from Messr. Heidelbach Ickelheimeo Co., New York, in the amount of $100, payable to Monsieur Elis Havemann, January 3, 1883 Account Sales of Nickel & Cobalt Matte ex Celtic, signed by Rawlins & Son, Liverpool. Lists the price of the materials sent less the shipping expenses and the total due to Desloge Lead Co., £261.12.3. (As noted in Desloge Chronicles A Tale of Two Continents An Amazing Family's Journey, Volume One , page 223.) A3035-00023 1883 Dec 18 1 1 Record of sales of Nickel and Cobalt Matte ex Celtic, signed Rawlins and Son, Liverpool, December 18, 1883 Check No. 1412 drawn from Messrs. Williams & Guion, New York, in the amount of £261.12.3 sterling, payable to Messrs. The Desloge Lead Co., payment from Rawlins & Son for materials listed in previous document. (As noted in Desloge Chronicles A Tale of Two Continents An Amazing Family's Journey, Volume One , Page 223.) A3035-00024 1884 Jan 1 1 1 Check No. 1412 drawn from Messrs. Williams and Guion, New York, in the amount of 261.12.3 pounds sterling, payable to Messrs. The Desloge Lead Co., January 1, 1884 Payment to F. Desloge in the amount of $7.50, signed Zeno B. Clardy. A3035-00025 1884 Aug 18 1 1 Payment to F. Desloge in the amount of $7.50, signed Zeno B. Clardy, August 18, 1884 Listing of furnace expenses. Detailed accounting for years 1881-1882 and summary of years 1881-1885. A3035-00031 circa 1885 1 1 Record of furnace expenses, 1885 Statement of hauling done for Mr. Desloge by Columbus Bean beginning November 17, 1887. The statement provides a detailed listing of the materials hauled, the labor used, and the cost of each. A3035-00028 1888 Feb 1 1 1 Billing statement from Columbus Bean to Mr. Desloge, February 1, 1888 Statement from Bogy Lead Company for total of $179.10, paid by F. Desloge. The statement includes a detailed list of costs paid in advance on behalf of Mr. Desloge. A3035-00030 1888 Feb 2 1 1 Billing statement from Bogy Lead Co. to F. Desloge, February 2, 1888 Statement of Hauling for Bogy Lead by C. Bean for the month of February 1888. The statement provides detailed listing of the materials hauled, where it was delivered and the labor used, and a total cost for the month. A3035-00029 1888 Mar 2 1 1 Billing statement from C. Bean to Bogy Lead, March 2, 1888 Farris Trust Deeds and Notes Trust deed. Loan made to John W. Farris and wife Elizabeth of Washington County by John J. Farris of Washington County for the sum of $460. To be secured by two tracts of land, one of 113 acres, the Southwest quarter of Section twelve, in Township 35N, Range 1 East, and one of 6 acres, upon which is situated a saw mill, both in Washington County, Missouri. A3035-00032 1860 Dec 7 1 2 Trust deed signed John W. Farris and wife Elizabeth, December 7, 1860 Deed of Trust, William S. Reefe, Trustee. Deed of trust references three loans made to John W. Farris, and wife Elizabeth S. Farris by Firmin Desloge: $175, interest 8% per annum, term of four months; $100, interest of 8% per annum, term of one year; $100, interest of 8% per annum, term of two years. If repayment is not received on any of three notes secured by this Deed of Trust (default) property to be sold at Courthouse Door, Potosi, Mo. To be secured by two tracts of land, one of 113 acres, the Southwest quarter of Section twelve, in Township 35N, Range 1 East, and one of 6 acres upon which is situated a saw mill, both in Washington County, Missouri. A3035-00033 1870 May 13 1 2 Deed of Trust signed John W. Farris and wife Elizabeth, May 13, 1870 Promissory note signed John Farris to Firmin Desloge for borrowing $100, interest of 8% per annum, 1 year term. Payment noted on reverse. A3035-00034 1870 May 13 1 2 Promissory note signed John Faris to Firmin Desloge, May 13, 1870 Promissory note signed John Farris to Firmin Desloge for borrowing $100, interest of 8% per annum, 2 year term. Payment noted on reverse. A3035-00035 1870 May 13 1 2 Promissory note signed John Faris to Firmin Desloge, May 13, 1870 Trust Deeds Trust Deed, W.R Taylor, Trustee, St. Francois County. Loan made to G.G. Buchanan and wife Mary Buchanan by L.D. Walker in the amount of $11,353.22, interest of 9% per annum, 2 year term. If repayment not received (default) property to be sold at Courthouse Door, Farmington, Mo. To be secured by 198 acres in St. Francois County (20 acres and 31 