loading..

ADOLPH H. SUTRO - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 03/22/1887 - HFSID 32146

ADOLPH SUTRO Comstock mining engineer Adolph Sutro signed this check from his account at the Nevada Bank of San Francisco for $190 in 1887. Partly Printed Check signed: "Adolph Sutro", 6½x2¾. San Francisco, 1887 March 22.

Sale Price $342.00

Reg. $380.00

Condition: fine condition
PSA / JSA Authentication Guarantee
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

ADOLPH SUTRO
Comstock mining engineer Adolph Sutro signed this check from his account at the Nevada Bank of San Francisco
for $190 in 1887.
Partly Printed Check signed: "Adolph Sutro", 6½x2¾. San Francisco, 1887 March 22. Drawn on The Nevada Bank San Francisco payable to Edward Lynch for $190. Endorsed by Lynch on verso. Sutro (1830-1898, born in Aachen, Prussia, now part of Germany) was a mining engineer who moved to the United States when he was 20, arriving in California in 1851 when he was 21 and moving on to Nevada in 1860. He planned the Sutro Tunnel (over 20,000 feet long) to reach the rich Comstock lode of silver and gold near Virginia City, Nevada and superintended its construction from 1869 to 1878. In 1867, Sutro went to Europe, the first of several such trips, and visited a dozen countries and their mines, tunnels and engineers to help his own plan at home. He also obtained subscribers to underwrite his tunnel. The tunnel cost approximately $6.5 million. In 1879, he sold his interest and returned to California, invested in San Francisco real estate (at one time, he owned a twelfth of the city's acreage) and served as Mayor of San Francisco from 1894 to 1896 on the Populist ticket, which opposed the politics of the Southern Pacific Railroad. He had four daughters and two sons. "X" cut bank cancellation touches payee line, written amount and endorsement on verso. Vertical fold does not touch signature. Fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark

See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guaranteed

COA with every purchase

Questions Answered 24/7

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response