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    1910 Wells Fargo & Co. Express Receipt for Gold Bullion. One page, partly printed, Goldfield Nevada, November 30, 1910. Being a receipt completed by the Wells Fargo & Co. Express, indicating that his had "Received of Goldfield Camb. Tract Mg. Co. 1 Bars Gold Bullion... Valued at Three thousand Dollars, Addressed Selby Smelting Lead Co., Selby Cal. Av. Weight 13.12 l Lbs." Signed by Carroll Henderson as an agent of Wells Fargo. The Selby Smelting Company was organized in San Francisco in 1865 by Thomas H. Selby and Peter Naylor. In 1879 the company purchased the property and business of the Pacific Refinery and Bullion Exchange. They refined gold, silver, and lead, and became the only private refinery on the west coast.

    Condition: Document is lightly age toned. Fine.


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