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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:27 pm

E. S. Roe, buyer of gold jewelry for the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., has gone abroad for a pleasure tour in southern Europe.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 30th May 1894

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Postby dognose » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:36 pm

A. W. Armington, of Shreve, Crump & Low Co., who has been in Europe for several months combining business and pleasure, returned the past week and is now in the White mountains.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 7th August 1895

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:07 pm

At the Shreve, Crump & Low Co.'s store nearly all of the fourth floor has been devoted to a collection of lamps and lighting fixtures, with an exhibit from the Tiffany Studios, of lamps and shades as the principal feature. In color effect, as well as form design the pieces are very artistic.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 1st March 1905

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:02 am

Stephen E. Hadley, formerly for 10 years with the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., is now with the Passmore Gem Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 8th March 1905

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Postby dognose » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:10 pm

William B. Morris, a salesman in the store of Shreve, Crump & Low Co., was married, Aug. 15, to Miss Celia M. Leftovith, daughter of ex-Councilman and Mrs. Martin Leftovith.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 25th August 1909

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Postby dognose » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:27 pm

Mr. Poor, who has charge of the extensive jewelry department of Shreve, Crump & Low’s establishment, says that it is a little quiet, but he sees prospects for a good year.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - February 1890

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:17 pm

There will soon be a new concern at 26 West street. It will be known as the Alexander Company, with a capital of $25,000. James E. Alexander, long with Shreve, Crump & Low, is President, and Edward R. Barnes, late of Rand & Crane, is Treasurer.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - September 1889

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:36 pm

The Alexander Company, jewelers and silversmiths, who opened their store about the middle of September, are doing well. They report trade as not very rushing, but there seems to be a pretty steady stream of it. They cater to the upper class in Boston. A description of their beautiful store on West street, may be interesting. It is furnished in the old colonial style of light paint and frescoes, and the general appearance is cheery and business like. A new departure in the matter of show cases is one of the features of the new establishment. They carry out the idea of the other fittings and are of solid mahogany, square, and very deep, thereby giving the goods much better showing. The cases rest on tables with massive legs. Another good feature is the diversion of the store by means of a partierre. In the rear apartment is a very heavy, solid mahogany table, covered with a beautiful silk damask cloth. When a number of persons come in and ask to see silverware, the curtain is drawn, chairs are drawn around the table and the ware is set out on the damask, which adds to the beauty of the silver. This company carry only the finest stock, mostly solid ware, and the only plate kept is Gorham ware. Mr. Alexander, the head of the company, was, for many years, in charge of the solid silver department at Shreeve, Crump & Low’s, and has a thorough knowledge of the business.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - December 1889

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:47 pm

Shreve, Crump & Low say that trade this year is not as brisk as usual, yet it cannot be called poor by any means. There has been a steady stream of purchasers, with a small one. They say as do the others that next month will bring out the buyers in large numbers. They are offering a novelty in the jewelry line in the shape of moonstone brooches, which are made in an infinite variety of shapes and are very popular.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - December 1889

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Postby dognose » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:22 pm

The Shreve, Crump & Low Co. has arranged an exhibit of Tiffany glass, which has attracted considerable attention recently. A room in the establishment was fitted up as a studio for the special display of the product, and many very beautiful examples of art work in the line of shades and other objects of home adornment have been shown.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 27th June 1906

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Postby dognose » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:05 am

The engagement of Benjamin D. Shreve, assistant treasurer of the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., to Miss Sanders is announced.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 19th December 1906

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Postby dognose » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:28 am

Lewis L. Knott, for the past 18 months with the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., has severed his connection with the establishment. He is succeeded by Charles Barlow, who has been for some time past with the Smith-Patterson Co., but now returns to the position as salesman previously held by him in the employ of the Shreve, Crump & Low Co.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 19th February 1908

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

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The Will of Benjamin Shreve to Be Contested

Boston, IMass., Feb. 1.—Contest of the will of the late Benjamin Shreve, who formerly was of Shreve, Crump & Low Co., in this city, is likely to be made by his widow and her son. Henry M. Shreve. Mental inconqieteney as well as undue influence will be charged as reasons why the will should not stand. The instrument was executed on August 23, 1879, and Mr. Shreve died in August of last year. His will was allowed in the Probate Court, at Lawrence, on Jan. 11, after a hearing in regard to it had been given.

