Morgan : American financier
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Notes on front endpapers, flysheet and back endpapers: Solitaire, Depression, Pujo Committee. Morgan partner--Dwight Morrow, Ann Morrow Lindbergh. J.P. Hypochondriacal all his life. What's an American Napoleon who thought they were one. p 420. William D'Alton Mann p 325. Town Topico-BlackMail--financier with mistresses. Edith Randolph, Adelaide Douglas, Annette Markoe. B. 1837 April 17, d. 1913 at 75 (3 days short of 76). Jack died at 75--1943 in Fla. p 233. What is Morganization? John P. Morgan II, Charles Morgan> where are they (p 757), what was relationship. Foundation support. Markoe Schiefflin. J.P's father taught him about G.W. by Sparks but he liked Napoleon. p 47. Mimi Sturges proposes marriage. 1861--She's sick often. Married Oct 7, 1861--Europe tour. Diagnosed TB--dies Feb 7, 1862. 1862-1865 Civil War. Did J.P.M. benefit from war? Draft dodgers p 109. 1864-Courts Fanny Tracey p 114, Louisa Mar 10 1866, Jack-Sept 7, 1867. 1871 J.P. wanted to retire merged with Tony Drexel p 561. You use Henry Adams as a thread. Morgan and Edison's electricity 1882-106 electric lamps fire. Andrew Carnegie--p 399. Homestead 1892. Pinkerton stockade--8000 troops. Over golf sold Carnegie Steel to Morgan for 480 million. List of U.S. Steel investors p 407 footnote. Robert Lincoln and others. Bought Raphael in Paris 1901. The will 34 pages--p 684/$80 million. Singular Woman p 509. Belle de Costa Greene. Richard Grenne--U.S. Grant's tome. Was she Morgan's mistress? Anne--organized colony club friends with Elsie de Wolfe-Elizabeth Marbury (Bessie) looked like Pierpont. The Bachelors Anne in love with her “Horrid to look at”--Belle. 1910-Dr. Ranisford--Morgan's closest male confidant suffers depression, breakdown and affair. Belle's letters--affair w Bernard Berenson p 657 engaged? Infuriates J.P. Adelaide Douglas--affair began 1895 (p 612), last trip to Europe 1908. Built a new house with back entrance. William and Dorothy Straight bank scandal. Herbert Croly's the New Rep.--Bill dies 1918. Kept Engine running 24 hrs a day waiting in Adirondacks. (How many) Corsair, Bar Harbor, Aix, Paris, Met Museum of Art 23 Wall Street, Newport -fishing Bt, Jekyl Island, Ga., Adirondack Mts., Cragston, 219 Madison, Adirondack--Camp Uncas, two English Houses, Egypt. 1890--25th Wedding Anniversary p 285 enter Edith Randolph--J.P. burns letter with his father--Junius--written twice a week. Lady Victoria Sackville--a romantic skirmish late in life his nose--several quotes p 293. Dr. Markoe-woman's hospital funded by Morgan took care of his depression--abortions and contraceptives. 1894--Annette Wetmore married James Markoe. The Trust-1890 law John Sherman. Senior Partners never called him J.P. Lam checks some of the book sections on the Contents pages. Panic of 1907--Morgan had functioned as county's central banker p 574. Was Morgan a national hero after Panic. 1908-Congress passes Currency Act, est. National Monetary Commission Nelson Aldrich headed it p 594. Library-near his home on Park--1906--1.2 mill. Charles McKim. Morgan-President of Metropolitan Museum of Art 1904. Panic of 1893--p 319 more roads defaulted than any time in history 192 lines operating 40,000 miles $2.5 Bil cap. Panic of 1873--1895 Christmas, Cleveland meets with Morgan--make a deal. Ochs buys New York Times--$25,000 loan from Morgan. William Jennings Bryan defeated by McKinley. P 160 Banking, Travel, Society, Episcopal Church, history, art, delicate health. Was Morgan an honest man. T. Roosevelt symbolic, move against Northern Securities. The Steicken photos p 650. J.P. tore up first proof. John Singer Sargeant turned him down. P 85 Memic (Amelia) Sturges, p 127 Fanny, Edith Sybill Randolph (284) widowed. Adelaide Townsend Douglass 496. Belle de Costa Greene p 510. Lady Victoria Sackville p 627. Anne, Juliet, Jack children. Notes/Underlinings reflect and add further details to concepts presented in the notes above.