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Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) [Texas rail road, navigation, and banking company share certificate]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02565 Author/Creator: Austin, Stephen F. (1793-1836) Place Written: Columbia, Texas Type: Document signed Date: 20 December 1836 Pagination: 1 p. ; 40.7 x 31.8 cm

Summary of Content: Printed bank document issued to James Collinsworth and cosigned by B. J. Archer, Collinsworth, J. Henderson and T. McKinney. Features printed border.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasAmerican WestRailroadInfrastructureTransportationWestward ExpansionFinanceBanking

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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