This is a table of the four Joint-Stock Companies formed by British investors in 1825. These companies were the Chilean Mining Association, the Anglo-Chilean Mining Association, Chilean and Peruvian Mining Association, and the United Chilean Association. This table also provides the date of founding, the nominal capital, the shares, and the amount paid up. This was created by Henry English and can be found in various works by him, including “A Complete View of the Joint-Stock Companies Formed During the Tears 1824” and “A General Guide to the Companies Formed for Working Foreign Mines”. Henry English was an author during the 1820s, who seemed to write mainly compendiums about joint-stock companies, and mining. Although, further detailed information on Henry English is hard to pinpoint. His purpose in this table was simply to inform his audience on that joint-stock company in relation to the others during that time. Clearly, English was interested in joint-stock companies, he mainly wrote about them. Therefore, I think his main purpose was to inform and provide information.
This table is useful for my project as it provides more information regarding the four joint-stock companies I introduced. These companies were an important factor in the history of Chile’s copper mining companies, as they were one of the first foreign investors. As my project doesn’t get much into the economical side, this chart covers that gap in my information. I included this chart mainly to cite evidence of the existence of these associations, as I found researching them was difficult.
English, Henry. The Chilean Mining Associations of 1825. Chart. London: 1827. From A Complete View of the Joint-Stock Companies Formed During the Tears 1824 and 1825. https://read.dukeupress.edu/view-large/1897364