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Four late 19th century Detroit bank receipts, from the Wayne County Savings Bank and the Mechanic's Bank, three which relate to the prominent former Michigan senator, Detroit banker and real estate investor, William B. Wesson.

Detroit 1878-1882 Three receipts from the Wayne County Savings Bank, oblong 2.75 x 6.75, 2.75 x 7.25, 2.75 x 8, and one from the Mechanic's Bank, oblong 3 x 8. Light soiling, toning, creasing, tiny edge tear. The Mechanic's Bank receipt has its name on the side margin surrounded by floral decorations, dated Aug 11, 1879, filled in in pencil, acknowledging receipt of $50 from Wm. B. Wesson (currently president of the Wayne County Savings Bank) for "Industrial School Subscription" and signed by Fred E. Butler, the Wayne County Savings Bank are as follows: 1) business hours shown on left margin surrounded with a floral decoration, dated June 17, 1878, filled in in ink, rec'd of Wm. B. Wesson (its current president) and J.B. Schmittdiel, mort. (related to John S. Schmittdiel, the bank's paying teller?) of $36 to pay on the interest of a mortgage, signed by S. D. Elwood (sec'y and treasurer, later to be bank president upon Wesson's death) and John Collins (bank clerk), on the reverse is the location of the property. 2) minimal decoration, dated December 27, 1882, filled in in ink, rec;d of Wm. B. Wesson ? Detroit Music Hall Co. $159, interest on a loan for $7400, signed by S.D. Elwood. Comes with an extra item, a check form the First National Bank in Detroit from the account of Wesson Seyburn, dated July 10, 1928, signed by Seyburn (Wesson's grandson) to pay his phone bill, check has a nice vignette of the First National Bank. William B. Wesson was involved with several of the Detroit banks, he was also president of: a trust, security and safe deposit company, and the Hamtramck Street Railway, director of the Detroit, Lansing and Lake Michigan Railroad, a trustee of the Detroit Medical College. A total of five items, sold as a lot.

Book Id: 98-1547

Price: $35.00

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