Baltimore: Manuscript, 1886. 4to - over 9. Very Good. Item #900020
1886 Alex Brown & Sons ledger sheet, belonging to Talbot County, Maryland notable historical figure Samuel Harrison (1822-1890). Harrison was a gentleman farmer, doctor and remains the most important historian in Eastern Shore history.Alex Brown and Sons is America's first investment banking house, founded in Baltimore in 1800 by Alexander Brown. Brown founded the firm in the same year he emigrated from Ireland and also organized the first public offering in the U.S., the Baltimore Water Co. shortly thereafter. Alex Brown & Sons remained independent and was the oldest independent bank in the U.S. at the time of its acquisition by Bankers Trust in 1997. Alexander Brown was a significant player in the founding of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1827, the nations first and oldest passenger railroad. Manuscript in contemporary ink, with 'Alex Brown & Sons' handwritten at the bottom. This ledger is a Balance Sheet written for Harrison on May 3, 1886. Perfect for framing and display, this rare piece of EARLY U.S. and Maryland Investment history would make an ideal gift for any modern-day financial professional.