acres previously sold to William Metts). A3035-00036 1882 Apr 29 1 3 Trust deed signed G.G. Buchanan and Mary Buchanan, April 29, 1882 Trust Deed, Henry R. Pigg, Trustee, St. Francois County. Loan made to Thomas Davis and wife Caroline H. Davis, and John H. Cook and wife Julia E. Cook by William Pigg (Ste. Genevieve), in the amount of $775, interest of 10% per annum, 1 year term. If repayment not received (default) property to be sold at Courthouse Door, Farmington, Mo. To be secured by 150.08 acres in St. Francois County. A3035-00037 1883 Apr 2 1 3 Trust deed signed Thomas Davis and Caroline H. Davis and John H. Cook and Julia E. Cook, April 2, 1883 Trust Deed, George E. Walker, Trustee, St. Francois County. Loan made to Henry Bisch and wife Liona Bisch by Desloge Lead Company in the amount of $300.00, interest of 8% per annum, 60 day term. If repayment not received (default) property to be sold at Courthouse Door, Farmington, Mo. To be secured by 80 acres in St. Francois County. A3035-00038 1884 May 16 1 3 Trust deed signed Henry Bisch and Liona Bisch, May 16, 1884 Trust Deed. Luther K. Peen, Trustee, St. Francois County. Loan made to Felix Pratte and wife Ruthy Pratte by Settle and Murphy in the amount of $186.38, interest of 6% per annum, 1 year term. If repayment not received (default) property to be sold at Courthouse Door, Farmington, Mo. To be secured by 2 Lots of Felix Pratte Subdivision, approximately 2 acres in St. Francois County. A3035-00039 1884 June 16 1 3 Trust deed signed Felix Pratte and Ruthy Pratte, June 16, 1884 Trust Deed, Firmin Desloge, Trustee, St. Francois County. Loan made to Henry C. Aberle and wife Seria Aberle by Desloge Lead Company in the amount of $50.00, interest of 10% per annum, 6 month term. If repayment not received (default) property to be sold at Courthouse Door, Farmington, Mp. To be secured by Lot 9 of the Felix Pratte Subdivision, approximately .90 acres. A3035-00040 1885 Aug 6 1 3 Trust deed signed Henry C. Aberle and Seria Aberle, August 6, 1885 Property Acquired through Tax Sales Certificate of Purchase, signed by John C. Breckenridge, Collector of Washington County. Purchase of property from county for past due taxes by Firmin Desloge in the amount of $19.85 at Potosi, 5 parcels containing approximately 520 acres in Washington County. A3035-00041 1868 Oct 5 1 4 Certificate of purchase signed John C. Breckenridge, Collector of Washington County, October 5, 1868 Certificate of Purchase, signed by W.T. Hunter, Collector of Washington County. Purchase of property from county for past due taxes by F. Desloge in the amount of $3.96 at Potosi, 1 parcel described as NW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section or Lot 28, Town or Block 40, Range or Survey 1E in Washington County. A3035-00042 1873 Mar 29 1 4 Certificate of purchase signed W.T. Hunter, Collector of Washington County, March 29, 1873 Deed of Release Deed of Release, signed by Francis A. Rozier, Trustee, and Cynthia A. Desloge. Loan previously made on 1 November 1860 to John B Valle and wife Lucie M. Valle by Cynthia A. Desloge, secured by property located Madison County. A3035-00043 1869 Apr 28 1 5 Deed of release signed Francis A. Rozier, Trustee, and Cynthia A. Desloge, April 28, 1869 Chattel Mortgages Chattel Mortgage, signed by J.H.G. Heyer and F. Desloge, Potosi, Washington County. Loan made by Firmin Desloge to John H.G. Heyer in the amount of $1,000. Personal property offered as collateral: 1 horse, 1 two horse wagon, 1 spring wagon, 1 horse buggy, all supplies currently held in Heyer’s store. It appears these funds were used to pay a portion of a judgement settled against Mr. Heyer by the District Court, in the amount of $2,300. The mortgage is marked satisfied as of May 21, 1872, on the reverse. A3035-00044 1870 Jan 20 1 6 Chattel mortgage signed J.H.G. Heyer and F. Desloge, Potosi, Washington County, January 20, 1870 Chattel Mortgage, signed by Joseph Lore and Firmin Desloge, Washington County. Loan made by Firmin Desloge to Joseph Lore in the amount of $65. Personal property offered as collateral: one horse. A3035-00045 1872 Feb 16 1 6 Chattel mortgage signed Joseph Lore and Firmin Desloge, Washington County, February 16, 1872 Chattel Mortgage, signed by Gilbert Pearson and Wesley R. Pearson, Washington County. Loan made by Firmin