Letter of Introduction from Charles Hayden to J.B. Herreshoff, Jr. (TLS, New York - Boston Bankers)
New York, NY: 1914. A personal and explanatory letter by Hayden, dated 1914 with details for the recipient on how and where to use the influential financier's letters of introduction. Typed letter signed in ink [TLS] on "Hayden, Stone & Co." watermarked paper with letterhead, a single sheet measuring 11 inches tall x 8-1/2 inches wide, slightly toned with mailing fold lines and creases, lacks envelope. Very Good. Item #2831
"Charles Hayden (July 8, 1870 – January 8, 1937) was an American banker, businessman, financier and philanthropist. He was the senior partner of Hayden, Stone & Co. and his influence was such that James W. Gerard listed him among those "who are too busy to hold political office, but determine who shall." Noted contributions bearing his name include the Hayden Planetarium in New York, the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston's Museum of Science, and the Charles Hayden Foundation. Instrumental in the financing of Arizona copper mines and smelters, the smelting community of Hayden, Arizona was named for him." "Hayden's largest philanthropic effort came following his death on January 8, 1937 when his will directed roughly US$50,000,000 ($851 million in today's dollars) from his estate be used to create a foundation to advance the education and "moral, mental, and physical well-being" of boys and young men." wiki.
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