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.
Check Endorsed on Verso By A Member of Lincoln’s Cabinet
Caleb B. Smith (1808 – 1864). American Journalist and Politician. Secretary of the Interior in President Lincoln’s cabinet. DS. 1 page. 7 ½” x 3”. Cincinnati, September 22, 1853. Partly-printed check endorsed on verso “Pay to the order of Caleb B. Smith”. Nice opportunity for the signed check collector. Fine.
Check Issued By The White Line Central Transit Company
Buffalo, March 7, 1884. Green. Partly-printed check payable to American Express Co. in the amount of $297.82. Vignette of a steam locomotive at left. Litho. Stamp canceled. Small margin tear at bottom. 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.