WELLS FARGO & COMPANY EXPRESS COLLECTION
Title: WELLS FARGO & COMPANY EXPRESS COLLECTION
Collection Number: MS 81
Extent: 1 oversize box + 1 half-box
California State Railroad Museum Library
Abstract: The collection consists of business records of the Wells Fargo & Company Express.
Language of Material: English
Collection is open for research.
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.
WELLS FARGO & COMPANY EXPRESS COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library
Gift of Leroy T. Deise, 1992 and miscellaneous donors
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.