Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States records, (inclusive), (bulk). 1870-1919 1869-1906


Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States records, (inclusive), (bulk). 1870-1919 1869-1906

Records of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, as well as papers relating to the personal activities of its founder, Henry Baldwin Hyde (1834-1899), and his son, James Hazen Hyde (1876-1959).

22 linear ft. (66 v., 13 cases).


SNAC Resource ID: 6382607

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