MORGAN, J. PIERPONT
Probably the most prolific and powerful banker in American Financial history, J. Pierpont Morgan epitomized the financial genius, courage and flair that made possible many of the most important financings of the late 1800's and early 1900's. His career in banking spanned the period from Abraham Lincoln's administration to Theodore Roosevelt's. Throughout his career he displayed a financial skill and daring matched by few in the entire history of Wall Street. Following the financial panic of 1893, Morgan helped reorganize numerous railroads including giants such as The Northern Pacific, The Erie, The Southern and The Philadelphia and Reading. His formation of The United States Steel Corporation in 1901 created the largest corporation in the world at that time. During the panic of 1907, it was Morgan who averted a nationwide catastrophe by lending money to banks to keep them from closing. "A sociable, convivial man who thoroughly enjoyed life and entertained what would now be known as 'beautiful people' on his famous steam yacht, the Corsair, he nevertheless frightened people by his overwhelming personality and his piercing eye, which was compared to the headlight of an oncoming locomotive. Seldom has a man of such complexity and power crossed the world's stage." (The Incredible Pierpont Morgan by Cass Canfield).

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Drexel. Morgan & Company Files Suit For Collection Of A Note In Default

 MORGAN, J. PIERPONT
Manuscript Document Signed, “J. Pierpont Morgan.” Three pages, 7 5/8” x 11 1/2”. “Superior Court City of New York.” August 20, 1873. This document reads, in part: “…The plaintiffs are copartners doing business in the City of New York under the firm name and style of Drexel, Morgan & Company and that the defendants were at the time herein after mentioned co-partners doing business in the City of New York under the form and name and style of Hass & Co. That on our about September 3 1872, the defendants by their form name of J. Hass & Co. made and delivered their certain promissory note in writing- having date of that day, wherein and whereby, on demand, they promised to pay to Jacob Keller on order, Seventy two dollars U.S. Gold Coin, for value received. That thereafter and before the maturity of said note, the said- Jacob Keller endorsed and delivered the same, and the plaintiffs became and were and now are the owners and holder thereof. That on or about August 19, 1873, the said note was duly presented for payment and payment thereof demanded, and the same was not paid, and the said note was thereupon duly protected for such nonpayment. That the costs of such protests was one dollar and nineteen cents. That no part of the said note and the said cost of protest has been paid and the whole amount thereof with interest thereon from August 19, 1873 is and remains due and owing to the plaintiffs thereupon the plaintiff demand judgment against the defendants for seventy two dollars in Gold Coin of the United States with interest thereon from August 19, 1873 and also for the said $119 and the costs of their action. Tracy, Olmstead & tract Ptff’s Attys 50 Wall St. New York. City of New York U.S. John Pierpont Morgan being sworn says that he is one of the above plaintiffs and that the foregoing complaint is true to deponents knowledge, except as to those matter stated on information and belief and as to those matters he believe it to be true. Sworn before me this 20 day of August 1873 Alfred Taylor Notary Public N.Y. County. J. Pierpont Morgan.” It is interesting that all plaintiffs are named individually as follows; Joseph W. Drexel, John Pierpont Morgan, Francis A. Drexel, Anthony J. Drexel, John N. Robinson and James H. Wright. Collectively they are listed as Drexel, Morgan and Company in the filing. At the conclusion of page 3, the document is signed by J. Pierpont Morgan.
Catalog: # AM-1270
State: New York
Topic: Business
Price: $4900.00

J. Pierpont Morgan Signs For George Peabody Appointing His Proxy For An Election of Directors of the Syracuse, Binghampton & New York Railroad

 MORGAN, J. PIERPONT
J. PIERPONT MORGAN, (1837-1913). Financier. Probably the most prolific and powerful banker in American Financial history, J. Pierpont Morgan epitomized the financial genius, courage and flair that made possible many of the most important financings of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Document Signed. 1 page. December 4, 1866. Partly-printed proxy of “James Tinker …to vote for as my proxy at any election of Directors of the Syracuse, Binghampton & New York Railroad Co. “. Morgan signs at the conclusion “George Peabody by his atty. J. Pierpont Morgan. A fine document signed by Morgan early in his career on behalf of prominent banker George Peabody. Fine.
Catalog: # SB-5769
State: New York
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $1250.00

Morgan Signs A Dividend Declaration Document Twice As Attornery For Stockholders Of The Oswego & Syracuse RR

 MORGAN, J. PIERPONT
DS. 1 page. August 20, 1863. 13 3/4” x 9 1/2”. Partly-printed Declarartion of Dividends payable for shareholders of the Oswego & Syracuse RR Co. J. Pierpont Morgan has signed twice as attorney for shareholders indicating his receipt of dividends on their behalf. Small loss of corner at lower right not affecting anything. A nice, early Morgan signed document. Very Fine.
Catalog: # AM-1254
State: New York
Topic: Business
Price: $1250.00

Morgan Signs A Stock Proxy For A Board Of Directors Election In The Syracuse, Binghamton & New York Railroad Co. As Attorney For George Peabody & Company

 MORGAN, J. PIERPONT
DS. One page, 7 7/8” x 6 3/4”. Partly-printed proxy appointing James Tinker as attorney for George Peabody & Company in which Tinker is appointed to serve as “attorney and agent for me and in my name, place and stead to vote as my proxy at any election of the Directors of the Syracuse,Binghampton& New York R.R. Co. Signed by J. Pierpont Morgan for George Peabody as his attorney. Wonderful association of George Peabody and J Pierpont Morgan just 1 1/2 years after Civil War. Excellent.
Catalog: # AM-1271
State: New York
Topic: Business
Price: $1250.00