Duncan, Sherman & Company

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Duncan, Sherman & Company was a New York City banking firm.[1] It was established in 1852 by Alexander Duncan, Watts Sherman and William Butler Duncan Sr..[2] Although he trained as a physician William Watts Sherman followed his father Watts Sherman into the company. It was the banker for the Hansom Cab Company. J.P. Morgan apprenticed at the firm before establishing his own. New York City architect Alexander Saeltzer designed the Duncan, Sherman Company building[3] at 11 Pine Street on the corner of Nassau.


  1. ^ The Morgans: Private International Bankers, 1854-1913 by Vincent P. Carosso 1987
  2. ^ The Albany Law Journal - Volume 24 - Page 391 1881
  3. ^ Rise of the New York Skyscraper: 1865-1913 by Sarah Bradford Landau, Carl W. Condit page 405

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