Desloge to Gilbert Pearson and Wesley R. Pearson in the amount of $632.54. Personal property offered as collateral: team of 6 mules and wagon with iron axle. A3035-00050 1873 Mar 2 1 6 Chattel mortgage signed Gilbert Pearson and Wesley R. Pearson, Washington County, March 2, 1873 Chattel Mortgage, signed by Francis Skinner and Firmin Desloge, Washington County. Loan made by Firmin Desloge to Francis Skinner in the amount of $250. Personal property offered as collateral: two teams of oxen and wagons with wooden axles. A3035-00046 1873 Apr 1 1 6 Chattel mortgage signed by Francis Skinner and Firmin Desloge, Washington County. April 1, 1873 Chattel Mortgage, signed by Neal T. McAfee and Firmin Desloge, Washington County. Loan made by Firmin Desloge to Neal T. McAfee in the amount of $10.59. Personal property offered as collateral: growing crop of grass corn, or other farm products. A3035-00047 1874 May 8 1 6 Chattel mortgage signed Neal T. McAfee and Firmin Desloge, Washington County, May 8, 1874 Chattel Mortgage, signed by Francis Skinner and Firmin Desloge, Washington County. Loan made by Firmin Desloge to Francis Skinner in the amount of $241. Personal property offered as collateral: one horse cart, two horses, and one mule. A3035-00048 1874 July 1 1 6 Chattel mortgage signed Francis Skinner and Firmin Desloge, Washington County, July 1, 1874 Chattel Mortgage, signed by M.S. Eaton, Bonne Terre, St. Francois County. Loan made by The Desloge Lead Company to M.S. Eaton in the amount of $250. Personal property offered as collateral: 2 horses. This mortgage includes authorization to sell said goods with published ten day notice upon default. A3035-00049 1883 Mar 6 1 6 Chattel mortgage signed M.S. Eaton, Bonne Terre, St. Francois County, March 6, 1883 Saw Mill Papers Chattel Mortgage, signed by Lewis Cass Hite and F. Desloge, Washington County. Loan made by Firmin Desloge to Lewis Cass Hite in order to "carry on business of saw milling." Desloge is to advance $6 per 1,000 feet of flooring sawed, which is to be saved at the saw mill in order to be used to continue business. Personal property offered as collateral: all the lumber sawed or stacked in the mill yard and about the premises and saw mill. A3035-00051 1871 Feb 1 7 Chattel mortgage signed Lewis Cass Hite and F. Desloge, Washington County, February 1871 Deed of Trust, William S. Reefe, Trustee, signed by Lewis Cass Hite and Wm S. Reefe, Washington County. Loan made by Firmin Desloge to L.C. (Lewis Cass) Hite in the amount of $3,787.40, said loan being signed on four separate notes, all dated March 23, 1872: $1,000 due April 15, 1872, interest of 10% per annum; $1,000 due May 15, 1872, interest of 10% per annum; $1,000 due June 15, 1872, interest of 10% per annum; $787.40 due July 15, 1872, interest of 10% per annum. If repayment not received, on any of the four notes secured by this Deed of Trust (default) property to be sold at Courthouse Door, Potosi, Mo. To be secured by 580 acres in Washington County. A3035-00052 1872 Mar 23 1 7 Deed of trust signed Lewis Cass Hite and William S. Reefe, Washington County, March 23, 1872 Chattel Mortgage, signed by Lewis Cass Hite, Washington County. Loan from Firmin Desloge to L.C. (Lewis Cass) Hite, in the amount of $3,787.40 (this is the same loan described in the previous document). Personal property offered as collateral: one portable steam circular saw mill, 12 hp, and cylinder about 10 by 20 inches together with all appliances and fixtures thereto attached, cut off saw and all appliances and fixtures, now located on land within about seven miles of Potosi and all the lumber sawed and stacked in the mill yard and about the premises and saw mill and any logs to be milled and any lumber owned by the mill stacked at any other location, including Iron Mountain Rail Road Depot in Potosi. A3035-00053 1872 Mar 23 1 7 Chattel mortgage signed Lewis Cass Hite, Washington County, March 23, 1872 Trustee’s Deed, signed by William E. Moberly, St. Louis, Trustee, of Chattel Mortgage, dated July 6, 1870, loan made to Lewis Cass Hite and Benjamin Ruffner. Sale of property after default of loan made through five notes as purchase money for saw mill, about 7 miles from Potosi, four each for $500, with terms of 90 days, 6 months, 9 months, and one for $300 due 15 days from date of execution. The