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Jefferson County Abstract, Real Estate and Investment Co. Stock Certificate Book, 1891-1939

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: Series-217

Scope and Contents

Book containing stock certificates for shares in the Jefferson County Abstract, Real Estate and Investment Company of Golden, Colorado. The book contains intricately designed certificates and receipts showing number of shares owned, date, certificate number, corporate seal and signatures, and is dated from 1891 to 1939.


  • Creation: August 1891-July 1939

Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.

Biographical / Historical

The Jefferson County Abstract, Real Estate and Investment Company was incorporated in 1891 by Al Townsend (President), George Townsend (Vice President) and A.D. Jameson (Secretary and Treasurer). Its predecessor was the Golden City and Jefferson County Abstract Office, which was founded by D.C. Crawford and A.D. Jameson. Their earlier abstract books were purchased by the later company. Al Townsend served as Jefferson County's Clerk and Recorder for 20 years and his son George Townsend served as a deputy officer in various county offices for many years.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 Sharebook) ; 6 inches by 6.5 inches

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Stock Certificate Book was donated to the Archives in 2007 by the Golden Landmark Association. A Transfer agreement was signed in 2007 but the item was never accessioned. The accession number was assigned 7/2010.

Related Materials

Series 168: Incorporation Records

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

3500 Illinois Street
Suite 2350
Golden CO 80401 United States