By the terms of the will. Dr. O. B. Shreve of Salem, a son by a first wife, the widow, Mary E. Shreve, and a nephew, William P. Shreve, are the principal legatees. A fine residence on Chestnut St., one of the best streets in Salem, was bequeathed to Dr. Shreve, who attended his father in his last illness. The doctor also was given an interest in the residue of the estate, one-half of such residue to be divided between him and William P. Shreve. The income of the other half of the estate is bequeathed to the widow and to her children by Mr. Shreve. Mrs. Shreve was a widow with children at the time of her marriage to Mr. Shreve.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 3rd February 1897

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THE TRUE DETAILS OF THE WILL OF BENJAMIN SHREVE

Boston, Mass., Feb. 5, ’97

Editor of The Jewelers’ Circular :

It has seemed not worth while to deny the gossip that Boston dailies have printed about the will of my uncle, Mr. Benjamin Shreve, but as your journal numbers among its readers many who knew him personally and a larger number to whom the name is at least familiar, who would never be likely to obtain the information save through your columns, you may be glad to correct the misstatements you have given in your issue of the 3d inst.

First. None of the parties interested have given notice of intention to contest the will.

Second. The will was probated in Salem, the residence of Mr. Shreve, and not in Lawrence.

Third. The writer of this is a trustee under the will, but derives no benefit from its provisions.

Fourth. The house devised to Dr. Shreve was given him previous to the making of the will and he has lived in it ever since. The will simply confirms the gift.

Fifth. Mrs. Shreve was not a widow when she married Mr. Shreve.

As Mr. Shreve was actively engaged in business up to 1890 no one will doubt his competency to make a will in 1879, although he was seventy years of age. So much for errors. If not trespassing on your valuable space the truth can be stated in a few words. The property is left in trust for the grandchildren. Half the income is to be paid to the son by the first wife, the other half to the widow, whose son was not born at the time the will was made. Provision was, however, made for such a possibility. No other persons were mentioned in the will, nor do any others benefit by it.

Yours very truly,
Wm. P. Shreve.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 10th February 1897

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Postby dognose » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:56 am

L. C. Cann, formerly with the E. Howard Clock Co., has entered the employ of Shreve, Crump & Low Co., this week.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 1st December 1909

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Postby dognose » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:05 am

The corporation returns of Shreve, Crump & Low Co. make the following showing; Assets— real estate, $60,000; machinery, $4,000; miscellaneous, $631,651 ; total, $695,651. Liabilities— capital, $375,000; debts, $296,418; total, $671,118.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 30th June 1897

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Postby dognose » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:08 pm

Melvin Parker, salesman for the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., was united in marriage, on Thursday, at Hallowell, Me., with Mrs. Mary E. King, of that city.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 24th November 1909

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:05 am

The presence in the city, with one of the companies at a local theater, of L. Hinds, well known in the trade, formerly salesman for J. C. Sawyer and subsequently with the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., recalls the fact that three salesmen formerly with the latter house have been successful on the stage since exchanging the counter for the footlights. They are Messrs. Hinds, Russell G. Randall and Ralph L. Harlow.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular- 24th November 1909

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Re: Information Regarding Shreve, Crump & Low

Postby dognose » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:05 am

The wedding took place on Tuesday, April 18, at All Saints’ Church in Brookline, of Miss Carmelita Shreve, daughter of Major William P. Shreve, of the Shreve, Crump & Low Co., the groom being George G. Symes of Denver, Col. They will reside in the latter city.

Source: The Pottery, Glass & Brass Salesman - 20th April 1911

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THE USE OF A WATCH AS A COMPASS

Boston, Mass., July 14, 1898.

Editor of The Jewelers’ Circular :

The Circular of this week containing articles on the method of ascertaining the points of the compass by means of the watch is very interesting, but none of your correspondents, to my surprise, carries the explanation far enough.

As an illustration, suppose you wished to find the south at 6 o’clock in the morning, or 6 in the evening. If the rule that south was midway between the numeral XII and the hour hand was blindly relied upon you would not know north from south, for midway is either III or VI as you count upon the dial. The rule should be supplemented by the statement that before noon you count around the dial toward XI and after noon around toward I. In other words, in the morning you count backwards and in the afternoon you count forwards, the starting point being, of course, the noon hour on the dial.

Yours truly.
Wm. P. Shreve.
Shreve, Crump & Low Co.



Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 20th July 1898

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