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George W. Perkins Sr. papers, 1871-1920

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0990
Bib ID 7748797 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Perkins, George W (George Walbridge), 1862-1920
Title George W. Perkins Sr. papers, 1871-1920
Physical Description 40 linear feet (84 manuscript boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Correspondence and manuscripts cataloged

Description

Summary

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

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George W. Perkins, Sr. papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

The collection was used as the basis for a biography of Perkins written by John A. Garraty and published by Harpers in 1960.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Revision Description

2019-11-01 PDF replaced, container list and cataloged correspondence added. kws

Subject Headings

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Agricultural machinery industry Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Banks and banking -- United States -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Capitalists and financiers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chemical warfare -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Executives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industrialists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Industries -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Insurance companies -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Life insurance -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- : Officials and employees Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- : United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Palisades Interstate Park Commission Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Perkins, George W (George Walbridge), 1862-1920 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Steel industry and trade -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1914-1918 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.

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Catalogued Correspondence



Box CC 1 Abbott, Lyman

Folders: 3


Box CC 1 Astor, Vincent

Folders: 2


Box CC 1 Baker, Newton Diehl

Folders: 1


Box CC 1 Baruch, Bernard !'1.

Folders: 1


Box CC 1 Beard, Charles A.

Folders: 2


Box CC 1 Belmont, August

Folders: 2


Box CC 1 Beveridge, Albert J.

Folders: 114



Box CC 2 Bliss, Cornelius N., Jr.

Folders: 2


Box CC 2 Borah, William Edgar

Folders: 3


Box CC 2 Borglum, Gutzon

Folders: 13


Box CC 2 Brisbane, Arthur

Folders: 3


Box CC 2 Bruère, Henry

Folders: 5


Box CC 2 Burton, Theodore E.

Folders: 1


Box CC 2 Butler, Nicholas Murray

Folders: 6


Box CC 2 Carnegie, Andrew

Folders: 12


Box CC 2 Cleveland, Grover

Folders: 1


Box CC 2 Cortelyou, George B.

Folders: 18


Box CC 2 Cravath, Paul D.

Folders: 3


Box CC 2 Cutting, R. Bayard

Folders: 4


Box CC 2 Cutting, Robert Fulton

Folders: 22


Box CC 2 Davies, Joseph E.

Folders: 1


Box CC 2 Dawes, Charles G.

Folders: 9


Box CC 2 Dean, Bashford

Folders: 3


Box CC 2 Deering, William

Folders: 1


Box CC 2 Depew, Chauncey M.

Folders: 1


Box CC 2 Derby, Ethel Carow Roosevelt (Mrs. Richard)

Folders: 3


Box CC 2 Derby, Richard

Folders: 1


Box CC 2 Dix, John Alden

Folders: 4



Box CC 3 Dodge, Cleveland H.

Folders: 34


Box CC 3 Dodge, Marcellus Hartley

Folders: 4


Box CC 3 Dodge, William E.

Folders: 14


Box CC 3 Edison, Thomas Alva

Folders: 3


Box CC 3 Elkins, Stephen Benton

Folders: 1


Box CC 3 Fairbanks, Charles W.

Folders: 7


Box CC 3 Field, Marshall

Folders: 1


Box CC 3 Fish, Stuyvesant

Folders: 2


Box CC 3 Fosdick, Raymond B.

Folders: 14


Box CC 3 Frick, Henry Clay

Folders: 12


Box CC 3 Garfield, James Rudolph

Folders: 5 (NOTE: Two of the letters are addressed to Cyrus H. McCormick)


Box CC 3 Gary, Elbert Henry

Folders: 5


Box CC 3 Gaynor, William Jay

Folders: 2


Box CC 3 Goethals, George W.

Folders: 3


Box CC 3 Greene, Jerome D.

Folders: 2


Box CC 3 Grosvenor, Charles H.

Folders: 1


Box CC 3 Hanna, Marcus Alonzo

Folders: 27


Box CC 3 Harriman, Averell

Folders: 3


Box CC 3 Hay, John

Folders: 3



Box CC 4 Hearst, William Randolph

Folders: 1


Box CC 4 Herrick, Myron T.

Folders: 4


Box CC 4 Hewitt, Abram. S

Folders: 2


Box CC 4 Higgins, Frank W.

Folders: 1


Box CC 4 Hobart, Garret A.

