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Miscellaneous Mining Material related to Colorado and Kentucky: Finding Aid
mssHM 72282-72319  
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Description
This collection consists of 39 miscellaneous items related chiefly to mining in Colorado and Kentucky, mainly in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Includes stock certificates, deeds, and business letters that reflect connections between investors in New York and mining industries in the West.
Background
Benjamin F. Morris was a stockholder of the Edgar Gold & Silver Mining Co. in the 1870s, which was located in Louisville, Kentucky. His son, Charles H. Morrison also invested on the same industry, while they owned a lode in Colorado. William A. Johnston is another conspicuous name in the collection; he purchased from Mary B. Morris some land located in the County of Arapahoe in Colorado, established the Mohawk Chemical Co. with some of his family members in 1879, and owned stock certificates issued by the Starling Debenture Cooperation in 1909. Some stock certificates were also issued by the same company to William A. Johnstown in 1907. Moreover, the fact that the same address (Princes Bay, N.Y.) as the holder's address was noted in the stock certificates suggests that they might be the same person.
Extent
39 items in 1 box
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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