The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Wilson, L. H. B.
Wilson, L. H. B., Land, Estate, Insurance, and General Commission Agent, No. 1 Grey Street. Telephones: Office, 904; house, 498. Bankers, Union Bank of Australia. London agents, Messrs. Balfour and Co., 11 Rood Lane, E.C. Private residence, Abel Smith Street. Mr. Lewis Henry Balfour Wilson is a native of Scotland, and arrived in New Zealand in 1867, per s.s. “Rakaia,” via Panama, from London. Though only a youth, he was successful in securing admission to the Civil Service immediately on arrival. For nearly twenty-seven years Mr. Wilson was in the Government Marine Department, for the greater portion of that time occupying a position of importance. During his long residence in Wellington Mr. Wilson has made a large circle of friends, who will doubtless be glad to entrust him with any business they may have in his lines. His office is very centrally situated, being next door to the New Zealand Insurance Company, right opposite the National Bank, and within a minutes' walk of the General Post-office. Though only recently established, Mr. Wilson has made good progress. He is agent for the Provident and Industrial Insurance Company of New Zealand, Dunedin; Live Stock General Insurance Company of New Zealand, D'medin; and Messrs. Balfour and Co., shipping, passenger, and forwarding agents, of Rood Lane, London; and other firms. There is reason to believe that Mr. Wilson will build up a good business. The secretaryship of the Academy of Fine Arts is in Mr. Wilson's hands.