Son of William C. Whitney, Harry had been groomed to be his father's successor and, for many years, was his closest companion and confidant. His first business venture of importance took place in 1902 when, acting as a guide for Daniel Guggenheim through the mining districts of the western U.S. and Mexico, the two returned with nearly $10 million with of mining property deeds. He was appointed to the board of directors of Guggenheim Exploration Company and numerous other concerns. In 1896, he married Gertrude Vanderbilt, daughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. At the time of his death in 1927, Whitney's estate was estimated at $186,000,000, one of the largest individual estates appraised to that time.


Harry Payne Whitney Signs A Banking Document

HARRY PAYNE WHITNEY. DS. 1pp. 8 1/2" x 11". New York. Dec 6 1922. A document signed "Payne Whitney" addressed "TO THE COLUMBIA TRUST COMPANY": "Pursuant to the preliminary consent to the merger of Columbia Trust Company and Irving National Bank, heretofore signed, and the request of Arthur Sachs, Edward H. Clark, Augustus G. Paine, Jr., Frederick Strauss and William A. Tucker, the Merger Committee, appointed by the Columbia Trust Company, the undersigned sends you herewith and in consideration of a like deposit by other stockholders hereby irrevocably deposits with you certificates for 552 shares of capital stock of Columbia Trust Company...The undersigned hereby appoints...attorneys and proxies for the undersigned to vote upon all stock of Columbia Trust Company held or owned by the undersigned according to the number of shares which the undersigned would be entitled to vote if personally present...". The piece is in choice condition with a dark signature.
Catalog: # AM-0534
Topic: Business
Price: $125.00