Cornish Mining Documents, I love collecting paperwork from a bygone age. Many hours of looking at ebay and junk shops in the hope of finding something interesting has paid off to some degree. The quality of design on some of the share certificates is wonderful, ornate and impressive to those adventurers looking for an investment it must have been very tempting.
There are also Mine Reports for shareholder Issue, various letters, notices and checklists from Mount Wellington Mine during the 1980’s.
Cornish Mining Documents: Dolcoath Mine “The Queen of Cornish Mines”
The paperwork below is from Josiah Thomas who was the Dolcoath Mine Captain from 1867 to 1895. He first introduced compressed air drilling machines to the mine in 1876, along with Californian Stamps in 1892. He was appointed managing director of the mine in 1895 and died in October 1901.
The Dolcoath Mine Report, this was issued in 1881.
A Dolcoath Mine Share Certificate, this is dated 1911, issued in an attempt to fund the final years of the mine operation.
Cornish Mining Documents: Tincroft Mine
Below is the General Manager’s Report to the 30th June 1914, it is interesting to note on the Chairman’s Report page 3 it is reported that the Carn Brea Section had been relinquished, and work will be concentrated on the Tincroft Sections of the Mine.
Below are a small selection of letters from Tincroft Mine. The dates vary from 1917 – 1920, it is interesting to see the changes in the letter head over those years.
Cornish Mining Documents: St Ives Consols (Giew Mine)
In 1907 the mine was re-opened as part of “St Ives Consolidated Mines” along with other local setts.
Cornish Mining Documents: East Pool and Agar Mine
Cornish Mining Documents: Castle an Dinas Mine
A pay sheet for Castle-an-Dinas Mine dated 9th December 1933, one of my favorite pieces of history.
Cornish Mining Documents: Killifreth Mine
Cornish Mining Documents: South Crofty Mine
The documents below on the Mining Methods were given to me on my first visit to the mine in 1992.
The documents were rescued form a skip at South Crofty Mine after closure in 1998.
Cornish Mining Documents: Mount Wellington Mine
The documents below were found in a skip when the site was being cleared out, so much paperwork and history was just thrown away.
That is it for the moment on this page, I hope it will be added to again soon.