Business records, 1799-1919 (inclusive), 1870-1919 (bulk).

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Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919. Business records, 1799-1919 (inclusive), 1870-1919 (bulk).

Business records, 1799-1919 (inclusive), 1870-1919 (bulk).

Correspondence and other papers relating to Higginson's investments, philanthropic interests and political interests. Investments in which Mr. Higginson was interested, and for which there are records, include: Ecuador Coal Company, Gage Company, Ecuador Trading Company, Cherry River Land Association, Reynolds Chocolate Company, New Metals Process Associates, Jones Step Process Trust, John T. Jones Holding Company, Burn-Boston Battery, Submarine Signal Company, Standard Lessee Corporation, Standard Alcohol Company, St. Louis Cable and Western Railway Company, and St. Louis and Suburban Railway Company. Higginson's interests in Harvard, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Carnegie Institute, and in properties such as Sheldon Farm and Split Rock Forest are also represented. Business correspondents include Alexander Agassiz, Charles Fairchild, John M. Forbes, Henry Lee, Charles E. Perkins, Samuel G. Ward, and Charles W. Wetmore; political correspondents include Henry Cabot Lodge, James M. Curley, John F. Fitzgerald, Theodore Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft. A ledger and journal, 1856-1865, of James J. Higginson; an account book, 1799, of Salisbury and Higginson; and various estate papers and family correspondence are also in the collection.

36 linear ft. (30 v., 49 boxes, 23 cases)

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Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

James, Henry, 1843-1916

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James was an American novelist, short story writer, critic and dramatist. From the description of Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612731792 From the guide to the Henry James transcripts of letters to others, 1873-1915., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Henry James was born in New York, NY, in 1843. During his lifetime, he was a literary and art critic (writing for Natio...

Gano, Seth Thomas, 1879-1955

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Higginson, A. Henry (Alexander Henry), 1876-1958

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A. Henry Higginson, fox hunter and sportsman, author of several books, including Foxhunting, Theory and Practice, and the autobiographical Try Back, son of Henry Lee Higginson, Boston banker and philanthropist; entered Harvard in 1894. Higginson spent the winter of 1899-1900 in a log cabin at Stanton Lake, Montana (Flathead County) for the purpose of collecting natural history specimens for a museum. He was accompanied by his wife, Rosamond, William C. Rush, Charles Olsen, and Tyler Morse. ...

Lee, Higginson and Company.

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Ward, Samuel Gray

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Epithet: banker; of New York British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000816.0x00032d B. 1817; d. 1907. Grandfather of art patron Elizabeth Ward Perkins. He translated Goethe's Essays on art (1845). From the description of Samuel Gray Ward art works, [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84555290 Ward (1817-1907), a banker in Boston and New York, was a friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and an associ...

Gay, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), 1867-1946

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Edwin Francis Gay, 1867-1946, economist and historian. Having graduated from the University of Michigan, he did graduate work in Germany and received his Ph.D. from the University of Berlin in 1902. In 1893 he married Louise FitzRandolph. The couple had two children: Edward Randolph and Margaret Gay Davies. Gay was affiliated with Harvard in 1901-1919 as assistant and Professor of economics. In 1908 he became the first dean of Harvard Business School. During World War I he served as director of ...

Wister, Owen, 1860-1938)

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Born in Pennsylvania, raised in South Carolina, and educated at Harvard, Owen Wister travelled in the Western U.S. as a young man. Although he returned to the East and Harvard law school, he acted upon a friend's suggestion and began writing thrilling Western stories for Harper's. His well-researched stories, particularly The Virginian, helped establish the Western stereotypes that have become inculcated in the American psyche. From the description of Owen Wister letter to Charles W....

Salisbury and Higginson.

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Updike, Daniel Berkeley, 1860-1941

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Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941) was a book designer and printer in New England. He was born an only child in an old and well-connected New England family, but his father's death in 1877 prevented Updike from pursuing higher education. Updike's Episcopalian background greatly influenced both his character and his later work as a printer, and his intellectual and cultural character was molded by his mother, an antiquary and scholar of French and English literature. Updike's first book-related j...

Dana, Richard Henry, 1851-1931

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Perkins, Charles E.

