Gem, ID: Helena & Frisco Mining Company, 1892-1897. 85 ALS on letterhead. All about very good or better. Item #5523
Large collection of manuscript correspondence from Joseph MacDonald to D.P. Patenaude of the A.M. Holter Hardware Company of Helena, Montana. All letters are on Helena & Frisco Mining Company letterhead, and are mostly about acquiring specialized and custom equipment and machinery for the Helena & Frisco Mining Company's mines and mills at Frisco, Canyon Creek, Idaho. A wealth of detailed information offering an inside look at the machinery and equipment used in a turn-of-the-century mining operation in the interior west. A.M. Holter was one of the principal owners of the Helena and Frisco.
"Regarding the fire extinguisher: I am not in position to say whether or not the Halloway, is equal or better then the Hand-Grenades, and will therefore leave the matter to your own judgment. If you think that the Halloway is ok, then send me 2. 6 gal. extinguishers, if you do not think favorably of them I wish you would order the Hand-Grenades." - (1896/04/20)
The Helena & Frisco Mining company was located in Canyon Creek, near present-day Wallace, in the Coer d'Alene country, and was owned by a group based in Helena, Montana, with the principal owners being S.T. Hauser, A.M. Holter and John T. Murphy.