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

(Manuscript Collection #958)

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

  • Box 1
    • Folder 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)

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