Hanna, L. C., Jr. (Leonard Colton), 1889-1957

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Director of M.A. Hanna & Company, a coal and iron ore shipping concern started by his father, and uncles. Hanna was a major philanthropist in Cleveland, donating over $90 million to Cleveland's cultural and charitable institutions. Hanna was an avid art collector and a trustee and principal benefactor of the Cleveland Museum of Art, but also supported the Cleveland Playhouse, University Hospitals, Karamu House and others.

From the description of Financial ledgers, 1919-1954. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 22645427

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. (1889-1957) was the director of M. A. Hanna and Company, a major philanthropist in Cleveland, Ohio, and the nephew of businessman and politician, Marcus A. Hanna. A graduate of Yale and a first lieutenant in World War I, Hanna joined the family business in 1917. He was an avid art collector and became a trustee of the fledgling Cleveland Museum of Art in 1920, to which he became a principal benefactor. Hanna supported the Cleveland Playhouse, University Hospitals, and the Karamu House, among other local institutions. During his life, he donated over $90 million to cultural and charitable institutions in the Cleveland area.

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From the guide to the Leonard C. Hanna Financial Ledgers, 1919-1954, (Western Reserve Historical Society)

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referencedIn Clark, Harold T. (Harold Terry), 1882-1965. Papers, 1878-1965. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Beardsworth, Ada Bantz, 1877-1965. Ada Bantz Beardsworth papers [manuscript], 1874-1953 (bulk 1897-1924). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hanna, Leonard C. (Leonard Colton), 1889-1957. Financial ledgers, 1919-1954. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Hanna, L. C. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1930. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf HANNA, LEONARD C., JR. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Leonard C. Hanna Financial Ledgers, 1919-1954 Western Reserve Historical Society
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associatedWith Beardsworth, Ada Bantz, 1877-1965. person
associatedWith Bellows, George, 1882-1925. person
associatedWith Clark, Harold T. (Harold Terry), 1882-1965. person
associatedWith Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928. person
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Charities--Ohio--Cleveland
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Hanna, Leonard C. (Leonard Colton), 1889-1957
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Industrialists--Ohio--Cleveland
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Death 1957

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