Coleman, James Edward
James Coleman was an accountant and a partner in the firm Coleman, Turquand, Youngs & Co., a London based accounting firm formed in 1857.1 According to historian Edgar Jones, Coleman had established a considerable reputation as a City accountant by the late 1840s and was often called by the Bank of England to investigate the solvency of suspect firms, including Trueman & Cook, colonial brokers.2 Coleman died on 6 November 1868, at the age of sixty.
  • 1. Edgar Jones, Accountancy and the British Economy 1840-1980 […] (London, B. T. Batsford, 1981), 34.
  • 2. Ibid., 35.
  • 3. Monetary and Mercantile Affairs, Standard (London, England), 9 November 1868, 2; Deaths, Daily News (London, England), 9 November 1868, 7.
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