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Express Mail Collection, ca. 1869-1966
GC 1048  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Express Mail Collection, ca. 1869-1966
    Dates: 1869-1966
    Collection Number: GC 1048
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: .4 linear ft.
    Repository: Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
    Abstract: This is an artificial collection of materials, primarily ephemera, from the Railway Express Agency and Wells Fargo and Company Express.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Research is by appointment only

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder

    Preferred Citation

    Express Mail Collection, ca. 1869-1966. Seaver Center for Western History Research, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This is an artificial collection of materials, primarily ephemera, from the Railway Express Agency and Wells Fargo and Company Express. In addition to ephemera, there is a Wells Fargo Delivery Receipt Book (1916) and Register of way-bills (1917). There is also a printed booklet detailing the agreement between the Railway Express Agency and its workers. One photograph shows 14 men, possibly bankers, ca. 1900-1910. A map of Long Beach shows rail and bus lines in that city. There is one Adams Express Company receipt.