Alaska Gold Company ledger, 1888  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Alaska Gold Company
Alaska Gold Company ledger
1888 (inclusive)
0.20 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
6309 (Accession No. 6309-001)
Ledger from the Oregon based company
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Alaska Gold Company was incorporated in Oregon on June 19, 1888, for the purpose of conducting a general mining and milling business. The capital stock was $2,500,000 and was incorporated by J.M. Brown, D.M. Dunne, and G.A. Hughes. It became a subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation in 2012 after being purchased from NovaGold Resources Inc. The ledger states that the company was housed in Portland, Oregon in 1888 when the stock certificates were issued.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

One ledger of stock certificates issued by the Alaska Gold Company containing information on shares in the company in the year 1888. The ledger documents the issue of the original shares as well as any surrendering and cancellation of them. The signing secretary at the time was T. O. Downing and the president was Charles E. Bennis (spelling unclear). The ledger was donated to the University of Washington by Fred Lockley.

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The ledger was donated to the University of Washington by Fred Lockley. Fred Lockley (1871-1958) was a newspaper columnist, a rare book dealer, and the author of books on Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. He was born March 19, 1871, in Leavenworth, Kansas, to Elizabeth Metcalf Campbell and Frederic Lockley, a Civil War veteran and newspaper editor. In 1900, he mined gold in Nome, helped establish the first free mail delivery in Alaska, and worked for the Nome Nugget. In 1902, at Hope's urging, the family moved to Pendleton, and he became the circulation manager and part-owner of the East Oregonian. Four years later, he sold his interest in the paper, and the family moved to Portland

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Alaska Gold Company--History--Sources
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Bering Straits Native Corporation (creator)