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AUCTION 21

October 26, 2007

 

66. [KANSAS TERRITORY]. WOODSON TOWN ASSOCIATION. Printed form completed in manuscript: Kansas Territory No. [Seventy Nine (79)] [printed device of eagle] [One] Share. Woodson Town Association. This is to certify that [John H. Swift] is the proprietor of [one] Share of the Town property of the Woodson Town Association....Done by order of the Woodson Town Company, Greenwood [May 5th.] 185[6]. [Henry Addoms] President [W. W. Brewster] Secretary. N.p., n.d. [Greenwood, Kansas Territory? 1856]. Manuscript transfer in ink on verso: "For value received I hereby authorize the secretary of the Woodson Town Association to transfer the within share standing to my credit to John H. Swift, Atchison K.T. Nov 3rd. 1856." Broadside share form on pale slate blue paper (31 x 19.7 cm). Creased where formerly folded, ink manuscript on recto slightly faded (but legible), moderate foxing, otherwise very good.

            Unrecorded Kansas Territory imprint. Not in standard sources. The only copy we locate is at the University of Kansas. Greenwood is located in present-day Greenwood County, Kansas. Woodson was presumably in neighboring Woodson County, although no town by that name ever seems to have been founded. ($250-500)

Sold. Hammer: $250.00; Price Realized: $293.75

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