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Annie L. Jobs Photograph Album, 1884-1887 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Predominant Dates:1886-1887

Primary Creator: Jobs, Annie L.

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Flint, Idaho Mining Company, Miners--1880-1890, Stanton, Robert Brewster, 1846-1922

Forms of Material: Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Annie L. Jobs compiled the photograph album in 1887, although the earliest photograph dates to 1884.  Photographs include Flint, Idaho Mining Company buildings, company staff, miners, miner tents and dwellings, camp holiday celebrations, and surrounding scenery including Hard-Up Gulch and Eagle River.  Jobs wrote meticulous descriptions to accompany each photograph in the album and listed the names of individuals in the photographs, such as Howard French, the bookkeeper; Smy, the stock keeper; Robert Brewster Stanton, engineer and general manager; Stanton’s daughter, Anna; "Professor" John Duff, the assayer; Dick Parker; Al Lawrence; Balcom, the surveyor for the Rio Grande Rail Road extension from Eagle River to Aspen; and others.  The collection also includes a group of loose cyanotypes with descriptions written on the back of each photograph.

Collection Historical Note

Annie L. Jobs was probably the wife of Thomas A. Jobs, secretary of the Flint, Idaho Mining Company in Flint, Idaho.  Thomas passed the Colorado Bar exam in 1880.  He and Annie lived in Flint between 1884 and 1887, but around 1890 they appear to have moved south to Arizona where Thomas worked as a lawyer and judge in Maricopa County. The Jobs’ daughter, Margaret C. Jobs was confirmed in Phoenix in April 1906.

The Flint, Idaho Mining Company was formally registered in 1886.  Flint was approximately nine miles south of Silver City in Owyhee County, and had a population of around fifteen hundred at its peak.  Jobs served as secretary, and Robert Brewster Stanton worked as the engineer and general manager of the company.  Native Americans threatened the town and its inhabitants on several occasions, leading to the involvement of the United States Calvary, which quelled the disturbances.  Flint is now a ghost town, with only a few of its original buildings still standing.

Biographical Note

Annie L. Jobs was probably the wife of Thomas A. Jobs, secretary of the Flint, Idaho Mining Company in Flint, Idaho.  Thomas passed the Colorado Bar exam in 1880.  He and Annie lived in Flint between 1884 and 1887, but around 1890 they appear to have moved south to Arizona where Thomas worked as a lawyer and judge in Maricopa County. The Jobs’ daughter, Margaret C. Jobs was confirmed in Phoenix in April 1906.

Flint was a small mining town approximately nine miles south of Silver City in Owyhee County, and had a population of around fifteen hundred at its peak.  The Flint, Idaho Mining Company was formally registered in 1886.  Jobs served as secretary, and Robert Brewster Stanton worked as the engineer and general manager of the company.  Native Americans threatened the town and its inhabitants on several occasions, leading to the involvement of the United States Calvary, which quelled the disturbances.  Flint is now a ghost town, with only a few of its original buildings still standing.

Subject/Index Terms

Flint, Idaho Mining Company
Miners--1880-1890
Stanton, Robert Brewster, 1846-1922

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: These materials are in the public domain. However, the nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: John and Jane Adams

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Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Annie L. Jobs Photograph Album, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


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