Scoville, Joseph Alfred, The old merchants of New York City

(New York :  Carleton,  1864-70.)



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328                   THE  OLD MERCHAATTS

from Le Roy, Bayard & McEvers. His residence was
at 60 Greenwich street. In youth or in a venerable old
age, there probably never was a finer looking man than
Henry C. De Rham. He is one of those men that
the perfect stranger to him may meet, and will look
around after he has passed, and wonder what celebrated
man he is. After moving from Greenwich street, Mr
De Rham lived many years in that aristocratic quartei
known as Park place.

After the war, Mr. De Rham formed a partnership
with Mr. I. Iselin, who had been a partner in the house
of Le Roy, Bayard & Co. Mr. Iselin was another fine
man, and an old school merchant. When De Rham &
Iselin kept at 44 Broad street, Mr. Iselin lived at No.
36 Laight street, on the north side of St. John's Park.
His fate was a melancholy one. He was drowned in a
Swiss lake near Geneva, about the time of the great
financial panic in 1837. He had several sons, and fine
young men they are. Two sons are of the firm
of Iselin & Co. (formerly Mauran & Iselin.) They gave
$3,000 to the war fund a few days ago, as their father,
Le Roy, Bayard & Co., gave $20,000 in 1812. Anoth¬
er son is a broker in Wall street. ?'

H. C. De Rham married Maria Teresa Moore. Her
brother Benjamin was his clerk a long while, and after¬
ward one of the firm of De Rham, Iselin & Moore.
He died some years ago. Another brother, William,
was taken Into the firm, which is now called De Rhan
& Moore. These Moores are of a very ancient stock
^i'hey boast direct descent from Thomas De Moore, a
Norman, who went skylarking with William the Con¬
queror into England, in 1066. John Moore came to
this country In 1657. Among his descendants were
two very celebrated persons.    The great Bishop Sam-
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