Business & Finance: Fortnum & Mason Abroad

Three stores within a stone's throw of each other are likely to be visited by the American in London. For smoker's articles he would go to Dunhill's, regardless of the fact that control of Dunhill's has long since passed to David Albert Schulte. For shirts he might go to Hawes & Curtis. For jams, pickles & preserves, for shoes and perhaps even for tweeds, he might go to venerable Fortnum & Mason.

The founder of Fortnum & Mason was one Cornelius Fortnum, faithful servitor of Queen Anne. For years he held the unique monopoly of...

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