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    Fantastic Cornelius Vanderbilt Signed Receipt Known as Commodore Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt was an American financier. By age 40, he had become owner of steamers running from Boston and up the Hudson River. In 1849, during the Gold Rush, he established a route by Nicaragua to California and during the Crimean War a line of steamships to Havre. In 1862, he sold his ships and entered a great career of railroad financing, gradually obtaining a controlling interest in a large number of railways. He had built Grand Central Station in New York City. Autograph note signed, one page, 7 1/2" x 4 1/4", March 1828. Written entirely in Vanderbilt's hand, the receipt is a note of a transaction in the amount of $120 between Vanderbilt and a Mr. Dean. The receipt has been signed "C. Van Derbilt" in black ink along the bottom. The reverse bears a notation not in Vanderbilt's hand "Union Line/C. Vanderbilt/$120/1 Apl./859/2 -- C." Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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