MARKETS: Memories

Last year in Manhattan a little old man of 77 gave an interview: "The best bank in the world, if you put the right things in it, is the bank of memories. . . . I've had fun."

The oldster was Pliny Fisk and his fun began in 1881 when he graduated from Princeton to the investment banking house of his father, Harvey Fisk, who had made a fortune helping the Union finance the Civil War. Four years later Pliny Fisk became the firm's trader on the floor of the Exchange, was there...

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