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Franklin Harding was a Nevada miner, speculator, and would-be author who was living in Topaz, California at the time he wrote this letter on July 8, 1935. Harding's letter to E.S. Giles in Goldfield, Nevada, discussed his unsuccessful Nevada mining ventures and several books he proposed to write.
July 8, 1935
The Interstate Mining and Investment Company, located about eighteen miles from Goldfield, Nevada, was a mining company incorporated in 1905 and principally produced copper. The collection includes quit claim deed from Harding to the company in return for one-half of its shares; a stock certificate; a page from a brochure with a map and description of the claims; a map of the company's claims; and an overall site map of the mine, showing the location of Goldfield, railroads, power lines,...