Evening Star Joint Stock Company ... Share in the Missionary Vessel "Evening Star"

San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, Printers, [circa 1862].

Price: $150.00

About the item

Unaccomplished stock certificate for shares in a missionary vessel going to the Gilbert Islands, Micronesia, with a woodcut view of a tropical island printed in black, the rest printed in red. Signed by John T. McLean and L. B. Benchley. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. Fine.

Item #332701

The woodcut is signed by Loomis and shows a tropical atoll with palm trees, small huts and several sailing vessels.

The prospectus for the company survives at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, dated 1862 and titled: Proposals for forming a children's Joint Stock Company for the purchase of a missionary vessel for the Gilbert Islands, Micronesia.