borrowers defaulted on the loans due six months and nine months from date of execution. Sale of property was advertised in the Missouri Democrat : original confirmation of printing and clipping from newspaper included, document signed by Richard Homs, publisher of Missouri Democrat . Personal property defaulted: one portable steam circular saw mill, 12 hp, and cylinder about 10 by 20 inches together with all appliances and fixtures thereto attached, cut off saw and all appliances and fixtures, now located on land within about seven miles of Potosi. A3035-00054 1873 Feb 8 1 7 Trustee's deed signed William E. Moberly, St. Louis, Trustee, of Chattel Mortgage, dated July 6, 1870, loan made to Lewis Cass Hite and Benjamin Ruffner, February 8, 1873 Bogy Mines Blotter Blotter with information regarding lead mines titled, "Bogy Mines Blotter." Includes financial accounting, June 1872-December 1873; list of bills received, 1873-1874; list of drill holes with detailed notes of the activities at each hole beginning with Hole A, May 23, 1873-Hole G, August 30, 1873, making up the Series of 1873; and Series 1874 beginning April 9, 1874, with detailed notes of drill locations and findings. Inside back cover is marked with a make shift map of the drill hole, each is shown with coordinates of the Series 1874 drill locations. Holes 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are labeled. A3035-00091 1872-1874 1 Volume 1 Blotter with information regarding lead mines "Bogy Mines Blotter," 1872-1874 Public Notice of Sale of the Bogy Lead Mine in St. Francois County, generated by T.S. Noonan, Agt., St. Louis, Mo. Detailed description of mine property, including a list of the company's current drill holes, with findings for each at varying depths. Includes hand written notes from Desloge Lead Company regarding location of drill holes and distances/direction between drill holes. A3035-00055 No date 1 8 Public Notice of Sale of the Bogy Lead Mine in St. Francois County, generated by T.S. Noonan, Agt., St. Louis, Mo., no date Accounting and bill statement to Bogy Lead Company from C. Bean, marked paid by F. Desloge. A3035-00056 1887 Nov 7 1 8 Accounting and bill statement to Bogy Lead Company from C. Bean, marked paid by F. Desloge, November 7, 1887 List of location of drill holes. A3035-00057 No date 1 8 List of location of drill holes, no date Hand-drawn map of drill holes using distance and relation to one another, oriented around shaft shown in drawing in back cover of Volume 1. A3035-00058 No date 1 8 Hand-drawn map of drill holes using distance and relation to one another, no date Business card of G.R. Bissell, Executor of the Estates of L. Bissell. Handwritten figures on the reverse. A3035-00092 No date 1 8 Business card of G.R. Bissell, Executor of the Estates of L. Bissell, no date Fragment of newspaper or magazine page with advertisement for Ayer's Hair Vigor. A3035-00093 No date 1 8 Fragment of newspaper or magazine page with advertisement for Ayer's Hair Vigor, no date Washington County Deeds Deed, signed by George B. Clark and Cornelia A. Clark, Jefferson City. Purchase of land by Firmin Desloge from George B. Clark, and wife Cornelia A. Clark (of Jefferson City), for the sum of $50. Property transferred: the SE 1/4 NE 1/4 and E 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 15, Range 1 West in Washington County. A3035-00059 1873 May 30 1 9 Deed signed George B. Clark and Cornelia A. Clark, Jefferson City, May 30, 1873 Quit Claim Deed, signed by F. Desloge, Potosi, Washington County. Conveyance of land from Firmin Desloge to James A. Shields for the sum of $25. Property transferred: 120 Acres in Washington County. (Legal description includes previous derivation: property was purchased from George Clark on May 30, 1873.) A3035-00060 1873 June 21 1 9 Quit claim deed signed F. Desloge, Potosi, Washington County, June 21, 1873 Quit Claim Deed, signed by James A. Shields, Washington County. Conveyance of land from James A. Shields to Firmin Desloge, for the sum of $35. Property transferred: 120 Acres in Washington County. A3035-00061 1874 Mar 28 1 9 Quit claim deed signed James A. Shields, Washington County, March 28, 1874 Wingo Deeds Deed of Trust, James W. Norvell, Trustee, Dent County. Loan made by Firmin Desloge to Gibon C. Wingo and wife Meeke A. Wingo in the