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Preston, A.W. (Andrew W.), 1846-1924



Preston, Andrew W. (Woodbury) (1846-1924); fruit producer, merchant; born in Beverly, Mass.; he began selling fruit and produce in 1870; in 1882 he established the Boston Fruit Company to import bananas with 9 other investors; incorporated in 1887 with Preston as general manager, it merged with the United Fruit Company in 1899, with Preston as president until 1924; Preston was also a director of a number of banks and other companies such as the First National Bank of Boston and the U.S. Smelting, Refining and Mining Company

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Boston Fruit Company records

Collection Identifier: Mss:1 1891-1901 B747

Records of the Boston, Mass. based banana importing firm Boston Fruit Company, 1891-1901.