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Jersey City and Bayonne Railroad Co. Transferred to J. Pierpont Morgan, Chauncey M. Depew and C. Vanderbilt - Autographed Stocks and Bonds

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Jersey City and Bayonne Railroad Co. Transferred to J. Pierpont Morgan, Chauncey M. Depew and C. Vanderbilt - Autographed Stocks and Bonds
State(s): New Jersey
Years: 1886

Stock transferred to J. Pierpont Morgan, Chauncey Depew and C. Vanderbilt as a joint venture. Unusual only 1 issued. Stained.

John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) An American financier and banker, who at the turn of the century (1901), was one of the wealthiest men in America. From 1860 to 1864, he was an agent and attorney in New York for George Peabody & Co. of London. Afterwards, for its successor, J. S. Morgan & Co. he became its head. From 1864 to 1871, the firm of Dabney, Morgan & Company accepted Morgan as a member. In 1871, he entered the firm of Drexel, Morgan & Company, in which he was associated with Anthony J. Drexel, of Philadelphia, upon whose death in 1893 he became senior partner. In 1895 the firm became J. P. Morgan & Co. Closely associated with Drexel & Co. of Philadelphia, Morgan, Harjes & Co. (successors to Drexel, Harjes & Co.) of Paris, and, Morgan, Grenfell & Co. (before 1910 J. S. Morgan & Co.) of London. J. P. Morgan & Co. became one of the most powerful banking houses in the world. Its accomplishments were numerous. J. P. Morgan & Co. financed the formation of the United States Steel Corporation, which took over the business of Andrew Carnegie and others and was the world's first billion-dollar corporation. J.P. Morgan & Co. incorporated in 1940. In 1912, the Pujo Committee, a subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency committee, found that the partners of J.P. Morgan & Co. along with the directors of First National and National City Bank (the triple alliance of interlocking directorates dominated by Morgan) controlled aggregate resources of $22,245,000,000. Louis Brandeis, the former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, compared this sum to the value of all the property in the twenty-two states west of the Mississippi River (which excluded Alaska and Hawaii). In 1891 Morgan arranged the merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company to form General Electric. In 1895, J. P. Morgan & Co. supplied the United States government with $62 million in gold to float a bond issue and restore the treasury surplus of $100 million. In 1902, J. P. Morgan & Co. purchased the Leyland line of Atlantic steamships and other British lines, creating an Atlantic shipping combine, the International Mercantile Marine Company, which eventually became the owner of White Star Line, builder and operator of RMS Titanic. In addition, J P Morgan & Co (or the banking houses which it succeeded) reorganized a large number of railroads between 1869 and 1899.

More on the subject, John Pierpont Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913) was an American financier and banker who dominated corporate finance on Wall Street throughout the Gilded Age. As the head of the banking firm that ultimately became known as J.P. Morgan and Co., he was a driving force behind the wave of industrial consolidation in the United States spanning the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Over the course of his career on Wall Street, J.P. Morgan spearheaded the formation of several prominent multinational corporations including U.S. Steel, International Harvester and General Electric which subsequently fell under his supervision. He and his partners also held controlling interests in numerous other American businesses including Aetna, Western Union, Pullman Car Company and 21 railroads. Due to the extent of his dominance over U.S. finance, Morgan exercised enormous influence over the nation's policies and the market forces underlying its economy. During the Panic of 1907, he organized a coalition of financiers that saved the American monetary system from collapse.

As the Progressive Era's leading financier, J.P. Morgan's dedication to efficiency and modernization helped transform the shape of the American economy. Adrian Wooldridge characterized Morgan as America's "greatest banker". Morgan died in Rome, Italy, in his sleep in 1913 at the age of 75, leaving his fortune and business to his son, John Pierpont Morgan Jr. Biographer Ron Chernow estimated his fortune at $80 million (equivalent to $1.2 billion in 2019), a net worth which allegedly prompted John D. Rockefeller to say: "and to think, he wasn't even a rich man."

Chauncey M. Depew (1834-1928), Lawyer, Railway President. Member N.Y. Legislature, N.Y. Secretary of State, Appointed first U.S. Minister to Japan. Depew resigned to become attorney and legislative contact man for Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Railroads. He was president of the New York Central 1885-98 and U.S. Senator N.Y. in 1899-1911. An accomplished raconteur, he was widely influential in his day.

Cornelius Vanderbilt (1843-1899), This Canada Southern Railway Bond of the Dominion of Canada is one of the most beautiful of the 19th Century. The two vignettes are so rich and strong with the most beautiful engraving by American Bank Note Co., NY. The green color is so vibrant! Truly Exceptional with a lightly cancelled signature of Cornelius Vanderbilt. This $10,000 bond dated 1877 is in superb Mint Condition. From the Syracuse University Collection. The Canada Southern Railway (AAR reporting marks CASO) was a railroad in southern Ontario, Canada, founded on February 28, 1868 as the Erie and Niagara Extension Railway and later adopted the Canada Southern Railway name on December 24, 1869. In 1904 the railroad was leased to the Michigan Central Railroad for 99 years; in 1929 it was subleased to the New York Central Railroad for 999 years. Its successors Penn Central (formed 1968) and Conrail (formed 1976) later exercised control. On April 30, 1985, the Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway jointly purchased the former CASO from Conrail in order to acquire the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel and the Suspension Bridge at Niagara Falls. The CASO rarely operated its own rolling stock after acquisition, and its reporting mark was abolished in 1977.

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A stock certificate is issued by businesses, usually companies. A stock is part of the permanent finance of a business. Normally, they are never repaid, and the investor can recover his/her money only by selling to another investor. Most stocks, or also called shares, earn dividends, at the business's discretion, depending on how well it has traded. A stockholder or shareholder is a part-owner of the business that issued the stock certificates.

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Price: $205.00