Jay Cooke Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

JAY COOKE
Born: August 10, 1821 in Sandusky, Ohio
Died: February 16, 1905 in Ogontz, Pennsylvania
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Financier Jay Cooke (1821-1905) marketed government bonds for financing the Civil War, raising over $2,000,000 in 1861, following the battle of Bull Run. He served as fiscal agent for the U.S. Treasury (1862-1864, 1865) and after the war, financed the construction of western railroads. Problems in building the Northern Pacific Railroad (the second transcontinental railroad) forced Cooke to close Jay Cooke & Co., sparking the financial crisis of 1873. He later recouped his fortune with silver mines in Utah in 1878 and 1879 and investments in real estate in the West.
  • JAY COOKE The American financier signs on this 5x2¾ card, dated 1869! Signature: "Jay Cooke/Philadel/Penna/Mch 25 1869", 5x2¾ card imprinted with "Autograph of" and "Date". American financier Cooke

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • JAY COOKE The American financier pens a letter regarding sending an admirer an autograph and magazine, dated 1902 Autograph Letter Signed: "Jay Cooke", 1p, 5¼x6¾. Ogontz, 1902 February 5. To Robert Goebel, Pine Grove, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • JAY COOKE The American financier pens a letter in regards to Miss Bennett steppig down due to illness from the Ogontz School Autograph Letter Signed: "Jay Cooke", 3p, 5¼x6¾, front and verso. Gildon, 1900 February 27. To Miss Bennett.

    Sale Price $1,275.00

    $1,500.00

  • JAY COOKEThe American financier pens this letter dated in 1902 regarding sending the recipient a letter Autograph letter signed "Jay Cooke". 1 page, 5¾x6½, 1 sheet folded, on stationery from Eildon in Ogontz, Pennsylvania. July 1, 1902. Addressed to O. P.

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • JAY COOKE The American financier pens a letter regarding sales. At the time of this letter he was in the midst of recouping losses suffered in 1873 when his banking house financed the Northern Pacific Railroad Autograph Letter Signed: "Jay Cooke", 1¼p, 5½x9 lined sheet. Philadelphia, 1880 November 10.

    Sale Price $1,275.00

    $1,500.00

  • JAY COOKE The American financier pens this letter regarding the recovery of his grandson from an illness Autograph Letter Signed: "Jay Cooke", 1p, 5¼x6¾. Ogontz, Pennsylvania, 1901 December 19.Withoriginal stamped envelope,addressed by Cooke to: "S. Sellers, Upper Darby, Penna.

    Sale Price $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • JAY COOKE The American financier signs "For Autographic Purposes only" on this 3½x2 card Autograph Sentiment signed: "For Autographic/Purposes only/Jay Cooke", 3½x2 card. American financier

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • JAY COOKE The American financier pens a sentiment regarding a received letter Autograph Sentiment Signed: "Your letter of 10th inst/is rec'd/Jay Cooke". 4½x2¾ card. Financier Cooke

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • JAY COOKEThe financier whose company's failure was responsible for the Panic of 1873 penned a sentiment on this 5½x2½ card Autograph Sentiment Signed: "Jay Cooke" beneath closing of letter in another hand: "Sincerely yours", 5½x2½.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • JAY COOKE The American financier pens a sentiment on this 3¾x2¾ card Autograph Sentiment Signed: "Very Respy/Jay Cooke". 3¾x2¾ with beveled edges. American financier Cooke

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • JAY COOKE The financier signs on this check for $252.24, dated in 1868! Check Signed: "Jay Cooke & Co", 8x3¾. Philadelphia, 1868 March 30. Check No. 5163, drawn on Jay Cooke & Co. Bankers payable in gold to "Theo. Kitchen Cash'r" for $252.24.

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • JAY COOKE The financier signs on this bill of exchange twice! dated 1871 Bill of Exchange Signed: "Jay Cooke & Co" twice on verso, 1p, 9x4¼. San Francisco, California, 1871 January 19. Wells, Fargo & Co. Bill of Exchange. No. 370554. Payable to Fred D. Stuart Jr.

    Sale Price $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • JAY COOKE Clipped signature from the financier on a slip of ruled paper, mounted to a piece of green paper Clipped signature: "autograph/Jay Cooke". Pencil notations on verso of mounting paper. 4¼x2½ ruled paper with beveled edges, mounted on 5x3 green mounting paper.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

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