E. H. Harriman & Stuyvesant Fish autographed Short Route Railway Transfer Co. - Stock CertificateInv# AG1357
Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909), Self confident, dominant, cold and ruthless, he spared neither friend nor foe if they blocked his plans. Certainly at the top of America’s capitalists and railroad men. He was President of the Union Pacific and is most famous for his battle against James J. Hill to gain control of the Northern Pacific which resulted in the stock market panic of 1901. He was worth $400 million at the turn of the century. Characterized as the last great individualist, his genius as an administrator made him one of the great railway builders of all time. Stuyvesant Fish (1851-1923), Railroad Industrialist, President, Banker, and son of Hamilton Fish. Officer or director of many major railroads including the Illinois Central. This 1897 stock of Louisville, Kentucky is signed by both Harriman and Fish. Rare! Only 1 available!
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