Arents, George, 1875-1960

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George Arents, Jr. (1875-1960) was an American businessman. He studied at Columbia University and received his master's degree from Syracuse University at the age of 57. His father and great-uncle were founders of the Allen & Ginter Tobacco Company, which later became the American Tobacco Company. In 1922 Arents became a director of the American Tobacco Company and from 1924 he was the treasurer of both the American Machine and Foundry and International Cigar Machinery. He was also a collector of books and other published material relating to tobacco. He and his wife Lena made substantial gifts to Syracuse University; in recognition of their generosity, the department of rare books and special collections at Bird Library was for many years known as the George Arents Research Library.

From the guide to the Arents Grand Tour Collection, undated, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

From the guide to the Arents Christmas Card Collection, 1891-1974, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Arents Christmas Card Collection, 1891-1974 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Pirie MacDonald Portrait Photograph Collection, [1885]-1942 (bulk 1900-1942) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Vander Poel, Halsted B., 1911-. Papers relating to book collecting, 1937-1986 (bulk 1937-1971) Grolier Club
creatorOf Rosenbach Company. Correspondence, 1903-1953 Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
creatorOf Arents Grand Tour Collection, undated Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
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associatedWith Arents, Lena. person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Rosenbach Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Vander Poel, Halsted B., 1911- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
North America
Poets, American
Christmas cards--Collectors and collecting
Literature--American Poetry
Authors, American
Voyages and travels
Literature--American Fiction


Birth 1875-05-07

Death 1960-12-13





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