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Booth, James (1842–1920)

There died on the 27th May, at the age of 78, in Sydney, Mr. James Booth, a well-known figure in wool circles. He had been engaged in the wool trade of Australia quite half a century, and was considered for many years an expert authority on Merino wool. In years gone by he acted as a trade arbitrator, and was buying for Clementson, of Boston, for about twenty-five years. His elder son is at present a well-known operator on American account in the Sydney and Brisbane markets.

The late Mr. Booth retired from active business about ten years ago. He leaves a widow and family of four daughters and two sons, and our sympathy goes out to the members of the family.

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