Papers, 1863-1937.

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Papers, 1863-1937.

Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, speeches, documents, and subject files of Willis. Much of the collection deals with the formation and early development of the Federal Reserve System. The papers also deal with his work with the Philippine National Bank, the Irish Banking Commission, the Banking Inquiry of 1925 and the Banking Act of 1933, the New Zealand Monetary Commission, Australian Banking, and the Indian Currency Commission. Among the major correspondents are Charles Francis Adams, Irving Fisher, Carter Glass, Francis W. Hirst, William G. McAdoo, Christopher Morley, Manuel L. Quezon, and E.R.A. Seligman.

ca. 22,500 items (35 boxes, 134 v.)

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Quezon, Manuel Luis, 1878-1944

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Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, KR (19 August 1878 – 1 August 1944), also referred to by his initials MLQ, was a Filipino statesman, soldier and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the entire Philippines (as opposed to the government of previous Philippine states), and is considered to have been the second president of the Philippines, after Emilio Aguinaldo (1899–1901), whom Quezon defeated i...

Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915

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Soldier, businessman, civic leader and historian. Descendant of two presidents and the son of a noted diplomat, Adams served with distinction as a Union officer during the Civil War. After the war, he became a nationally recognized authority on the railroad industry, chairing the Massachusetts Railroad Commission from 1869 to 1879, and ultimately taking on the presidency of the Union Pacifc Railroad for six stormy years, 1884-1890. From 1890 to 1915, Adams was content to be a man of a...

Columbia University

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The Columbia University community and administration mobilized to the fullest extent in answer to the entry of the United States into World War I. Summed up by President Nicholas Murray Butler in the 1918 Annual Report, the effects of the war on the University were far-reaching: "Students by the hundred and prospective students by the thousand entered the military, naval, or civil service of the United States; teachers and administrative officers to the number of nearly four hundred...

Philippine National Bank

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McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941

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Lawyer, business executive, Democratic Party leader, U.S. secretary of the treasury, Director General of Railroads, and U.S. senator from California. From the description of Papers of William Gibbs McAdoo, 1786-1941 (bulk 1880-1941). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063506 McAdoo was born near Marietta, Cobb County, GA, on Oct. 31, 1863; attended the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; admitted to TN bar in 1885 and began law practice in Chattanooga, TN; moved to NYC, 1892; devel...

Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947

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Irving Fisher (1867-1947) was an economist and professor of political economy at Yale University from 1898 to 1935. He specialized in monetary economics and in the application of mathematical techniques to the solution of economic problems. From the description of Irving Fisher papers, 1932-1938. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122314185 From the guide to the Irving Fisher papers, 1932-1938, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Hirst, Francis W. (Francis Wrigley), 1873-1953

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Epithet: economist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000976.0x000263 ...

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)

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Abbot Low Mills Jr. (1898-1986) was born in Portland, Oregon and educated at Harvard. His father, Abbot Low Mills, was president of the First National Bank of Portland. Mills, Jr. started working for the bank as a messenger in 1922 after graduating from college. He eventually became vice-president of the First National Bank of Portland, and vice-president and director of U. S. National Bank, Portland. In 1952, President Truman nominated Mills Jr. to serve on the board of governors o...

Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957

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American author and journalist. From the description of Letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1940 October 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810653 Christopher Morley was an American editor, an author, and a Rhodes scholar. Morley was one of the founders of the "Saturday Review of Literature," of which he was an editor from 1924 to 1940. A prolific author, he wrote more than 50 books. His novels include PANASSUS ON WHEELS (1917), THE HAUNTED BOOKS...

Seligman, Edwin R. A. (Edwin Robert Anderson), 1861-1939

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Columbia A.B. 1879; A.M. 1884; L.L.B. 1884; Ph.D. 1885; L.L.D. 1904. Seligman served on the Columbia University faculty 1885-1931; the Tax Committee of New York City 1914-1916 and of New York State 1929-1931; the League of Nations committee on economics and finance 1922-1923; financial advisor to Cuba in 1931; editor of the Political Science Quarterly and the Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, among many other roles. From the guide to the Edwin Robert Anderson Seligma...

Glass, Carter, 1858-1946

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Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, on 4 January 1858. Member of Virginia State Senate, 1898-1906; member of U.S. House of Representatives. 1902-1918; Secretary of the Treasury, 1918-1920, Member of U.S. Senate, 1920-1946. Died in Washington, D.C. on 28 May 1946. From the description of Letter : from Horace Mann Towner, 1925 Apr. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122701025 Virginia statesman; Secretary of the Treasury. From the description of Letter, 1933 February, Uni...

Willis, Henry Parker, 1874-1937

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H. Parker Willis was an economist and editor of the Journal of Commerce. From the guide to the Railroad traffic and rates, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Professor of Banking at Columbia University, 1917-1937. Willis was editor of the NEW YORK JOURNAL OF COMMERCE, 1919-1931, and the author of numerous works on banking. Willis was instrumental in drafting the first Federal Reserve Act. From the descriptio...