New Jersey and North Carolina Land and Lumber Company stock certificate circa 1887
Tough to find piece. Very nice vignette of an early lumber mill. Unissued and not cancelled. Dated 188_. Circa 1887 from company incorporation records.
Incorporated 1887 in Camden NJ, the company was formed to raise capital to buy lands in East Coast timber areas for harvesting. The North Carolina tracts were as large as 300,000 acres and many legal disputes over ownership occurred over the years. The company's lands were early models of conservancy with land management and reforestation planning.