Cyclopædia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes: Comprising Interesting Reminiscences and Facts, Remarkable Traits and Humors ... of Merchants, Traders, Bankers ... Etc. in All Ages and Countries ...

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D. Appleton and Company, 1868 - 779 pages
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Contents

Coin used by Judas
100
Girards Reception of Mr Baring 474 Polly Kenton and Girards Doctors 476
102
Colloquies inside the Bank
106
The Ladys Broker
111
1
118
Three Merchant Voyages and their Re What Jobn McDonogh said to a Lawyer 146
129
Hinges upon which Trade swings 139 Peculiar Feature in Rothschilds Business
131
A Good BeginningOld Moses Roths Controversy among Wine Dealers
137
A T Stewarts Success
145
Jacob Barkers Success when a Youth 147 Philadelphia Young Merchant who
158
Too Close application to Business 141 William Roscoe the Poet Banker
159
Tudor the Origiual Ice Merchant
170
John Jacob Astors Highway to For Portuguese Pilgrim in the Streets
171
Johnsons Prejudice against Merchants 165 Doom
175
Aztec Merchants
181
THE RAREST INSTANCES OF INGENIOUS BUSINESS FRAUD FORGERY COUNTERFEITING
191
Economical Hardware Merchant 242 Making Change at Railroad Refreshment
197
A Little More
198
A Rustic bargaining for a
214
Snug Plad for Bank Notes 270 Tompkinss Horse Trade
218
Estimate of his own Life by a Miser 244 Merchant of VeniceShylocks Com
222
Spaniard and Chinaman at a Trade 231 Tough Experience of a Business Drummer 257
229
Expedient of a Russian Miser
238
Accomplished Canine Shoplifter 200 Consequence of a Simple Mercantile
241
Stephen Whitneys Charities
244
Attempt to overthrow Rothschilds Power Cool Assurance of a Doomed Financier
247
Extravagant Business Rhetoric
252
Bad Bank Bill
253
Bank Teller Filing his Gold Coin
260
Tailors Bills
264
Friend Hopper and the Due Bill
266
Taking him at his Word
267
Highheeled Boots with Watches in Them 232 Prejudice against Yankee Clock Peddlers
277
Three Millionnaires Quarrelling about One Weighing Short
279
THE EXCHANGE Custom House BOARDS OF TRADE MARKETS ETC THEIR ANNALS
285
PAGE
294
Taxing Bills and Receipts
299
ADVERTISEMENTS SIGNBOARDS TRADEMARKS Tokens ENVELOPES LABELS INSCRIPTIONS
305
Ancient Pictorial Signboards
317
Lafitte Jacques French banker 8 Peabody George merchant and banker
320
First Newspaper in America
322
Boston Merchants Business Marks or Meaning of Fund and Stock 828
328
Broadway Signs
337
SHIPPING STEAMBOATS RAILWAYS EXPRESSES COACHES OMNIBUSES ETC THEIR
343
Thomas Gray the Originator of Railways
346
A Deep Design
364
Unsociable Travelling Companion
368
Amending the Charter
375
An Interesting Consignment
383
PARTNERSHIP BANKRUPTCY DEBTOR AND CREDITOR BondS AND MORTGAGES DUNNING
391
Longworth Nicholas millioupaire of Solomon the merchant sorereign
395
Tender in Payment
397
Advantage of being a Large Debtor 399 Comfort for Scotch Debtors
403
The Model Debtor Described 402 What is Sauce for the Goose is c 449
407
Trading for Ready Money
416
Failure of the Governor of the Bank of Nine Days in the Life of a Merchant
422
Jacob Barker Cool Operation
425
Failures in Business
426
Lopez Judab M speculator in annuities 38 of London
427
Business and Beauty
478
Morgan Edwin D merchant of New Whitney Stephen merchant of
480
Hancock the Patriot Merchant
483
Business and Something Else
486
Judah Touro and Dr Clapp
490
Commercial Advantage of a Blind Eye 505 Freaks of Wealthy Merchants 513
493
Making a WillSamuel Appleton 471 Tavern Waiter and his Banker
497
Mr Girard and the Baptist Clergyman 459 Thirty Thousand Dollars Worth of Sleep
503
Oldschool Merchants Offering to
512
Auctions Fancy Stocks SHARE COMPANIES LOTTERIES AND QUIXotic SPECULATIONS
523
Morris Robert financier of Philadelphia 1 Wood James the Gloucester million
534
Allaying a Panic
537
Auction Sale of Old Furniture c Extra
553
Scraps of Auction
558
Auctioneering in England and America 537
560
Speculative Frenzy of the French in John
565
Bargain Hunters at Pawnbrokers
567
PART II
575
Costly Banquet by a Merchant to Charles Gastronomic Feats of a Merchant 472
578
ANECDOTES OF CURIOUS TRADES AND OBJECTS OF TRAFFIC
583
Barnum Buying the American Museum
589
Old Womens Trades in London 593 Scale of Prices for London Civilities
597
One of the Branches of the Tea Trade 623 Settling a Question of Trade
603
Chatham Street Clo Dealers
618
Puzzling an Apothecary
624
PART XIII
650
CASHIERS CLERKS SALESMEN ETC BOOKKEEPING ACCOUNTS PRICES AND VALUES COR
657
Bookkeeping in Former Times 685 Introducing a New System of Accounts 698
663
ANECDOTES AND INCIDENTS OF BUSINESS PURSUITS IN THEIR MONEY
669
Broadway ClerksJaponicas and Sweet Keeping Accounts in Guinea
679
Bubble Bank Bookkeeping Taught in Six Ladys Portrait of a Drygoods Clerk
681
Rich Reward of Integrity
683
PART XII
686
Commercial Drummers or Travelling Obtaining a Clerkship in Banking
687
Saying of an Old Merchant
690
Correcting an Erroneous Entry 698 Oiling the Joints of Business 671
693
Shipping Goods by Ticket
698
WITH
705
German Book Fairs
716
Hitting bis Trade
724
Humors of a Reporter
730
Johnson and his Dictionary
739
Johnson and the Butcher
745
PAGE
747
A Roland for an Oliver 714 Buying Shoes and Sermons
751
Book Trade
753
Lord Eardleys Gentleman Applicant 757 Sale of Noted Works and Plays 719
759
Ladder of Commercial Success 157 Private Mercantile finances and Royal
763
Accommodation offered at the Bank 119 Bankers Snubbing Napoleon
764
Cheap and Dear
765
Boyhood Struggles of a Merchant Gideon First Greek Adventure to America 153
768
Curious Cases 254
770
Little too Candid
771
Conducting Business on the Paris Bourse 95 M Rothschild on the Secret of his Success 101
772
Church and State vs Railways
774
Jewish Money Makers in the Holy City 253 the Formers Secrets
776
Mr Grinnells Liberality
777
French Ideas of Advertising
778
Personal Appearance of Stephen Girard 464 Why Guy the Millionnaire never Married 501
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