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    Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Maryland)
    A 1849 dated certificate for 100 shares issued to Johns Hopkins, although not signed by him. An engraved vignette of the early "Tom Thumb" locomotive is at top center. Johns Hopkins became a director of the B&O in 1847 and in 1855 was named Chairman of its Finance Committee. Desiring to leave his fortune for the good of humanity, he was the benefactor of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital, leaving an amount of $7 million to be divided equally between the two. This is the earliest B&O certificate we are aware of issued to Hopkins. Two diamond cut cancellations appear at bottom. Very Fine.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2003
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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