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Wiltsee Collection panels 117

2019-03-20T14:07:23-04:00
Posted on March 18, 2019

Panel 117

Panel 117

Panel 117

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Barnard’s Express, Tracy and Co. Oregon Express, San Francisco Letter Express, Fresno and San Francisco Bicycle Mail Route, and Eureka Express Co.

No. 640 Sent to Rothschild and Co. in Port Townsend, Washington Territory. Taken by Barnard’s Express in Victoria on Vancouver Island and forwarded by Wells Fargo.

No. 641 Sent to S. N. M. Giurvis in Westville, Ohio. Taken by Tracy and Co. Oregon Express and Nez Perces Express.

No. 642 Sent to E. H. Leadbeater in San Francisco, California. Taken by San Francisco Letter Express. Inside is a letter dated October 22, 1867 from Sydney E. Smith.

No. 643 Sent to W. Sellschopp and Co. on Stockton Street in San Francisco, California. Taken by Victor Bicycle Messenger Service between Fresno and San Francisco, which operated during the railroad strike of 1894.

No. 1357 Unused cover with a frank for Eureka Express Co.

Panel 117A

Panel 117A

Panel 117A

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Ballou’s Fraser River Express, Beck’s Express, Bamber and Co.’s Express, Cram Rogers and Co.’s Express, Pacific Express Co., Beekman’s Express, and Everts, Snell and Co. Express.

No. 1276 Sent from West Minster to J. H. Hawks in Lillooet, British Columbia. Taken by Ballou’s Fraser River Express from Victoria to Lillooet.

No. 1277 Sent to Jacob Erb in Downieville, California. Taken by Beck’s Express, which operated from Downieville to Sears Diggings in 1853.

No. 1278 Sent from San Francisco to James Shinn in Centerville, California. Taken by Bamber and Co.’s Express.

No. 1279 Sent from Weaverville, California to Jonathan Clarke in San Francisco. Taken by Cram Rogers and Co.’s Express from Weaverville to Shasta where Pacific Express forwarded it to San Francisco.

No. 1280 Sent from Jacksonville, Oregon, to J. Marks in Roseburg, Oregon. Taken by Beekman’s Express and Wells Fargo.

No. 1281 Sent to Levi R. Waters in Clinton, New York. Taken by Everts, Snell and Co. Express from Gibsonville to Marysville, California.

Photograph of a building that was once the Wells Fargo office in Hornitos, California, 1930s.

Panel 117B

Panel 117B

Panel 117B

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Francis’ Express, Fargo and Co.’s Feather River Express, Freeman and Co.’s Express, American Express, Hinkley and Co.’s Express, and Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company.

No. 1282 Sent from Gibsonville, California, to Miss Lizzie Glick in Mount Carmel, Illinois. Taken by Francis’ Express, which ran from Gibsonville to the surrounding camps.

No. 1283 Sent to Gilbert Billings in Rush Creek, California. Taken by Fargo and Co.’s Express, which ran from Feather River points to Marysville in 1853 where it connected with Wells Fargo. Its owner Annan Fargo had no connection with the Fargo of Wells Fargo. It appears that this letter was given to Rhodes and Lusk’s Express for delivery by mistake as they operated only in Trinity and the northern counties. Someone corrected the location of Rush Creek and turned it over to Fargo and Co. for delivery.

No. 1284 Sent from San Francisco, California, to George S. Nichols in Athens, New York. Taken by Freeman and Co.’s Express.

No. 1285 Sent to Miss Hattie Stevens in Gilboa, New York. Taken by Hinkley and Co., which collected mail throughout Colorado. At Denver the letters were forwarded by the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express to St. Joseph, Missouri, where delivery east went by U.S. mail.

No. 1342 Sent to J. W. Mandeville “Member of the Senate” in Sacramento, California. Taken by American Express.

No. 1343 Sent to Belloc Frères of Sescau in San Francisco, California. Taken by Freeman and Co.’s Express, Panama. Inside is a letter dated April 15, 1857.

Photograph of Rescue, California, 1930s.

Panel 117C

Panel 117C

Panel 117C

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by G. H. Wines and Co.’s Express, Rhodes and Whitney’s Express, Palmer and Co.’s Express, Wood and Co.’s Express, Mossman’s and Co.’s Express, and Tracy and Co.’s Express.

