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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Auchmuty, Richard Tylden, 1831-1893 (search)
Auchmuty, Richard Tylden, 1831-1893 Philanthropist; born in New York City, in 1831; became an architect, and for many years was associated in practice with James Renwick. He served in the Union army during the war, and after its close he refused several public ollices, retired from busincss and applied himself to works of benevolence. In 1881 he and his wife established the New York Trade Schools, on a plan entirely original, at a cost of $250,000. J. Pierpont Morgan made the success of this institution permanent by giving it an endowment of $500,000 in 1892. He died in Lenox, Mass., July 18, 1893.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Iron and steel. (search)
and steel industries, the gigantic United States Steel Corporation, organized in February, 1901, by a pooling of the interests of more than a dozen great operating companies, known on the street as the billion-dollar steel combine, would probably be sufficient to satisfy any doubt. Each of the corporations in the new concern was widely known for the large capital it commanded and the vast amount of work it had already accomplished, and the possibilities open to consummation by a combination of these great concerns became a matter entirely beyond the range of human calculation. The leading figures Rolling sheet-iron. in this consolidation of extraordinary interests were Andrew Carnegie, the Pittsburg iron and steel king, and J. Pierpont Morgan, the New York banker, who financiered the combination. The combination began operations with a total capital of $1,154,000,000, divided into $850,000,000 in capital stock, and $304,000,000 in bonds, and with a cash account of $200,000,000.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Morgan, John Pierpont 1837- (search)
Morgan, John Pierpont 1837- Capitalist; born in Hartford, Conn., April 17, 1837; son of Junius Spencer Morgan (born April 14, 1813; died April 8, 1890); was educated in the English High School of Boston, and at the University of Gottingen. Germany. Returning to the United States in 1857 he entered the banking-house of Duncan, Sherman & Co., and in 1860 became American agent of the London house of George Peabody & Co. In 1871 he became a partner in the firm of Drexel, Morgan & Co., which later became J. Pierpont Morgan & Co. Mr. Morgan's firm has been conspicuous for many years in the reorganization of large industrial and railroad interests, and as syndicate managers. In 1895 the firm agreed to supply the United States government with 3,500,000 ounces of standard gold coin at the rate of $17.80 per ounce, for thirty-year 4-per-cent. bonds, and later in the year, when the financial situation again became alarming, the firm organized a syndicate which took $37,911,350 of a new
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ison, ex-President, dies......March 13, 1901 General Funston captured Aguinaldo......March 23, 1901 The United States government purchased from Spain the islands of Cagayan and Cibutu......March 23, 1901 Attorney-General Griggs resigns......March 31, 1901 [Succeeded by Philander C. Knox.] The Cuban commissioners appointed by the constitutional convention meet President McKinley and Secretary Root......April 25, 1901 The Leyland Steamship Company in England purchased by J. P. Morgan & Company......April 29, 1901 Porto Rico tariff law declared constitutional......May 27, 1901 Andrew Carnegie gives the Scotch universities $10,000,000......June 7, 1901 The Cuban convention adopts the Platt amendment......June 12, 1901 Civil government in the Philippines established, and William H. Taft appointed first governor......June 21, 1901 General Chaffee appointed military governor in place of General MacArthur......June 22, 1901 Turkey settles the United States
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
overnor the power of removal is unconstitutional......Feb. 17, 1901 The legislature passes the Police Commission bill over the mayor's veto and the bill is signed by Governor Odell......Feb. 20, 1901 The eight-hour-a-day law declared unconstitutional by the court of appeals......Feb. 26, 1901 William Maxwell Evarts, lawyer, born at Boston, 1818, died at New York City......Feb. 28, 1901 Official announcement of the billion-dollar United States Steel Corporation is announced by J. P. Morgan & Co......March 2, 1901 Andrew Carnegie offers to contribute $5,200,000 to build sixty-five branch libraries for New York City, provided the city will furnish sites and maintenance......March 13, 1901 Governor Odell signs the bill creating a bi-partisan bureau of elections for New York City......March 13, 1901 The legislature passes the bill for the repeal of the charter of the Ramapo Water Company (approved by the governor, March 19)......March 14, 1901 Governor Odell transmi