[Invitation for Opening of New Cotton Exchange]

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An invitation documenting the request presence of the president and lady from the president and directors of the Liverpool Cotton Association Limited for the opening of the new cotton exchange. The prince of wales hosted the new cotton exchange event. There are numerous pictures on the invitation ranging from cotton plant, buildings, and two men holding various objects.

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1 p. ; 23 x 37 cm.

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An invitation documenting the request presence of the president and lady from the president and directors of the Liverpool Cotton Association Limited for the opening of the new cotton exchange. The prince of wales hosted the new cotton exchange event. There are numerous pictures on the invitation ranging from cotton plant, buildings, and two men holding various objects.

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1 p. ; 23 x 37 cm.

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Harris and Eliza Kempner

One of Galveston’s most iconic families, the Kempner family influenced the social and philanthropic landscape of Galveston and its members created an expansive economic empire. The Kempner family of Galveston began with Harris Kempner (1837-1894), who emigrated from Poland in 1854 and settled in Cold Spring, Texas. In 1858, he opened a general store and established the firm that still bears his name. Harris, foreseeing the growth of Galveston, moved his business to the seaport around 1868 and enlarged his interests as a cotton factor and commission merchant. He also entered a partnership with M. Marx to build a wholesale grocery business. Marx withdrew from the business in 1886, but Harris continued the firm and extended his range of operations into finance. He served as the president of Island City Savings Bank. Harris organized and directed some 35 banks throughout Texas, especially in smaller cities that lacked adequate banking facilities.

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[Invitation for Opening of New Cotton Exchange], text, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth884795/: accessed June 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rosenberg Library.