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Information Regarding Edwin W. Streeter

Postby dognose » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:38 pm

Information Regarding Edwin W. Streeter - Streeter & Co. Ltd.

A topic devoted to one of the most outstanding personalities of the 19th century jewellery trade, Edwin W. Streeter of Bond Street, London.

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Streeter's life is well covered in the excellent 1993 publication, Streeter of Bond Street by Patrick Streeter, but here's the topic to post any additional information that may come to light.

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Streeter & Co. - London - 1890

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Postby dognose » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:38 am

Rumour says that Mr. Edwin Streeter has leased the famous Ruby Mines of Burmah from the British Government at a rental of £30,000 a year. But the Government is not yet in a position to hand the mines over to Mr. Streeter or any one else, and estimates as to their value, extent, and possible output are purely conjectural. If the mines turn out to be no more substantial than the numberless basins of gigantic rubies which according to Oriental legends were in the possession of the former ruler of Burmah, why Mr. Streeter will have a very bad bargain.

Source: The Horological Journal - February 1887

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Postby dognose » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:36 am

I was searching the other day for some information on the subject of "precious stones," their history, and their classification in the matter of commerce and art, and I lighted on a most admirable and instructive volume, written by Mr. Edwin Streeter, F.R.G.S., author of various works on " gold," and the gold medallist of the Royal Order of Frederic. There I found ready to my hand a compact history of the gems of the world, arranged in admirable order, and illustrated by plates exquisitely executed. The student is soon lost in the perusal of this interesting volume, accurate in its facts, and a correction of so many vulgar errors. So much has been said and written about the effect of jewels, whether used on the stage or in society; and ladies, as a rule, are so ignorant of the pedigree of the precious stones they wear for the purposes of ostentation or captivation; that I would advise them to study and admire the history and characteristics of the "Precious Stones and Gems of the World" (Chapman and Hall), arranged by Mr. Edwin Streeter, who is both a connoisseur and an authority to be trusted. Those who have mastered the contents of this volume would be able to discuss diamonds, pearls, rubies, or emeralds at any dinner-party, and turn the conversation upon a theme of unusual interest to those who wear and such as admire precious stones. Mr. Streeter's book is an edition de luxe for the drawing-room table.

Source: The Theatre - 1st December 1880

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Postby silverly » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:11 pm

5 July 1875 Edwin William Streeter of 18 New Bond Street Goldsmith admitted to the freedom of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers London by redemption.

7 July 1875 Edwin William son of William Streeter late of Wrotham Gentleman deceased occupying premises 18 New Bond Street and carrying of the business of a Goldsmith do hereby apply to be admitted to the freedom of the City of London by redemption of the Company of Clockmakers...

20 July 1875 Edwin William Streeter presented unto the Court to be made free by redemption in the Company of Clockmakers.

(I can only imagine that the dates of these documents vary according to which official recorded them).

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Postby dognose » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:03 am

Became a Baron

JEWELLER'S RUSE TO ENTER SOCIETY


The fantastic career of a Bond-street jeweller who made himself a baron by main force of his wealth and his wits was recalled yesterday in a case which appeared before the Court of Appeal.

Mme. Eugenie de Sourdis and her husband. M. David de Sourdis, a Paris banker, applied for relief from the provisions of a marriage settlement made in England in 1882 by the lady's late father, Emmanuel Baron d'Almeida.

This gentleman began life as an English Jew, with the name of Harry Emmanuel, and he kept a jeweller's business in Bond-street, which he afterwards sold to his manager, Mr. Edwin Streeter, and retired with a great fortune.

It then became Mr. Emmanuel's ambition to enter society, but, in spite of his money, he did not succeed to the extent he desired. So he moved to Paris, took a big house, and bought the Portuguese title of Baron d'Almeida, dropping the name of Harry Emmanuel.

Having thus elaborately fortified his position, he got himself appointed Minister in Paris of the mulatto Republic of San Domingo.

Being now a full-blown member of the diplomatic corps, he had no further difficulty in obtaining entry into the best Paris clubs and the best society, where, of course, as plain Harry Emmanuel, of Bond-street, he would have been rigorously barred. More-over, he received the decorations of the Spanish Order of Isabella the Catholic and the Portuguese Order of Christ.

Yesterday's appeal was from a decision of Mr. Justice Buckley, who refused to set aside a provision in the English settlement which prevented a mortgage being raised. The Court of Appeal granted the application, ruling that the provision was never intended by the parties when the marriage settlement was made.

It was accordingly set aside.


Source: Evening Express and Evening Mail - 4th May 1906

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THE ARREST OF AMERICANS IN LONDON

The Exchange Telegraph Company states that the arrest of the two men in the West-end on a charge of unlawful possession of diamonds, supposed to be stolen in New York, was brought about by the information supplied to the police by Mr. Streeter, of Bond-street, at whose shop the prisoners are alleged to have offered certain loose stones of remarkable size, but which were "dirty." This showed they had been unmounted. The Scotland Yard officers in the case have now traced some more jewellery through two £5 notes found on the prisoners. It is alleged that the two men were respectively butler and footman to Mr. Burden, the New York millionaire. The jewels missing are stated to be of the value of £20,000.

