J C Young and Company

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J C Young and Company

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The firm was founded by in 1850 by JC Young who set up a small warehouse in Geelong. In 1852 a branch was opened in Ballarat with John Paterson as manager. In 1856 the business moved to Melbourne and Paterson was admitted into partnership with the firm then known as JC Young and Company. In 1858, Henry C Palmer became a partner and on Young's retirement in 1860, Paterson and Palmer purchased the business, renamed Paterson, Palmer and Company.


Geelong; Ballarat; Melbourne

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textile, clothing and footwear wholesaling

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Paterson, Palmer and Company Limited (1860-1861)

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1860 - ?

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JC Young and Company was renamed Paterson, Palmer and Company when JC Young retired and the business was purchased by partners John Paterson and Henry C Palmer

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Entered by Maggie Shapley, 11 February 2010




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