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Salem and Boston Stage Company.   This company was founded by Richard Manning, Jr. (1755-1813). He most notably, the maternal grandfather of Nathaniel Hawthorne. He was a blacksmith born in Ipswich and moved to Salem before 1774. The stage was very successful and enabled Manning to acquire a great deal of land in Maine. After his death the stage was managed by Hawthorne's uncle, Robert Manning (1784-1842). Many family members worked for the stage, including Hawthorne himself, who worked as a bookkeeper when he was 16 years old (1820-1821).


Stock. Issued in 1829. #148. Its difficult to see in the scan but this certificate has a wonderfully stage coach image within the wax seal.

Score Card
Rarity Industry Beauty Cross-Collectable Importance Age
10 9 4 9 7 10
Overall Value 9
 *Rankings are 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) (key)

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