Details For Cover ID# 27985

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Cover Type: USA outbound with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jan 8, 19
Edited on:Jan 8, 19
 
Postmark: circa Nov 23, 1865
Origin: Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES
Destination: San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"Wells, Fargo & Co. Santa Rosa Nov 23" blue oval handstamp on 3c pink on buff postal entire (#U59) to San Francisco.  Crittenden correspondence.

Santa Rosa was first listed in 1864 as a Wells, Fargo office in the company's directory.

The cover was sent to Clara C. Crittenden by her husband, Alexander Parker Crittenden, a prominent West Coast attorney, while he was in Santa Rosa. His wife stayed in San Francisco for some time, and the two corresponded frequently while he was away. In 1870 Crittenden was shot dead by his mistress, Laura Fair, in front of his wife and son.

Owner's ID: 2082
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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