Partly-Printed Document Signed, 1p, 8 3/4″ X 3 3/4″, Rock Island, IL, 1881 November 15. Ornate check drawn on the Peoples National Bank, printed in black on blue stock and featuring decorative border, a variety of ornate typefaces and a steel-engraved vignette at left showing a puffing locomotive at a train station. On the check’s verso, Weyerhaeuser signs boldly, adding “pat to the Order / of H C Putnam” above. Below this, Putnam then signs. Three more unidentified persons also sign below Putnam. Real estate developer Davenport and Weyerhaeuser (who also served on the board of directors of this bank) surely had many and complex business dealings — as Weyerhaeuser likewise also had with fellow lumber baron Putnam. Weyerhaeuser’s syndicate was vast and he had arrangements with a large number of other lumber businesses. In any case, a unique and intriguing document. Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts. Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts deals in out-of-print and antiquarian books, autographs and historic documents, ephemera, maps and pre-1900 newspapers. Member: ABAA, MWABA, The Manuscript Society. We take great pride in the quality of our stock and clean and cover all hardbound books in dust jacket sleeves or mylar. Every effort has been made to describe each item and any defects accurately. Large or heavy items may require that additional charges be invoiced separately. All autographs are guaranteed authentic without time limit to the original purchaser. William Butts, co-owner, apprenticed under a well-known Chicago dealer in the 1980s. For years he authored two columns in. Magazine and after more than 25 years remains book reviewer for. (quarterly journal of The Manuscript Society), in which capacity he stresses autograph education and reference works as the cornerstone of any serious dealer or collector. He has lectured on autograph authentication and contributes reviews and articles to publications such as. Fine Books and Collections. This listing was created by Bibliopolis.