JAY GOULD SIGNED, "Jay Gould", on an off-white 4 x 1.5 slip clipped from a letter, affixed to a slightly larger slip, bold blue-ink signature, by robber baron and American railroad developer/speculator. Two fold creases and some show through from writing on reverse, otherwise in fine condition.
Jay Gould (1836-1892) was a leading American railroad developer, speculator, and one of the most powerful men in the World: He would soon control the nation's Railroad System -- Telegraph System -- New York Elevated Railroads. In 1869, financiers Gould and James Fisk tried to corner the gold market but failed when President Grant released government gold. Their unsuccessful attempt caused September 24, 1869 to become known as "Black Friday". He was one of the ruthless robber barons of the Gilded Age.