Folders: 1


Box CC 4 Holmes, John Haynes

Folders: 1


Box CC 4 Holt, Hamilton

Folders: 1


Box CC 4 Hoover, Herbert

Folders: 1


Box CC 4 Hughes, Charles Evans

Folders: 18


Box CC 4 Hylan, John F.

Folders: 1


Box CC 4 Ickes, Harold L.

Folders: 5


Box CC 4 Isaacs, Stanley M.

Folders: 2


Box CC 4 Kellor, Frances A.

Folders: 1


Box CC 4 Lane, Franklin K.

Folders: 1


Box CC 4 Lee, Ivy Ledbetter

Folders: 2


Box CC 4 Le Gallienne, Richard

Folders: 4


Box CC 4 Lincoln, Rnbprt Todd

Folders: 1


Box CC 4 Lindsay, Samuel McCune

Folders: 10


Box CC 4 Lodge, Henry Cabot

Folders: 3


Box CC 4 Low, Seth

Folders: 28


Box CC 4 Lowell, Abbott Lawrence

Folders: 1


Box CC 4 McAneny, George

Folders: 3


Box CC 4 McCormick, Cyrus H.

Folders: 39


Box CC 4 McKinley, William

Folders: 1



Box CC 5 Macy, V. Everit

Folders: 5


Box CC 5 Marks, Marcus M.

Folders: 1


Box CC 5 Mather, Samuel

Folders: 7


Box CC 5 Mills, Ogden L.

Folders: 1


Box CC 5 Mitchel, John Purroy

Folders: 7


Box CC 5 Mitchell, John

Folders: 4


Box CC 5 Morgan, John Pierpont

Folders: 1


Box CC 5 Morgan, John Pierpont, Jr.

Folders: 8


Box CC 5 Morgenthau, Henry

Folders: 5


Box CC 5 Mott, John R.

Folders: 34


Box CC 5 Munsey, Frank A.

Folders: 2


Box CC 5 Murphy, Franklin

Folders: 1


Box CC 5 O'Brien, Morgan J.

Folders: 4


Box CC 5 Ochs, Adolph S.

Folders: 1


Box CC 5 Odell, Benjamin B.

Folders: 1


Box CC 5 Olmsted, Frederick Law

Folders: 1


Box CC 5 Parsons, William Barclay

Folders: 1


Box CC 5 Peabody, George Foster

Folders: 2


Box CC 5 Perkins, Frances

Folders: 1


Box CC 5 Perkins, George W.

Folders: 1


Box CC 5 Polk, Frank Lyon

Folders: 14


Box CC 5 Prendergast, William A.

Folders: 1


Box CC 5 Pritchett, Henry S.

Folders: 1



Box CC 6 Redfield, William C.

Folders: 1


Box CC 6 Riis, Jacob A.

Folders: 1


Box CC 6 Rockefeller, John D.

Folders: 4


Box CC 6 Rockefeller, John D., Jr.

Folders: 75


Box CC 6 Rockefeller, William

Folders: 3


Box CC 6 Roosevelt, Archibald B.

Folders: 2


Box CC 6 Roosevelt, Edith Kermit

Folders: 11


Box CC 6 Roosevelt, Theodore

Folders: 27



Box CC 7 Roosevelt, Theodore (cont.)

Folders: 79


Box CC 7 Roosevelt, Theodore, Jr.

Folders: 4


Box CC 7 Root, Elihu

Folders: 10


Box CC 7 Rousseau, Theodore

Folders: 4



Box CC 8 Schieffelin, William Jay

Folders: 1


Box CC 8 Schiff, Jacob H.

Folders: 5


Box CC 8 Schiff, Mortimer L.

Folders: 1


Box CC 8 Selfridge, H. Gordon

Folders: 6


Box CC 8 Shaw, Albert

Folders: 2


Box CC 8 Shaw, Leslie Mortier

Folders: 1


Box CC 8 Smith, Alfred E.

Folders: 5


Box CC 8 Stetson, Francis Lynde

Folders: 2


Box CC 8 Stokes, Anson Phelps, Jr.

Folders: 3


Box CC 8 Studebaker, John Mohler

Folders: 1


Box CC 8 Taft, William Howard

Folders: 8


Box CC 8 Thwing, Charles F.

Folders: 1


Box CC 8 Vanderbilt, Cornelius

Folders: 1


Box CC 8 Vanderlip, Frank A.

Folders: 6


Box CC 8 Wanamaker, John

Folders: 1


Box CC 8 Warburg, Felix M.

Folders: 3


Box CC 8 Warburg, Paul M.

