A Classification of American Wealth
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   Anson Greene Phelps copper and brass smelting in Ansonia  

...his investing soon took a decidedly more focused approach, which would be followed by his younger partners and shape Phelps Dodge & Co into the mining and metals giant it is today. After the Haverstraw foundry was left to the Pecks, Anson G. Phelps took a share in the Wolcottville Brass Company, his first investment in this line of business which had developed along the Naugatuck river in Connecticut. Two years later, in 1836, he formed a partnership with...


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