WELLS FARGO & COMPANY EXPRESS COLLECTION

1884-1944


Descriptive Summary

Title: WELLS FARGO & COMPANY EXPRESS COLLECTION
Dates: 1884-1944
Collection Number: MS 81
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1 oversize box + 1 half-box
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
Abstract: The collection consists of business records of the Wells Fargo & Company Express.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

WELLS FARGO & COMPANY EXPRESS COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library

Acquisition Information

Gift of Leroy T. Deise, 1992 and miscellaneous donors

Biography/Administrative History

The Wells Fargo Company was launched as a joint stock enterprise on March 18, 1852 by Henry Wells and William G. Fargo. Wells Fargo was created to serve as an express and banking business and served Gold Rush California.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of business records of the Wells Fargo & Company Express and include an employee instruction book, collection books, directories, tariff books, circulars specifying instructions for the shipment of specific items, employee information, and miscellaneous receipts, memorandums and reports.