Andrew Carnegie and Charles M. Schwab Correspondence, 1896-1901 (bulk 1900-1901)

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Collection Overview

Title:
Andrew Carnegie and Charles M. Schwab correspondence
Dates (Inclusive):
1896-1901
Dates (Inclusive):
1900-1901
Creator:
Carnegie, Andrew
Abstract:
Charles M. Schwab (1862-1939) and Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) were industrialists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists.
Abstract:
Correspondence and telegrams between Carnegie and executive officers of the Carnegie Steel Company, chiefly concerning business interests.
Collection Number:
1463
Size:
155 item(s)
Location:
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Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Scottish-born Andrew Carnegie, (1835-1919), industrialist, businessman, and major philanthropist manufacturer, founded the Carnegie Steel Company in the 1870s; by the 1890s, the company was the largest and most profitable industrial enterprise in the world. Carnegie sold it to J.P. Morgan who created U.S. Steel. He spent the rest of his career as a philanthropist, perhaps best known for supporting the construction of public libraries, world peace, and scientific discoveries. Charles M. Schwab, (1862-1939) began his career at the Edgar Thompson plant as a stake driver of the engineering corporation. Later he became chief engineer and assistant manager of that same plant. In 1887, he became superintendent of the Homestead Steel Works and then moved back to the Edgar Thompson plant as general superintendent. In 1901 he became president of the United States Steel Corporation but resigned that post in 1903 to become president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Schwab served as the director of shipbuilding, United States Shipping Board, Emergency Fleet Corporation, director of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and president of the American Iron and Steel Institute. His profligate lifestyle left him impoverished at the time of his death.

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Collection Overview

Correspondence and telegrams between Carnegie and executive officers of the Carnegie Steel Company, chiefly concerning business interests. Includes references to minority stockholders in the coke contract dispute of 1900, rails, rail rates, pig iron figures, iron clad, and personal matters; and a few clippings. Chief correspondent is Charles M. Schwab. Other correspondents include J. A. Leishman, A. R. Peacock, Henry Phipps, and L. C. Phipps.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Andrew Carnegie and Charles M. Schwab Correspondence (1463), Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Carnegie, Andrew

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