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Havana, Cuba. Mar. 6th-1905
To The Canada-Cuba Land and Fruit Company, Limited,
Incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario with an authorized capital
of Six Hundred Thousand Dollars, divided into Six Thousand Shares of One Hundred
I, the undersigned, hereby agree to subscribe for and take $700 00/x
in Scrip, which Scrip permits me to purchase land at the rate of Ten Dollars
per Acre, and gives me the option until the First Day of January, A. D. 1906,
of accepting in lieu of said Scrip, Stock in the said Company at One Hundred
Dollars per Share. Any application not accepted by the Directors at the above
price the full amount paid will be refunded.
Said amount of $70000 to be paid for lots nos 1 and 2 in section
17 (on east side of the Lake) and paid to the Canada-Cuba Land and Fruit Co.
Ltd. 106 King St. West Toronto, Ca. ¼ cash and the balance in three equal monthly
payments. north & adjoining Mr. W. L. Bells asignment
Chas H. Ashley
If there are more than 70 acres in the lots mentioned I agree to pay for same
at the rate of $1000/x per acre: if less than 70 acres
the Co. will give rebate
This agreement also gives the purchaser the option of taking 200 more acres
at the same rate of $1000 per acre if same is secured before
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In 1875, Charles Hart Ashley (1860-1925) moved from Iowa, where he was born, to Deerfield, Massachusetts, to live with an uncle at the north end of the street. By that time, the Jonathan Ashley house, c.1730, had been moved to the back of the lot and was used for storage. A new house had been built on the site of the old house in 1869. Charles Hart Ashley inherited the house and farm from his uncle and continued the farming tradition; his principal crop was tobacco. He was active in helping to organize the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Growers Association. By 1905 times were apparently good enough that he felt able to invest in foreign stock.
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Share of the Canada-Cuba Land and Fruit Company, Limited
| creator Charles Hart Ashley (1860-1925)
| date Jan 1, 1906
| location Havana, Cuba
| height 5.5"
| width 8.25"
| process/materials printed paper, ink with manuscript
| item type Legal Documents/Certificate
| accession # #L01.030
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