Alabama. Bank of Mobile. Mobile, Sept. 8, 1841. Check to the cashier of Merchants Bank, New York payable in the amount of $591.07. Engraved vignettes of sailing ships at both corners. Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New Orleans. Pen cancelled and Very Fine.
James Russell Lowell (1819 – 1891). American poet, editor and diplomat. One of the “Fireside Poets”. DS. Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 5, 1877. 1 page. 8” x 3”. Partly-printed bank check drawn on the Charles River National Bank payable to J. H. Wyeth & Co. in the amount of $51.00. Accomplished in Lowell’s hand and signed by him as maker. Couple of bank punch cancellations not affecting the manuscript text. Excellent.
Rupert Hughes (1872 – 1956). Historian, novelist film director and composer. Uncle of Howard Hughes. DS. 1 page. 6 ¼” x 3”. New York, March 20, 1931. Partly-printed bank check drawn on The Fifth Avenue Bank payable to Porto Rico Child Feeding Committee in the amount of $25. Signed by Hughes as maker. Bank punch cancelled. Fine.