Records of Brown Brothers Harriman, 1696-1973, 1995 (bulk 1820-1968).

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Records of Brown Brothers Harriman, 1696-1973, 1995 (bulk 1820-1968).

The Records consist of original and secondary research materials amassed to support the writing of Partners in Banking for the 150th anniversary of Brown Brothers Harriman and its predecessor businesses; original records from these entities, including correspondence, ledgers, account books, business transaction records, diaries, daybooks, clippings, scrapbooks, prints, photographs, audio tapes, artifacts; and a research library of printed material.

109 linear feet (148 boxes, 212 volumes)

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SNAC Resource ID: 7945449

New-York Historical Society Library

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Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986

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William Averell Harriman (November 15, 1891 – July 26, 1986), better known as Averell Harriman, was an American Democratic politician, businessman, and diplomat. The son of railroad baron E. H. Harriman, he served as Secretary of Commerce under President Harry S. Truman, and later as the 48th Governor of New York. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1952 and 1956, as well as a core member of the group of foreign policy elders known as "The Wise Men". While attendi...

Forrestal, James, 1892-1949

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James Vincent Forrestal (February 15, 1892 – May 22, 1949) was the last Cabinet-level United States Secretary of the Navy and the first United States Secretary of Defense. Forrestal came from a very strict middle class Irish Catholic family. He was a successful financier on Wall Street before becoming Undersecretary of the Navy in 1940, shortly before the United States entered the Second World War. He became Secretary of the Navy in May 1944 upon the death of his superior, Frank Knox. Preside...

United States. Department of State

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The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by an act of July 27, 1789 (1 Stat. 28) and redesignated the Department of State by an act of September 15, 1789 (1 Stat. 68). It was the agency of the United States created by law to assist the President in the formulation and execution of the Nation's foreign policy, and in the conduct of foreign affairs and of certain domestic affairs. The Department made plans for peace and security among all nations, participated in the United Nations and o...

Marshall Plan

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Brown, Alexander, 1764-1834

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Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company

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Grove Church (New Durham, N.J.)

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Adams, William, 1807-1880

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American clergyman. A founder in 1836 of Union Theological Seminary. From the guide to the William Adams letters, 1852-1862, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Brown, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1918

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Mary Elizabeth Brown (Mrs. John Crosby Brown) was a collector of musical instruments from all over the world. According to the introduction to the catalog of the Crosby Brown collection, it was her intention to bring together specimens of all the representative musical instruments known to have been used by man. Her collection of nearly 300 instruments was donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1889 with the stipulation that during her lifetime she would have charge of the arrangement of t...

Norfolk and Western Railway Company

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Reorganized in 1896 from Norfolk and Western Railroad Company. From the description of Records, 1896-1969. (Virginia Tech). WorldCat record id: 28420979 The Norfolk and Western Railroad was created and organized in 1881 when Clarence H. Clark and his associates purchased property and franchises belonging to the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad Company. As a result of the purchase, the combined track length owned by Clark and associates was just over 400 miles. By 1900...

Edwards, Monroe, 1808-1847

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Monroe Edwards was a Texas slave smuggler and forger. He owned the Chenango Plantation with Christopher Dart and used the estate as a base for smuggling slaves to Texas from Cuba. From the description of George Knight vs. Monroe Edwards Document, 1841. (University of Texas at San Antonio). WorldCat record id: 298542370 ...

Crosby Brown Collection (Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.))

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Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.)

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U.S. Mail Steamship Company

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Before the transcontinental railroad opened in 1869 or direct shipping from the Atlantic to the Pacific was possible in 1914 with the completion of the Panama Canal, travel between New York and the West coast required sailing from New York to the Atlantic coast of Panama (usually with stops en route in New Orleans, Havana, and sometimes Jamaica), transit across the isthmus, followed by the Pacific journey to San Francisco. The Atlantic harbor in Panama was Chagras until 1855, when it was moved t...

Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959

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George Catlett Marshall (b. December 31, 1880, Uniontown, Pennsylvania-d. October 16, 1959, Washington, D.C.), had a long and auspicious career in the United States (U.S.) Army and to the United States. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1901 and served his country as U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Envoy to China, Army Chief of Staff, and as President of the American Red Cross. Marshall, America's first five-star general, was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, ...

Collins Steamship Line.

