Inspector of Coal and Hydrocarbon Mines Correspondence
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
The coal mine inspector maintained correspondence as it related to carrying out his responsibilities. He received letters discussing mining regulations, inspection visits, staffing and personnel issues, recommendations for employment or certification of specific individuals, mineral analysis of coal samples, and miners' personal and family problems. Correspondents included national and state government agencies, mines and companies related to coal mining, and individual miners or members of their families. The inspector recorded most responses in letter books, but he sometimes kept outgoing letters with incoming correspondence. Inspector John Pettie (1907-1916) also filed some correspondence addressed to him in the capacity of a Mormon bishop.
Chronological by date, thereunder alphabetical by correspondent.
Letter books from the Inspector of Coal and Hydrocarbon Mines, Series 23009, not only include the bulk of the mine inspector's correspondence, but many reports compiled from information in the correspondence.
Administrative records from the Inspector of Coal and Hydrocarbon Mines, Series 23010, also contain general information about the coal mine inspector and his responsibilities.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was processed by Rosemary Cundiff in June 2000. The records were microfilmed and the inventory updated in March and April 2002.
- Coal mines and mining—Law and legislation—Utah.
- Coal mines and mining—Safety measures—Utah.
- Utah—Coal miners.
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