Chas. D. Barney & Company

Charles D. Barney was born in Sandusky, Ohio, on July 9, 1844. Barney married the daughter of prominent Philadelphia financier Jay Cooke. Following the collapse of his father-in-law's Philadelphia banking house, in December of 1873, Charles D. Barney and Jay Cooke, Jr. as a minority partner, formed the stock brokerage firm, Chas. D. Barney & Company.

In 1938, Charles D. Barney & Company and Edward B. Smith & Company merged to form Smith Barney & Company. Not only was Chas. D. Barney & Company one of the first Stock Exchange houses to start investment counsel service in a big way, but also was among the first to realize that such service should be divorced from the underwriting and commission business.

Barney died on October 24, 1945 at the age of 101 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania near Philadelphia.




We currently have the following pieces in our inventory that were issued to this historic firm:





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