Loomis, Noel M.
Title WELLS FARGO: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY. INSCRIBED TO WELLS FARGO HISTORIAN.
Book Condition Near Fine in Very Good DJ
Edition First edition
Publisher New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1968.
Seller ID 141
Quarto. 344 pages. Brown cloth boards in pictorial dustjacket. Dustjacket has several closed tears and two small chips. Spine panel of dustjacket is faded. Includes over 300 illustrations that capture the flavor of the West and the excitement of one of the great institutions of past and present America.Inscribed on the half-title page: "To Irene Simpson, These past eight years would have been much longer without your help. Noel M. Loomis." Additionally, the author has hand-corrected a piece of information on the inside front panel of the dustjacket. Irene Simpson Neasham was a woman of numerous talents, not the least of which was being the first woman president of the California Historical Society (1970). She graduated from Stanford and later worked for Wells Fargo Bank and Union Trust Company. She spent almost 30 years compiling and documenting a mixed collection of books, artifacts, pamphlets, photographs, articles, and ephemera on the era between Wells Fargo's founding in 1852 and the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906. She became nationally known as a speaker on Wells Fargo and the American West. She later married historian Aubrey Neasham, a restorer of Old Sacramento.