Papers, 1861-1927.

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White, George Robert, 1847-1922. Papers, 1861-1927.

Papers, 1861-1927.

Philanthropist and president of Potter Drug and Chemical Company, Boston, Mass. Correspondence, memorials, testimonials, photos, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating to White's philanthropic activities, chiefly to the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the city of Boston, and to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; White's commissions to Sidney D. Woollett and Daniel Chester French, the campaign objectives of the Women Suffragettes, and the activities of the George Robert White Fund in building the North End Health Unit (1924) and the East End Health Unit (1926). Correspondents include Charles Francis Adams, Alice Stone Blackwell, Harriet White Bradbury, James M. Curley, Thomas A. Forsythe, John Hays Hammond, Henry Lee Higginson, Eben D. Jordan, A. Lawrence Lowell, Frank J. Piper, Pauline Agassiz Shaw, and John W. Weeks.

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Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950

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Forsythe, Thomas A.

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Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

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Jordan, Eben D., 1857-1916.

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White, George Robert, 1847-1922

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Piper, Frank J.

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Weeks, John W. (John Wingate), 1860-1926

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Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919

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Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

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Woollett, Sidney D.

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Bradbury, Harriet White.

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Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936

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Engineer. From the description of Letter of John Hays Hammond, 1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450745 John Hays Hammond, Sr., (1855 March 31-1936 June 8) was a mining expert and superintendent of mines in California and Mexico, 1881-1893; worked for Cecil Rhodes and others in South Africa, 1893-1899; consultant in England, 1896-1900, and in Mexico, 1900; general manager and consulting engineer for Guggenheim Exploration Co., 1903-1907; chairman Engineers, Exploration ...

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North End Health Unit (Boston, Mass.)

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East End Health Unit (Boston, Mass.)

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French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931

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