The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Harcourt and Co
Harcourt and Co. (John Bateman Harcourt), Auctioneers, Land, Estate, and Financial Agents, Valuators, Sharebrokers, etc., Colonial Mutual Buildings, corner of Lambton Quay and Panama Street. Cable and telegraphic code, private. Telephones: Office, 446; private residence of Mr. Harcourt, 758. P.O. Box 151, Bankers, Union Bank of Australia. Private residence, Hawkestone Crescent. Correspondents in all parts of the world. Mr. Harcourt established his present business in 1888. He is the lessee of the Colonial Mutual Buildings, the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Association, Messrs. Stout, Mondy, Sim and Findlay, and others being his tenants. Messrs. Harcourt and Co. occupy a large portion of the buildings for their offices and auction rooms. Auction sales are held about twice a week. The land agency and sharebroking branches of the business have been thoroughly developed, Messrs. Harcourt and Co.'s Property Register of which 4000 copies are circulated each month being most useful in this connection. The firm has a high reputation. and may be relied upon for strict and prompt attention, to all business matters with which they may be entrusted. Mr. Harcourt's picture and a short reference to his career are given among the Councillors on page 279 of this volume.