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Leiter Ledgerbook and Checks, 1898

Leiter Ledgerbook and Checks, 1898
Joseph Leiter lost between $5 and $10 million on his lost wheat corner in 1898. His father covered most of his debts, as seen here from Levi Z. Leiter's account book and from two checks the elder Leiter wrote to cover the debts. The account book also lists checks to: Pullman Palace Car Company, American National Bank, Merchants National Bank, Marshall Field, and the Northern Trust Bank.