From the New Rosario Silver Mining Company Ltd. Records, 1858-1870, Bulk, 1870, MSS 725
The New Rosario Silver Mining Company Ltd. was formed by the purchase of La Eucarnación, Nuevo Rosario, San Francisco, San Pedro and other small mining properties near the Real del Monte mining district of Mexico. In 1870, investors Charles Morris and John Morkill purchased the properties from John Dickinson Brunton, continuing the tradition of British mining operations in the district.
The records of the New Rosario Silver Mining Company Ltd. are comprised of business correspondence, articles of agreement, receipts, and reports meant to entice potential stockholders. Also included are additional articles of agreement for other ventures, including the Morro da Gloria Gold Mining Company.
An exhibition running from February 7 to March 21, 2014. A selection of original drawings and documents from the personal archive of beloved children’s author, Theodor Seuss Geisel will be on display on the main floor of Geisel Library.
On Monday March 3, come to the birthday celebration! Enjoy cake and punch in front of Geisel Library.
Materials Documenting the Birth of the Nuclear Age to Be Digitized
The papers of Leo Szilard, one of the nation’s most influential scientists, will soon be digitized by the University of California, San Diego Library, thanks to a grant in the amount of $93,191 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
The Library’s Leo Szilard materials, which span from 1938 to 1998, chronicle the birth of the nuclear age, the work of the Manhattan Project—which Szilard helped to create—and the beginnings of the study of molecular biology. While the physicist and inventor played an essential role in the development of the atomic bomb, he was a passionate advocate for global arms control and argued for using the bomb as a deterrent, not as a force for destruction.
More than 50,000 items will be digitized through the project, including some 550 photographs, as well as several hours of video and audio recordings. The papers include correspondence with numerous fellow scientists with whom Szilard collaborated, including Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Jonas Salk, Edward Teller, and Linus Pauling. Also included are a variety of biographical materials, such as immigration papers and passports—Szilard was born in Budapest, emigrating to the U.S. in 1938— and biographical articles and sketches.
In addition to manuscripts, scientific papers, and notebooks, the collection includes drafts, figures, and notes related to the Szilard’s patents, including an early patent in refrigeration held with Albert Einstein and the patent for a “neutronic reactor” developed with Enrico Fermi. Materials related to Szilard’s singular achievements on the “nuclear chain reaction” and “chemostat” are also part of the collection.
The project will begin in March 2014 and take two years to complete.
[Lemon Grove incident, Mexican-American school desegregation case documents], 1931
Collection of three documents relating to “the Lemon Grove incident,” a school desegregation case involving Mexican-American children at Lemon Grove, California. Includes a 2 p. manuscript response of the Mexican-American community in Lemon Grove, Calif., to the local school board’s attempt to create a segregated Mexican school in the district. The remaining two documents are typed letters from Enrique Ferreira, Mexican Consul at San Diego, relating to the case.