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Register of the California Toll Bridge Authority Bond Purchase Receipt Book, 1940-1941
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Description
The toll bridge bond receipts date from January 24, 1940 through May 1941. The majority of the bonds were sold in February 1940. Some of the receipts are numbered and some are not. The lowest number to be seen is 836000, while the highest is 836509. The bond receipts are arranged chronologically with the most recent placed on top.
Background
The California Toll Bridge Authority operates the five bridges that cross San Francisco Bay. This receipt book was maintained by the Bridge Authority's Revenue Department to record purchases of bridge investment bonds.Large investors include the American Trust Company in San Francisco, The First Cleveland Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio, the National Metropolitan Bank of Washington, D.C., the Chase National Bank of New York, Dean Witter & Co. of San Francisco, and Wells Fargo Bank & Union Trust Co. There are also receipts made out to various other banks, companies, and individuals. The amount of the bonds ranges from $1000 to $1,000,000.
Availability
Collection is open for research.