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Stock certificates

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Certificates of a corporation or joint stock company that a named person is owner of the designated number of shares of stock.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Corporate operations

Accession: 2173Identifier: 2173-II.
Scope and Contents: Series II. Corporate Operations is comprised of six subseries.Subseries A. Corporate Documentation; mainly includes articles of association, by-laws, minutes, agreements, financial reports, canceled stock certificates and registers, and related documents regarding Distillers Corporation-Seagrams Limited, The Seagram Company, Ltd. and subsidiaries. The records also document selected acquisitions. Subseries B. Financial Records; this subseries contains six volumes of Distillers Corporation-Seagrams Limited payroll registers (1933-1945); and miscellaneous fragmentary financial records for Atlantic Distilling Company Limited (1927-1929), Distillers Corporation Limited (1927-1941, 1971), Premartin y Ca. (1853-1871; in Spanish), and unidentified companies (1917-1928).Subseries C. Legal Records; includes agreement files pertaining to the company's early years and provide insights into its development, especially capital projects. Financial statements for D.C.-S.L. and selected subsidiaries.Government regulation in regards to customs and excise regulation; the Food and Drugs Act; labeling approvals and regulation; liquor control; taxation; trade agreements; and the wartime prices and trade board. Included in these documents is a large collection of bottle label registrations. Trademark records include trademark registrations, renewals and assignments. Royal Warrants from Canada, Denmark, England, Greece, India, Netherlands and Sweden. Subseries D. Plants and Manufacturing Processes; this subseries contains records pertaining to manufacturing plants in Canada, the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Mexico and include plans, agreements, histories, payroll, clippings, and staffing records. The materials are arranged by plant location. Production and Processes records document manufacturing, machinery, packaging, cooperage, and warehousing.Subseries E. Real Estate; This subseries contains records documenting the Seagram Building (375 Park Avenue); 1410 Peel Street, Montreal (Canadian headquarters); Bronfman investment-property Harrison Hot Springs Hotel Company, Limited (B.C.); the Seagram Stadium (Waterloo, Ontario); and the Seagram Tower (Niagara Falls, Ontario). Subseries F. Agriculture and Research Records; This subseries documents Seagram research on distilling; fertilizers; corn; yeast; enzymes; and grain development including triticale. The tritcale and grain research was supported by the Rosner...
Dates: 1682-1996; Majority of material found within 1930-1990

Stock transfer books and certificates, 1814-1936

Accession: 1685Identifier: 1685-IX.
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.

Dates: 1814-1936

West Chester Street Railway Co. ledgers

Accession: 2794

West Chester Street Railway Co. offered trolley service to Chester County, Pennsylvania, residents from 1890 to 1929. This collection consists of two account books and one stock record book. These volumes would be useful for researchers interested in the operating expenses of early twentieth-century light rail companies and railroad accounting practices.

Dates: 1917-1930