HARKNESS, EDWARD S.
EDWARD S. HARKNESS (1874-1940). Harkness, the son of Stephen Harkness, one of the original Standard Oil partners, invested his inheritance, but more importantly, gave most of it away, possibly some $130 million. He donated money to the Commonwealth Fund to improve children's health and rural hospitals, the Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Harvard and Yale.

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St. Paul & Duluth RR Co. Stock Issued To And Signed On Verso By Edward S. Harkness

 HARKNESS, EDWARD S.
1897, Minnesota. Stock certificate for 100 shares. Green. Very attractive certificate with a large triple vignette at top of a steam locomotive flanked by two steam ships. Issued to and signed on verso by Edward Stephen Harkness (1874 - 1940) American philanthropist. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, one of three sons to Stephen V. Harkness, a harness-maker who invested with John D. Rockefeller and became the second-largest shareholder in Standard Oil. Stamp and hole punch cancellations do not affect Harkness' signature. Extremely fine.
Catalog: # SB-1022
State: Minnesota
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $195.00

St. Paul & Duluth RR Co. Stock Issued To And Signed On Verso By Lamon V. Harkness And Witnessed By His Brother Edward S. Harkness

 HARKNESS, EDWARD S.
1896, Minnesota. Stock certificate for 50 shares. Green. Very attractive certificate with a large triple vignette at top of a steam locomotive flanked by two steam ships. Issued to and signed on verso by Lamon Vanderburgh Harkness (1850 - 1915) American businessman and a partner in Standard Oil who was one of the company's largest stockholders. Witnessed by Edward Stephen Harkness (1874 - 1940) American philanthropist. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, one of three sons to Stephen V. Harkness, a harness-maker who invested with John D. Rockefeller and became the second-largest shareholder in Standard Oil. Hole punch cancellations not affecting either Harkness' signatures. Very Fine.
Catalog: # SB-1530
State: Minnesota
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $450.00