total amount of $800, two notes of $400.00 due in two years and $400.00 due in one year, interest of 10% per annum. Deed of Trust requires party of the 1st part (borrower) to keep taxes paid current and to insure the property for at least $600, failure to do so will be considered default, if repayment not received (default) property to be sold at Courthouse Door, Ironton, Mo. To be secured by one acre and one quarter with a frame store-house, dwelling, shop, and out-buildings, in Iron County. A3035-00062 1874 Jan 20 1 10 Deed of trust signed Gibon C. Wingo and Meeke A. Wingo, January 20, 1874 Trustee’s Deed, signed by D.F. Martin, Sheriff of Iron County, acting as Trustee. Sale of Property after default of loan(s) for $400.00 & $400.00, dated January 20, 1874, made by Firmin Desloge to Gibon C. Wingo and wife Meeke A. Wingo. Property transferred: one acre and one quarter with a frame store-house, dwelling, shop, and out-buildings, conveyed to Firmin Desloge through Trustee’s Deed for sum of $500.00, at Courthouse door, Ironton, Mo. Includes Proof of Publication, to show 20 days public notice was given prior to sale (along with the original news clipping of the listing), signed by Eli D. Ake, publisher of the Iron County Register . A3035-00063 1875 Sept 24 1 10 Trustee's deed signed D.F. Martin, September 24, 1875 Conveyances Deed, signed by William Evans and Mahala Evans, St. Francois County. Purchase of land by William Murphy from William Evans and wife Mahala Evans, for the sum of $130. Property transferred: 80 acres in St. Francois County. A3035-00064 1840 Oct 3 1 11 Deed signed William Evans and Mahala Evans, St. Francois County, October 3, 1840 Deed, signed by H.H.M. Williams, Public Administrator of the Estate of Mason Frisell, Cape Girardeau County. Sale of the estate/probate of Nathan Frisell to Neal Caufebule. Property transferred: three lots in Washington County, for the sums of $104, $600, and $204.95. A3035-00065 1866 Sept 1 1 11 Deed signed H.H.M. Williams, Public Administrator of the Estate of Mason Frisell, Cape Girardeau County, September 1, 1866 Quit Claim Deed, signed by William S. Reefe and Alice L. Reefe of Washington County. Conveyance of land from William S. Reefe and wife Alice L. Reefe to Firmin Desloge for the sum of $135.00. Property transferred: 80 acres in Crawford County. A3035-00066 1871 July 10 1 11 Quit claim deed signed William S. Reefe and Alice L. Reefe of Washington County, July 10, 1871 Sheriff's Deed, signed by John T. Clarke, sheriff of Washington County. Land purchased by Firmin Desloge for the sum of $2,306 after seizure of property by the sheriff of Washington County, John T. Clarke, as a result of judgement filed against Charles B. Lumpkin, in favor of Levi H. and Washington Silvers. Property transferred: two parcels of 24 & 80 acres in Washington County. (These appear to include a mill; the legal description includes rights to the water of a creek and the right to dig below the surface.) A3035-00067 1872 June 11 1 11 Sheriff’s deed signed John T. Clarke, sheriff of Washington County, June 11, 1872 General Warranty Deed, signed by George W. Murphy, Rachel Murphy, and Hester Moon, St. Francois County. Purchase of land by Addison Murphy from George W. Murphy, Rachel Murphy, and Hester A. Moon (descendants of W.M. Murphy, deceased) for the sum of $5.00. Property transferred: 80 acres in St. Francois County. (East half of the southwest quarter of Section six (6) in Township Thirty-Seven (37), North of Range five (5) East, containing 80 acres of land.) A3035-00068 1873 May 12 1 11 General warranty deed signed George W. Murphy, Rachel Murphy, and Hester Moon, St. Francois County, May 12, 1873 Deed, signed by James A. Shields, assignee of the estate and effects of Andrew Casey in Bankruptcy. Purchase of property from Bankruptcy, James A. Shields, as assignee to Firmin Desloge, for the sum of $22. Property transferred, two parcels: 80 acres and Lot 131 in Old Town of Potosi. Washington County, Potosi Courthouse, Bankruptcy of Andrew Casey – document notes the release of Andrew’s wife’s Pauline, dower rights to the property on April 23, 1873. A3035-00069 1873 July 1 1 11 Deed signed James A. Shields, assignee of the estate and effects of Andrew Casey in Bankruptcy, July 1, 1873 General Warranty Deed, signed by Peter W. Murphy, Sarah