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Letter Initialed by Wm. C. Fargo

Inv# AU1446
Letter Initialed by Wm. C. Fargo
Years: 1913
Handwritten letter from Wm. C. Fargo to Francis Flagg. Initialed by Wm. C. Fargo.

Wm. Congdell Fargo was born in Chicago, on May 27th, 1855. After leaving Anthon Grammar School in New York, he entered Williams College, whence he graduated in the class of 1878. Upon his graduation he was made Cashier of the Merchants Dispatch Transportation Company, and held that position until 1880, when he entered the firm of Page, Fargo & Co., agents of the Howe Scale Company. Enlisted in the Ninth Co., Seventh Regiment, National Guard, State of New York, March 15, 1879, serving in that Regiment to Oct. 29, 1885, when he was honorably discharged. In 1883, Mr. Fargo entered the service of the American Express Company and was appointed Secretary of the Executive Committee; in 1898 he was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Company. In 1895, upon the reorganization of the National Express Company, he was elected Treasurer and Director of that Company. In 1903, when the American Express Company purchased the Westcott Express Company, Mr. Fargo was elected Treasurer and Director of the latter Company. He also holds a position as Director of the New England Dispatch Company. Mr. Fargo is a member of the Ardsley, University, Church and New York Athletic Clubs, and the New York Genealogical Society. On April 20th, 1881 he married Mary Stockwell Preston, daughter of William R. Preston of New York, at New York.

George Henry Weiss (1898–1946) was an American poet, writer and novelist. His science fiction stories and poetry appeared under the pseudonym "Francis Flagg" in the magazines Amazing Stories, Astounding, Tales of Wonder, Weird Tales and others. His novel The Night People was published by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in 1947.

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