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George W. Perkins Sr. papers, 1871-1920 

Creator: 
Perkins, George W (George Walbridge), 1862-1920,.
Phys. Desc: 
40 linear feet (84 manuscript boxes)
Call Number: 
MS#0990
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

The papers of George Walbridge Perkins, 1862-1920, financier and industrialist. Perkins was a vice president of the New York Life Insurance Company, and a partner in the financial firm of J.P. Morgan; he also took an active part in the formation of the International Harvester Company, and the Northern Securities Company, and in the management of the U. S. Steel Corporation. The collection, which reflects these associations, includes correspondence, financial records, memoranda, papers, speeches, and newspaper clippings, relating to the history of life insurance, banking, industrial development, and politics in the early 20th Century.

Scope and Contents

The collection, which reflects these associations, includes correspondence, financial records, memoranda, papers, speeches, and newspaper clippings, relating to the history of life insurance, banking, industrial development, and politics in the early 20th Century.