Stock Certificate for "The Detroit and Windsor Ferry Company," certificate Number 3, for 200 shares, value of ten thousand dollars to George B. Russel Jan. 1,1857, and signed by him as its managing owner. The ferry company organized January 1, 1857. [Stea

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Oblong 8 x 10.5, lithographs by Whitney-Jocelyn, NY: two images of the ferry company's steamer "Windsor" on each side of the text in the center, trains at upper left and right corners and a paddle steamer at the bottom, decorative borders. Fold creases, tiny hole on the first of Russel's signatures, light toning in the creases, unevenly trimmed else very good/fine. Also signed by Allen A. Robineau as treasurer. From the stock certificate, "The Detroit and Windsor Ferry Company Own and Employ the Steamer Windsor, Steamer Ottawa, Steamer Argo, and Barge Union Express In General and Railroad Ferriage Business in the conveyances of Passengers, Freight, Cars and Locomotives, and in Towing on the Detroit River." In the upper corners under the lithographs: on the left "Michigan Central, South's Michigan & Northern Indiana, and Detroit & Milwaukee Railways" and at the top "Michigan," the other, on the right, with the heading "Canada West" "Great Western Railway, Connecting with Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Toronto," COMES WITH: A letter with envelope dated 1903 from a C.W. Robinson to Dr. Geo. B. Russel indicating that Robinson found two stock certificates Nos. 3 & 4, among some of his (?) old paperwork. Upon the settlement of Robinson's father's estate the stock certificates were supposed to have been conveyed to Dr. Russel but somehow got overlooked. Only No. 3 is present. Dr. George B. Russel was a prominent Detroit doctor with several business interests including railroads. An attractive and extremely scarce stock certificate.

Price: $600.00

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