• Mining expert and historian Ernest A. Wiltsee (1862-1947)
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Wiltsee Collection panels 81-90

2019-03-20T14:02:45-07:00
Posted on March 18, 2019

Panel 81

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Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Nichols and Co.’s Express, Northern Pacific Express Co., and Oroville and Quincy Express Co.

No. 470 Sent to D. S. Cook in San Mateo, California, by Nichols and Co.’s Express. It operated from San Francisco to San Mateo in 1858, and used Alta Express’ stationary by applying a sticker over their name. Inside is a letter dated December 10, 1857 from J. C. Weston.

No. 471 Sent by Northern Pacific Express Co. to A. L. Bancroft and Co. in San Francisco, California.

No. 472 Unused cover with a frank for Northern Pacific Express Co.

No. 473 Unused cover with a frank for Northern Pacific Express Co.

No. 474 Sent to the National German American Bank in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Sent by Northern Pacific Express Co. in April 1890.

No. 475 Sent to Hunter’s Hoplings in San Francisco, California, by Oroville and Quincy Express Co, which operated from Oroville to Quincy and other points in Plumas County including Greenville in 1877. Forwarded from Oroville by Wells Fargo.

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Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Newell and Co.’s Express and Pacific Express Co.

No. 476 Sent from Stockton to R. H. Fish in San Francisco by Newell and Co.’s Express. L. W. Newell was an employee of Adams and Co. in Stockton. On Oct. 8th, 1851, Newell and E.W. Colt bought out Todd and Co.’s Express, in which Colt had been a partner. They started Newell and Co.’s Express. One month later, Newell and Colt turned their express over to Adams and Co.

No. 477 Sent to Sam Bell in Sacramento, California. Dated October 22, 1855, and sent by Pacific Express Co., which formed in March 1855 after the failure of Adams and Co.’s. It covered California and expanded nationwide.

No. 478 Sent to Tandler and Co. in San Francisco, California, by Pacific Express Co.

No. 479 Sent by Pacific Express to J. Weston Brennan in Iowa Hill from Michigan Bar, California.

No. 480 Sent to Isaac L. Requa, father of Mark Requa, when he was mining on the Middle Fork of the American River before he went to the Comstock Lode in Nevada. Sent by Pacific Express Co. from San Francisco to Michigan Bluff, and forwarded to Yankee Jim, California.

Photograph of an old store and express office in Michigan Bar, California.

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Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Pacific Express Co.

No. 481 Sent by Pacific Express Co. on October 6, 1856, from Rev. J. J. Diehl to Rev. G. S. Phillips in Sacramento, California.

No. 482 Sent from San Francisco to J. Weston Brennan in Iowa Hill, California, on April 2, 1856 by Pacific Express Co.

No. 483 Sent to Otis K. Freeman in Lansing, Michigan. Sent by Pacific Express Co. from Martinez, California to New York, and then by mail to Lansing.

No. 484 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from San Andreas to David Morgan at No. 295 Dupont Street, San Francisco, California.

No. 485 Sent by Pacific Express Co. April 28, 1856, from San Francisco to J. W. Brennan in Iowa Hill, California.

No. 486 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from Volcano to George Nourse in Sacramento, California. Inside is a letter dated March 8, 1857, from Augustine Morrill.

No. 1346 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from Montezuma to Noisy Carriers in San Francisco, California.

No. 1347 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from Jackson to Noisy Carriers in San Francisco, California. On the back is a handstamp for “T. H. Skidmore, News Depot, Jackson, Cal.”

Photograph of Old Masonic Hall in Volcano, California, 1930s.

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Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Pacific Express Co.

No. 487 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from Shaw’s Flat, Sonora, and Stockton to J. W. Mandeville in Sacramento, California.

No. 488 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from Sonora to J. W. Mandeville in Sacramento, California.

No. 489 Cut out of a letter featuring handstamp for Pacific Express Co. in Mokelumne Hill, and a cancelation stamp with “P.E., C.O”

No. 490 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from Big Oak Flat to Sonora and on to J. W. Mandeville in Columbia, California.

No. 491 Sent by Pacific Express Co. to Herman Wohler in San Francisco, California.

No. 1348 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from Sacramento to L. N. Idibben at the Noisy Carriers and Co. in San Francisco, California.

No. 1349 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from El Dorado to Noisy Carriers and Co. in San Francisco, California.

Photograph of Shaw’s Flat, California, 1930s.

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Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Pacific Express Co.

No. 492 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from Sacramento City on Jan 15, 1856. Sent to A. Pond in Todds Valley through Yankee Jim, California.

No. 493 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from Sacramento to A. Pond in Todds Valley, California.

No. 494 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from San Francisco to George Cadwalader in Sacramento, California.

No. 495 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from Michigan Bar on December 12, 1856 to Rev. G. S. Phillips in Sacramento, California.

No. 496 Unused cover with a frank for Pacific Express Company.

No. 1350 Sent by Pacific Express Co. from San Francisco to J. R. Ketchum in Salmon Falls, California.

Photograph of the Stanford House at Michigan Bluff, California, 1930s.

