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Leavitt L. Keene letter to R. T. Walker, April 15, 1918

289 Henrietta Ct., Pasadena, Calif., April 15, 1918. Techatticup Mine, Nelson, Nevada. R. T. Walker, Supt. Dear Sir: Mr. Hedges informs me that he has just received a letter from you stating that one of your cyanide men is expecting to be called away, and that you will in all probability need a man soon to take his place. He has asked me to write and make application for the position. Mr. Hedges tells me that Mr. Ralph Low left yesterday for your camp. I wish to state that I have had practically the same experience as Mr. Low, having worked seven years for the same company. I am experienced in Assaying, Oil Floatation, and have a knowledge of the cyanide process. I also have some knowledge of the K&K Floatation machine, Portland filter (which is similar to the Oliver), Burton classifiers, Trent agitators and thickeners, and the zinc-shaving method of precipitation. I am a married man, 27 years of age, 6 feet in height, and exempt from military service. I will be glad to accept the position when an opening occurs, with the hopes that it will be permanent, as I prefer the desert to city life. I can leave at any time, upon receipt of a letter or a telegram from you. Hoping you will consider my application favorably, I remain Very respectfully yours, Leavitt L. Keene P. S. Mr. Hedges says that you do not state what salary you will pay.
Leavitt L. Keene letter to R. T. Walker, April 15, 1918
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Letter inquires about employment opening for a cyanide plant operator at the Techatticup Mine.
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