Elizabethtown and Paducah Railroad Company 1873

Elizabethtown and Paducah Railroad Company 1873

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Elizabethtown and Paducah Railroad Company 1873

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Beautifully engraved certificate from the Elizabethtown and Padnrah Railroad Company issued in 1873. This historic document has an ornate border around it featureing four nice vignettes including a train leaving a station, the City Hall of Louisville, the Water Works of Louisville and fruit and a beehive. This was a First Mortgage bond on the branch from Cecilia, Kentucky to Louisville, Kentucky. This item is hand signed by the Company’s President ( Bidermann du Pont ) and Secretary ( A. A. Gordon ) and is over 129 years old. Measures approx 12" x 17" in EF+ condition.
Certificate Vignette Much is known about the du Pont family; however, little has been written by the branch of the family that relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, in the mid-nineteenth century. Antoine Bidermann du Pont (1837-1923), known as “Bidermann,” was the youngest child of Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856) and Margaretta Elizabeth Lammot du Pont (1807-1898). After attending school in Philadelphia, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1856 and moved to Louisville where he went into a paper mill business with his brother A.V. (“Fred”) du Pont. Both of the brothers achieved financial success; Bidermann du Pont was later president of the Elizabethtown and Paducah Railroad, the Louisville, Paducah and South-Western Railroad, and the Central Coal & Iron Company.

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