Russell Sage American financier, railroad tycoon, Whig Congressman from Troy New York. Discussing some railroad business including reference to the Illinois Central and Belleville (Wisconsin) Branch. Sage was one of the richest Americans in the19th century, building an enormous fortune by financing other businesses, most notable railroads. He was closely connected to Jay Gould and his railroad investments. His widow used his wealth to establish the Russel Sage Foundation, the Russell Sage College and heavily funded the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Sages autograph material is not easily found and his handwritten letters are uncommon to scarce. No collection related to the growth of railroads, the Transcontinental Railroad or 19. Century business giants is complete without Sage. Troy [NY] Jany 25. I wish you to visit Mr. Osborn again reminding him of his promise, and request that he will remit the balance due in the case. I saw Mr B___ in NY last week and he reported that Mr. Griswold arrived in NY the night previous and informed him that the Road was in good order except the ____ on the Bellville branch. I met Stryker in Albany yesterday on his way to NY. He told me that he had had a talk with W____ and that W. Told him he would negotiate with the holders of the enclosed papers. I told him we should be glad to hear what he has to say. This item is offered by Custodians of History, Inc. I deal primarily in historic autographs. The item “Russell Sage railroad tycoon- one of America’s richest men, handwritten letter” is in sale since Sunday, June 20, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “custodiansofhistory” and is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
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