Stock Proxy signed by Charles Lewis Tiffany - Autograph of Infamous Tiffany Jewelers Family MemberInv# AU1379A Autograph
Appointment of lawyers to represent Charles Lewis Tiffany at a stockholders meeting for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. Signed Proxy by C.L. Tiffany. Serious archive repairs.
Charles Lewis Tiffany (February 15, 1812 – February 18, 1902) was an American businessman and jeweller who founded New York City's Tiffany & Co. in 1837. Known for his jewelry expertise, Tiffany created the country's first retail catalog and introduced the English standard of sterling silver in imported jewelry in 1851.
In 1837, with $1,000 borrowed from his father, Tiffany and a school friend, John B. Young, set up a small stationery and gift shop in New York City. Their first three days in business brought them only $4.38 in total sales, but two years later they were still in business, selling glassware, porcelain, cutlery, clocks and jewelry.
The store expanded in 1841 and changed its name to Tiffany, Young and Ellis. It established a reputation for selling only the finest goods and specialized in Bohemian glass and porcelain. It also began manufacturing its own jewelry. In 1848, when the political unrest in Europe caused great depreciation in the price of precious stones, Tiffany invested heavily in diamonds, which were sold at a great profit a few years later. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lewis_Tiffany