Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 347

Price Realized: $ 1,560
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
GARVEY, MARCUS. Group of documents and stock certificates from a Jamaican-American family. Two Black Star Line stock certificates in fine condition, four Inter=Colonial Steamship & Trading Co stock certificates, the latter repaired with archival paper; official Jamaican emigration documents, and other papers including another stock certificate for the Motorist Spring Wheel Corporation. condition varies, should be seen. Kingston, Jamaica and New York, 1918-1950's

Additional Details

Small archive relating to Henry Williams and his wife Leah, Jamaican citizens. The Williams had come to the United States but were forced to leave their daughter Imogene in Jamaica until they were financially able to have her come. Henry and Leah apparently did well and a Labor Department document lists Henry as a "gold operator." In 1918 they sent for their daughter and she came to the States with her guardian. The Williams were apparently prosperous and there are two stock certificates for Marcus Garvey's Black Star Line, signed by Orlando Thompson. Additionally there are four more certificates for a possibly related company. The "Inter=Colonial Steamship & Trading Co., is cited among the J.R. Ralph Casimir papers at the Schomburg Center, as related to the U.N.I A. There is a single stock certificate for the Motorist Spring Wheel Corporation as well.