Sent by express
Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Buchanan and Co.’s, California and Arizona Stage Company, Buckley and Co.’s, Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company, and the California Letter Express Co.
No. 264 Sent to Mrs. Sarah E. Johnson in Eureka, California, by Buchanan and Co.’s Express “over our Dalles & Canyon City Route.
No. 265 Unused cover with frank for the Buchanan and Co.’s Express showing that it connected with the California and Oregon Railroad.
No. 266 Sent to Miss Lillian Guild in Hartstown, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, by the California and Arizona Stage Company. There is a note that indicates delivery may have occurred in 1873. An illustration of a stagecoach decorates the cover.
No. 267 Sent to William Willis at No. 29 Nevada Block in San Francisco, California, by Wells Fargo and Buckley and Co.’s Express
No. 268 Sent to D. Clifford Smith care of George Warren Smith in New York City, New York, by Central Overland California and Pike’s Peak Express Company, the Great Overland express. Sent from Denver to St. Joseph and then by mail to New York. Contains a return address of “Buddee & Jacobs, Aurara, J.T.” Auraria was soon incorporated in Denver. “J. T.” stood for Jefferson Territory, which later became the state of Colorado.
No. 269 Sent to J. M. and E. W. Railey in Weston Missouri by Central Overland California and Pike’s Peak Express Company, the Great Overland Express. Sent from Denver, Colorado, to St. Joseph, Missouri, and then by mail to Weston. Postage marks contains the date September 27th, 1860.
No. 270 Sent to Gustav Herzog in New York by the California Letter Express Co, organized by J. W. Hoag. The company frank includes an illustration of a horse rider delivering “News,” and details of the company’s office in Hoogs & Madison, Real Estate and House Brokers, No. 418 Montgomery Street. The cover contains instructions that the letter be retained for Mr. G. H. or returned. Received September 28th, 1865.