American Biography; A New Cyclopedia Volume 12

American Biography; A New Cyclopedia Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...after his airival he organized the Pioneer Cooperage Company, and the business developed under his able management until it became one of the important industries of St. Louis. Soon after the founding of this enterprise he became identified with Samuel Cupples, fi r wluun he manufactured much of th.woodenware handled in the Cupples establishment. Daniel Sidney Brown was educated in the public schools of St. Louis, and also pursued a cout se in a business college, after which he entertd his father's employ and acquainted himelf with every phase of the trade. Following his father's death in 1888, he was offered the presidency of the company, hut refused that position, and was made first vice-president, in which capacity he contuvted until 1010. when he retired from the busmen. having accumulated a very substantial fortune, thereafter giving his attcn tion to tli: cultivativn of orchids. h'rom his earl) youth Mr. Browm was ltner of natuie, an understanding listener to her '"'various lauguage" of which the poet Bryant sneaks. The collection of rare or chids and other tropical flowers that grew to be one of the choicest in private ownership in the United States, was begun as early as his twentieth year. His conservatories were world famed and were described as follows by one appreciative visitor during his lifetime whose knowledge enabled him to grasp the magnitude of Mr. Brown's labors: His home is situated on Webster avenue in South Kirkwood. Spacious and artistic, in the midst of a beautiful setting, it is largely ideal. The residence stands back about three hundred yards from the road and is approached by a driveway through well kept lawns. The estate covers one hundred and forty acres, forty of which are apportioned to the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904257
  • 9781236904256