As a close personal friend and confidante of John D. Rockefeller, Brewster's counsel was often sought by the oil magnate. Brewster served as one of the original Trustees of the Standard Oil Trust.
A Chicago, Rock Island And Pacific Bond Issued To And Signed By Standard Oil's Benjamin Brewster
Benjamin Brewster. DS. 1pp. 13" x 9". Illinois. December 3, 1889. A "Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific" bond for $5,000 issued to and signed by Benjamin Brewster. There is a railroad vignette in the upper right corner and a receipt glued to the left side. It has been punch and stamp cancelled, though not affecting Brewster's large signature. It is in fine condition overall.
St. Paul & Sioux City RR Co. Signed By Benjamin Brewster As President
1881, Minnesota. Stock certificate for 10 shares. Black. Vignette at center of a train travelling through the mountains. Signed as president by Benjamin Brewster (1816-1888). Brewster was one of Rockefellerís counselors and one of Standard Oilís original trustees. Minor glue residue at left margin from stub. Fine. Hole punch cancellation lightly affecting Brewster's signature.