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Abstract Alton, Illinois hardware store incorporated in 1884 and owned by Hugh Kirkwood Johnston (1844), who had emigrated from Scotland in 1853 with his father and siblings. After he completed school, Johnston worked in gas and steam fittings for three years until he became a blacksmith. He worked at this until he enlisted in Company K, 97th Illinois Infantry on July 25, 1862. He served throughout the Civil War and was mustered out as a Sergeant-Major in July 1865. He returned to work as a blacksmith...
Dates: Created: 1884-1960
Abstract A collection of corporate securities, such as stock and bond certificates, for a variety of nineteenth and twentieth century companies. The collection was assembled by an unknown document collector through the 1970s.Most of the certificates are railroad stock, but the collection also includes securities for construction and mining companies, banks and insurance companies, or companies dealing in other types of transportation, such as ferries and turnpikes. Materials date roughly...
Dates: 1840s - 1910s
Scope and Contents Thomas S. Dobbins and Company was a financial firm in Chicago, Illinois, headed by its namesake, Thomas Stuart Dobbins, from 1872 to 1874. The purpose of the company seems to have been to fund construction for the Chicago and Pacific Railroad, which also had Dobbins as its president. The railroad was responsible for constructing the Bloomingdale Line and the rest of the Elgin Subdivision, a line between Chicago and Elgin, Illinois. The Chicago and Pacific Railroad was absorbed into the Chicago,...
Dates: 1872 - 1874