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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Wine and Spirit Merchant — Paterson, Leonard D.,

Wine and Spirit Merchant.

Paterson, Leonard D., Wine, Spirit, and General Merchant, Cuba Street, Palmerston North. This business was established in December, 1907, the proprietor having acquired the bottle license formerly held by Messrs. Nash and Company, Limited. The premises are situated near the junction of Rangitikei Street, and consist of a well-appointed office, two bulk stores, and a packing room. Mr. Paterson has had a comprehensive training in commercial life in the large cities of Scotland, and has established his business on up-to-date principles. The “L.D.P. Special Whiskie” (a popular brand) is one of his important agencies, but he also imports the best brands of liquors and wines from England, Europe, and Australia. In addition, Mr. Paterson is an importer of general merchandise, earthenware, crockery, china, and dried fruits. He was born in New Zealand, and educated at the Wanganui College. He then went to England and settled in Glasgow, where for some years he studied foreign languages and commercial methods in the Academy. Mr. Paterson had also considerable commercial experience with large Glasgow firms, and then travelled through Europe. On his return to New Zealand he was associated for some time with the well-known Taranaki firm of Messrs. Gibsons, Limited, which he left to establish his present business. Mr. Paterson is a prominent bowler and a member of several local clubs.