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At a Glance
Correspondence and manuscripts cataloged
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.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
Cataloged correspondence and manuscripts are on-site. The remainder of the collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George W. Perkins, Sr. papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
The collection was used as the basis for a biography of Perkins written by John A. Garraty and published by Harpers in 1960.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Freeman, Mrs. Edward W. and George W. Perkins, Jr. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--02/05/1960. Accession number--M-60-02-05.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.
2019-11-01 PDF replaced, container list and cataloged correspondence added. kws
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
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.