A history of Harris Lebus 1840-1947

Unpublished manuscript by L.S. Lebus, 1965

FOREWARD

The following pages set down the story of the origin and growth of the Firm of Harris Lebus until it became a Public Company in July 1947.

It will be abundantly clear to those who read it that the writer is no journalist. However, it is an honest attempt to put on record material from which a more gifted writer can produce history worthy of the subject.

I must express my gratitude to my cousin, Louis H. Lebus, who helped to clear my mind on some of the early years; to Professor J. L .Oliver of L.C.C. Shoreditch Training College, Egham, Surrey, for details of his research into the Furniture Industry in London in the latter half of the 19th Century; to many employees, both past and present, for a host of notes at various periods and, not at least, Doris Middleton, my personal secretary for a great many years, but for whose help I could not have completed this history.

L. S. Lebus – November 1965

Louis Lebus 1817-1879

Louis Lebus 1817-1879

Harris Lebus 1852-1907

Harris Lebus 1852-1907

Sol Lebus 1866-1926

Sol Lebus 1866-1926

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.