Received

Check, dated August 18, 1899, in the amount of thirty dollars.

I can't quite make out the note at the bottom.

Found in "Famous Pictures" by Charles Barstow. Published by The Century Co., 1913.

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15 comments:

Firewing3333 said...

From 1899, wow! Wonder how much it would be worth now.

Emmaleigh504 said...

Looked it up on an inflation calculator and it is about $775 in today's money.

Marie Burton said...

hmmm
looks like
Received...in full for some(?) _____ now at Mr Mathew office..
?

Lori Anderson said...

I love the elegance of the writing in these old things.

Reading Rambo said...

So he never cashed it? That must've sucked losing it.

Sapphire said...

wow.. $775 in current money..that's quite a lot of money..
and such an old check...

filbert said...

I think it says it was for a "corn harvester new at Mr Mathers office".

Jo said...

Wow -- interesting!! And I'm curious about the book, as well. :)

Lisa Shafer said...

Thanks, Emmaleigh. I was figuring that $30.00 would be quite a bit of money in 1899.....

mike zim said...

MAN, I been LOOKIN' for that! What a load off my mind.

Harmon said...

That's not a check - it's a receipt.

Timothy Cahill said...

It is most certainly a receipt, not a check.

And it does indeed seem to be "in full for . . . Harvester — new" That may be the word "corn," but I'm not convinced.

the next line appears to be a notation of where the transaction took place: "at the Mathers. office"

(signed) McCormack Hannibel, per H. M. Field, Atty

Elin Gregory said...

Thirty dollars for a corn harvester [or maybe com[bine] harvester]! What a gem.

K. Henderson Art said...

"In full for corn harvester Now at the Mathen office"

Moonshadow said...

Read about corn harvesters here... http://books.google.com/books?id=dJlJAM_hJD0C&pg=PA41&lpg=PA41&dq=antique+corn+harvester&source=bl&ots=tffTWt39nm&sig=AEd6WAGP2ZG9pGyxqZafvj_Xx84&hl=en&sa=X&ei=DC47T9-7IoXy2gXy7pWYCg&sqi=2&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=antique%20corn%20harvester&f=false

Do a Google search for "antique corn harvester"

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