New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company signed by E.V.W. Rossiter - Stock CertificateInv# AG1940 Stock
Stock printed by American Bank Note Co., New York and signed by E.V.W. Rossiter as president. Gorgeous graphics!
Edward Van Wyck Rossiter (1844-1910) Presidentís clerk for Hudson River Railroad; Treasurerís 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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