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    Express Company Documents Including Gold Rush Era. Interesting group of primarily mid-19th century ephemera related to transportation and finance, mostly in the Western United States. These include: 1) 1854 freight receipt from the National Express Company, 2) 1867 salary receipt by employee of Oregon Stage Company, 3) 1860 manuscript receipt from T. W. Evans Express of Cleveland, 4) 1860 printed freight receipt from United States Express Company (package of currency being sent to T. W. Evans of Cleveland), 5) similar receipt as #4, but from 1859 regarding package of currency being shipped to J. & W. B. Brooks of Columbus, 6) 1814 stock certificate for one share in the Wilmington and Philadelphia Turnpike Company, 7) blank receipt dated 1852 from the American Express Company of New York, a precursor to Wells, Fargo & Co., 8) 1866 receipt for $200 from the Eastern Express Office of Bangor, Maine, 9) 1855 Certificate of Deposit for $500 from the Express & Banking Office of Rhodes & Co. of Shasta, California (neat Indian and bear illustrations), 10) 1854 check to "Song Sum, Chinaman" (endorsed by him in Chinese on verso) by the Express & Banking Office of Rhodes & Co. of Yreka, California, 11) a similar check to #10, but dated 1855 from Weaver, California and made payable to Messrs. Goldstone & Co., 12) an 1854 check from Rhodes & Co. of Weaversville, California for $500 payable to W. S. Sowder & Co., 13) & 14) pair of 1855 printed and manuscript documents related to the non-payment of drafts, docketed "Protest", presented by agents of Adams Express Company and Wells, Fargo & Co., 15) an 1871 Adams Express Company receipt for three city bonds being shipped from Hartford to Milwaukee, and 16) an 1853 check from Rhodes & Lusk's Express and Banking House, Yreka, California, payable to B. Shurtleff for $11.25. From the estate collection of E. F. Mueller.

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    December, 2012
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