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Finding aid of the Flood & O'Brien Letter C058850
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Description
Letter from James Clair Flood and William Shoney O'Brien to James Graham Fair, dated 12/23/1870, regarding the deposit of five thousand dollars into the account of W.S. Hobart.
Background
The Bonanza Kings, also called the Silver Kings, was a nickname given to the four men (James Clair Flood, William Shoney O'Brien, James Graham Fair and John William Mackay) who started a stock brokerage called "Flood & O'Brien", more commonly known as the Bonanza Firm. In 1873, after gaining control of the Consolidated Virginia Mining Company, they discovered a large vertical ore body more than 1,200 feet deep which became known as the "big bonanza", making the four owners into some of America's wealthiest men.
Extent
1.0 folder (1 letter)
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on access.
Availability
Collection open for research.