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Certificates of Stock, 1-500, 1896-1903

 File — flat_box: 134
Identifier: Former PNC no. 1250

Scope and Contents note

Records the first 500 shares of Riggs Bank stock sold publicly. For every stock sold, there is a receipt. For most of these stocks a canceled certificate is attached. Each certificate is printed with an emblem of the old headquarters and Riggs Bank centered at header. The certificate is numbered, shows the shareholder, the amount of stock purchased and includes the signatures of Riggs president Charles Glover and Riggs cashier Arthur Brice. On the reverse side, the stock holder indicates to whom he is transferring stock and his attorney and signs the transfer. A witness also signs. Many of these certificates have stamps affixed to them.


  • 1896-1903

Restrictions to Access

Materials containing personally identifiable information relating to individuals are restricted for 72 years from date of creation.


From the Collection: 1900 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Physical Description note

Fair condition. The binding is brittle. The cover is detached from volume. The certificates are affixed to the receipts with glue or pinned on.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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Washington 20052 United States of America