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Bleichröder Bank collection

Collection Identifier: Mss:783 1800-1947
Scope and Contents: Although there is both some earlier and later material, almost all the manuscripts are from the period when the bank was headed by Gerson von Bleichröder. Mainly letters received, they cover both the political and financial role of Bleichröder. In addition to providing information on investments, particularly in railroads and government securities around the world, the manuscripts show Bleichröder acting as a court banker for Bismarck--serving as a diplomatic channel, helping Bismarck through...