A collection of business correspondence
and legal documents for the freight and mail company Russell, Majors and Waddell of
The firm of Russell, Majors and Waddell was established in 1854 in Lexington, Missouri; the
principals of the firm were William Hepburn Russell (1828-1872), William Bradford Waddell
(1807-1872), and Alexander Majors (1814-1900). The firm were freighters, stagecoach
operators, and the originators of the Pony Express in 1860. The firm collapsed in 1861 and
was purchased by Ben Holladay in 1862.
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