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Catalog Number cfi_led_cci_c0022
Object Name Ledger
Title Colorado Coal and Iron Company Miscellaneous Coal and Coke Journal
Date 1880
Scope & Content Journal recording transactions of the Colorado Coal and Iron Company (most likely). Many transactions involve El Moro, Walsen and Canon mine properties. Denver and Rio Grande Railway appears repeatedly.


Note: This journal may record the earliest transactions of the Colorado Coal and Iron Company, though there is some confusion about this. No company is listed on or in the book. On January 23, 1880, the Central Colorado Improvement Company officially merged with the Southern Colorado Coal and Town and Company and the Colorado Coal and Steel Works Company to form the Colorado Coal and Iron Company. This ledger does not indicate this change and includes transactions starting with January 1, 1880. The merger of the companies was decided on in December 1879, so transactions of a unified company could have possibly started earlier than January 23. The mine properties listed in the transactions are Canon, El Moro and Walsen, which were all became properties of the Colorado Coal and Iron Company after the merger.
Physical characteristics Tan suede and black and dark red leather cover with red and black accents. Embossed lettering and accent detail on spine and covers.

Sticker on spine reads "Misc- Journal Coal and Coke Jany. 1st 1880 to Nov. 19 1880"
Second sticker reads "#3 OJ-1"

Stamped on spine : "3F 246" and "1880"
Copyrights Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.