A. Murphy, W.M. Settle and Hattie A. Settle, St. Francois County. Purchase of land by Harvey Hall, from Peter W. Murphy and wife Sarah A. Murphy; and W.M. Settle and wife Hattie A. Settle for the sum of $41.00. Property transferred: Lot 4 of the Town of Settleton, County of St. Francois. A3035-00070 1880 Dec 27 1 11 General warranty deed signed Peter W. Murphy, Sarah A. Murphy, W.M. Settle, and Hattie A. Settle, St. Francois County, December 27, 1880 Warranty Deed, signed by Gerald B. Allen, President of Desloge Lead Co., St. Francois County. Conveyance of land by Desloge Lead Co., to Peter Richard Kenrick, Archbishop of St. Louis, for the sum of $1. Property transferred: .88 acres in St. Francois County. A3035-00071 1881 Aug 4 1 11 Warranty deed signed Gerald B. Allen, President of Desloge Lead Co., St. Francois County, August 4, 1881 Agreement, signed by F. Desloge. Desloge Lead Company (F. Desloge) is to transfer via Warranty Deed 144 acres of land (formerly the Buchanan Place) to A.L. Moon along with payment of $750 in exchange for a Warranty Deed transferring 217 acres from A.L. Moon to Desloge Lead Co. A.L. Moon currently resides on the 217 acres. Desloge Lead Co reserves the right to cut timber and construct a mill on the property. A3035-00072 1883 Nov 22 1 11 Agreement signed F. Desloge, November 22, 1883 Warranty Deeds Warranty Deed, signed by E.W. Madison and Emma Madison, St. Francois County. Purchase of land by Peter Bequette from E.W. Madison and wife Emma Madison for the sum of $187.50. Property transferred: six acres in St. Francois County (Survey 2114, Township 37N, Range 5E). A3035-00073 1880 Feb 10 1 12 Warranty deed signed E.W. Madison and Emma Madison, St. Francois County, February 10, 1880 General Warranty Deed, signed by Peter Bequette and Mary L. Bequette, St. Francois County. Purchase of land by Firmin Desloge from Peter Bequette and wife Mary Larose Bequette for the sum of $175. Property transferred: six acres in St. Francois County (Survey 2114, Township 37N, Range 5E). A3035-00074 1881 Dec 16 1 12 General warranty deed signed Peter Bequette and Mary L. Bequette, St. Francois County, December 16, 1881 Correspondence Letter signed Louis Fusz, Fusz & Backer, Flour, Provision & Commission Merchants, St. Louis, to Firmin Desloge. Regarding discussing a proposed merger of the St. Joseph and Desloge Mine Companies. A3035-00076 1881 Mar 25 1 13 Letter signed Louis Fusz, Fusz and Backer, Flour, Provision and Commission Merchants, March 25, 1881 Letter signed James H. Wilson, Wilson Brothers, Importers Manufacturers and Jobbers of Men’s Furnishing Goods and Shirts, Chicago, to Firmin Desloge. Wilson is now ready to accept a proposal of purchase of land from Desloge on a property adjoining his own (original envelope included with letter). A3035-00077 1883 June 2 1 13 Letter signed James H. Wilson, Wilson Brothers, Importers Manufacturers and Jobbers of Men’s Furnishing Goods and Shirts, Chicago, to Firmin Desloge, June 2, 1883 Letter signed Elis Havemann, Paris to Desloge Lead Company, Bonne Terre, Mo. Requests confirmation of receipt of a letter dated December 24, 1883. Reviews average make up of a sample of 50 tons of matte received from Desloge. Includes accounting of metal received and tested. (As noted in Desloge Chronicles A Tale of Two Continents An Amazing Family’s Journey, Volume One , page 223.) A3035-00078 1884 Jan 3 1 13 Letter signed Elis Havemann, Paris, to Desloge Lead Company, Bonne Terre, Mo., January 3, 1884 Letter signed Elis Havemann, Paris to Desloge Lead Company, Bonne Terre, Mo. Refers to previous letters, looking for reply and confirmation of further shipment of nickel cobalt. Requests use of cable wire for delivery, and includes specific language to be used as cable code. A3035-00079 1884 Mar 16 1 13 Letter signed Elis Havemann, Paris, to Desloge Lead Company, Bonne Terre, Mo., March 16, 1884 Letter signed Rawlins & Son, Liverpool, to Desloge Lead Company, Bonne Terre, Mo. Advises of receipt and sale of shipment of Nickel Cobalt Matte ex “Republic” and payment sent in the amount of £287.3.2. Requests confirmation of receipt of payment and encourages further shipments. A3035-00080 1884 Apr 19 1 13 Letter signed Rawlins and Son, Liverpool, to Desloge Lead Company, Bonne Terre, Mo., April 19, 1884 Letter to Zeno B. Clardy, prosecuting