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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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River Commerce
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business that the family packed Stephen off for Cincinnati.2
The prospect there seemed a good one. He was to enter the office of his older brother, Dunning McNair Foster, who was in partner­ship with Archibald Irwin, Jr.3
Dunning had engaged a room for Stephen in the boarding house where he now lived. This was the home of Mrs. Jane Griffin,4 a widow who was a communicant of St. Paul's Church;5 a circumstance which, as the Fosters were devout Episcopalians, doubtless pleased Mrs. Foster much better than Dunning's earlier quarters at the Broadway Hotel.6 The boarding house was on tree-shaded Fourth Street, in a good neighborhood,* within easy walking distance of the Irwin & Foster office.
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The sign Stephen saw as he stood before the door at No. 4 Cassilly's Row, East Front Street, near the wharf, read IRWIN & FOS­TER, AGENTS.3 They were designated as commission and forwarding merchants and steamboat agents. Stephen soon learned pre­cisely what that title meant. It meant com­petition with the half dozen firms3 in Cassilly's Row and other office buildings along the river front for freight and passenger business. Each firm represented several steamboat companies
* This is the present site of the Guilford Public School, Fourth Street between Broadway and Ludlow, and near the University Club.







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