Coles, Robert H.

Coles, Robert H.


List of prospectors crossing Valdez Glacier, May 29, 1898, W.H. Crary Diary, p. 5; Brown sends to help Dr. Townsend bring sick men to Valdez from Barrett’s Camp. Brown in Abercrombie 1900, p. 39 – 40; Location Notice, “Glacier” 6/21/99. VMDR, p. 121; 123; Signer of Petition to the President from Quartz Creek and Teikell Mining Dist, May 8, 1899 requesting Capt. Abercrombie be given “permission to employ [on the trail to interior Alaska] those men who need work, and thus enable them to remain in the country. With a good trail those who have means will be able to bring in machinery, and the development of the country will be accelerated.” NARA RG 107, Entry 80. Office of the Secretary of the War Department: 1667-103; J.R. Carlon deeded lot in Valdez Townsite to Coles, recorded 10/23/1899, V-Lot, Index , p.30;


Prospecting Agreement between Coles and Dempsey; For $20 in cash and $37 in provisions, coles agrees to work for Dempsey and to share 50/50 with Dempsey on any claim he makes, 1/24/1900, p. 272, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Signed Notice on 4/10/1900 calling for a Miner’s Meeting at Camp Moose (located about one mile from Chestinchena River on Chisna Creek), on noon April 20th, 1900, to form the Chisna Mining District, along with J.A. Burke, R. T. Herron, W.H. Crary, R. Coles, C.H. Winanas, M.D., Chas. Sandberg, O.J. Hosford, D.B. Leavell, W.H. Robson, D. Park Griswald, J.G. Simpson, H. Krammer, John Mueller, s.R. Means, Chas. Olson, H. Miller, H.E.F. King, B.E. Skinner, W.J. Aniker, Archie Parks, p. 11, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Along Copper River Trail between 6/28/1900-10/1/1900, C1900; Agreement: Dempsey pays Coles $20 in cash and $37 in provisions. Coles agrees to “go to the Chisna River Alaska and to arrive there on or before April 30, 1900 and to work during the season of 1900 for said M. Dempsey in preference to any one else at the ruling prices of the camp. I further agree that all mines, mining interests of whatever character that may be located or developed by me shall be equally divided between us. That is said M. Dempsey shall have an undivided 1/2 interest of any and all mining claims that I may locate during said season.” 1/20/1900, Valdez MDR, p. 81; Witness with Dempsey to Jacobson’s claim on Miller Gulch tributary, Chisna Mining District, Valdez, MDR, 1900, p. 51; Witness with Manker to Jacobson’s “Jacobson Claim,” Slate Creek, Chisna Mining District, Witness with Dempsey to Jacobson’s claim on Miller Gulch tributary, Chisna Mining District, Valdez, MDR, 1900, p. 53; Location Notice: “Snow Line Placer,” Chisna Mining district on Miller gulch, discovered &located 7/4/1900, filed 9/6/1900, p. 163, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; also Valdez, MDR, 1900, p. 53; Location Notice: “The Discovery” on Slate Creek, discovered and located 6/20/1900, by: D.B. Lavell, C.H. Kramer, Jack Beck, Robt. Coles, B. McDowall, Sam Taylor, Jim Manker, J.B. Newcomb, J. Jacobson, J. Miller, filed 9/6/1900, Valdez, MDR, 1900, p. 54; Location Notice; Discovered and located the “Fork Claim,” on 7/7/1900 in the Big Four Gulch, Chesna Mining District, with J.A. Jacobson, filed 9/6/1900, Valdez, MDR, 1900, p. 55; Location Notice, “Coles Placer, “ discovered and located 6/20/1900, riled 9/9/1900, “Coles Placer,” Slate Creek, p. 161, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; also in Valdez, MDR, 1900, p. 68; Location Notice for unnamed claim in “Bed Rock Gulch tributary to the middle fork of the Chistochina River and about 10 miles in a northeasterly direction from Dempsey Post Office,” discovered 5/20/1900, located 5/25/1900 by J. Jacobson, J. Beck, A.S. McDowall, R.H. Coles, and Sam Taylor, Witness with Skinner to Coles’ “Coles Placer,” Slate Creek, Valdez, MDR, 1900, p. 68-69; Witness to Jacobson claims, Valdez, MDR, 1900, p. 70,71; Witness to Nokes “Emma” placer mine in Chisna District, Valdez MDR, 1900, p. 79; Location Notice “Cole” claim on Red Mountain Creek, 4/16/1900, witnesses: Jm. Simpson and S.W. Taylor, p. 74, Chisna MD Records, 1900; Location notice for unnamed claim, 6/20/1900, p. 99, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice for 100 acres of “Bed Rock Discovery Claim,” in Bed Rock Gulch a trib. to middle fork of the Chistochina River, by Jacob jacobson, jack Beck, A.S. McDowell, R. H. Coles, Sam W. Taylor, ldiscovered 5/20/1900, located 5/25/1900,, p. 105, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location Notice for “Last Chance (fraction) Claim,” p. 121, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice “Kicker,” on south side of Slate Creek, 7/10/1900, p. 162, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; Location notice for unnamed claim in Big Four Gulch, with Jacob A. Jacobson, 7/7/1900, p. 164, Chisna MD.Records, 1900; See notice of protest against signers of “Discovery” claim on Slate Creek by Herbert Spencer Gray, 7/28/1900, p. 180, Chisna MD.Records, 1900;


Coles mortgages the NE half of lot 1 in Block 7 together with all tenements, etc. to Hemple, President of Bank of Valdez and Safe Deposit Vaults, on 10/17/1902 for $531.60 at 1 percent per month interest, repaid, 3/11/1903, Book A of Mortgages, p. 147;