Cyclopaedia 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, 1868 - 779 Seiten
 

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BANKS BANKERS BROKERS SPECIE Notes Loans EXCHANGE DRAFTS Ciecks PUBLIC
59
Terrible Revenge on a Bank by Roths Timely Hardmoney Loan
67
Colloquies inside the Bank
106
The Ladys Broker
111
INTEGRITY ENTERPRISE ENERGY PERSEVERANCE COURAGE SHREWDNESS PUNCTILIOUS
123
Facetiæ for Shoemakers 750 Price of Akensides Pleasures of
127
Hinges upon which Trade swings 138 Peculiar Feature in Rothschilds Business
131
Tempting Business Paragraph 161 Value of a Good Credit
132
A Good BeginningOld Moses Roths Controversy among Wine Dealers
137
A T Stewarts Success
145
The Bankers SevenShilling Piece 177
148
Thomas P Copes Integrity
155
Jacob Barkers Success when a Youth 147 Philadelphia Young Merchant who
158
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Tudor the Original Ice Merchant
170
John Jacob Astors Highway to For Portuguese Pilgrim in the Streets
171
Johnsons Prejudice against Merchants
175
Aztec Merchants
181
THE RAREST INSTANCES OF INGENIOUS BUSINESS FRAUD FORGERY COUNTERFEITING
191
Three Millionnaires Quarrelling about One Weighing Short 279
197
A Little More
198
Throwing Sawdust in the Eyes of Custom Window Gazers Employed by London
203
PART V
209
A Rustic bargaining for a
214
Estimate of his own Life by a Miser 244 Mercbant of VeniceShylocks Com
222
Expedient of a Russian Miser 272 Mode of Protecting the Money Drawer
238
Accomplished Canine Shoplifter 200 Consequence of a Simple Mercantile
241
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
THE EXCHANGE Custom HOUSE BOARDS OF Trade MarketS ETC THEIR Antals
285
Railway Clearing House
296
Taxing Bills and Receipts
299
ADVERTISEMENTS SIGNBOARDS TRADEMARKS TOKENS ENVELOPES LABELS INSCRIPTIONS
305
Baking and Banking
312
Boston Merchants Business Marks or Meaning of Fund and Stock
328
Broadway Signs
337
First Newspaper in the World 749 Printed Books or the Devil and
345
Thomas Gray the Originator of Railways
346
A Deep Design
364
Amending the Charter
375
An Interesting Consignment
383
PARTNERSHIP BANKRUPTCY DEBTOR AND CREDITOR Bonds AND MORTGAGES DUNNING
391
Tender in Payment
397
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398
Afraid of the Sheriffs
407
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
An Unsettled Commercial Question 405 Curious Suit against a Bank Agent 418
438
Bankrupt
444
Remarkable Discernment of Mercantile Simple Entries and CalculationsJacob
499
Groceries and Literature
500
Home Luxuries of Ancient Merchants
507
Cope the Quaker Merchant mistaken for Friend Coates Management of Girard 433
508
Coutts the Great Banker Choosing a Gideon the Jew Broker Catechising
516
AUCTIONS Fancy Stocks SHARE COMPANIES LOTTERIES AND Quixotic SPECULATIONS
523
StockJobbing BubblesCommercial Lu tioneer
532
Stray Leaf from a Speculators History 533 italist
536
Allaying a Panic
537
Bacon by the Shillings Worth
560
Syrian AuctioneersHarage Harage Warranty of Perfect Soundness
562
Bargain Hunters at Pawnbrokers
567
PART XI
575
ANECDOTES OF CURIOUS TRADES AND OBJECTS OF TRAFFIC 1
585
Batavian Trade in Birds Nests 627 Grocers and Bank Presidents 624
591
Old Womens Trades in London 593 Scale of Prices for London Civilities
597
Chartier the Leech Merchant 592 Itinerant Traders in Rio Janeiro 615
599
One of the Branches of the Tea Trade 623 Settling a Question of Trade
603
Exportation of Scotch Periwinkles 602 National Characteristics of Money Getters
612
Praying and Trading Simultaneously 621 Traits of the Shop in Havana 586
624
Angerstein the Great English Under Life and Death Brokers and their Humble
632
Apt Illustration of a Principle
638
Assessments in Old Times
644
CASHIERS CLERKS SALESMEN ETC BOOKKEEPING Accounts PRICES AND VALUES COR
657
Reward of Promptness in a Merchants Squaring Accounts among the Celestials
669
Advantage of Skilful Bookkeeping 695 How a Drygoods Clerk Lost His Place
670
Amos Lawrence when a Clerk 661 Humors of Partnership in Reference
676
Bubble Bank Bookkeeping Taught in Six Ladys Portrait of a Drygoods Clerk
681
Rich Reward of Integrity
683
Saying of an Old Merchant
690
Shipping Goods by Ticket
698
EDITORS PUBLISHERS BOOKSELLERS THE MANUAL OF INDUSTRIAL TRADES ETC WITH
705
German Book Fairs 738 Proby the Reporter
716
Greatest Reportorial Feat 745 Professional Use of Books 749
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Hopping from Obscurity 742 Pun on a Cooper 7742
730
Huttons Success as a Bookseller 735 Quaker Hatter and his Journeyman 710
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Moses as an Engraver 731 Shoemaker Benefiting the World 712
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A Roland for an Oliver 714 Buying Shoes and Sermons
751
Our Editor Sixty Years Ago 709 Tonson the Literary Trader 706
760
Arrival of the Steamer
763
Brooks Peter C millionnaire of Boston 49 Girard Stephen merchant and banker
764
Caledonian Adroitness
765
Boyhood Struggles of a Merchant Gideon First Greek Adventure to America 153
768
Hospitality of Stephen Girard 502
769
Business Value of a Name 416 English Booksellers and American Cus
770
Ladder of Commercial Success
771
Conducting Business on the Paris Bourse 95 M Rothschild on the Secret of his Success 101
772
Hard Philosophy of an AnnuityMonger 274 and Co by the Bank of England 280
774
Chinese Merchants Gratitude
776
Mr Everell and the Hindoo Merchant 180 Six Days for Business and One for Rest 157
777
French Ideas of Advertising
778
Paying a Newspaper Bill 732 Trading in News 733
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