[Batterman Family]. 1904 Mining Deed, Sunset Lode Claim, Jefferson County, Montana
[Batterman Family]. 1904 Mining Deed, Sunset Lode Claim, Jefferson County, Montana

[Batterman Family]. 1904 Mining Deed, Sunset Lode Claim, Jefferson County, Montana

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[Batterman Family]. 1904 Mining Deed, Sunset Lode Claim, Jefferson County, Montana. Butte City, Montana: Inter Mountain Publishing Co., 1904. [7203]

Large printed Mining Deed form with manuscript additions. 8 1/2 x 14 inches, printed/written on both sides, pink rules along both sides of the paper, round emboss stamp of Oliver Youngs, Notary Public, Alemeda County, Cal. State of Montana form with "Montana" crossed over and "California" written above it. A few small splits at the edges of the folds. Stored and shipped folded, as found. Good.

Deed for "an undivided one-half (1/2) interest in and to that certain quartz lode mining claim known as the Sunset Lode Claim, situated in Jefferson County Montana, and located July 6th, 1899 and of record on page 92 Book 20 of the Records of Jefferson County Montana.

Sale for $1.00 from Nellie P. Batterman, of Berkeley, California to Loudovica Butler, of Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana.

A desirable and attractive artifact of Western Americana. Suitable for framing and display.

Nellie Porter Batterman (1860-1905), b. & d. at Berkeley, CA. She was listed under her own name (Mrs. Nellie P. Batterman) in a 1904 Berkeley Directory and was a widow. Her maiden name was Sell; she married Christopher Stoddard Batterman, born about 1857, birthplace unknown, "Probably Nevada" according to the birth registration of their son, Walter Stoddard Batterman. Mrs. Batterman died when only 45, and must have been sick for some time for we find that in 1903 she made out her lengthy last will and testament in anticipation of her death, leaving her goods in trust for her two children, "minors and unable properly to for their property by reason of their youth." Her husband had been an highly respected & successful mining engineer and had acquired wealth in property holdings, and Mrs. Batterman divided the property between two trust companies for safe keeping until the eldest son was of age.

Nellie was the wife of Christopher Stoddard Batterman (ca. 1857-1901) "one of the most prominent engineers in the United States...Mr. Batterman was well known throughout all mining sections of the United States and was connected for the last seven or eight years with some of the largest copper mines in Butte, Mont. Mr. Batterman was the only son of General C. C. Batterman, for many years superintendent of the Gould & Curry and other Comstock mines. [His] death is more than a personal loss to his relatives and friends. It is a loss to the mining industry of Montana. As a mining engineer he was a man of remarkable ability...His capacity for work was extraordinary...As a miner he had no superior in Montana." - obituary, San Francisco Call, 13 October, 1901.