John D. Rockefeller interview, 1917-1920 [combined text-microfiche ed.].
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Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) was a steamship and railroad promoter and financier. From the description of Cornelius Vanderbilt correspondence, 1873-1885. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122455780 From the guide to the Cornelius Vanderbilt correspondence, 1873-1885, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Vanderbilt was the president of the New York Central Rail Road Company. Hoffman was the governor of New York, 1869-1872. Fr...
Epithet: philanthropist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000698.0x000032 Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system,...
John D. Rockefeller, Sr., was an industrialist, philanthropist, founder of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (Rockefeller University), The Rockefeller Foundation, and the University of Chicago. Under his leadership, the Standard Oil Company established itself as the most important factor in the petroleum industry in America. As early as 1890 Rockefeller began to organize a system of philanthropic giving as a means of achieving the most efficient disposition ...
Investment banker. His banking career began in his hometown of Harrisburg, Pa. In 1862 he became a partner in Jay Cooke and Company in the Washington, D.C. branch. After Cooke's bankruptcy in 1873, Fahnestock joined George F. Baker at the First National Bank of New York. He was a senior officer there for forty years. See sketch in Dictionary of American Biography. From the description of Papers, 1855-1914 (inclusive). (Harvard Business School). WorldCat record id: 269593968 ...
Alexander Johnston Cassatt was a civil engineer and president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (1899-1906). He was the brother of artist Mary Cassatt. From the description of Letterbook index, 1894-1896; 1898-1903. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523418 ...
Land economist. William Hildreth Scofield was a land economics researcher, instructor, and writer, and a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association. He worked for the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Cornell University Class of 1936. Member, International Fraternity of Lambda Alpha, George Washington Chapter. From the description of William H. Scofield papers, 1937-1970. (Cornell University Library). Wor...
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing, caused by the evolution of the interstate highway system and the advancements in air transportation. Originally created by Philadelphia merchants in 1846, it sought to build a trunk route from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh via the Allegheny Mountains to c...
William Rockefeller was the brother of John D. Rockefeller. He was associated with John D. in the oil business beginning in 1866, was a trustee of the Standard Oil Trust and president of the Standard Oil Company of New York beginning in 1882. From the description of Papers, 1915-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154270214 ...
John Dustin Archbold (1848-1916) was born in Leesburg, Ohio. He was a capitalist, philanthropist, and President of the Board of Trustees at Syracuse University. He was known as John D. Rockefeller’s right hand man at the Standard Oil Company and was the company's frequent spokesperson. After the Standard Oil Company's dissolution in 1911 due to a Supreme Court decision, he became president of the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, a position he occupied until his death. He was a cl...
Ida M. Tarbell was an investigative journalist best known from her The History of the Standard Oil Company published in 1904. She wrote for American Magazine, which she also co-owned and co-edited, from 1906 to 1915. From the guide to the Ida M. Tarbell papers, 1916-1930, (Ohio University) Historian, journalist, lecturer, and muckraker, (Allegheny College, A.B., 1880). For further information, see Notable American Women (1971). From the description of The nationa...
Cornell University Class of 1899. From the description of Walter Clark Teagle correspondence. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63934764 ...
The Standard Oil Company was established by John D. Rockefeller in 1868 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The first Standard Oil Company in Minnesota was established in 1886. From the guide to the Service station stock plan, 1953, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Northwest Architectural Archives, Manuscripts Division [naa]) Standard Oil Company and Trust was an "American company and corporate trust that from 1870 to 1911 was the industrial empire of John D. Rockef...
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) was founded in 1827, and operated from the Great Lakes, Ohio, through the mid-Atlantic. The B&O's successor, CSX Corporation, was created in 1987 from interim holding companies. From the description of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company personnel records, circa 1940-1979. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 760082029 ...
Directed by Roy Stryker and his successors (1943 - 1963), the project depicts the operations of the oil industry throughout the world and its effect on life in the twentieth century. From the description of Picture Library, 1943-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 191916439 Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was an oil company and holding company during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was originally formed in 1882 as a refining and...
Railway system formed in 1869 by the merger of four railroads, the Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana, the Cleveland and Toledo, the Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula, and the Buffalo and Erie. In 1914 it was merged into the New York Central system. From the description of Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company records, 1849-1909 [microform]. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 48861827 From the description of Records 1849-1909. (Rhinelander ...
In 1833, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company (P & R) was established to serve the burgeoning anthracite coal industry and its customers throughout southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The railroad also supported iron making, canal and sea-going transportation, and shipbuilding, establishing itself as a transportation industry giant for over a century. During the American Industrial Revolution, the P & R provided trackage to the most densely industrialized parts...
Robert Morton Hughes, an alumnus of the College of William and Mary, attended the University of Virginia Law School. He was the son of Robert William and Eliza M. (Johnston) Hughes. He practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia. Hughes was the president of the Virginia Bar Association; biographer of Joseph Eggleston Johnston; a member of the Virginia Board of Education; and served as a member and as rector of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary. ...
Railroad president, of Baltimore, Md. From the description of Letter books, 1867-1882. (Maryland Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28417161 ...
Franklin B. Gowen, a lawyer, was president of the Pennsylvania and Reading Railroad Company, 1869-1883. From the description of To the miners and laborers of the Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Company, 1877 March 17. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 35766271 ...
Clyde Bruce Aitchison (1875-1962) was an attorney and Interstate Commerce Commissioner. He was born in Iowa, educated at Hastings College, Neb., University of Oregon, and American University. He began the practice of law at Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1896, and moved to Portland, Ore., in 1903. He was Commissioner of the Oregon Railroad Commission and its successor the Public Service Commission, 1907-1916, and solicitor for the National Association of Railroad Commissioners, 1916-1917. From 1917 to ...
The New York Central Railroad first stationed business representatives in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1853, but it was not until 1870 that the railroad established a significant presence in the local railroad economy. During the 1880s-1890s, the New York Central purchased controlling interests in various railroads to secure routes into Cleveland. In the early twentieth century it built and bought lines through and around Cleveland. Yards that were key to New York Central's repair, maintenance, and stora...