"The Pearl" Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Silver Mountain, 1863

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 The Pearl  Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate, Silver Mountain, 1863
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"Silver Mountain" printed on the bottom of the stock. Inc. three months before in 1863. No. 105, issued for 5 shares to Mary F. Owens on October 24, 1863. Signed by J.O. Eldrige, president, and James C. Dayley, secretary. Not cancelled. Vignette of young woman (top center) and man with fancy hat (top left). Printed by Waters Brothers & Co. Two adhesive revenue stamps at bottom left. Folds. Very fine. 5.25 x 9.5" The Silver Mountain camp was probably discovered in the late 1850's but no intense activity until 1863. (Ref. Holabird Americana Auction 11 Part I, May 2001, item # 207). James O. Eldridge is listed in Langley’s San Francisco Directory for 1865 (p. 166 & 366) as working for the firm of H. M. Newhall & Co., auction and commission merchants. The firm was located on the SW corner of Sansome and Halleck Streets. He was also identified as President of the S. F. and San Jose R. R. Co. James C. Dayley is also listed in the same directory (p. 145) as a mining secretary at 338 Montgomery and residing in Oakland. Extremely Fine. (Ref. VP 11-19-09-9 P396) (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: Silver Mountain, California HWAC# 58555