Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 23987

Bradshaw Mining District (Utah). Recorder Mining records

Dates: 1875-1897.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

The Bradshaw Mining District, organized 1 May 1875 at Bradshaw Springs, was one of several mining districts organized in Beaver County in the 1870s. Bradshaw boundaries included the western slopes of the Mineral Mountains, which are included in Utah's southern-most major mineral belt. Mining in this area prospered throughout the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The Bradshaw District was organized according to established custom and federal law which allowed individuals to claim mineral wealth in the public domain (Statutes at Large, Treaties, and proclamations, of the United States of America, vol. 17, 1872, chap. 152). In the nineteenth century miners in local areas organized mining districts to manage mining operations and keep records of claims. Almost all records in Bradshaw Mining Record Book B are notices of location for mining claims within the district. Each notice identifies a claim by a unique name and provides a description which includes dimensions and location. Location notices also provide the names of claims holders and dates of discovery and recording.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Records

Mining district by-laws from United States. General Land Office, Series 3651, include a copy of by-laws for the Bradshaw District.

Notices of location books from Beaver County (Utah). County Recorder, Series 23992, contain mining records for the Bradshaw District recorded after 1897.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

The whereabouts of a Book A, containing records for 1875-1883, is unknown.

Processing Note

Bradshaw Mining District Book B was microfilmed in January 2002 as part of Utah State Archives Millennial Project and processed by Rosemary Cundiff in February 2003.

Finding Aids

Indexes: Bradshaw Mining District Book B includes an index at the beginning which provides reference by claim name.

Indexing Terms

  • Mining claims--Utah--Beaver County.
  • Mines and mineral resources--Property--Utah--Beaver County.
  • Utah--Beaver County--Mines and mineral resources.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 1884 Jan-1897 Feb; Book B