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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

THE FAMOUS DEFENSE ATTORNEY, CLARENCE DARROW, TRANSFERS HIS STOCK IN AN ARIZONA MINING COMPANY

DARROW, CLARENCE S. (1857-1938) American lawyer who defended Eugene Debs, Leopold and Loeb, and John T. Scopes in the infamous “Monkey Trial”. Document Signed “C. S. Darrow” on the verso. Attractive orange bordered stock certificate for 50 shares in the Black Mountain Mining Company. One page, oblong folio, Territory of Arizona, Oct 22, 1906.  Countersigned and witnessed by his son, Paul Darrow. This same year, Darrow took on the defense of Big Bill Haywood, secretary treasurer of the Western Federation of Miners, who had been charged with murdering former Governor Frank Steunenberg. In a trial that would gain national attention, Darrow gave a long and impassioned plea to the jury. Haywood was acquitted.  Financial instruments like this stock certificate, rarely appear for sale.  A fine item for the collector of financial Americana who has an interest law. 

 

$1500.00