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Five works concerning the New Almaden Mines 1860-1874  

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Five works concerning the New Almaden Mines






5 volumes. Approximately 22.5x14 cm (9x5½"), bound in various paper wrappers.

Five works concerning legal case & subsequent developments surrounding Andrés Castillero's claim to the New Almaden quicksilver mine in Santa Clara County, based on a grant by the government of Mexico in 1845 of two square leagues of land.

  • The United States vs. Andres Castillero, on cross appeal.1860. (Plain brown wrappers)
  • New Almaden Mine: Report of the Attorney General to The President on the Resolution of the Legislature of California. Published by Geo. W. Bowman, Washington, 1860.
  • The Quicksilver Mines of New Almaden California. Published by Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. XXVII, No. 4, 1863. (9 loose pages that comprise article, in manilla envelope)
  • The Quicksilver Mining Co...Reports and Exhibits submitted at the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders... Published by William F. Jones, New York, 1873.
  • The Quicksilver Mining Co...Reports and Exhibits submitted at the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders... Published by D. Murphy's Son, New York, 1874.

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Some slight wear and toning to wrappers, some miniscule tears and soiling; interiors toned with occasional foxing; generally very good.

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