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.
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.