attorney, Farmington, St. Francois County Missouri, signed by witnesses J.C. Alexander and Phillip A. Wigger (his mark). Request to pay $100 from damage suits on behalf of St. Joseph Lead Co. and Desloge Lead Co to Dinning and Byrns, attorneys, Potosi, Washington County, Missouri. A3035-00081 1884 Aug 12 1 13 Letter to Zeno B. Clardy, prosecuting attorney, Farmington, St. Francois County Missouri, signed by witnesses J.C. Alexander and Phillip A. Wigger (his mark), August 12, 1884 Letter signed Elis Havemann, Paris, to Desloge Lead Company, Bonne Terre, Mo. Refers to his previous letter of September 26, and requests answers to questions regarding the continuation of shipment of metals, the desired makeup of those metals, and the price to be paid. A3035-00082 1884 Oct 2 1 13 Letter signed Elis Havemann, Paris, to Desloge Lead Company, Bonne Terre, Mo., October 2, 1884 Note signed J.M. Shirk to F. Desloge, Esq. Explains that he took a deed to Mr. Rozier to be signed, but was unable to acquire signatures of Mr. Rozier & his wife. Implies Mr. Rozier will see Mr. Desloge about the matter. A3035-00075 No year Aug 30 1 13 Note signed J.M. Shirk to F. Desloge, Esq., August 30, no year Buchanan Deeds Trust Deed, George E. Walker, Trustee, signed by G.G. Buchanan, Mary E. Buchanan and George E. Walker, St. Francois County. Loan made by Desloge Lead Company to G.G. Buchanan and wife Mary E. Buchanan in the amount of $1,148.75, interest of 8% per annum, 30 day term. If repayment not received (default) property to be sold at Courthouse Door, Farmington, Mo. Property: approximately 143 acres in St. Francois County. A3035-00083 1882 Sept 21 1 14 Trust deed, George E. Walker, Trustee, signed G.G. Buchanan, Mary E. Buchanan, and George E. Walker, St. Francois County, September 21, 1882 Trustee’s Deed Under Sale, signed by George Walker, St. Francois County. Sale of property after default of loan in the amount $1,148.75, made by the Desloge Lead Company to G.G. Buchanan and wife Mary E. Buchanan, September 21, 1882. Property: approximately 143 acres in St. Francois County, conveyed to Desloge Lead Company through Trustee’s Deed Under Sale, for sum of $250.00 at Courthouse Door, Farmington, Mo. A3035-00084 1884 Mar 22 1 14 Trustee’s deed under sale, signed George Walker, St. Francois County, March 22, 1884 Unsigned Deed Proposed conveyance of land from Phillip A. Wigger and wife Charity Wigger to St. Joseph Lead Company and Desloge Lead Company. Purchase amount listed as $200. Property: 10 acres in St. Francois County – to include usage of the “branch and stream for flowing and discharging of all chats, debris, offal and water from the works and mines of parties of second part (St. Joseph and Desloge Lead Companies), companies are not be held liable for any deposits of chats or other debris which may be deposited upon each above described land by discharge of the water from their said mines and works, or by flowing said Pratte branch or any damages resulting herefrom.” A3035-00085 1884 Aug 1 15 Proposed conveyance of land from Phillip A. Wigger and wife Charity Wigger to St. Joseph Lead Company and Desloge Lead Company, August 1884 Minute Book Desloge Consolidated Lead Company Minute Book. Includes Desloge Consolidated Lead Company articles of association, signed 15 January 1890, and recorded 15 January 1890, book 8, page 183, in the City of St. Louis; by-laws dated 18 January 1890; meeting minutes, First Board of Directors: Louis Fusz, Firmin Desloge, Mathias Backer, John F. Valle, and George H. Backer; and newspaper clippings glued to front cover regarding Missouri lead industry and a treatment for small pox. Loose newspaper clippings inside front cover include article from The Democrat , Friday, 12 June 1903, front side regarding Miner’s Union Day, back side with information regarding flooding on the Mississippi. A3035-00094 1890 Jan-1905 Dec 18 1 Volume 2 Desloge Consolidated Lead Company minute book, January 1890-December 18, 1905 Billing statement of The Sayings Company, Publishers, to Desloge Consolidated Lead Company for advertising “Wishing to Increase Capital Stock.” The amount billed is $9.50, and the statement is marked paid as of July 12, 1894. A3035-00099 1893 May 27 1 16 Billing statement of The Sayings Company, Publishers, to Desloge Consolidated Lead Company