Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Tooele County (Utah). Probate Court

14650--Minute books
26157--Administrative records

AGENCY: Tooele County (Utah). Probate Court

SERIES: 14650
TITLE: Minute books
DATES: 1859-1888
ARRANGEMENT: Chronological

DESCRIPTION: On 11 July 1870 miners in the St. John precinct of Tooele County met to organize the Shambip Mining District. Boundaries for the district extended from the school house, where they met, north to the summit of the dividing ridge of the Grantsville Pass, west across the mountains between Rush and Skull Valleys, south following the base of the Skull Valley side to a point east of Look Out Station, then east to a point east of the old Faust Station. According to established precedent, which was later validated when Congress passed a federal mining law, mineral deposits in the public domain were free and open to exploration, and locators of the same had exclusive right of possession. In local areas miners organized mining districts and elected district recorders to oversee mining operations and keep records of claims. (See Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations, of the United States of America, vol. 17, 1872, chap. 152). The 1870s was a boom period for silver mining in the Tooele County area.

RETENTION

Retain until microfilmed

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Microfilm master: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Microfilm duplicate: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

Paper: Retain in Office until microfilmed and then destroy provided microfilm has passed inspection.

APPRAISAL

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public


AGENCY: Tooele County (Utah). Probate Court

SERIES: 26157
TITLE: Administrative records
DATES: 1876-1885
ARRANGEMENT: Alphabetical by subject

DESCRIPTION: This series contains a variety of miscellaneous court records that were generated by the territorial probate court in Tooele County. Records include maps and oversized exhibit documents from various case files, notices from the probate court, and land application files for Grantsville City.

RETENTION

DISPOSITION

Transfer to the State Archives with authority to weed.

FORMAT MANAGEMENT

Paper: Retain in State Archives permanently with authority to weed.

APPRAISAL

Historical

These records document the actions of the territorial county probate court which became obsolete at statehood. Any information about the [probate court and its functions is historically significant.

PRIMARY DESIGNATION

Public