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This small collection contains copies of documents concerning the founding and operation of the Granby-Alaska Company. The documents appear to have been assembled for some purpose, perhaps to prepare for the numerous lawsuits against the company. Included are the agreement and declaration of trust establishing the company in 1906 and documents from John C. Green outlining the requirements and costs for work on the mine in the first year. Most of the collection consists of copies of letters to George Burnham, 1906-1908, from the other trustees of the company, from attorneys, from John Green and from Green's son, Harold, who appears to have been responsible for day-to-day operations in Alaska. The collection also contains a photocopy of a report done by M.A. Floyd for Harold Burnham of Wellesley, Massachusetts, a nephew of George Burnham. Floyd outlines the history of the company and its many problems and analyzes the possibility of realizing some profit from Burnham's holdings. A letter to Harold Burnham from the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey provides information about the status of the mine site in 1933.
Business and Industry
Size of Collection
1 box (0.2 cubic foot)
Dates of Collection
1906-1933, bulk 1906-1090
SpC MS 0208
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Granby-Alaska Company Records, 1906-1933" (2015). Finding Aids. Number 136.