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[John E. Fox, Broker]
[Archive of 53 Letters and Documents from Stock and Exchange Brokers, John E. Fox & Co. of Philadelphia, to one investor, Henry A. Kelker, 1866 -1873; accompanying this archive is a group of 21 additional letters and documents, 1869 -1874, mostly concerning the recovery of a debt owed to Kelker]
Philadelphia, 1866-1874. 74 items in total: 50 Letters, 5 partially- printed transaction statements, 3 printed, two-page Philadelphia Stock Exchange quotations/sales lists, and 16 miscellaneous manuscript (some partially-printed) documents, including receipts, account summaries and one telegram (with envelope) and one two-page, ink transfer copy on tissue paper of a court interrogatory. Letters are mostly single sheets, but there are a few bifoliums; the letters contain 57pp of ink and, some, pencil manuscript. Letters range in size from 6 x 7¾. inches to 10½. x 7¾. inches; envelopes, most of which are partially printed and docketed, accompany 22 letters. Letters and documents with fold lines; most very good condition, some worn. Valuable Philadelphia Stock Exchange history. An important archive of letters and documents, most concerning railroad investments on the during the years 1866-1873, presents a significant opportunity to study the transactions of a single stock market investor, active on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange in the years after the close of the American Civil War. The entire archive demonstrates the importance of timely information for stock market investors and shows that even insider information, sometimes unethically transmitted, was available. The transactions documented in this archive and the interactions, advice given, and current market reports are provided by a single brokerage house, John E. Fox & Company. The archive's 53 letters and documents concerning these investments were all created or forwarded by this one brokerage house. These inves … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Ian Brabner, Rare Americana, LLC [United States]
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