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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/227-071
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1879-1880
Level of description: Collection
Extent: One production unit.
Name of creator(s): Emma Silver Mining Co


Administrative/Biographical history:

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 & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

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.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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.

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