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Rebecca Rector <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 11:09:04 -0500
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Hi!  I'm trying to gather information about a Company that was in NYC in the
late 1800's and early 1900's.  It was originally called White, Howard & Co.
and it was located at 19 E. 34th St. in 1892.  It was later bought out by
Delia Leonard who lived on E.58th in 1905 and W.56th in 1924.

It was a fashionable women's clothing store.  I'm looking for info both
about the store and about Delia Leonard.  I have checked NY Times.

Any ideas or suggestions would be most appreciated.

Rebecca Rector

At 10:04 AM 10/25/97 -0400, you wrote:
>About the word "shillings"   ----I'm sure shillings were not used
>in Michigan in the 1880's, but I have a letter from a man who
>worked in a sawmill in our area in the early 1880's and he tells
>his parents (also in Michigan) how many shillings he makes at the
>Even though it struck me as odd for the place and times,
>I just thought it  was because his grandparents came from Ontario, and
>it was something the "locals" there used to designate money?
>It's not an answer to your specific question, but goes to show
>how "words" can live on.
>Anna Mae Maday
>Eddy Historical & Genealogy Collection
>Hoyt Public Library
>505 Janes Ave
>Saginaw MI 48607
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>On Wed, 22 Oct 1997, Burrows wrote:
>> Can anyone out there provide any information on when New Yorkers stopped
>> using the British system of pounds, shilling, and pence? In 1797 the state
>> legislature officially endorsed the decimal dollar system established by
>> Congress in the 1792 Coinage Act, but I seem to recall that some people
>> continued to use the British system as late as the 1820s. I have no
>> idea why, however.
>> Ted Burrows
>> Department of History
>> Brooklyn College
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