Horatio Barber had business partnerships with several men during his two years in Ontario. In Cobalt, he ran a stock exchange, and in Larder Lake, he established a branch office of his Toronto brokerage, Canada Mines. In the first installment of the Co-Stars series, we featured Mr. Browne and Mr. Moore, two Cobalt men who … Continue reading Horatio Barber and his Cobalt Co-Star J.H. Hunter
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While researching Horatio Claude Barber, we uncovered several interesting stories related to his associates. This is the first in a series that features the people who played a supporting role in his Canadian career as a stockbroker in Cobalt and Larder Lake. Cobalt Co-Stars Browne and Moore Barber’s company, the Cobalt Open Call Mining Exchange opened … Continue reading Horatio Barber and his Cobalt Co-Stars Browne and Moore
Barber’s Open Call Mining Exchange was in the heart of Cobalt’s commercial district, “The Square.” All were welcome to join, as long as they could afford the $50 membership fee. The building was located on Argentite Street, opposite to where the Golden Age Club is located today. By the end of 1906, Barber had moved … Continue reading Wildcat
In this case, “F” is for “Fraudster.” Horatio Barber was a stock promoter in Cobalt in 1906 and then in 1907, he shifted his focus to Larder Lake. There he and his associates promoted the Larder Lake Proprietary Gold Fields Mine. First order of business was organizing a company. Directors of a mining company, especially … Continue reading The “F” Word
Horatio Barber was an excellent self-promoter. Due to the nature of the man and the nature of his businesses, his name was often in the news. While he worked as a stockbroker in Canada, he submitted media releases and large, wordy advertisements to the newspapers around the world. Later, while involved in aviation in the … Continue reading Horatio Barber is back in Headline News!