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Carnegie, Andrew (1835-1919)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL 15f
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Carnegie, Andrew (1835-1919)
Date(s): 1913
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Carnegie | Andrew | 1835-1919 | manufacturer and philanthropist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Fifeshire in 1835, and emigrated with his family to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, aged 13. In 1853 he started working for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, becoming a divisional superintendent in 1859, aged 24. He continued to work in the railway and steel industries, and by c1863 his work and investments had made him a dollar millionaire. Carnegie retired to the Scottish Highlands aged 65 and became known as a philanthropist; his name is particularly associated with the founding of free public libraries. Carnegie died in 1919.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Andrew Carnegie, 1913, comprise a letter to R A Rye, thanking him for a copy of 'The Libraries of London'.

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Arranged as in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of the manuscripts and autograph letters in the University Library at the central building of the University of London (1921). A copy is available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April 2008

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