Grosvenor Family Papers 1827-1981 (bulk 1872-1964)

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Grosvenor Family Papers, 1827-1981, (bulk 1872-1964)

Grosvenor Family Papers 1827-1981 (bulk 1872-1964)

Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, subject material, financial papers, printed matter, and personal miscellany, chiefly 1872-1964, of various members of the Grosvenor family, principally of Amherst and Millbury, Mass., and Washington, D.C.

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Hewitt graduated from Columbia in the class of 1842 and became, in turn, an attorney in New York City, a manufacturer of iron and steel, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1875-1879, 1881-1886, and Mayor of New York, 1887-1888. From the description of Abram S.Hewitt papers, n.d. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 496102421 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Hewitt graduated from Columbia in the class of 1842 and became, in turn, an attorney in New Yo...