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Weld, Stephen Minot, 1842-

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Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898

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Philanthropist, abolitionist. Contributed to the building of the railroad system in the United States. From the description of John Murray Forbes letter to George William Curtis, [manuscript], 1891 January 24. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 263078000 Forbes was a Boston businessman who was engaged in the China trade early in his life and later involved in railroad development in the American West. From the description of Letters from various corres...

Baring Brothers & Co.

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London merchant bank founded in 1762 and reorganized in 1890 as Baring Brothers & Co. Ltd. From the description of Baring Brothers & Co. records, 1803-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982689 English banking house. From the guide to the Baring Brothers & Co. Ltd letters and documents, 1805-1861, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909

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Architect. From the description of Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929 (bulk 1890-1910). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451752 Architect. Partner of McKim, Mead & White, architectural firm established in New York City in 1879. From the description of Papers 1838-1930 1866-1909. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 39175400 Biographical Note 1847, Aug...

Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954

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American educator, author and editor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : Greensboro, Vt., 25 July 1904, and Boston, 10 October 1904, to Harry Harkness Flagler, 1904 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674901 American educator, essayist, and editor of the Atlantic Monthlyfrom 1899-1909. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Cambridge, Mass., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1936 Jan. 28 and 1938 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat...

Dana, Richard Henry, 1815-1882

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Lawyer and author. From the description of Richard Henry Dana correspondence, 1843-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449368 Author and lawyer Richard Henry Dana was the privileged son of an aristocratic Massachusetts family. Taking time from Harvard because of medical problems, he went to sea, where his experiences as a sailor inspired him to write Two Years Before the Mast. A sea story that was part memoir and part social commentary, the novel proved to be popular with...

Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson), 1838-1886

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Architect Henry Hobson Richardson was born and raised in Louisiana. He attended Harvard College (class of 1859) and was the second American to enroll in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Upon his return in 1866, he opened a small office in New York City in partnership with Charles Gambrill. In 1872 he received the design commission for Trinity Church in Boston and in 1874 he moved his home and office to Brookline to handle his growing practice in New England. The following years were to be the ...

Standard Alcohol Company.

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Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

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Elihu Root, born in Clinton, NY, attended Hamilton College (A.B., 1864, A.M. in course, 1867) and University Law School of New York. He served as member Alaskan Boundary Tribunal; United States District Attorney, Southern New York, 1883 - 85; Secretary of War, 1899 - 1904; Secretary of State, 1905 - 09; U.S. Senator from New York, 1909 - 15; Senior Counsel for the U.S., North Atlantic Fisheries Arbitration, The Hague, 1910; Ambassador at Head of Special Diplomatic Mission to Russia, 1...

Ames, Adelbert, 1880-1955

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Burn-Boston Battery and Manufacturing Works.

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Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930

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William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was an American politician who served as U.S. President (1908-1912) and Chief Justitce of the Supreme Court (1921-1930). 1857 Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15th 1878 Graduated from Yale University 1880 Graduated from Cincinnati Law School ...

Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919

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Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. From the description of Carnegie autograph collection, 1867-1945. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122682758 From the guide to the Carnegie autograph collection, 1867-1945, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Andrew Carnegie was an industrialist and philanthropist. From the description of Address of Mr. Andrew Carnegie before the Pitt...

Jackson, James P.

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Paderewski, Ignacy Jan, 1860-1941

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Polish pianist, composer, and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., n.d.], to an unidentified recipient, n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674147 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Morges, 12 December 1938], to Mr. & Mrs. H[arry] H[arkness] Flagler, 1938 Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674145 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Morges], 2 September 1928, to Alfred Cortot...

Gauley Coal Land Association.

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Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941

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Louis Dembitz Brandeis was a very important legal and political figure of the twentieth century culminating with his appointment to the United States Supreme Court. From the description of Louis Dembitz Brandeis collection, 1858-1999. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 276359610 Jurist. From the description of Louis Dembitz Brandeis papers, 1926-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 124036606 Attorney, Ass. Justice of the U.S. Supr. Ct., p...

Gage Company.

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Chase and Higginson.

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Adams, Brooks, 1848-1927

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American historian. From the description of Letter, 1912 Oct. 9, Quincy, to the editor of the American Biographical Cyclopedia. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 166327901 Adams was an American historian. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1899-1907. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122581267 From the guide to the Miscellaneous papers, 1899-1907., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Brooks Ad...