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
between investors in New York and mining industries in the West.
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.
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