Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Stony Brook Association dating back to the 1910's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by W. Reid Gould and measures approximately 11" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).
The certificate's vignette features an eagle atop a crag.
The Stony Brook Association was incorporated in New York in 1910.
The company was formed for the purpose of establishing at Stony Brook, Long Island, a summer colony and assembly. Conferences for the consideration of civic, educational and religious problems were held each summer from July 1 to August 31 - during the Chautauqua season.
Early on, the development of the Stony Brook enterprise saw 187 lots and building sites sold. Cottages were soon erected, as well as a 1,200 auditorium. Later, two hotels and fourteen bungalows owned by the Association were built, as well as a water plant. Overall, the company owned over 260 acres of land, 23 of which fronted the Long Island sound.
- The directors of the Stony Brook movement stood loyally on six positions:
- The essential and unique deity of Jesus Christ.
- The essential and absolute integrity of the Word of God.
- The need and efficacy of the sacrifice of Christ for the salvation of the world.
- The presence and potency of the Holy Spirit in the discipleship.
- The divine institution and agency of the Church of Jesus Christ.
- The broad and binding obligation of the Church to evangelize the world.
Company offices were located in Brooklyn.