Statistics and Charter, of the Illinois Coal Company; incorporated by Act of the Illinois Legislature, 1849. Organized April, 1849.


Charter of the Illinois Coal Company accompanied by a statistical analysis of the company’s lands and business prospects. The property of the company comprised 1,400 acres “...situated eight miles east of the river opposite St. Louis [Missouri], in St. Clair county, Illinois, of which near one thousand acres are Coal lands, covered by timber…,” near the town of Caseyville. (p[3]) The analysis concerns historical land flooding; road construction; boat, ferry, wagon, and railroad transportation; projected coal consumption and sales; and the coal stratum itself.

Two issues of this pamphlet are known; this being more rare with only one copy located at Yale.


Description: Statistics and Charter, of the Illinois Coal Company; incorporated by Act of the Illinois Legislature, 1849. Organized April, 1849.

St. Louis: McKee, Printer, 1849. 11, [1 (blank)] pages. Removed, dbd., without original wrappers. Foxing; soft horizontal crease; Good.

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Price: $100.00

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