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Mercantile Library Association San Francisco 1854 Life Member Certificate  

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Life membership certificate for the Mercantile Library Association of San Francisco


San Francisco




Life membership certificate for the Mercantile Library Association of San Francisco dated 1854, for Henry A. Harrison Esq. by “Donation of Books”. The document is 16¼x15¾” and was lithographed by Britton & Rey for LeCount & Strong with a large vignette of what appears to be San Francisco Bay and scene of Miss Liberty overlooking, etc The certificate is signed by David Turner as President and William H. Stevens as Secretary.

Lot Amendments

The piece has a tear that has been taped on reverse which runs approximately 9” up the middle, and a 4” tear entering from the left had side, also taped on the rear. A couple of other short edge tears, and some light surface soiling, well worthy of restoration on this early printed document.

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