Sunday, June 30, 2013

Historical News and Notes: Changes in Brokerage Houses

The following notice appeared in the June 30, 1919 Evening Public Ledger:

Townsend Whelen & Co. announce the retirement of J. Hunter Ewing and the entrance into the firm of J.E. Cope Morton and John Strawbridge. The members of the firm are William B. Whelen, T. Duncan Whelen, Thomas L. Ehoyn, J.E. Cope Morton and John Strawbridge. The firm of J. & W. Strawbridge has been dissolved owing to the retirement of Welsh Strawbridge. Towsend Whelen & Co. take over the business of J. & W. Strawbridge.

John Strawbridge was Welsh's brother and business partner.

The Library of Congress has made historic newspapers dating from 1836-1922 available through their Chronicling America series.

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