Abram P.T. Elder papers, 1890-1916 (bulk 1903-1916).


Elder, Abram P. T. (Abram Peter Turner). Abram P.T. Elder papers, 1890-1916 (bulk 1903-1916).

Abram P.T. Elder papers, 1890-1916 (bulk 1903-1916).

Correspondence, biographical files, business records of the National Biographical Society, illustrated materials, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Elder's creation and publication of biographical directories for the society. Includes research and publication materials for Charles Henry Grosvenor's Book of the Presidents, with Biographical Sketches (1902) and other biographical directories. Also includes materials relating to an exhibit promoting sales of a directory at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco, Calif. (1915), and papers pertaining to the Elder's home in Middletown, R.I. Biographical files contain correspondence, biographical entries, clippings, printed matter, and photographs regarding prominent local, state, and national politicians, capitalists, and philanthropists. Individuals represented include Charles F. Chickering, W.W. Corcoran, Moody Currier, H.A. Du Pont, Mary Baker Eddy, Isaac E. Emerson, Charles W. Fairbanks, Marshall Field, Julius Fleischmann, Ulysses S. Grant II, Solomon R. Guggenheim, William Guggenheim, Edward Everett Hale, Marcus Alonzo Hanna, David N. Hershey, Christian Heurich, Henry Edwards Huntington, Charles Kellogg, Henry Miles Knowles, Daniel Scott Lamont, Craige Lippincott, Nicholas Longworth, Cyrus Hall McCormick, Darius O. Mills, J. Pierpont Morgan, Levi P. Morton, Gottlieb Muhlhauser, Francis G. Newlands, George Mortimer Pullman, and Matthew Stanley Quay.

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Chickering, Charles F., 1827-1891

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Newlands, Francis G. (Francis Griffith), 1848-1917

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Francis Griffith Newlands was born on August 28, 1848, in Natchez, Mississippi. He attended Yale College from 1867-1869, and graduated from Columbian College (George Washington University) in 1869. He received an honorary degree (M.A.) in 1901. He moved to San Francisco and practiced law in California (1870-1888). Newlands moved to Nevada in 1888 and won election to the House of Representatives (1893-1903). He subsequently served Nevada as U.S. Senator (1903-1917). Newlands died on December 24, ...

Guggenheim, Solomon R. (Solomon Robert), 1861-1949

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Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913

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Collector. From the description of John Pierpont Morgan collection of signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1761-1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79448959 Financier, industrial organizer, and art collector. Born in 1837 in Hartford, John Pierpont Morgan was educated in the U.S. and Europe before embarking on a career as a banker. From his first position as an unsalaried clerk at the New York banking firm of Duncan, Sherman & Company, Morgan went on to become a ...

Elder, Abram P. T. (Abram Peter Turner)

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Biographer and publisher. Died circa 1930. From the description of Abram P.T. Elder papers, 1890-1916 (bulk 1903-1916). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982051 Biographer and publisher. From the description of Papers, 1890-1916 (bulk 1903-1916). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31816443 Biographical Note circa 1890 Married Emma Elizabeth Householder (...

Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918

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Currier, Moody, 1806-1898

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Guggenheim, William, 1868-1941

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Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888

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Washington, D.C. banker and philanthropist. From the description of Note : to "Dear Madam", [18]81 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22205349 From the description of Letter : Washington City, to Dr. James Laurie, Washington City, 1843 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22205336 Banker and philanthropist, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1838-1887. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19405728 American banke...

Kellogg, Charles, 1825-1892

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Mills, Darius O. (Darius Ogden), 1825-1910

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Grosvenor, Charles Henry, 1833-1917

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Charles Henry Grosvenor (CHG) was an attorney, a general in the Union Army during the Civil War, and a United States Congress representative for 20 years. CHG grew up in Athens, Ohio. He was responsible for persuading Andrew Carnegie to provide funds for a library at Ohio University. Constance Leete (CL) is his granddaughter through his second wife Louise Currier. CL lived in the Grosvenor house until sold to the Episcopal Church in 1948. From the guide to th...

Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927

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Henry Edwards Huntington (1850-1927), founder of the Huntington Library, was born in Oneonta, New York. In 1892 he went to San Francisco to work for his uncle, Collis Potter Huntington, who was President of the Southern Pacific Railway Company. After Collis's death in 1900 and Henry's purchase of the Shorb ranch in 1902, Henry moved his business interests to the Los Angeles area, organizing the Pacific Electric Railway Company, the Huntington Land and Improvement Company, and other real estate a...

Eddy, Mary Baker, 1821-1910

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Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920

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Lawyer and politician; Governor of New York State, 1895-1897. From the description of Papers, 1880-1889. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 174559655 Levi P. Morton (1824-1920) was a Congressman from New York (1879-1881), United States minister to France (1881-1885), Republican governor of New York State (1895-1896), and Vice President of the United States (1889-1893) under President Benjamin Harrison. From the guide to the Levi P. Morton Correspondenc...

Pullman, George Mortimer, 1831-1897

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Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926

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Henry Algernon du Pont (1838-1927) was born at Eleutherian Mills near Wilmington, Delaware, the eldest child of Henry and Louisa du Pont and the grandson of E.I. du Pont. In 1856 he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point from which he graduated five years later and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. During the Civil War he was promoted to the rank of Captain and served in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. He retired from the Army in...

Muhlhauser, Gottlieb, 1836-

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McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1809-1884

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American inventor. From the description of Autograph signature clipped from the register of Brown's Hotel : Washington, D. C., [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270608834 Cyrus H. McCormick, inventor of the reaper, was, at the time of this letter, engaged in his fruitless efforts to renew the patent for his invention. From the description of My faithful servant, Joseph, 1854 December 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122700825 Inventor, from Chicago...

Hershey, David N., 1818-

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National Biographical Society (Washington, D.C.)

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Fleischmann, Julius, 1872-1925

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Hale, Edward Everett, Sr., 1822-1909

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Lippincott, Craige, 1846-1911

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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. ...

Longworth, Nicholas, 1869-1931

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Knowles, Henry Miles, 1850-1903

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Grant, Ulysses S., 1852-1929

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Ulysses Simpson Grant, Jr., son of President Ulysses S. Grant, (b. July 22, 1852, Bethel, Ohio-d. September 25, 1929, on the Ridge Route, north of Los Angeles, California), lawyer, investor and entrepreneur....

Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904

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U.S. senator from Pennsylvania. From the description of Papers of Matthew Stanley Quay, 1776-1949 (bulk 1890-1904). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 74665072 American soldier and politician. From the description of Petition signed : [Pittsburgh?], addressed to President Grant, 1869 Mar. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270615946 Republican Senator Matthew Stanley Quay was born on September 30, 1833 in Dillsburg, York County, Pennsylvania, the son of Ande...

Heurich, Christian, 1842-1945

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German American brewer and civic leader, of Washington, D.C. Christian Heurich (1842-1945), was born in Haina, Germany, and emigrated to Baltimore in 1866 to join his married sister. Later, he traveled to Chicago to work in a brewery and to Kansas, returning to Baltimore in 1868. Heurich worked for breweries there until 1872 when he and partner Paul Ritter leased Schnell's brewery and tavern on 20th Street, N.W., between M and N Street, in Washington, D.C. Within a year,...

Field, Marshall, 1834-1906

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Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905

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American statesman and railway magnate. From the description of Autograph list, 1886 June 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598554 American secretary of war and financier. From the description of Autograph, 1889 Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595340 Financier, private secretary to President Grover Cleveland, and U.S. secretary of war. From the description of Papers of Daniel Scott Lamont, 1853-1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id...

Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)

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International fair and exposition. From the description of My trip to the Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1915. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38744963 International exhibition held in San Francisco to commemorate the completion of the Panama Canal. From the description of Certificate, ca. 1915. (University of Nevada, Reno). WorldCat record id: 41295640 Exposition, 1915; San Francisco, Calif. An international expositio...