support of a continental strategy, Edson Pease frequently
toured virgin territory in search of new business opportunities.
Above, Pease (in the left seat) prepares for a seaplane
flight, c. 1922.
Pease - Royal Bank's master strategist
the Merchants' Bank of Halifax in 1883, Edson Pease
proved to be a highly valuable recruit. Pease recognised
the inherent dangers of passivity in banking and quickly
emerged as the bank's master strategist moulding a small
regional Halifax bank into a national force.