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Kentucky Coal Company prospectus

Identifier: AC-232

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the company prospectus provided by the Kentucky Coal Company in April 1890. It states that the company has "acquired coal lands and 'mineral rights'" in Kentucky (in Breathitt, Perry, Letcher, Leslie, Knott, and Pike Counties) and that the company plan will be to hold the lands for higher prices or leasing. It is accompanied by a handbill, printing extracts from the geological survey in Southeastern Kentucky, describing the richness of the coal fields.


  • 1890 April


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 2017

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Processed by Kim Sims, June 2022

Kentucky Coal Company prospectus
Kim Sims
June 2022
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository