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   James Stillman Papers 1830-1955.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); James Stillman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079369 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Stillman, James, 1850-1918.
Title:James Stillman Papers 1830-1955.
Physical description:5.5 linear ft. (ca.600 items in 11 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

elected materials cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is arranged into five series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Papers of Stillman include over 100 items pertaining to the business enterprises of his father, Charles Stillman of Brownsville, Texas, who was engaged in shipping and trade, real estate, and railroad investment. A large portion of the collection documents of James Stillman's activities in banking, in railroad financing, and in other of his business and industrial interests. The letters, legal documents, and miscellaneous papers are representative of the entire span of his career. Included in the correspondence are letters from many prominent financiers and industrialists of his day, including many from William Rockefeller; letters from President Grover Cleveland, some personal in nature and some concerned with business transactions; nine letter books of James Stillman, covering the years 1886-1897, 1906-1918; letter books of his secretary Miss K. Bredin, 1908-1916; journals for the years 1889, 1891, 1898, 1899; bank book recording Stillman's drafts, 1911-1914, on the London firm of Baring Brothers; four diaries, 1881-1884; six notebooks; one cash and journal and one ledger, 1868-1871.

1991 Addition: 2 vols. of typescript copies of business letters, 1867-1879; 1 vol. of photostats of obituary clippings, 1918; & 1 vol. scrapbook of book reviews & letters re. A.R. Burr's biography of James Stillman, 1927-1928 & misc. family items, 1923-1955.

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Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

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); James Stillman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Finding aid available in repository and online.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 09/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

4 volumes Processed 05/26/92 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.
    2014-06-06 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Agreements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bankbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Biographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bonds (surety).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cash books.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Checks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Conveyances.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Deeds.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Diaries.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Essays.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Inventories.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Journals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ledgers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Letterpress copybooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Notebooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Receipts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reviews.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Banks and banking.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Baring Brothers & Co. Ltd.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bredin, K.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Capitalists and financiers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Great Britain--Commerce.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Investments.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Railroads.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Real property.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rockefeller, William, 1841-1922.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Shipping--Texas--Brownsville.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stillman, Charles, 1810-1875.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Commerce.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

American financier.

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