Anrew Carnegie

Scottish-American industrialist, 1835-1919

"Carnegie started work as a telegrapher, and by the 1860s had investments in railroads, railroad sleeping cars, bridges, and oil derricks. He led the expansion of the American steel industry. After selling Carnegie Steel, he surpassed John D. Rockefeller as the richest American for the next several years. He became a leading philanthropist in the United States and in the British Empire. During the last 18 years of his life, he gave away almost 90 percent of his fortune to charities, foundations, and universities. His 1889 article proclaiming ""The Gospel of Wealth"" called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and stimulated a wave of philanthropy."

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Carnegie, Andrew

Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist (1835-1919). Typed Letter Signed. New York. 1 page, 4to, personal stationery; folds.
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To Elizabeth Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, expressing doubts about the management of an humanitarian effort and declaring that peace is certain. "[…] The end aim[e]d at is noble, but like all such movements, everything depends upon the management. […] I think there would be great risk of failure and the last stage of these poor unfortunates would be worse than the first. In the nature of the case, the interruption of their work at home is but temporary. This awful war cannot last. Peaceful settlement is certain."

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Carnegie, Andrew

Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist (1835-1919). Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To My Dear Friends Mr & Mrs Woodward,". "Skibo Castle" [Dornoch, Scotland], 7 October 1913. 11 1/2 x 9 inches (image), 18 x 14 inches overall; faint dampstaining along lower edge of mount (not affecting text), faint scattered foxing to image.
$ 5,305 / 5.500 € (89501)

Photograph Signed and Inscribed, "To My Dear Friends Mr & Mrs Woodward," full-length portrait showing him standing with walking stick beside his Collie, Laddie. Signed on the mount, below the image.

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Carnegie, Andrew

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