Folders: 1


Box CC 8 White, Alfred T.

Folders: 1


Box CC 8 White, William Allen

Folders: 12


Box CC 8 Whitman, Charles S.

Folders: 9


Box CC 8 Wickersham, George W.

Folders: 10


Box CC 8 Willard, Daniel

Folders: 5


Box CC 8 Wilson, Woodrow

Folders: 5


Box CC 8 Wise, Stephen S.

Folders: 2


Box CC 8 Wood, Leonard

Folders: 7

Catalogued Manuscripts and Documents:


Box CC 8 Dix, John Alden


Box CC 8 Hughes, Charles Evans


Box CC 8 Roosevelt, Theodore


Box CC 8 Whitman, Charles Seymour


Box CC 8 Wilson, Woodrow

Manuscripts



Box 1 General File, To 1881



Box 2 General File, 1882-1881



Box 3 General File, 1892-1898



Box 4 General File, 1899-June 1900



Box 5 General File, July 1900-1902 (general)



Box 6 General File, 1902 (assorted)-September 1905



Box 7 General File, 1905-March 1906



Box 8 General File, April 1906-1907



Box 9 General File, 1907-June 1909



Box 10 General File, July 1909-1910



Box 11 General File, 1911



Box 12 General File, 1912- March 1913



Box 13 General File, April 1913-1914



Box 14 General File, 1915-1916



Box 15 General File, 1917-February 1918



Box 16 General File, March 1918- December 1918



Box 17 General File, 1919-1920



Box 18 Obituaries, 1920



Box 19 Post-1920 Correspondence; clippings, etc.; Perkins Estate Book; G.W. Perkins Jr. - A Biography of G.W. Perkins Sr.



Box 20 Printed and Duplicate Materials, 1900-1920



Box 21 Printed and Duplicate Materials, 1913-1920



Box 22 Columbia College Address "The Modern Corporation" (1908) Correspondence; Harvard School of Business Administration Speech "Some Things To Think About" (1910) Correspondence



Box 23 Atlanta, Youngstown, and Houghton, Mich., Speeches, 1911- Corresp.



Box 24 "New York's Responsibility" -1911-Correspondence; Detroit Speech, 1911- Correspondence A-H



Box 25 Detroit Speech, 1911- Correspondence H-S



Box 26 Detroit Speech, 1911- Correspondence S-Z; "Business and Government, 1912" - Correspondence; Economic Club of New York Speech, 1915- Correspondence; Mrs. Hinkley Correspondence, 1899-1918



Box 27 U.S. Steel Profit Sharing, 1901-1915; Early U.S. Steel Correspondence, 1902-1903



Box 28 Hudson-Fulton Commission, 1905-1911; Hudson Monument Fund, 1908-1918



Box 29 G.W. Perkins Testimonial Week, 1905; New York Life Insurance Agency Directors' Account 1906-1908



Box 29A New York Life Insurance Agency Directors' Account, 1904-1908



Box 30 New York Life Insurance Agency Directors' Account, 1909-1913



Box 31 Pere Marquette Railroad Correspondence, 1910-1912



Box 32 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1910-1920; Unemployment Committee, 1915 A-Z



Box 33 Unemployment Committee, 1915 (General)



Box 34 New York State Constitution Fight, 1915; New York Committee on Safety, 1911-1912; Honor Roll Relief Fund, 1915-1920



Box 35 Food Committee, 1915-1918

Note: Flat files taken from Box 35 located in mapcase 15-H-4



Box 36 Food Committee, 1917-1918



Box 37 New York Trust Company Investment Account (A-J)



Box 38 New York Trust Company Investment Account (K-Z)



Box 39 J.P. Morgan Account Investments; Miscellaneous undated material



Box 40 Miscellaneous investments



Box 41 YMCA-YWCA



Box 42 YMCA-YWCA



Box 43 Miscellaneous



Box 44 Palisades Park Commission Correspondence, 1894-1901



Box 45 Palisades Park Commission Correspondence, 1902-1911



Box 46 Palisades Park Commission Correspondence, 1912-1913



Box 47 Palisades Park Commission Correspondence, 1914-1915 A-R



Box 48 Palisades Park Commission Correspondence, 1915 S-Z — 1917 A-G



Box 49 Palisades Park Commission Correspondence, 1917 H-Z — 1918 A-K



Box 50 Palisades Park Commission Correspondence, 1918 L-Z — 1919 (misc.)



