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Phelps, James and Co

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of Liverpool and London

At one time the largest tin-plate traders in the world

1834 Mentioned as 'Phelps, James and Co'.[1]

1860 Partnership change. '...the Partnership subsisting between Thomas Morris Banks and Daniel James, as Merchants and Commission Agents, carrying on business at Liverpool, under the firm of Phelps, James, and Co., was terminated by the death of the said Thomas Morris Banks,...'[2]

1879 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, as Merchants, at Liverpool, in England, under the firm of Phelps, James, and Co., expired, by effluxion of time, on the 31st day of December, 1878. Dated this 1st day of January, 1879. Wm. M Dodge. James Stokes. W. E. Dodge, jun. D. Willis James. Anson Phelps Stokes. Charles C. Dodge. Thos. Stokes. D. Willis James, (Executor for Daniel James, Deceased). W. D. Sees. J. A. James.'[3]

1907 Partnership change. '...Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Daniel Willis James, Cleveland Hoadley Dodge, Arthur Curtiss James, and Charles Berjew Brooke, carrying on business as Metal Merchants, at 16, Leadenhall-street, in the city of London, under the style or firm of PHELPS, JAMES, AND CO., has been dissolved by mutual consent as on and from the 31st day of December, 1906. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Charles Berjew Brooke...'[4]

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