Contra Costa Copper, Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate (101509)

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Contra Costa Copper, Gold & Silver Mining Co. Stock Certificate  (101509)
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With a William Keith woodblock vignette! Clayton Mining District, Contra Costa County, Cal. (printed along the top). Inc. May 13, 1863. No. 20, issued for 50 shares to company president Silas Fuller on May 22, 1863 in San Francisco. Signed by Fuller and secretary JW Crosley. Not cancelled. Ornate black border and print. Vignette of miners pushing cart out of mine next to tent camp by Keith and Eastman. Printed by Valentine & Co. 25 cent adhesive IR stamp, pen cancelled. Deep folds, small ink stain, and rough top edge. 5.25 x 10.25" William Keith was a Scottish-American painter famous for his California landscapes. When Keith came to SF, he formed a partnership with Harrison Eastman in 1862 and with Durbin Van Vleck in 1864. During the 1870s Keith painted a number of six- by ten-foot panoramas of the High Sierra. He also formed a close relationship with John Muir. Silas Fuller is listed as a speculator in the 1864 SF directory.

Provenance: Ken Prag Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: Contra Costa County, Clayton District
Date: 1863