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Henry Villard business papers

Collection Identifier: Mss:8993 1862-1928 V719
Overview: Business records, correspondence, and photographs of 19th century railroad and electrical industry financier Henry Villard (1835-1900)

Henry Lee Higginson business records Digital

Collection Identifier: Mss:783 1870-1919 H637
Scope and Contents: The papers date from the period of Higginson's association with Lee, Higginson & Company: that is to say, most of his adult life. Much of the correspondence has to do with business ventures of various kinds, but a large number of letters describe the foundation and development of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the building of Symphony Hall, the planning and construction of the "playground" at Soldiers' Field (which Higginson gave to Harvard in memory of comrades who died in the War), the...