Box 51 Palisades Park Commission Correspondence, 1919

Letterbooks (Many dismantled)



Box 52 1, Sept. 13, 1892-June 3, 1895


Box 52 2, June 3, 1895-March 1, 1897


Box 52 3, March 1, 1897-Feb. 1, 1899



Box 53 4, Feb. 1, 1899-July 18, 1900


Box 53 5, July 20, 1900-April 14, 1901


Box 53 6, April 15, 1901-May 6, 1904


Box 53 7, Jan. 16, 1907- Oct. 16, 1909



Box 54 8, Oct. 16, 1909-Nov. 2, 1910


Box 54 9, Nov. 2, 1910-Dec. 31, 1910


Box 54 10, May 4, 1889-April 13, 1892



Box 35 11. Letters and statements on food matter



Flat Box 606 12. Cables, Dec. 1918-Aug. 1919



Box 54 13. Congratulations to G.W. Perkins



Box 55 14. Typescripts of Interviews



Flat Box 607 15. Cash Book No. 2, Cleveland, July 1, 1882-July 31, 1885


Flat Box 607 16. Journal, Cleveland, May 1883-July 1885



Box 55 17. Potatoes Account Book


Box 55 18. Potatoes


Box 55 19. Potatoes


Box 55 20. Potatoes


Box 55 21. 1917 Potato Contracts



Box 56 22. Agrements re: Potatoes


Box 56 23. Potatoes


Box 56 24. Clubs



Box 57 25. Associations and Societes: Member of


Box 57 26. Director of: United States Steel Corp.; Florida East Coast Railway; International Harvester; International Merchant Marine Co.; German-American Insurance Co.; German Alliance Insurance Co.`


Box 57 27, January-June 1910


Box 57 28. Pictures of G.W. Perkins' Office at J.P. Morgan & Co.



Box 58 29. Central Park, 1910-1911, 1916


Box 58 30. Princeton Glacier, Alaska, 1910-1911


Box 58 31. Equitable Life Assurance Society, 1906, 1909, 1911


32. Republican National Convention, St. Louis, 1918

[sic] Not found: apparently incorporated into previous files--see boxes 15 & 43


Box 58 33. Correspondence relating to G. W. Perkins' investments



Box 59 34. Loans made by G.W. Perkins which have been repaid


Box 59 35. G.W. Perkins Contributions


Box 59 36. Miscellaneous dated, unsorted


Box 59 37. Manuscript of G. W. Perkins Biography

Scrapbooks



Flat Box 606 Clippings on the $170,000,000 YMCA Campaign



Box 76 Clippings- United States Steel


Box 76 YMCA-YWCA Fund Raising Campaign

Personal Scrapbooks



Box 63 1, 1896-1902


Box 63 2, 1902-1905


Box 63 3, 1905


Box 63 4, 1905



Box 64 5, 1905-1906


Box 64 6, 1906-1907


Box 64 7, 1906-1907


Box 64 8, 1909-1911



Box 65 9, 1911


Box 65 10, 1911


Box 65 11, 1911-1912



Box 66 12, 1912


Box 66 13, 1912


Box 66 13A, 1912


Box 66 13B, 1912



Box 67 13C, 1912


Box 67 14, 1912-1914


Box 67 15, 1914



Box 68 16, 1914


Box 68 17, 1914-1915


Box 68 18, 1915



Box 69 19, 1915-1916


Box 69 20, 1916-1917


Box 69 21, 1917



Box 70 22, 1917-1918


Box 70 23, 1918-1920


Box 70 24, 1920

Insurance Investigation Scrapbooks


1 through 16, 1905



Box 71 Bryan, William J. Scrapbooks- 1&2 (volume 1 missing 8/3/04)



Box 74 Constitutional Convention Scrapbook, 27 April-23 November 1915

Insurance Business Scrapbooks



Flat Box 605 1, 1889-1890



Box 75 2, 1891-1892


Box 75 3, 1892-1894


Box 75 Palisades Park Commission Scrapbooks



Box 76 Palisades Park Commission Scrapbooks



Box 75 Roosevelt, Theodore, Cartoon Scrapbooks



Flat Box 605 George Walbridge Perkins: In Memoriam



Box 61 Printed Miscellany



Box 62 Papers on appeal: State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Div., 4th Judicial Dept. Egbert H. Dudley and George Dudley Repondents vs. executors of last will and testament of George W. Perkins, deceased, appellants. Volumes 1-7 and index (printed)