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PAIR OF UNUSED CHECKS FOR THE BANK OF T. ROBINSON BOURS & CO., ONE OF THE FIRST BANKS IN STOCKTON].

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From Nick Aretakis (Manteca, CA, U.S.A.)

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New York: D. Felt & Hosford, [circa 1855]. Two unused checks, printed in green ink, on a single sheet of paper, with unused check stubs attached. Sheet measures 13 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches. In fine condition. T. Robinson Bours, a native of New York, founded one of the first banks in Stockton in 1853. By that point Stockton had established itself as an important center for goods, communication, and money to the Gold Rush mining camps. Initially operating out of a tent (destroyed during the fire of 1853), their subsequent banking house on Center Street was one of the first brick buildings in the city. This pair of check for the Bours Bank was elegantly printed by the New York firm of D. Felt & Hosford, and features an illustration of the Greek god Hermes (or his Roman analogue, Mercury) on the left side of the check proper. The unaccomplished stubs are still present at the left edge of the sheet, and the text indicates that Bours's funds were backed by Burgoyne & Company of San Francisco. An unusual survival of Gold Rush era banking. Bookseller Inventory # 1065

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Title: PAIR OF UNUSED CHECKS FOR THE BANK OF T. ...

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