Lot #229
Jay Cooke Signed Check

Five months before the Panic of 1873, Cooke cuts a $200,000 check
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Estimate: $1000+

Description

Five months before the Panic of 1873, Cooke cuts a $200,000 check

Jay Cooke & Company bank check, 8 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Cooke, "Jay Cooke & Co.," payable to "Ourselves" for $200,000 (which equates to over $4 million now!), April 29, 1873. Five months later the company would collapse at the onset of the Panic of 1873. In fine condition. Accompanied by an 1866 Jay Cooke & Co. Bankers check, filled out and signed by writer and anti-suffragist Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren, "M .V. Dahlgren."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021