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Guide to the Wells, Fargo & Company Papers, 1853-1906
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Wells, Fargo & Company Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1853-1906
    Box Number: 456-469
    Creator: Wells, Fargo & Company
    Extent: 4 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wells, Fargo & Company Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Banks and banking--California
    Wells, Fargo & Company


    Certificates, correspondence, envelopes, receipt books, etc.


    The Wells Fargo and Company was founded in New York in 1852 a branch established in San Francisco the same year. It operated freight and passenger express coaches from San Francisco to Sacramento and other towns where offices were established for banking. In 1905, the express business was suspended and the banking business merged with the Nevada Bank.