Stimson's Express History and Office Manual, 1860

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Stimson's Express History and Office Manual, 1860
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Stimson, A. L.; Express Office Hand Book and Directory for the use of 1,200 express agents and their customers, being the history of the express business…; 1860, Stimson, New York. 226pp plus advertisements throughout. Indexed! 6 x 9”. Orange boards, brown leather spine, gilt lettered leather. Extremity wear, not objectionable. Still fairly tight. Exceptionally rare express guide and directory. Written in five parts: 1) Old Mail Stages and Baggage wagon business; 2)Biography of Harnden; 3)Rise and Progress of the second Express Firm- Adams & Co.; 4)Discussion of Six Express Companies: American express, National Express, Thompson & Co., Wells, Fargo & Co.’s Express; transatlantic express lines, Jones’ Express; 5)Laws of Express, and other discussion including the Overland Mail co., robberies, etc. A remarkable history of the Express business, and indispensible reference.City: County: State: Date: 1860