Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888

Dates:
Birth 1798-12-27
Death 1888-02-24
Americans

Biographical notes:

Washington, D.C. banker and philanthropist.

From the description of Note : to "Dear Madam", [18]81 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22205349

From the description of Letter : Washington City, to Dr. James Laurie, Washington City, 1843 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22205336

Banker and philanthropist, of Washington, D.C.

From the description of Papers, 1838-1887. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19405728

American banker and philanthropist; founder of Riggs Bank and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

From the description of Letters, 1841-1883, Washington, D.C., to six correspondents. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 13908029

Financier and philanthropist.

From the description of W.W. Corcoran papers, 1791-1896 (bulk 1849-1888). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979902

Epithet: American banker

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000572.0x000035

Biographical Note

  • 1798, Dec. 27: Born, Washington, D.C.; educated in private schools, with one year at Georgetown College
  • 1817 - 1823 : Operated W. W. Corcoran & Co., dry goods store and wholesale auction and commission business, Washington, D.C.
  • 1828 - 1836 : Real estate and suspended debts manager, Washington Branch of the Bank of the United States
  • 1835: Married Louise Amory Morris
  • 1837 - 1840 : Operated brokerage business in Washington, D.C.
  • 1840: Formed Corcoran & Riggs, a banking firm in Washington, D.C.
  • 1847 - 1851 : Major financier of Mexican War bonds
  • 1854: Withdrew from Corcoran & Riggs to manage own properties and pursue philanthropic interests
  • 1859: Began construction of Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • 1862 - 1865 : Lived in Europe
  • 1869: Founded Louise Home, residence for elderly women, Washington, D.C.
  • 1872: Corcoran Gallery of Art opened
  • 1888, Feb. 24: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the W. W. Corcoran Papers, 1791-1896, (bulk 1849-1888), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Finance
  • District of columbia
  • Railroads--Pennsylvania
  • Smithsonian Library
  • Business brokerage--Washington (D.C.)
  • Applied Science, General
  • Speculation
  • Scientific organizations
  • Medicine
  • Finance--Iowa--Dubuque
  • Real estate investment--Mississippi
  • Congress
  • Railroads--Ohio
  • Education
  • Art museums
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Endowments
  • Scientific publications
  • Canals--Maryland
  • Railroads--Finance
  • Wilkes Expedition
  • Business brokerage
  • Railroads
  • Railroads--West Virginia
  • Banks and banking--New York (State)--New York
  • Banks and banking--Maryland--Baltimore
  • Army
  • Exposition
  • Finance--California
  • Real estate investment
  • Henry Family
  • Smithsonian Publications
  • Banks and banking--Washington (D.C.)
  • Railroads--Virginia
  • Railroads--Delaware
  • Business brokerage--New York (State)--New York
  • Railroads--Maryland
  • Finance--Texas
  • Canals--Washington (D.C.)
  • Canals
  • Banks and banking
  • Art museums--Washington (D.C.)
  • Recommendations For Positions
  • Railroads--Finance--Wisconsin
  • Henry, Joseph, Personality, Etc
  • Fine Arts
  • Business brokerage--Maryland--Baltimore

Occupations:

  • Philanthropists
  • Financiers

Places:

  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Ohio (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • West Virginia (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • Mississippi (as recorded)
  • Maryland--Baltimore (as recorded)
  • Texas (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Lynchburg (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Iowa--Dubuque (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Delaware (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)
  • Wisconsin (as recorded)