This notable railroad was founded in 1865 by a group of San Francisco businessmen, and in recent years merged with Union Pacific. Item #19422
Partly-printed DS, 1p, 5' X 7 3/4', Office of South Pacific Railroad Company letterhead, St. Louis, MO, 1869 Sept. 27. Addressed to Joseph S. Wilson. Near fine. Invitation to attend opening of a new railroad line running between Little Piney and Lebanon, Missouri. Signed by in ink at the close by the South Pacific Railroad Company president, FRANCIS B. HAYES (1810-84), and below this by its resident and managing director, ANDREW PEIRCE JR. (?-?). Choice and attractive and scarce, signed by this railroad's two major figures. This company merged into the Atlantic & Pacific in 1870.