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Riggs, George Washington, 1813-1881

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dates 1813-1881
city Green Hill
stateMD
other citiesWashington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Northampton, MA; New York, NY;
gender M
historical notes Riggs was a Washington banker, one of founders of Corcoran & Riggs banking firm (later Riggs & Company), and collector of art, Americana and manuscripts.

In 1840, he married Janet Madeleine Cecilia Shedden, the daughter of Thomas Shedden of Glasgow, Scotland. They had nine children.

Riggs was a trustee of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and of the Peabody Education Fund, treasurer of the Mt. Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union.

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1870-1880
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Duke University Library
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Riggs family Papers, 1839-1933 see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Riggs family papers, 1763-1945. see details...
Brown University, John Hay Archives
John Hay Library
John Hay Papers, 1829-1916 see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Donald McClelland papers, 1857-1968. see details...
George Washington University
Special Collections & University Archives
Corcoran & Riggs partnership documents, 1840-1848 see details...
George Washington University
Special Collections & University Archives
Letter : Washington, D.C., to Joel Munsell, Albany, 1869 Oct. 28. see details...
George Washington University
Special Collections & University Archives
Letter : Washington, to W. Stone, Jr., 1861 March 18. see details...

see also:
Riggs, William Henry, 1837-1924
Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888