Walter Bowne was mayor of New York City from 1829-1833. During this time the population of New York City was at an all-time high of 200,000. This official New York City check was made to Peter Gerard Stuyvesant whe served as the seventh president of the New York historical society.
Bowne was a member of the New York State legislature before serving as mayor of New York City. He was also a founder of the Union Engine Co. number 18 at John and Pearl Streets which was known as "Shad Belly." Bowne supported the development of the Erie Canal an helped establish a water system to enable growth of New York City. The Bowne House Historical Society operates in Flushing, New York.
Peter G. Stuyvesant was descended from Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch governor of New York. Stuyvesant was a graduate of Columbia college. This Walter Bowne check reproduction comes with a reproduction of the reverse of the check showing the signature of Peter G. Stuyvesant. This Walter Bowne check reproduction would great in your home or office.
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