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    [Coca Cola Company]. Asa G. Candler Autograph Letter Signed and Check Signed "Asa G Candler". The letter is one page, 8.5" x 10.75", Atlanta; February 23, 1893. Written on Coca-Cola Company letterhead, Candler addresses his letter to Robert Stewart Bly, which reads in full: "I have been directed to you by Broadstreet Agency as reliable and active attyn. I beg to enclose for collection acceptance on Magnus Pierson dated 12/10/92 & June 27, 1893 for $41.40. Please acknowledge receipt & give this matter your prompt attention."

    Accompanying this letter is a signed Coca-Cola Company check, 8.5" x 3", Atlanta; December 10, 1892. The check reads "Pay to the order of Ourselves On January 27th 1893" the amount of $41.40, and it is countersigned by Magnus Pierson. The check has been marked as "accepted M. Pierson Dec 13/92" at the center, and is signed on back "J.B. Clough".

    Although not the inventor of Coca Cola's famous secret recipe, Asa Candler (1851-1929) bought the rights to the syrup and began marketing the drink in 1890. Candler purchased the formula for Coca-Cola from John Pemberton in 1888 and made millions off of the drink. He went on to invest in real estate and banking and donated large sums of money to the Methodist Church.

    Condition: Both documents are lightly toned throughout, with flattened folds. Light soiling in places along the margins on both the check and letter. Overall good.

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