Guide to the Blue Valley Gem Company, Stock Investment Papers and Prospectus, May 1906

Summary Information

Title: Blue Valley Gem Company, Stock Investment Papers and Prospectus, May 1906
Collection: AC.1082
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

This collection contains papers and a stock offer for purchasing stock in the Blue Valley Gem Company, whose agent is Geo.L. McKay & Company in New York, dated 1906.

Creator: Blue Valley Gem Company

Biographical/Historical Note

The Blue Valley Gem Company was a company that mined and sold gemstones and other mined elements. The manager D.W.L. Wagoner was an expert on precious stones in the United States. The stocks were being offered by Geo. L. McKay and Company of New York in 1906. One of the papers of this collection offers a full karat genuine amethyst for purchasing at least $50 in stocks with the company.

The land on which precious and semi-precious gems owned by Blue Valley Gem Company was 2,067 acres on the summit of the Blue Ridge Mountains one mile wide and 3 miles long on Scaly Mountain in Macon County, North Carolina, obtained through D.W.L. Wagoner.

Scope and Contents

This collection has three items: a prospectus on Blue Valley Gem Company, a Letter from Geo. L. McKay & Co., 1906, and a form to complete for Free one-karat genuine amethyst when purchasing $50 or more of stock.


The three pieces in this collection are housed in one folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This was purchased from L&T Respess in 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott in July 2015 with assistance from Claire Stamper.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1082: Blue Valley Gem Company, Stock Investment Papers and Prospectus, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina USA.

Container List

Blue Valley Gem Company Prospectus and Correspondence, 1906