Saturday, November 26, 2011

New York Stock Brokers: W. B. Lawrence & Son


W. B. Lawrence & Son,
AUG
27
1898
New York.



Dave Thompson scan




At the time of the publication of the photo above in 1897, Walter B. Lawrence listed his brokerage firm as W. B. Lawrence & Company.  However, he had a son, Townsend Lawrence, an 1894 Harvard graduate, who was a practicing member of his firm.  Yet at the time of the August, 1898 cancel, Townsend Lawrence was a first lieutenant of the Second United States Volunteer Engineers and an aid-de-camp to Brigadier General Ernst during his unit's deployment to Puerto Rico during the Spanish American war.  It appears that father Walter may have renamed his firm Walter B. Lawrence & Son in honor of his son serving as on officer in the US Army.

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