Mining in Yarmouth County, NS

This archival package includes: 

1- Kemptville Gold Mines. Description. Source: Law Office of Clement C. Desaulnier. (file YMS-4-158)

2a- Yarmouth Gold Mining & Quartz Crushing Company. Share certificate. Dated: 1869. Source: Yarmouth Gold Mining & Quartz Crushing Company.

2b- Yarmouth Gold Mining & Quartz Crushing Company. Details on the first gold crusher. Source: Unknown.

3- Cream Pot Mineral. Details on Cranberry Head, Yarmouth, NS. Source: Nova Scotia Minerals Update, Dated 1997.

4- Three Black Bull Resources Inc. newspaper articles. Articles discussing the company mining kaolin and quartz in Yarmouth County. Dates 2002-2006. Sources: Yarmouth Herald and The Chronicle Herald newspapers.

5- Mines Report. Mining reports dating 1903, 1907, 1911, 1918, 1931, 1932, 1937, and 1938. Includes reports on several Yarmouth and Nova Scotia mines. Source: Nova Scotia Mining.

6- Article titled, “Tin mine marking anniversary with Sunday open house”. Regarding East Kemptville Rio Algom Tin Mine’s 5th anniversary in 1990. Source: The Vanguard, dated September 14, 1990.

7- Short article about the Cream Pot Gold Mine in Pembroke. Source: Yarmouth Times newspaper, dated January 4, 1898.

8- Short description of the North Carleton Gold Mine. Source: Villages of Carleton.

9- Photographs. 2004-48.12 and 2004-48.13 (Gold Mine Sluice), 2004-48.15 (Gold mine) and 2004-20.6 (Mining crew in Kemptville)

10- Cowan Gold Mining Company (file YMS-4-14) *See extra section on the side. 

Mining in Yarmouth County, NS

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  • All material found in these packages is owned by the Yarmouth County Historical Society and is housed at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives (22 Collins Street, Yarmouth, NS). Credit must be given to, Yarmouth County Archives.

  • 1- Correspondence about forms of transfer and a sale. Sent by F. W. Christie to Thos. B. Crosby. Dated February 19, 1887.

    2- Correspondence about receipt complications. Sent by F. W. Christie to T. B. Crosby. Dated February 24, 1887.

    3- Correspondence in response to a previous letter regarding “Power of Attorney.” sent by F. W. Christie to Thomas B. Crosby. Dated March 1, 1887.

    4- Correspondence in response to a previous letter regarding enclosed transfers and business with a man referred to as “Sabean.” Sent by F. W. Christie to Thomas B. Crosby. Dated March 9, 1887.

    5- Correspondence in response to a previous letter regarding “Mr. Baker” and the illness of “Mr. Pushie’s” wife in Antigonish. Sent by F. W. Christie to Thomas B. Crosby. Dated March 19, 1887.

    6- Correspondence regarding returns made on the labour on the Cowan property. Sent by F. W. Christie to Thomas B. Crosby. Dated March 24, 1887.

    7- Correspondence about a previous letter regarding a stop in Yarmouth on the way to New York and labour returns. Sent by F. W. Christie to Thomas B. Crosby. Dated March 29, 1887.

    8- Correspondence about previous communications and specimens found at the bottom of a mine. Sent by F. W. Christie to Thomas B. Crosby. Dated May 9, 1887

    9- Correspondence about the title of the Cowan Gold Mining Company and the transfer of property. Sent by F. W. Christie to Thomas B. Crosby. Dated May 13, 1887.

    10- Correspondence about the condition of the Cowan Mine and a financial agreement that appears to have gone poorly. Sent by J. E. Garrison to Hon. L. E. Baker. Dated May 9, 1893.

    11- Report on the Cowan gold mine and its condition. Sent by J. A. Pushie to A. W. Peters. Dated June 9, 1887.

    12- Correspondence about an unsuccessful sale. Sent to T. B. Crosby. Dated March 23, 1888.

    13- Correspondence about the location and set up of the Cowan gold mine as well as a description of each building. Sent by Thomas B. Crosby to O. H. Chapman in Wolfville. Dated July 11, 1889.

