Waimanalo Sugar Company Stock Certificate issued to AJ Cartwright, Father of Baseball (107289)

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Waimanalo Sugar Company Stock Certificate issued to AJ Cartwright, Father of Baseball   (107289)
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Extra rare and tons of Hawaii history embedded in this stock. Location printed below title: Waimanalo, Oahu, H.I. Inc. April 15th, 1878 in Honolulu. No. 51, issued for one share to AJ Cartwright on May 1st, 1878. Not endorsed by Cartwright. Signed by president Thomas Cummins and treasurer F.S. Pray. Not cancelled. Black border and print. 8.75 x 11.25" Folds, creases, some toning. Alexander J. Cartwright is considered to be the "father of baseball" having been the first to diagram a baseball diamond and creating rules that were incorporated from his Knickerbocker firefighter "town ball" club in New York during the 1840s. Cartwright moved to the Hawaiian Islands after heading to California during the Gold Rush. He served as Honolulu fire chief from 1850-1863 and encouraged the monarchy to bring the game of baseball to Hawaii. He died in 1892. John Adams Kuakini Cummins was a High Chief born on Oahu on March 17, 1835, the son of High Chiefess Kaumakaokane Papali'ai'aina and Thomas Jefferson Cummins, Jr. His mother was a cousin of King Kamehameha I. His father was a wealthy and aristocratic Englishman, born in Lancashire and reared in Massachusetts, who came to the Islands in 1828. Cummins was instrumental in helping King Kalakaua effect a reciprocity treaty with the United States in 1874, after which the sugar industry prospered. The first mill of this company started grinding cane in January 1881. Ken Prag Collection

Date: 1878
State/Country: Hawaii
City/County: Waimanalo, Oahu