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Stock transfer books and certificates, 1814-1936

Accession: 1685Identifier: 1685-IX.


  • Creation: 1814-1936

Scope and Content

Consists of stock transfer books and stock certificates from early Wilmington-area turnpike companies and street railway companies. The documents date from 1814 to 1936 and contain prominent names from northern Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. Included in some of the turnpike company books are notes dating from the 1820s through the 1850s regarding the transfer of shares. Of particular interest in the Wilmington and Philadelphia Turnpike Co. book is an 1817 note from Rumford Dawes stating that he is transferring two shares of stock to Jonathan Dawes. In addition, the back of the Wilmington and Christiana Turnpike Co. book includes a complete list of the company's shareholders as of August 30, 1822.


From the Collection: 109 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

Personnel and other employee records containing private information are subject to a 75-year time seal from the date of their creation.

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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA