Franklin Gold, Pyrite and Power Company records
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Franklin Gold, Pyrite and Power Company records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Franklin Gold, Pyrite and Power Company (Creighton, Ga.)
Title: Franklin Gold, Pyrite and Power Company records
Dates: 1882-1914
Quantity: 1.25 linear ft. (2 document cases; 1 half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS920

Biographical/Historical Note

Barry Searle, of Montrose, Pennsylvania, and C. F. Wright, of Susquehanna Depot, Pennsylvania, founded the Franklin Gold, Pyrite & Power Company which included water power, land, pyrites and gold. The company was based in north Georgia in Creighton, near Gainesville.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains business correspondence, financial records, reports and surveys of land, minutes of meetings, letters to stockholders, brochures about Georgia mining, and a newspaper clipping.

Index Terms

Amicalola River (Ga.)
Amicalola Water Power (Gainesville, Ga.)
Blue Ridge Electric Company (Ga.)
Brown, E.T.
Cherokee County (Ga.)
Dawson County (Ga.)
Etowah River (Ga.)
Gold mines and mining--Georgia
Harris, W.E.
Hydroelectric power plants--Georgia
Montrose (Pa.)
Randolph, H.N.
Searle, Barry
Wright, C.F.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Franklin Gold, Pyrite and Power Company records, MSS 920, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Publication U. S. Geological Survey, 1901-1903
2Report, 1907
3Correspondence, 1903-1907
4Correspondence, 1908
5Correspondence, 1908
6Ledger, 1908
7Correspondence, 1909
8Correspondence, 1909
9Correspondence, 1909
10Report on the Water Power Development of the Etowah River, 1909
11Bondholders, 1909
12Powers of Attorney, 1909-1910
13Minutes of Directors Meeting, 1910



21Correspondence, 1910
2Correspondence, 1910
3Correspondence, 1911
4Correspondence, 1912
5Correspondence, 1913
6Correspondence, 1914
7Correspondence, undated
8Rules of Executive Committee Bank of Ball Ground, undated
9Record of Diamond Drilling for Pyrites, undated
10Accounting Information, 1907-1910, undated
11Agreement, 1908
12“Georgia White Marble” Brochure, undated
13“Creighton Gold Mining Co.” Brochure, 1907
14International Agricultural Corporation, undated
15Newspaper Clipping, 1910
16Notes, undated
17Art Exhibit Catalogue, 1907



31Accounting Ledger, 1882-1888
2Check Stubs in Book, 1880-1881