Mesaba Iron Company records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains information on the organization of the company, election of officers and directors, stock issues, options and leases on company lands, royalty arrangements, assessments on stocks, taxation on company lands, and the exploration of minerals. Records are contained in three volumes. The materials have been microfilmed; the collection contains one reel of microfilm with copies of the records.
The volumes include:
Stock Certificates, July 1882-June1902
Stock Certificates, June 1903-May 1906
Minutes of stockholders and board of directors meetings, June 1882-May 1906
- Mesaba Iron Company (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
The Mesaba Iron Company, incorporated in 1882 for the purposes of mining, smelting, reducing, refining, and working iron ore and of the manufacture of steel and other metals. The firm was headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota.
The incorporators included William W. Spalding, Duluth; Henry P. Wieland, Duluth; Alexander Ramsey, St. Paul; William Harris, Lake Linden, Michigan; William D. Williams, Marquette, Michigan; Linus Stannard, Rockland, Michigan; and James Mercer, Ontonagon, Michigan. The charter, franchise, and lands of the company were transferred to George A. St. Clair in 1905. St. Clair organized two companies to hold and develop the land: the East Mesaba Iron Company and the Dunka River Iron Company.
Language of Materials
Contains information on the organization of the company, election of officers and directors, stock issues, options and leases on company lands, royalty arrangements, assessments on stocks, taxation on company lands, and the exploration of minerals.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
3 volumes and 1 reel microfilm copies
This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- Business Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Businesses Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Certificates Subject Source: Local sources
- Duluth (Minn.)--History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Financial records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Iron mines and mining Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Iron ranges--Minnesota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Minutes Subject Source: Local sources
- Steel industry and trade Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Mesaba Iron Company records
- Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
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Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001