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Harkness, Edward Stephen, 1874-1940

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role Collector
dates 1874-1940
city New York City
stateNY
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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1900-1910
1910-1920
1920-1930
1930-1940
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Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Letters of Miles Poindexter, 1923-1928. see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Harkness collection, 1525-1651 see details...
New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Rm 328
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
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Rm 328
Edward S. and Mary Stillman Harkness collection, ca. 1400-1945. (MssCol 1318) see details...
Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
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
Manuscripts and Archives
Yale Peruvian Expedition papers, 1908-1948 see details...
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Ingalls Library and Archives
Records of the Director's Office: William Mathewson Milliken, 1930-1958 see details...

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