No. 1286 Sent to Alfred Humphrey in Harrisburg, Oregon Territory. Taken by Rhodes and Whitney’s Express.

No. 1287 Sent to Mrs Susan D. Iaques in Brooklyn, New York. Taken by Palmer and Co.’s Express. Inside is a letter dated February 9, 1851, from her husband in Louisville, California.

No. 1288 Sent to J. H. Bonner in San Francisco, California. Taken by Wood and Co.’s Express, which connected with Wells Fargo at Oroville.

No. 1289 Sent to Florence J. W. Tenney in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Taken by Mossman’s and Co.’s Express, which ran from the Dalles and Walla Walla to Dirigo, Nez Perces, Salmon River, and Boise Basin. In 1863, this express operation became part of Wells Fargo.

No. 1290 Sent to Asher Marks in San Francisco, California. Taken by Tracy and Co.’s Express with Wells Fargo from Roseburg, Oregon, and forwarded by U.S. mail to Folsom, California.

Photograph of Dr. John Marsh’s house erected 1855-1856 near Byron, California, 1930s.

Panel 117D

Panel 117D

Panel 117D

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Nichols and Co.’s Express, Southern Overland and Mail Express Company, McBean and Co.’s Middlefork Express, and Waldron’s Kootenai Express.

No. 1296 Sent to Pierre Lade in San Francisco, California. Taken by Nichols and Co.’s Express, which ran from San Francisco to Crescent City, through to Oregon and Victoria, British Columbia. Inside is a letter dated June 18, 1858 from J. Bartroe in Victoria.

No. 1297 Sent to J. P. Cummings at Fort Dodge in Iowa. Taken by the Southern Overland Mail and Express Company, which operated from Kansas City to Santa Fe through Pueblo.

No. 1298 Sent to Miss Jennie Foues at Pierrepont Manor in New York. Taken by the Southern Overland Mail and Express Company

No. 1310 Sent to David McKay in San Francisco, California. Taken by Nichols and Co.’s Express.

No. 1311 Sent to Frank L. Dorniy in the Dalles, Oregon. Taken by McBean and Co.’s Middlefork Express, which ran through John Day country in Oregon, connecting with Wells Fargo.

No. 1312 Sent to Mr. M. Wilson in Portland, Oregon. Taken by Waldron’s Kootenai Express, which connected with Wells Fargo at Walla Walla, Washington.

Panel 117E

Panel 117E

Panel 117E

Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Black and Co.’s Express, Leavenworth City and Pikes Peak Express Co., Jones and Russells Express, Whiting and Co.’s Express, and Downieville and Howland Flat Express Co.

No. 1313 Sent to Samuel Grosh in San Francisco, California. Taken by Black and Co.’s Express, which operated from San Francisco to Sacramento and surrounding points.

No. 1314 Sent to Samuel Grosh in San Francisco, California. Taken by Wells Fargo and Black and Co.’s Express, which operated from San Francisco to Sacramento and surrounding points.

No. 1315 Sent to Samuel Grosh in San Francisco, California. Taken by Wells Fargo and Black and Co.’s Express, which operated from San Francisco to Sacramento and surrounding points.

No. 1316 Sent to Thomas Penn in Denver City, Kansas Territory, which later became the state of Colorado. Taken by Leavenworth City and Pikes Peak Express Co., which briefly ran between Leavenworth City and Denver.

No. 1317 Sent to Mrs. Ward M. Emerson in Auburn, Maine. Taken by Jones and Russells Express. Postmarked “Auratia K.T.— Aug.— 1869,” an early name for Denver.

No. 1318 Sent to P. O. Hundley in Quincy, California. Taken by Whiting and Co.’s Express. Inside is a letter dated September 1855 written by H. B. Summers in Marysville.

No. 1319 Sent to Louis H. Bickford in Dresden Mills, California. Taken by Whiting and Co.’s Express to Bidwell’s Bar where it was put in the mail.

No. 1320 Sent to John A. Ritchie in San Francisco, California. Taken by Whiting and Co.’s Express and Wells Fargo.

No. 1321 Unused cover with a frank for the Downieville and Howland Flat Express Co.

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