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Register of the California Toll Bridge Authority Bond Purchase Receipt Book, 1940-1941
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Toll Bridge Authority Bond Purchase Receipt Book,
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1941
    Collection number: Mss75
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], California Toll Bridge Authority Bond Purchase Receipt Book, Mss75, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


    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.

    Scope and Content

    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.