Capitol Commission Harriman estate check photograph
These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
This is a photograph of a check for inheritance taxes from the estate of E.H. Harriman, owner of Union Pacific Railroad. This payment formed the basis for building a capitol building. The check was number 119; dated March 1, 1901; drawn on the Guaranty Trust Company of New York and payable to the order of David Mattson, Treasurer, State of Utah, for seven hundred ninety-eight thousand five hundred forty- six and 85/100 dollars; signed by Mary W. Harriman, executrix. The check was photographed by Shiplers Commercial Photographers, Salt Lake City.
The photograph was initially framed, and the backing stated that this photo of the check was presented to the state of Utah by Mrs. George C. Buckle in behalf of her husband, who was assistant attorney general at the time the check was made.
Correspondence from the Capitol Commission, Series 1132, discusses the Harriman check.
This photo of the check was presented to the state of Utah by Mrs. George C. Buckle in behalf of her husband, who was assistant attorney general at the time the check was made.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
Photograph was removed from its frame and acidic mat for better preservation. The backing, which noted the presentation by Mrs. George C. Buckle, was also retained. The series was processed by A.C. Cone on 3 July 1997.
- Harriman, Edward Henry 1848-1909.
- Utah State Capitol (Salt Lake City, Utah).
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