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Brown Bros. & Co. Cover & Letter Re: Oregon Gold Bar Deposited at SF Mint

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Brown Bros. & Co. Cover & Letter Re: Oregon Gold Bar Deposited at SF Mint
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Letter and corner advertising cover for Brown Bros. & Co., Agents for Oregon City Woolen Manufacturing Co. Dateline San Francisco, Sept. 1st, 1876. Letter is addressed to S. Marks & Co. of Roseburg, Oregon. "We have received your bar from the 'Esther' Mine which we took to the Mint for coinage and realized $667.89..." After taking the Oregon gold bar to the SF Mint, Brown Bros. passed the $667.89 to the credit of Marks & Co. The Esther Mine was located on Grave Creek in Southern Oregon. According to The West Shore, Vol. 12 (1886), the Esther Mine was located in the Northern Josephine District and worked for ten years. There was a five-stamp mill, a 500 foot long tunnel (the longest in Southern Oregon), and the ore was averaging $8 a ton. Work in the mine ceased about 1881. Date: 1876 Location: San Francisco, California HWAC# 55569