for advertising “Wishing to Increase Capital Stock,” May 27, 1893 Desloge Consolidated Lead Co. letterhead with handwritten notes regarding stock. Original stock 20,000 shares, and Construction Co. 74,600 shares, with a total of 94,600 shares. There is an addition of 5,400, but no notes about these additional shares. A3035-00100 1898 June 20 1 16 Desloge Consolidated Lead Co. letterhead with handwritten notes regarding stock, June 20, 1898 Minutes of a meeting on Desloge Consolidated Lead Co. letterhead. Present at the meeting were Louis Fusz, F. Desloge, Geo. H. Backer, and J.F. Valle. A special meeting was held because the president, Louis Fusz, was approached by Mr. Thompson of the Bank of Commerce to put a price on the property. The price decided on was $2,225,000.00. A3035-00101 1903 Nov 23 1 16 Minutes of a meeting on Desloge Consolidated Lead Co. letterhead, November 23, 1903 Newspaper clipping regarding Fred Taylor, a 16-year-old who was killed at the Number 2 shaft of the Desloge Consolidated Lead Company. He was looking into the shaft, in darkness, when he was struck by a descending cage. A3035-00095 No date 1 16 Newspaper clipping regarding Fred Taylor, a 16-year-old who was killed at the Number 2 shaft of the Desloge Consolidated Lead Company, no date Newspaper clipping titled “Grievances Against the American Metal Co.” The article focuses on protests against the prices being paid for copper. According to the author, there are copper-producing interests who sell their copper through the American Metal Co., New York. These interests have agreed, through signed contracts, to sell at the price listed in the “Engineering and Mining Journal,” but the prices are consistently below market value. A3035-00096 No date 1 16 Newspaper clipping titled "Grievances Against the American Metal Co," no date Torn piece of Desloge Consolidated Lead Company envelope. Figures noted on the reverse. A3035-00097 No date 1 16 Torn piece of Desloge Consolidated Lead Company envelope, no date Circular notification of payment of dividends from The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, signed James F. Fahnestock, Treasurer. The notice accompanied a check for payment of “one and one-half percent (seventy-five cents per share)." A3035-00098 No date 1 16 Circular notification of payment of dividends from The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, from James F. Fahnestock, Treasurer, no date J.B. Valle Estate List of parcels of land owned by J.B. Valle’s estate. The title for each has been perfected, according to the note in the document. The list includes 15 parcels of land. A3035-00086 circa 1897 1 17 List of parcels of land owned by J.B. Valle’s estate, ca. 1897 Newspaper Clippings St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat clipping. Map of Lead Mining operations in St. Francois County, Mo., showing which areas are owned and operated by the various lead mining companies in the area. Includes information about Missouri Lead Fields Company, with list of directors and capital. A3035-00087 1900 Mar 25 1 18 St. Louis Daily Globe-Democrat clipping, March 25, 1900 The Democrat Register , Bonne Terre, Mo., clipping titled “Miner’s Union Day.” Discusses the labor movement and the call for the government to develop a Department of Labor. Includes a transcript of a speech given by Col. John I. Martin. Author “X Ray Sees Some More” describes the stops and sites along the railroad line. A3035-00088 1903 June 12 1 18 The Democrat Register , Bonne Terre, Mo., clipping titled "Miner’s Union Day," June 12, 1903 Newspaper clipping titled "Stockholders in the National Company Said to Be Promoting the Deal-Enormous Capital Involved." Regarding the proposed purchase and consolidation of St. Francois County lead mining operations by the National Lead Company. A3035-00089 No date 1 18 Newspaper clipping titled "Stockholders in the National Company Said to Be Promoting the Deal-Enormous Capital Involved," no date Newspaper clipping discussing the current location and production of some mining operations in St. Francois County and the current price and tariff on lead ore. A3035-00090 No date 1 18 Newspaper clipping discussing the current location and production of some mining operations in St. Francois County and the current price and tariff on lead ore, no date