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Fred R. Darkis, Jr. Collection, 1970-1977

Manuscript Collection #958

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Fred R. Darkis, Jr. Collection
Creator: Darkis, Fred R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 10 items .

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

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.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Fred R. Darkis, Jr. Collection (#958), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Fred R. Darkis, Jr.

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, March 10, 2008


Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#0958.1
    • Folder a#0958.1.a
      • 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.  (item #1)
      • "Panning for Jewels," Better Homes and Gardens (September 1977), p. 147. Clipping. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #2)
      • 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.  (item #3)
      • "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.  (item #4)
      • "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.  (item #5)
      • 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.  (item #6)
      • "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.  (item #7)
      • "Despite World Price, Rowan Gold Riches Remain a Dream," Joe Junud, Salisbury Post (NC) (1 July 1973), Clipping. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #8)
      • "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.  (item #9)
      • "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.  (item #10)

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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