Letter from James Clair Flood and William Shoney O'Brien to James Graham Fair, dated 12/23/1870, regarding the deposit of
five thousand dollars into the account of W.S. Hobart.
The Bonanza Kings, also called the Silver Kings, was a nickname given to the four men (James Clair Flood, William Shoney O'Brien,
James Graham Fair and John William Mackay) who started a stock brokerage called "Flood & O'Brien", more commonly known as
the Bonanza Firm. In 1873, after gaining control of the Consolidated Virginia Mining Company, they discovered a large vertical
ore body more than 1,200 feet deep which became known as the "big bonanza", making the four owners into some of America's