Bechtel Consolidated Mining Company Stock, Bodie, California. #5436 for 100 shares to trustee E. Signed by secretary William H Lent and vice president William Herrin. Incorporated December 22, 1878. Location at Bodie Mining Dist. Very early African American lithographer out of San Francisco. Much has been written about him. See “San Francisco Lithographer: African American Artist Grafton Tyler Brown” by Chandler. Two assessment stamps on back. A total of eight were levied. William Lent was a Comstock financier. It is said that at one time or other he had invested in nearly all major Comstock Mines. Many of them were early investments to help the company get started. He eventually moved on to Bodie where he had investments in the Bechtel, Big, Pittsburgh, Bull-Domingo, Black Hawk Gold, J and K, Bodie, etc.