Stewart, Alexander Turney, 1803-1876

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Owner of one of largest mercantile firms in U.S.

From the description of Papers, 1860-1863. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 34035847

Wealthy New York City dry goods merchant and philanthropist; nominated by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1869 for Secretary of the Treasury, but not confirmed.

From the description of Letter, January 1, 1868. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 60858867

Alexander Turney Stewart (1803-1876) was an American merchant and philanthropist. He emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland ca. 1820 and went into the lace business. His wholesale and retail business expanded and he owned stores, stocks and property in New England, New York, New Jersey, and throughout Europe. His philanthropic activities include aid to Ireland during the famine of 1847 and to the victims of the Chicago fire in 1871.

From the guide to the Alexander Turney Stewart correspondence, 1862-1875, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Alexander Turney Stewart (1803-1876) was an American merchant and philanthropist.

He emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland ca. 1820 and went into the lace business. His wholesale and retail business expanded and he owned stores, stocks and property in New England, New York, New Jersey, and throughout Europe. His philanthropic activities include aid to Ireland during the famine of 1847 and to the victims of the Chicago fire in 1871.

From the description of Alexander Turney Stewart correspondence, 1862-1875. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517754

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creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Letter: Washington, D.C., to A.T. Stewart, [New York, N.Y.], 1868 Feb. 6. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn McCoun, William S. Papers, 1827-1938, 1835-1865 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Dodge, Stephen A., fl. 1869,. Autograph letter signed from Stephen A. Dodge, New York, to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1869 April 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Routon, Talbot Arthur. Talbot Arthur Routon letter, 1870 July 12. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Lockman, DeWitt McClennan, 1870-1957,. [Map of the area later bounded by 8th and 10th Streets, 2nd and 3rd Avenues, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by Bleecker Street, Thompson Street, Houston Street and MacDougal Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / G.A.S. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Alex. T. Stewart & Co., New York. Alex. T. Stewart & Co. receipt : New York : DS, 1838. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Stewart, Alexander Turney. Papers, 1860-1863. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Denton family. Papers, ca. 1754-1894. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Garden City Public Library (Garden City, N.Y.). Photograph collection, 1861-1976. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Alexander Turney Stewart correspondence, 1862-1875 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Garden City Public Library (Garden City, N.Y.). Garden City data collection, 1863-1989. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Resseguie collection on department stores, ca. 1945-1966 (bulk). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Lockman, DeWitt McClennan, 1870-1957,. [Map of the area later bounded by 6th and 8th Streets, 2nd Avenue and the Bowery, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Schuyler Colfax papers, ca. 1860-1880 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. Samuel Bowles papers, 1852-1893 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Newspaper extracts concerning Alexander T. Stewart, 1869 and 1876. The California Digital Library
creatorOf Stewart, Alexander Turney. Alexander Turney Stewart correspondence, 1862-1875. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886. Everett-Peabody family papers, 1778-1908. Library of Congress
referencedIn Alexander T. Stewart collection, Stewart, Alexander T. collection, 1855-1876, 1863-1876 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by 3rd Street, the Bowery, Houston Street and Carmine Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)]. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Harper, James, 1795-1869. Autograph letter signed with initials (retained draft) : "Gramercy Park," to Alex. T. Stewart, 1867 Dec. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Butler-Huntington-Smith family papers, 1734-1991 (bulk 1810-1940) New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Correspondence and miscellaneous documents, 1867-1936 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
creatorOf Stewart, Alexander Turney, 1803-1876. Letter, January 1, 1868. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by Grand Street and Canal Street along Mercer Street, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / Gardner A. Sage. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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associatedWith Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885 person
associatedWith Denton family. family
associatedWith Dodge, Stephen A., fl. 1869, person
associatedWith Fox, George. person
associatedWith Garden City Public Library (Garden City, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. person
associatedWith Harper, James, 1795-1869. person
associatedWith Knaus-Gavitt corporateBody
associatedWith Lindsey, Lazarus. person
associatedWith McCoun, William S. person
associatedWith M. Schwartz & Son. corporateBody
associatedWith Routon, Talbot Arthur. person
associatedWith Sage, Gardner A. person
associatedWith Warden, Francis. person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library corporateBody
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New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Brownsville (Miss.)
United States
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Vicksburg (Miss.)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Mississippi
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Birth 1803-10-12

Death 1876-04-10

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