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Fahnestock, Harris C. (Harris Charles)



  • Existence: 1835-1914

Harris C. Fahnestock's long financial career began in his hometown of Harrisburg, Pa., where as a young man he took on major responsibilities in the bank of his uncle, J. W. Weir. In 1862, Jay Cooke invited him to Washington as a partner in Jay Cooke & Co. From there and from New York, Fahnestock participated in that firm's work for the U. S. Treasury and in its other regional and international investment ventures.

After the Jay Cooke & Co. bankruptcy in 1873, Fahnestock joined George F. Baker at the First National Bank of the City of New York as its vice president. He continued as a senior officer there through the n

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Harris Charles Fahnestock papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:781 1852-1914 F223
Overview: Papers of investment banker Harris C. Fahnestock, 1855-1914, including his partnership in Jay Cooke & Co.

Jay Cooke & Co. records

Collection Identifier: Mss:781 1832-1915 (1861-1905)
Overview: Select records of the investment banking house Jay Cooke & Co.