This volume offers a selection of texts drawn from the archives on the subject of corporate governance in England and America covering the period 1847–1878. It focuses on the mechanisms that stakeholders use to ensure that their investments are properly used.
1. Packer Collegiate Institute, Act of Incorporation and Articles of Association of the Brooklyn Female Academy (1847) 2. Phoenix Mining and Manufacturing Company, Documents Relating to the Phoenix Mining and Manufacturing Company (1847) 3. Citizens’ Bank of Louisiana Committee, Minority Report to the Stockholders of the Citizens’ Bank of Louisiana (1847) 4. Virginian, A Letter, Addressed to those Capitalists of Boston (1847) 5. North-West Mining Company, Report to the Trustees and Stockholders (1847) 6. Montreal Mining Company, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, for the Management of the Affairs of the Montreal Mining Company (1847) 7. Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Loudoun County, Virginia, The Act of Incorporation, Constitution, and By-Laws, of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Loudoun County ( 1899) 8. Kanawha County, Memorial of Citizens of Kanawha County (1849) 9. New York and Boston Railroad Company, Address of the Board of Directors of the New York and Boston Railroad Company (1850) 10. Manasses Gap Rail Road Company, Proceedings of the First Meeting of the Stockholders of the Manasses Gap R. R. Company (1850) 11. Enterprise Mining and Manufacturing Company, The Enterprise Mining and Manufacturing Company, Chartered by the State of Virginia (1850) 12. Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Company, Charter and By-Laws of the Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Company (1850) 13. Shepherd Knapp, Letter to the Stockholders of the Mechanics’ Bank (1855) 14. Nathan Appleton, Introduction of the Power Loom and Origin of Lowell (1858) 15. Robert Arthur Ward, Notes on Joint-Stock Companies (1865) 16. Minnesota Electoral Reform Association, Minority Representation in Stock Companies (1874) 17. New York Cheap Transportation Association, Arguments of the New York Cheap Transportation Association (1874) 18. William Ravenel, Reply of William Ravenel, President of the Stono Phosphate Company of Charleston (1878) 19. Arthur M. Huger, To the Stockholders of the Stono Phosphate Company (1878)