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Hancock, Almira R. (1829-1893) [Promissory note for $104]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00733.03 Author/Creator: Hancock, Almira R. (1829-1893) Place Written: St. Louis, Missouri Type: Printed document signed Date: 28 December 1876 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Cosigned by Adaline Russell (possibly Hancock's sister). Payable to Thomas T. Turner, Trustee (see GLC00733.01). Drawn upon Lucas Bank in St. Louis, Missouri. The amounts owed to trusts Turner was in charge of are specified by Turner on the verso, where he also signed.

People: Hancock, Almira Russell, 1829-1893.
Russell, Adaline, b. 1849.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Women's History, Finance

Sub Era: Reconstruction