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Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street by Henry Clews - 1888
Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street by Henry Clews - 1888
Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street by Henry Clews - 1888

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Henry Clews started his firm Henry Clews & Co in 1877 and was a member of the New York Stock Exchange. Clews would become very successful and wealthy. He was friends with Abraham Lincoln and a consultant to President Ulysses S. Grant. Clews was also the organizer of the "Committee of 70" which brought down corrupt politician William Tweed. Tweed was one of the richest men in the United States in the late 1800s and it was believed he embezzled between $25 and $200 million from NY taxpayers. Clews' Committee brought down Tweed and he was jailed. He once escaped and was recaptured. Tweed ultimately died jail.

Clews wrote Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street in 1887 and it was published in 1888. It is an inside look into his life on Wall Street in a time of great change, corruption and intrigue. Later in life he followed up with Fifty-Years in Wall Street. This culturally significant book provides insights from one of the most influential figures on Wall Street at the time.

This illustrated book is over 700 pages and features dozens of engraved portrait etchings of historical figures including himself, Cornelius Vanderbilt (New York Central Railroad), the Rothchild brothers (panic of the London Stock Exchange), Darius Mills (richest man in California), Jay Gould (railroad magnate and robber barron of the Gilded Age), Levi Morton (22nd VP of the United States), and so many more.

Twenty-Eight Years in Wall Street
  • by Henry Clews
  • First Edition, Copyright 1887, published 1888
  • Published by Irving Publishing, NY
  • Illustrated
  • Condition: As pictured. Cover corner bumping and general wear. Pages clean with toning and general foxing. Binding intact.