Source: The South Wales Daily Post - 20th April 1896

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THE RUBY MINES IN BURMAH

THE PURCHASE CONCLUDED


Simla, Tuesday.—The agreement between the Indian Government and Messrs Streeter & Co. in regard to the Ruby Mines in Upper Burmah is practically completed. Messrs Streeter will pay to the government four lakhs of rupees (£40,000) annually for five years. during which period they will have the monopoly of opening new mines in the Ruby district, and improving existing ones. The rights and privileges of the present native owners are strictly protected.


Source: South Wales Daily News - 18th May 1887

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Postby dognose » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:13 am

Edwin William Streeter, F.R.G.S., the man who made the jewelry shop at 18 New Bond St. one of the most famous retail establishments of the world, passed away here the other day within a short span of his 90th birthday. In the jewelry business for around 70 years Mr. Streeter only retired in 1904 after having lost his sight. Mr. Streeter was more than just the famous Bond St. jeweler of the last century. He was the man who opened up the Kimberley diamond mines, founded the Broome (West Australia) pearl fisheries and the Sulu Archipelago pearl fisheries (afterwards destroyed by the Spanish) and obtained a concession for working the ruby mines at Burma and from which emanated the pigeon's blood ruby. The Bond St. jeweler sent out an expedition in the pioneer days of the Kimberley diamond rush in charge of Professor Tobin (inventor of "Pepper's Ghost"). The Kimberley diamond field was practically opened up by this expedition which won thousands of good stones from the area taken over. The story goes that Tobin ultimately sold the site for $2,500 believing that the diamondiferous ground was finally exhausted. Kimberley, however, has been giving up diamonds ever since and if the professor had not sold out the late Bond St. jeweler would have been one of the world's richest men. Another expedition resulted in the discovery of cat's-eye in Ceylon and the pearl fisheries off Broome. Mr. Streeter sold his Bond St. business some time ago to a French jewelry firm— Lacloche Bros., of Paris.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 7th November 1923

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Postby dognose » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:20 pm

A communication has been received through the Agent-General from Mr. E. W. Streeter, of New Bond Street, London, asking whether the Government would grant him the sole concession to fish for oysters around the islands of New Zealand, and he has been informed that such a concession could not be given to any person.

Source: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives of New Zealand - 1901

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Mr. Edwin W. Streeter - London - 1868

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Postby dognose » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:41 am

The best way to visit Burmah is to travel by rail from Rangoon to Mandalay, the whole journey now being made in about twenty-four hours. And then, if time permits, proceed to Bhamó by river steamer. If the famous Ruby-Mine Mountains are desired to be visited, the traveller should land at Khanyat, and procure ponies there for the journey up the mountains, some of which are over six thousand feet high. But this is a long and hard trip at present, and the Ruby Mines have lost much of their romance, since they don't produce rubies, or only very few.

Some years ago, the well-known London jeweller, Mr. Streeter (or rather the then Mr. Streeter's son, who is now, I think, Mr. Streeter himself), was with me on the Irrawaddy on his way to the Ruby Mines, before they were rented from the Government of India by a syndicate, of which the Streeters were the principal partners. Our ship, called the 'Amherst,' went on a sandbank and stuck there three days, possibly in order to prevent Mr. Streeter from taking over such a ticklish concern. Mr. Streeter, however, did not read the warning in the proper light, and a little later on he and I were taken off the 'Amherst,' and were landed at Khanyat, whence Mr. Streeter proceeded to the Ruby Mines. The consequence was that the said syndicate rented the Ruby Mines from the Government at a yearly rental of four lakhs of rupees, a sum that at that time represented 30,000l. a year! Hitherto, however, the undertaking has proved a disastrous failure, though some cheery prophets say that there are better times coming.

But whether the traveller visits Bhamó and the Ruby Mines or not, he should invariably come down the river from Mandalay in one of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company's steamers, all the way to Rangoon, or at any rate to Prome, as the Irrawaddy is a particularly beautiful river, more especially along some of its higher reaches; though, unfortunately, in the tourist season the river is at its lowest mark, with its banks sometimes so high above the level of the water as to interfere with the general view of the surrounding country. Burmah of course is particularly the land of pagodas, for wherever you go you come across them, and to the stranger their white-sepulchre appearance looks quaint and pleasing, while the inhabitants of the country are a most genial kind of people, if one could only understand them.


Source: Through the Buffer State: A Record of Recent Travels Through Borneo, Siam and Cambodia - John MacGregor, M.D. - 1896

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Edwin W. Streeter - London - 1868

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LACLOCHE FRÈRES, LIMITED


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Lacloche Frères, Limited - London - 1905

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