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Alexander Turney Stewart correspondence, 1862-1875.
Stewart, Alexander Turney, 1803-1876.
- 5.6 linear feet (14 boxes).
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection consists of letters received by Stewart, a few photographs and miscellaneous materials. Letters, 1862-1875, are mainly from people seeking financial support (some of the writers comment on the presidential campaign of 1872). Most of the letters are from the U.S. with a fewfrom Canada and abroad. There are no copies of Stewart's replies and none of the letters relate to his various business enterprises. Also, photographs and return envelopes enclosed in the letters.
Alexander Turney Stewart (1803-1876) was an American merchant and philanthropist. He emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland ca. 1820 and went into the lace business. Hiswholesale and retail business expanded and he owned stores,stocks and property in New England, New York, New Jersey, and throughout Europe. His philanthropic activities include aid to Ireland during the famine of 1847 and to the victims of the Chicago fire in 1871.
Controlled Access Terms
- Stewart, Alexander Turney.
- New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1877.
- United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918.