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Morgan Brothers

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of 42, Cannon-street, London, Bankers and Merchants

1855 Walter Vaughan Morgan, who worked for the National Provincial Bank of England joined 5 of his brothers in setting up a new enterprise, Morgan Brothers, bankers and merchants[1].

Presumably successors to Edward Halse and Son, a firm of over fifty years' standing at that time.

1856 The 6 Morgan brothers established a publishing entreprise Morgan Brothers (Publishers) to promote their businesses in hardware and druggists' supplies.

1856 The brothers obtained the manufacturing rights for a graphite crucible and established a factory in Battersea. The company was founded as the Patent Plumbago Syndicate to make graphite crucibles, (later known as Morgan Crucible Co).

At some point became involved in Walls, Close and Co druggist's sundries supplier

1868 Thomas Vaughan Morgan, William Vaughan Morgan, Walter Vaughan Morgan, Septimus Vaughan Morgan, Octavius Vaughan Morgan and Edward Vaughan Morgan were trading under the firm of Morgan, Brothers[2]. By this date they were also involved in the Silicated Carbon Filter Co making plumbago crucibles at Battersea.

1872 Dissolution of the Partnership between the Thomas Vaughan Morgan, William Vaughan Morgan, Walter Vaughan Morgan, Septimus Vaughan Morgan, Octavius Vaughan Morgan, and Edward Vaughan Morgan, carrying on business as Merchants and Commision Agents, at 42, Cannon-street, in the ciiy of London. All debts due to and owing by the said partnership will be received and paid by Septimus Vaughan Morgan, or any other one of the late partners[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 11, 1922
  2. London Gazette 6 Nov 1868
  3. London Gazette 31 Dec 1872