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    Henry Keep Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad Stocks Collection of 5 different autographed stocks of this same railroad all signed as treasurer by Henry Keep (1818-1869), financier. Started out in a New York county poorhouse, and later in farming. As a farm boy, he ran away from his employer due to harsh treatment. He tried various trades and saved enough to invest in currencies. Eventually he opened an exchange and banking office and several other country banks. He dealt extensively in the stock of the Michigan Southern & Northern Indiana Railroad and served as treasurer from 1860 to 1863. In 1866, he became president of the New York Central Railroad. He later served as president of the Cleveland and Toledo Railroad. He is credited with having left an estate of over 4 million dollars, a remarkable achievement considering that he started without a cent. Nice signatures at front as treasurer on 1 stock dated 1860 and on 4 stocks dated during the Civil War. From the Syracuse University collection. Includes biographical information. Rare. Fine to excellent condition. Collection of 5 stocks. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
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