WELLS, HENRY AND JAMES C. FARGO
Henry Wells (1806 - 1878). Expressman. Wells started in the express business as an agent for Harnden's Express, running from New York to Albany. He started his own firm, Wells & Company, which ran a route from Buffalo to Detroit, the first express company to venture west of Buffalo. In 1850, Wells & Company joined with two other express companies to form the American Express Company with Wells serving as its president from 1850 to 1868. American Express covered the eastern sector of the United States; Wells, Fargo & Company, formed in 1852, covered the western sector. James C. Fargo (1829 - 1915). Working with his older brother, William, co-founder of the American Express Company, James became a prominent figure in the railroad and express industries. He became president of American Express in 1881 upon his brother's retirement from that position.

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Henry Wells & James Fargo Signed American Express Co. Stock

 WELLS, HENRY AND JAMES C. FARGO
1866, New York. A stock certificate for 21 shares in the American Express Company. Gray printing on white paper with a blue border. Red overprinting at lower left center. Vignette at top center of a guard dog resting on a key with the words "Safety & Dispatch" printed below and a spread eagle on top as well as flanked by a railroad station scene and a shipping scene with bundles prepared for loading. Signed by James C. Fargo, secretary, Henry Wells, president and Alexander Holland as treasurer. HENRY WELLS(1806 - 1878). Expressman. JAMES C. FARGO (1829 - 1915). Expressman. Working along with his older brother, William, co-founder of the American Express Co., James became a prominent figure in the railroad and express industries. He became president of American Express in 1881 upon his brother's retirement from that position. Some light damp staining at lower left corner. Uncancelled and very fine.
Catalog: # SB-2596
State: New York
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $850.00