Be it known, that [James Perkins] of [Boston] state of [Masstt] is holder of shares No. 58 a 81 in the joint stock of the Kennebec Steam Navigation Company and that the same is transferable by assignment of this certificate and record thereof being made by the Treasurer in the Transfer-Book of said Corporation and not otherwise. In testimony whereof, the President of the company hath hereunto subscribed his name this [ninth] day of [May] in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and [twenty-four].

Kennebec Steam Navigation Company [Browse]
[Boston], 1824.
1 sheet ([1] p.) ; 25 x 19 cm.


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BroadsidesMassachusettsBoston1824 [Browse]
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Stock certificates19th century [Browse]
Contained in
Andre De Coppet Collection Concerning United States History, 1566-1942 1770-1865
Linking notes
Forms part of the Andre De Coppet collection (C0063).
Biographical/​Historical note
The company was organized in 1823 for the operation of a steamboat line between Boston, Portland, and Belfast, Me., Cf. Morrison.
  • Centered at top of document is a lithograph of a steamboat by Pendleton.
  • Countersigned: Charles Brown, Treasurer, [ ], President.
  • Manuscript text in brackets.
Source acquisition
Gift; Andre de Coppet, Princeton Class of 1915.
Publications about
History of American Steam Navigation / John H. Morrison. New York : Stephen Daye Press, 1958, p. 386.
Place name(s)
United States Massachusetts Boston.
Andre De Coppet collection, 1566-1942
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