    14- Correspondence about a special meeting to be held on February 27, 1890. Include an article from an unknown newspaper about the meeting. Sent by Thomas B. Crosby to L. E. Baker. Dated February 8, 1890.

    15- Correspondence about veins of gold and their names, worth, and deeds. Sent by J. A. Pushie. Dated 1889.

    16- Correspondence regarding the work completed by J. A. Pushie. Sent by L. E. Baker and Thomas B. Crosby. Dated July 16, 1889.

    17- Correspondence regarding an agreement written on an S. C. Northup Merchant Tailor and Clothier receipt paper. Dated August 26, 1876.

    18- Correspondence about the sale of the mine. Mentioned is Burrell Johnson and Mr. Crosby. Written on S. C. Northup Merchant Tailor and Clothier receipt paper. Dated August 22, 1886.

    19- Inventory of machines and tools, n.d.

    20- Inventory of the Reeve’s Mine, n.d.

    21- Prospectus written by S. C. Northup.

    22- License: Nova Scotia Gold Fields Mill License signed by Charles E. Church (2 copies). Dated September 23, 1885.

    23- Power of Attorney document the mentions L. E. Baker and Thomas B. Crosby. It appears to have been cancelled. Dated for May 1887.

    24- Power of Attorney document (cancelled). Dated 1886.

    25- Grant/Deed to Stephen C. Northup. Dated 1893.

    26- Authority stating L. E. Baker witnessed the 1893 grant/deed to Stephen C. Northup.

    27- Bond mentioning damages, finances, and Thomas B. Crosby and L. E. Baker. Dated July 16, 1889.

    28- Agreement about land under the Cowan Gold Mining Company. Signed L. E. Baker, Thomas B. Crosby, F. W. Christie, and J. A. Pushie. Dated 1886.

    29- Deed from David Cowan to Cowan Gold Mining Company. Mentions Enos Hatfield, Adelaide Murray, Thomas B. Crosby, and Vincent Crosby.

    30- Transfer of lease. Dated May 1886.

    31- Transfer of lease. Dated May 17, 1886.

    32- Agreement signed by William Brown (Justice of the Peace), L. E. Baker, and Thomas B. Crosby.

    33- Document granting convey signed by L. E. Baker, Thomas B. Crosby, and F. W. Christie. Dated May 18, 1887.

    34- Document granting convey signed by L. E. Baker, Thomas B. Crosby, and F. W. Christie. Dated May 18, 1887.

    35- Transfer signed by L. E. Baker and Thomas B. Crosby. Dated September 12, 1887.

    36- Lease draft to F. W. Christie and Edward Whiddeu. Dated April 30, 1890.

    37- Lease/Agreement between Cowan Gold Mining Company Limited and Edward H. Sameon. Dated February 15, 1901.

    38- Bill dated for December 31, 1885.

    39- Cheque/Agreement where the Cowan Gold Mining Company promises (and pays) the Burrel Johnson Iron Co. Dated for November 9, 1886, and March 4, 1886.

    40- Bill dated for 1890/1891.

    41- Bill documents dated for June 30, 1886 and November 17, 1886.

    42- Bill dated for August 6, 1885.

    43- Bill dated for June 11, 1886.

    44- Bill dated for May 13, 1886.

    45- Bill dated for March 4, 1886.

    46- Bill dated for September 2, 1886.

    47- Bill dated for 1886.

    48- Bill dated for June 1, 1886.

    49- Bill dated for June 30, 1886

    50- Financial statement regarding labour. Dated for the month of August, 1886. Lists the employees at the time.

    51- Note on Bank of Yarmouth stationary regarding $20.27. Dated May 12, 1887.

    52- Memorandum of Gold Bullion deposit. Dated February 6, 1888.

    53- Pay Roll document dated February 23, 1888. Lists the employees at the time.

    54- Report on the Cowan Gold Mining Property. Includes an introduction, the Kemptville gold district, the Cowan mine, character of mining, prices, building improvements, the description and title of the property, and ore values. Dated October 2, 1889.

    55- Document regarding work performance numbers. Dated for 1889, include information on the years 1886-1888.

    Source: Original documents from the Cowan Gold Mining Company

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