Oxford Bank note, Fryeburg, 1837

Contributed by Fryeburg Historical Society


In 1836 the Oxford Bank in Fryeburg was organized, but never opened for business.

In 1839 an attempt was made in Portland to float notes from this non-functioning institution as part of a swindling scheme. This is an example of one of those notes.

On the face of the dollar the god of commerce and wealth, Mercury, is watching over the business.

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About This Item

  • Title: Oxford Bank note, Fryeburg, 1837
  • Creation Date: 1837-07-10
  • Subject Date: 1837-07-10
  • Town: Fryeburg
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper, ink on linen
  • Dimensions: 7 cm x 17 cm
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Fryeburg Historical Society
83 Portland St, Fryeburg, ME 04037
(207) 256-3001

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