Fred R. Darkis, Jr. Collection (#958), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
October 23, 2003, (unprocessed) 10 items, 0.01 cubic feet; Collection (1970-1977) of clippings from newspapers and periodicals and photocopied printed materials relating to the history of gold and gem mining in North Carolina and Georgia, 1835-1977, compiled by the donor during his researches. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Fred R. Darkis, Jr.
Source of acquisition
Gift of Fred R. Darkis, Jr.
Encoded by Mark Custer, March 10, 2008
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Gold mines and mining--Georgia
Gold mines and mining--North Carolina
Precious stones--North Carolina
Box 1 Folder a Item 1
Gold Placers of Northern Georgia. Prospectus of the Lumpkin Chestatee Fluming and Mining Company. (Washington: Gibson Brothers, Printers, 1867), pp. 1 - 16. Photocopy. 1 item. 10 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 2
"Panning for Jewels," Better Homes and Gardens (September 1977), p. 147. Clipping. 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 3
Charter of the Franklin Gold Mining Company of North Carolina with Amendment and Description of their Mines in Mecklenburg County. (New York: Printed by William A. Mercein and Son, 1835), pp. 1 - 18. Photocopy. 1 item. 10 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 4
"A Science Vacation: You Can Go Rock-Hounding for Fun and Treasure: Diamonds, Rubies and other precious and semi-precious stones may be as close as your back yard. All you need to find them is curiosity, a good eye, and a good back," by William B. Hartley. Science Digest (July 1972), pp. 23-28. Photocopy. 1 item. 4 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 5
"Gold and the Bechtlers: North Carolina had its gold rush in the early part of the nineteenth century and it also had its own privately owned mint, which was recognized by the Federal Government," by J. B. Hicklin, The State Magazine (17 August 1940), pp. 8-9. Photocopy. 1 item. 2 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 6
Report of the Pascoe gold Mind, Cherokee County, Georgia, by Charles Upham Shepard. (New Haven: Printed by E. Hayes, 1858), p. 1-15. Photocopy. 1 item. 7 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 7
"It's A Gem-Dandy Place to Have Fun: Mountains Lure the Flatlanders with Shiny Stuff," Bill Rhodes Weaver," Greensboro Daily News (20 September 1970), p. C2. Clipping. 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 8
"Despite World Price, Rowan Gold Riches Remain a Dream," Joe Junud, Salisbury Post (NC) (1 July 1973), Clipping. 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 9
"There's Gems in Them Thar Hills," by Petty Payne, News and Observer, Raleigh, NC Leisure Living Section V (9 December 1973), pp. 1-2. Clipping. 1 item. 1 p
Box 1 Folder a Item 10
"Soaring Prices Spark Mild Tar Heel Gold Rush," by Margaret Hoffman, Durham Morning Herald (NC) (14 April 1974), p. 6E. Clipping. 1 item. 1 p