Bill of exchange and receipts, 1870-1871 : Philadelphia.


Bill of exchange and receipts, 1870-1871 : Philadelphia.

An order from Brown Brothers to Brown, Shipley & Co., London, for £184/1 sterling; and two receipts for bills of exchange purchased from Brown Brothers.

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SNAC Resource ID: 8352387

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Brown Brothers & Company (corporateBody)

Alexander Brown (1764-1834) emigrated from Ireland to Baltimore in 1800 and opened a dry goods business with which his four sons became associated. One son, John (1788-1872), opened a branch in Philadelphia in 1818 and expanded the business to include foreign exchange transactions. Another son, James (1791-1877) established Brown Brothers & Co. in New York City in 1825 and eventually absorbed the other branches. In addition, Brown Brothers & Co. was associated with the English firm of Br...

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