Lot 102 of 457:
Receipt signed by Thomas O. Larkin  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$510
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Manuscript receipt signed by Thomas O. Larkin, for $1,209 from the Brig Eveline in repayment
Author:
Larkin, Thomas Oliver
Place:
Monterey, CA
Publisher:
Date:
Feb. 14, 1849
Description:

Ten lines, in ink, on single sheet of lined paper. Docketed on verso. 19.5x18.7 cm (7¾x7¼").

Receipt signed by American businessman Thomas Oliver Larkin, at the height of the gold rush. The repayment was to cover $1,000 "advanced the Vessel in San Francisco - also Two Hundred and Nine dolls for Bread and Bacon purchased in San Francisco." The captain of the Brig Eveline was John B.R. Cooper, half-brother of Larkin and a California pioneer who married the daughter of Ignacio Vallejo (father of the later general, Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo). The Eveline seems to have been on her way to China to obtain supplies to sell to the gold seekers pouring into California.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Left margin torn roughly but no loss of text; very good.
 
Item number:
294804
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