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Businessmen

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

Frank Altschul papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 909
Overview: The papers consist of three writings by Frank Altschul: memorandum on the French foreign exchange situation (1924), the typescript of his book Let No Wave Engulf Us (1941), and an invitation to Donald G. Wing to a dinner in honor of Bernhard Knollenberg.
Dates: 1924-1941

William Nevins Armstrong papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 39
Overview: Businessman, diplomat. Correspondence, journals, notes, photographs, clippings, memorabilia and printed matter almost all relating to his trip around the world with King Kalakaua of Hawaii in 1881. Included is a typescript of his Around the World With a King published in 1904. His career as a chairman of the Hawaiian Labor Commission and advisor to the government between 1893 and 1903, when he returned to Washington, is documented in his journals. These form a...
Dates: 1869-1929, bulk 1869-1906

Backus family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 47
Overview: The papers are composed of correspondence, legal and financial papers, and memorabilia of several descendants and relatives of Samuel (1693-1740) and Elizabeth Tracey Backus of Norwich, Connecticut. Papers of Samuel Backus's grandson James, his partner Rufus Backus, and James's brother-in-law Dudley Woodbridge concern mercantile establishments, commerce, and shipping in Norwich following the Revolutionary War. There is also correspondence between several family members of this generation, as...
Dates: 1728-1893

Caesar R. Bannihr papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 830
Overview: The papers are made up almost entirely of diaries and account books that record Bannihr's business career, both as the owner of a trimming business in New York, and as an engraver and die sinker. Bannihr's early diaries (1883-1891) describe his life as a young working man in Cheshire, Connecticut, where he was active in Democratic politics and the district school committee. Included in the diaries are descriptions of his mechanical inventions. His wife also kept a diary for a portion of this...
Dates: 1883-1942

Beer family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 73
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material, and other papers documenting the personal lives and professional careers of the Beer family. Extensive files of correspondence and papers for family members from the 1850s through the 1980s detail the lives and activities of such family members as William Collins Beer, a lobbyist for J.P. Morgan and Company, International Harvester Company, and the government of Italy, and a close friend of Mark Hanna; Thomas Beer, a...
Dates: 1740-1981, bulk 1827-1981

Ephraim B. Bishop papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 585
Overview: Business correspondence, legal papers, receipts, notes and bills concerning the sale of cattle, goods and slaves from South Carolina to Texas. Included also are Confederate States' exchange certificates. Bishop held a patent for river dredging machinery and a segment of the papers concerns his marketing of this equipment after the Civil War.
Dates: 1832-1887

George H. Bissell papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 788
Overview: The papers consist of printed material, business records, and photographs that document the Bissell family and the foundations of the American petroleum industry in the 1850s. The collection is bound in seven volumes: two volumes of printed material relating to petroleum and other industries, three volumes of records of the Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company and the Adirondack Pulp Mills that document the creation and early growth of the companies, and two Bissell family photograph albums.
Dates: 1855-circa 1920 1855-1882, bulk 1855-1882

John Quincy Bradish papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1120
Overview: The papers consist of John Quincy Bradish's family correspondence and papers, student papers and other writings, Yale and other memorabilia, photographs and printed matter. Much of the collection consists of records, correspondence, charts and research notes concerning Bradish family genealogy.
Dates: 1775-1907

Elisha Bradley family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1208
Overview: Account books, deeds, and one letter from S. Hart, Jr. to Harriet Canfield, later the wife of Anson Bradley. The account book (1805-1806) was kept by Elisha Bradley in connection with his woolen business. The deeds reflect the transactions of Elisha Bradley and his son Anson in Southbury, Connecticut.
Dates: 1790-1848

William Robinson Brown papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 107
Overview: Business correspondence, articles, speeches, and the manuscripts of Brown's book, Our Forest Heritage: a History of Forestry and Recreation in New Hampshire (1958), forestry studies, and Congressional bills. Includes papers relating to the Brown Company of Berlin, New Hampshire (manufacturer of paper products, chemicals, and other wood-using products), the American Forestry Association, New Hampshire Disaster Emergency Council, New Hampshire Forestry...
Dates: 1907-1958

