[Boston & Kansas City, Mo. 1886-1893]. Nine pieces, some in duplicate, with transmittal envelopes. Octavo and folio sheets. Minor wear, old folds. Very good. Item #568
A small group of material related to the Lombard Investment Company and the subsequent solo operations of James L. Lombard, an important figure in Kansas City banking. The Lombard Investment Company was established around 1882, with James L. Lombard serving on its board as “Vice President and Western Manager.” The company had offices in Boston, as well as several locales out west, including Kansas City, where James established himself. He subsequently founded a bank in Kansas City with his brother, Lombard Brothers, which was succeeded by First National Bank. In 1893, in the wake of the panic, Lombard Investment Company folded, and James struck out on his own as a financial agent, managing accounts for shareholders back east. The material here was all sent to the Plummer family of Newburyport, Massachusetts -- Albert, Jane, and Maria -- who had investments with the Lombard Investment Company. There are three forms here from 1887, completed in manuscript, detailing loans by the Plummers, as well as a typed letter from the company regarding payments. The remaining materials are from 1893, sent by James L. Lombard in his capacity as an independent agent, soliciting their business. These are all in triplicate, as they were sent to all three members of the family; the original envelopes are included.