Records, 1866-1916 (bulk 1905-1912).


Records, 1866-1916 (bulk 1905-1912).

Rea's surviving files cover primarily the period from 1905 to his elevation to the presidency at the end of 1912. Earlier documents dating back to 1866 were occasionally preserved, and Rea's correspondence was continued in the files of the vice president in charge of treasury, accounting and corporate work, and of the chief of corporate work.

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