Photograph of the store where Senator Stanford lived and slept behind the counter in Michigan Bluff, California, 1930s.

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Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Pacific Union Express Co.

No. 497 Sent from Table Rock, California, to Filippo Ramelli in Cantone Ticino Locarno Moghegno, Svizzera (Switzerland). Sent in part by Pacific Union Express Co.

No. 498 Sent by Pacific Union Express Co. from Vacaville to Allison and Levy in San Francisco, California.

No. 499 Sent by Pacific Union Express Co. from San Jose, California, to Joseph Scott in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

No. 500 Sent by Pacific Union Express Co. from Vacaville to Allison and Levy in San Francisco, California. Contains information from M. Blum “Dealer in Drygoods, Clothing, Groceries, Hardware, Boots & Shoes” from Vacaville.

No. 501 Sent by Pacific Union Express Co. from Bridgeport to D. W. Chusman in Oakland, California.

No. 502 Sent by Pacific Union Express Co. from Virginia City, Nevada, to Julius Wetzlar in Sacramento, California.

Photograph of Table Rock or Howland Flat, California, 1930s.

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Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Pacific Union Express Co. and Pacific Stage and Express Co.

No. 503 Sent from Lewis Pierce in Suisun by Pacific Union Express Co. May 5, 1869 to H. W. Pierce in San Francisco, California.

No. 504 Sent by Pacific Union Express Co. to A. Gagliardo in Hornitos, California.

No. 505 Unused cover with a frank for Pacific Union Express with the Wells Fargo frank overprinted, because they bought the Pacific Union Express Co. in 1869.

No. 506 Unused cover with a frank for the Pacific Stage and Express Co. This express ran by the northern or Henness Pass route over the Sierra Mountains to Virginia City, Nevada. The Henness Pass road is now deserted beyond Graniteville.

No. 507 Unused cover with a frank for the Pacific Stage and Express Co.

Photograph of Nevada City, California, 1930s.

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Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Palmer and Co.’s Express, N. O. Pauly’s Express, and Pescadero and Half Moon Bay Stage Co.’s Express.

No. 508 Sent to Gov. McDougal in San Jose, California. Taken by Palmer and Co.’s Express, an early nationwide express company, first advertised in 1850. Apparently it failed and was succeeded by Mumby and Co.

No. 509 Sent by Palmer and Co.’s Express from Sacramento to Charles Homer in San Francisco, California. Inside is a letter dated December 16, 1850.

No. 510 Sent to Mrs. Eli Romine in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Sent from either Eureka or Jamison City to Gibsonville, California, and then east by mail. Taken by N. O. Pauly’s Express.

No. 511 Unused cover with a frank for N. O. Pauly’s Express.

No. 512 Sent to Scalmanini and Frapolli in San Francisco, California. Taken by Pescadero and Half Moon Bay Stage Co.’s Express.

Photograph of Crane House on the road from Marysville to La Porte, California, 1930s.

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Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by Pioneer Express, Peterson’s Lower California Express, and Port Townsend and Whidby Island Express.

No. 513 Sent by Pioneer Express from American Bar to Georgetown and then by mail to Francis Cewell in Folsom, California. Inside is a letter from L. B. Brooks. Pioneer Express operated around the small camps on the north side of the American River from 1858 to 1859. Its stations were: Georgetown, Volcanoville, Last Chance, Ground Hogs Glory, Mount Gregory, Hells Delight, and Bogus Thunder.

No. 514 Sent from La Paz, Mexico, in January 1863 to W. W. Chipman in San Francisco, California. Taken by Peterson’s Lower California Express, which operated from La Paz to San Francisco.

No. 515 Photostat from the collection of E. S. Knapp of a letter sent to E. H. Wilson in La Paz with a frank from Peterson’s Lower California Express.

No. 516 Sent by Port Townsend and Whidby Island Express from some point on Whidby Island to Port Townsend, Washington, and then by mail on July 21, 1879, to A. L. Eras in San Francisco, California.

Photograph of apple trees in blossom at Mount Gregory, California, 1930s.

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Wells Fargo worked with other express companies to deliver letters. These letters were sent by the Penny Post Co.

No. 517 Sent from Sacramento by Penny Post to I. O. Brigham at California and Sansome Streets in San Francisco, California.

No. 518 Sent from Sacramento by Penny Post to C. F. Taylor and Co. in San Francisco, California.

No. 519 Unused cover with a frank for the Penny Post.

No. 520 Sent from Alpha by Penny Post to Harrold, Randell and Co. at the corner of California and Front Streets in San Francisco, California.

No. 521 Sent from Marysville by Penny Post to Charles Minturn in San Francisco, California.

No. 522 Sent from Benicia to Miss Reynolds at the corner of Pacific and Powell Streets in San Francisco, California,

No. 1304 Unused cover with a frank for the Penny Post.

No. 1305 Sent from Indian Diggins to C. P. Kimball at No. 66 Long Wharf in San Francisco, California.

Photograph of buildings, including the location of the Penny Post office in Mokelumne Hill, California, 1930s.

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