John Bidwell Checks London & SF Bank Ltd., 1871-76 [173912]

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John Bidwell Checks London & SF Bank Ltd., 1871-76     [173912]
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London & San Francisco Bank Ltd, 1) #10 for $370 signed by John Bidwell on Feb 4, 1871. 2) #? for $50 signed by John Bidwell on Oct 3, 1874, paid to himself, noted as "myself" under recipient. 3) London & San Francisco Bank Ltd, #33 for $40 signed by John Bidwell on Mar 25, 1876. All in great condition,in protective sleeves. Franklin Collection. From Wikipedia: "John Bidwell (1819 ñ 1900) was a Californian pioneer, politician, and soldier. Bidwell is known as the founder of the city of Chico, California. He was born in New York, he emigrated at the age of 22 to Alta California (then a part of Mexico) as part of the BartlesonñBidwell Party, one of the first expeditions of American emigrants along the California Trail. In California, he became a Mexican citizen and a prominent landowner, receiving multiple rancho grants from the governors of Alta California. Following the U.S. Conquest of California, Bidwell went on to serve in the California Senate and then in the U.S. House of Representatives." San Francisco California