Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-071
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: EMMA SILVER MINING COMPANY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): Emma Silver Mining Co
The company had premises in Queen Victoria Street (1874-81), last appearing in London directories in 1881. The meeting to which these papers relate was concerned with the winding-up of the company.
In 1871 the Emma Silver Mine in Utah, USA, was involved in a scandal when two business promoters encouraged investment in the mine despite knowing it to be depleted. They targeted British investors, selling the mine for 5 million dollars. The fraud was exposed in 1876 and the investors began legal proceedings against the promoters. For a report of the winding-up of the company see The Times newspaper for November 20, 1880, page 6.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Emma Silver Mining Company, comprising annual report and accounts for 1879, notice of AGM 1880 and blank voting forms.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
One envelope containing 4 items.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
The envelope was presented to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1978. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: January to May 2011.