John Graves Chapman papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 891
Overview: The papers consist of nine volumes, six of which contain records of claims for pensions made by Civil War veterans from Connecticut. The remaining volumes contain accounts related to John Graves Chapman's insurance business, a letterbook (ca. 1866-1879), and a collection of mounted postmarks.
Dates: 1866-1914

William Davis Ely family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 944
Overview: The largest part of the papers is made up of letters addressed to William D. Ely by young friends from 1837-1847, in which several of the men discuss their careers. Also in the papers are a number of letters (1834-1838) written by Anne Crawford Allen (later his wife) to various members of her family about a visit to Georgia and her view of slavery.
Dates: 1834-1877

James Allardyce Ewing papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1469
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence and legal and financial records documenting James Ewing's commercial interests in southern Africa. Correspondence between James Ewing and his nephew Vincent Ewing concerns the day to day management of the ranch Vincent owned in Rhodesia. Additional correspondence, financial accounts and agreements relate to J. A. Ewing and Company's investments in cattle, lumber, insurance and other ventures, particularly in South Africa and Rhodesia. The papers reflect the...
Dates: 1892-1938, bulk 1909-1919

Lewis W. Fairchild papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 921
Overview: A large part of the papers consist of letters from Alvin J. Johnson, publisher in New York of bibles, atlases and encyclopedias, to Lewis W. Fairchild concerning the sale of books in Fairchild's territory. The remainder of the papers consists of letters and weekly reports on sales to Fairchild and Johnson from their agents and canvassers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. Also included are Fairchild's personal bills (1884-1888). These papers were formerly known as the Alvin J. Johnson...
Dates: 1867-1888

Farnam family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 203
Overview: Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, financial papers, writings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia of the Farnam family of New Haven, Connecticut, 1721-1929. The papers of Henry Farnam (1803-1883), and two of his sons, Henry Walcott Farnam (1853-1933) and William Whitman Farnam (1844-1929) form this collection. The papers of Henry Farnam include personal and professional correspondence concerning his family, life in New Haven, and the building of several canals and railroads in Connecticut and the...
Dates: 1721-1941

A. C. Gilbert papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1618
Overview: The papers consist of letters, newspaper clippings, printed material, and photographs, originally mounted in three volumes, which document the personal and professional life of A. C. Gilbert. Volume one documents Gilbert's athletic career, both in Oregon and then at Yale, and his interest in magic arts. Volume two relates to Gilbert's career as a manufacturer, producing magic toys, Erector sets, model trains, and other toys. The last volume concerns the A. C. Gilbert Company, Yale athletics,...
Dates: 1901-1978

Agur Gilbert family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 998
Overview: Papers of the family of Agur Gilbert, wood turners and toy makers of Derby, Connecticut. Consists of family correspondence, business letters, and account books, primarily for A. Gilbert and Son.
Dates: 1839-1919, bulk 1839-1885

James Lippincott Goodwin papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 243
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, business records, maps and records of various forest conservation organizations in Connecticut and North Carolina, where James Goodwin carried on his lumbering operations. His activities in the conservation associations and as field secretary of the Connecticut State Park Forest Commission is documented in correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings and records of plantings carried on by the organizations. The maps show Goodwin's holdings in various parts...
Dates: 1882-1967

Green and Smith Company collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1407
Overview: The collection consists of blotters, daybooks, journals, and ledgers relating to the general store of Timothy Green and Richard Green in East Haddam, Connecticut. The firm was later known as Green and Smith, Green and Pratt, and F. W. Green and Co. Also included are materials concerning the sloop Amelia, the schooner Russell, and the ship Indiana.
Dates: 1807-1847

Hapgood family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 795
Overview: The papers consist chiefly of the letters of Jonathan Grout and of his son-in-law, Hutchins Hapgood, to their respective sons. The letters of Jonathan Grout are mainly about the family business which his son was managing while Jonathan Grout, Sr., was in Congress (1789-1792). Only a few letters allude to politics, one on the building of the Capitol in Washington and another on the national debt. The letters of Hutchins Hapgood are also concentrated on finances and business activities, but...
Dates: 1789-1860