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Hudson River Railroad Co. issued to Augustus Schell and signed by E.V.W. Rossiter - 1866 Autographed Stock Certificate

Inv# AG2692   Autograph
State(s): New York
Years: 1866

Stock issued to Augustus Schell and signed by E.V.W. Rossiter.

Augustus Schell (1812-1884), Lawyer and Financier. He became expert in the expanding field of corporation law. He was an intimate friend of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, a Director of the Harlem RR in 1872 and of the Hudson River RR in 1874, and later of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern, the New York, New Haven & Hartford, the Chicago and Northwestern, the Union Pacific, and the Canada Southern Railroads, as well as the Union Trust Co., the Western Union Telegraph Co., and the Manhattan Life Insurance Co. Together with Jay Gould, he engineered the corner in Chicago and Northwestern stock, one of Wall Street's notable post-Civil War episodes. At his death, he was worth several million.

Edward Van Wyck Rossiter (1844-1910) President’s clerk for Hudson River Railroad; Treasurer’s office clerk for Hudson River Railroad 1860-67; cashier New York & Harlem Railroad 1867-77. Later treasurer of same company, June 1883 became treasurer and from November 1900 had been Vice President of New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, New York & Harlem Railroad as well as of almost all the lines affiliated with the New York Central Company, also Lincoln National Bank and Lincoln Safe Deposit Company.

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Condition: Excellent
Item ordered may not be exact piece shown. All original and authentic.
Price: $34.00