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Harkness, Edward Stephen, 1874-1940

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role Collector
dates 1874-1940
city New York City
other citiesWaterford, CT; Cleveland, OH;
gender M
historical notes Art collector, railway financier, philanthropist and archaeologist.

Harkness inherited a large fortune from his father, Stephen Vanderburg Harkness, a partner of John D. Rockefeller.

He contributed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, Harvard and Yale universities, and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. In 1918 Harkness helped to establish a foundation known as the Commonwealth Fund. The foundation's assets are used mainly for medical research and education, medical and public-health services in rural areas, and mental-health services.
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Library of Congress Letters of Miles Poindexter, 1923-1928. see details...
Library of Congress Harkness collection, 1525-1651 see details...
New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division The Harkness collection in the Library of Congress. Documents from early Peru, the Pizarros and the Almagros, 1531-1578. see details...
New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness collection, ca. 1400-1945. (MssCol 1318) see details...
Yale University Library Photograph collection of Edward S. Harkness, Class of 1897, Yale College, documenting student life at Yale, ca. 1894-1903 (inclusive). see details...
Yale University Library Yale Peruvian Expedition papers, 1908-1948 see details...
The Cleveland Museum of Art Records of the Director's Office: William Mathewson Milliken, 1930-1958 see details...

see also:
Harkness, Mary Emma Stillman, 1874-1950