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Brown, James, 1863-1943

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Brown, William Adams, 1865-1943

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William Adams Brown was a Presbyterian minister, an ecumenist, and a Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He also served as Secretary of the General War-time Commission of the Churches during WWI. From the description of William Adams Brown papers, 1865-1938. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 69666310 ...

Kennan, George F. (George Frost), 1904-2005

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George Kennan (1845-1924), American journalist and author, was best-known for his writings on Russia. In 1865 he was sent to Siberia as part of a surveying party to find a route for a telegraph line to connect Europe and America. Kennan traveled across Russia and wrote about his experiences in Tent Life in Siberia (1870). He worked as assistant manager of the Associated Press and wrote about the Russian prison and exile system for Century Magazine. In addition to his wor...

Magoun family.

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King, Moses, 1853-1909

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Moses King received his Harvard A.B. in 1881. An editor and publisher, he published guidebooks to Harvard and Boston, as well as the Harvard register. From the description of Correspondence of Moses King, circa 1877-1890. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 542647528 ...

Arctic (Steamship)

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Alex. Brown & Sons

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Firm founded in 1800 in Baltimore, Md., that evolved from a mercantile business into an international banking house. From the description of Alex. Brown & Sons records, 1796-1908 (bulk 1796-1884). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981806 Organizational History 1800 Firm established in Baltimore, Md., by Alexander Brown (1764-1834) ...

Evans, Walker, 1903-1975

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Walker Evans (1903-1975) was a photographer. From the description of Oral history interview with Walker Evans, 1971 Oct. 13-Dec. 23 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595155 Photographer and professor at Yale; best known for documenting the people and conditions of the southern United States during the Great Depression. From the description of Walker Evans photographs, 1935-1936. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 55636072 P...

Bank for Savings in the City of New York

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Brown, John Crosby, 1838-1909

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John Crosby Brown was a banker and a member of the Board of Directors of Union Theological Seminary in New York CIty. From the description of John Crosby Brown papers, 1876-1909. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 69652370 ...

Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co.

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Belfast linen merchant Alexander Brown emigrated to the United States in 1800 and in 1818 founded Alex. Brown & Sons. The firm later established offices in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. In 1810, Alexander's eldest son William returned to England and established the trading firm William Brown & Co. in Liverpool. This became Brown Shipley & Co. in 1839 and relocated to London. It separated from Brown Brothers as a distinct business entity in 1918. As financing opportunities and c...

Clay, Henry, 1883-1954

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Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960

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Architect and president of the Art Commission of the City of New York. From the description of William Adams Delano papers, 1947-1954. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476977441 American architect. From the description of Reminiscences : and other papers, 1909-1960. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14402669 Architect. From the description of Reminiscences of William Adams Delano : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In t...

Brown, Winthrop G. (Winthrop Gilman), 1907-1987

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Winthrop G. Brown was born in 1907. He served in the following capacities: executive officer, Harriman Mission, U.S. Embassy, London, 1941 to 1943; U.S. Lend-Lease Mission to India, 1943; executive officer, Mission for Economic Affairs, U.S. Embassy, London, 1943 to 1945; chief, Division of Commercial Policy, U.S. Dept. of State, Washington, 1945 to 1948; acting director, Office of International Trade Policy, 1947 to 1948, director, 1948 to 1950; director, Office of International Materials Polic...

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company

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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 ...

Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-1986

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Robert Abercrombie Lovett was born in Huntsville, Texas, on September 14, 1895. After receiving a B.A. from Yale in 1918 and attending Harvard Law School and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, Lovett became a partner in Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co. Aside from his periods of government service, Lovett was associated with Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co. for the remainder of his life. From 1941-1945, Lovett served as assistant secretary of war for air. During the Truma...

Union Pacific railroad company

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Served Oklahoma and other Western states. From the description of Union Pacific collection, 1930-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70972329 The story of the Union Pacific Railroad's involvement with oil and the Tidelands goes back to at least 1911 when the State of California granted the City of Long Beach its tidelands properties for development of commerce, navigation, fisheries, and recreation under a public trust doctine, meaning any development and revenues from such...

Delano family.

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Bank of England.

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Kouwenhoven, John Atlee, 1909-1990

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Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967

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Author; interviewee married Alan Campbell. From the description of Reminiscences of Dorothy Rothschild Parker : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86158240 Dorothy Parker was born in West End, New Jersey, in an upper-middle-class family of mixed heritage. Estranged from her parents due to her dislike of her strict, devout stepmother, she read voraciously and wrote verse. Seeking a career in literature, she worked for Vogue,...

Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909

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Harriman was a wealthy businessman with an interest in trotting horses. He gained control of the Historic Track in Goshen, N.Y. in the 1890s and ran amateur races there. From the description of Papers, 1890-1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155523846 ...

Norman, Montagu, 1871-1950

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Brown family.

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Columbia-Presbyterian medical center

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Fisk, James, Jr., 1835-1872

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Capitalist speculator working for Jordan Marsh & Co. managing war contracts. From the description of Letters, 1863-1865. (Southern Methodist University). WorldCat record id: 18361501 ...

Arden House (Harriman, N.Y.)

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Barry, Philip, 1896-1949

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American playwright Philip Jerome Quinn Barry was born on June 18, 1896 in Rochester, N.Y. He was the youngest of the four children of James Corbett Barry and Mary Agnes Quinn. James Barry was a successful marble and tile contracter whose family had emigrated from Ireland when he was ten. His wife, also of Irish descent, was a Philadelphian, daughter of the proprietor of a lumber business. Barry matriculated at Yale University in 1913, but, war service intervening, did not receive his B.A. until...

Yale University.

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Harriman family.

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Brown Brothers & Company

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Alexander Brown (1764-1834) emigrated from Ireland to Baltimore in 1800 and opened a dry goods business with which his four sons became associated. One son, John (1788-1872), opened a branch in Philadelphia in 1818 and expanded the business to include foreign exchange transactions. Another son, James (1791-1877) established Brown Brothers & Co. in New York City in 1825 and eventually absorbed the other branches. In addition, Brown Brothers & Co. was associated with the English firm of Br...

Brown, Shipley & Co.

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St. Cloud Presbyterian Church (East Orange, N.J.)

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Brown, Alexander Crosby, 1905-

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Brown authored more than twenty-two books, mostly with maritime subjects. He sailed around the world and was an authority on the Chesapeake Bay, its canals, steamboats, and shipping. He was a former editor of American Neptune, and the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.), and on the staff of the Mariners Museum before his death in 1993. From the description of Historical research collection : of Alexander Crosby Brown, 1940-1984. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 3082079...

New York Stock Exchange

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Andrew Mott Cahoone was a Brooklyn resident, stock broker, member of the New York Stock Exchange, and a member of its Governing Committee from 1870 to 1912. From the guide to the The New York Stock Exchange Governing Committee resolutions, 1912, (Brooklyn Historical Society) ...

Brown, William, Sir, 1784-1864

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Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church (New York, N.Y.)

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Roosa, Robert V.

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Banker; interviewee b. 1918. From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Vincent Roosa : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122512818 ...

Brown, Thatcher Magoun, 1876-1954.

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Harriman, Florence Jaffray Hurst, b. 1870.

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Politician, diplomat; interviewee married J. Borden Harriman; nicknamed Daisy. From the description of Reminiscences of Florence Jaffray Harriman : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309736999 From the description of Reminiscences of Florence Jaffray Harriman : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309737014 ...

Hunt, Freeman, 1804-1858

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Publisher. From the description of Freeman Hunt correspondence, no year Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980691 Author and editor; founder of "Merchants Magazine." From the description of Freeman Hunt letter to Cary & Keith [manuscript], no date. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 750257403 From the description of Freeman Hunt letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1849 November 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record...

Macleish, Archibald

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Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982) was an American poet. Kaiser is a professor of comparative literature at Harvard. From the description of Letters to Walter Jacob Kaiser, 1955-1957 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367921 MacLeish (1892-1982) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American poet, playwright, teacher, librarian of Congress, and public official. He was also Boylston professor at Harvard (1949-1962). From the description of Scratch : manu...

Green-Wood Cemetery (New York, N.Y.)

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The Green-Wood Cemetery, established in 1838, was designed by David Bates Douglass to be used both as a cemetery and as a public space. It served as a park to Brooklyn and Manhattan residents before Central Park and Prospect Park were constructed and was also used as an inspiration for the design of Central Park by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted. Located in what is now the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, people have visited the cemetery over the years to pay respect to...

Harriman, E. Roland (Edward Roland), 1895-1978

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Delaware and Hudson Railroad Corporation

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