Creator

Date Original

1915-1918

Description

This collection includes correspondence from Howard A. Millar, Consulting Mining Engineer, to theM.M. Mauney estate, reporting diamonds found on the leased Mauney land.

Biographical/Historical Note

Millard M. Mauney owned forty acres of diamond-bearing land outside Murfreesboro, Arkansas, andrefused offers to sell after the first diamonds were discovered in 1906 on an adjoining property. He soldthirty acres to Horace Bemis, leasing the remaining ten acres to the Kimberlite Company, consisting ofAustin Q. Millar, his son Howard A. Millar, and W.L. Wilder as trustees. After Bemis died, his heirs soldtheir land to the Millars, who tried to buy Mauney's land. Mauney staunchly refused, even trying to buyback the land the Millars bought from Bemis. An act of arson destroyed the Millar operation in 1919.They were never able to recover from the loss.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Murfressboro, Pike County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.007.010a

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Murfreesboro diamond mines correspondence, SMC.007.010a

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Murfreesboro diamond mines correspondence, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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