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Levi P. Morton papers

Title
Levi P. Morton papers, 1818-1920, bulk (1878-1898).
Author
Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920.
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Description
19 linear feet (16 boxes, 22 volumes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Artifacts.
  • Genealogies.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Biography (note)
  • Levi Parsons Morton (1824-1920) was an American businessman, banker, diplomat, and statesman.
Language (note)
  • Social correspondence in French.
Call Number
MssCol 2070
OCLC
NYPW94-A62
Author
Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920.
Title
Levi P. Morton papers, 1818-1920, bulk (1878-1898).
Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Summary
The Levi P. Morton papers consist of correspondence, family papers, speeches, biographical materials, political memorabilia, photographs, and scrapbooks documenting the political and professional career, personal life and family background of the businessman and politician. Correspondence, 1842-1920, relates to civil reform, Morton's political campaigns, his service as Minister to France, and his activities as businessman, banker, congressman, vice-president, and governor. Also, correspondence, 1871-1915, of his wives, Lucy K. Morton and Anna Livingston Morton; papers of the Morton, Parsons, Street, and Kearney families; memorabilia from Morton's political campaigns; and biographical sketches, speeches, photographs, and scrapbooks of clippings, 1859-1913.
Biography
Levi Parsons Morton (1824-1920) was an American businessman, banker, diplomat, and statesman. He founded the banking firm of L.P. Morton & Co. in New York City. After an unsuccessful bid for Congress in 1876, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from New York in 1878. He was Minister to France from 1881 to 1885, was elected Vice-President of the U.S. under Benjamin Harison in 1888, and served as Governor of New York in 1895 and 1896. In 1899 he founded the Morton Trust Co. and retired after the company merged with Guaranty Trust.
Language
Social correspondence in French.
Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository and on internet: http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/rbk/faids/mortonl.pdf
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related collections include the John Bigelow Papers and Chauncey M. Depew Papers; Manuscripts and Archives Division; New York Public Library; and the Morton, Bliss & Co. Records; New York Historical Society, New York, NY.
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Occupation
Bankers.
Diplomats.
Governors New York (State)
Politicians.
Vice-Presidents.
Added Author
Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888.
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901.
McElroy, Robert McNutt, 1872-1959.
Morton, Anna Livingston.
Morton, Lucy Kimball.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2070
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