Portrait of James G. Harbord. Circa 1918. James G. Harbord Papers, MS 1493. New-York Historical Society.
“In the throes of hunting servants”: James G. Harbord’s Labor Problem
August 31, 2016

This post was written by Jenny LeRoy, a CUNY graduate fellow at the New-York Historical Society who helped to process the James G. Harbord Papers. For General James Harbord, president of the Radio Corporation of America from 1922-1947 and lieutenant to General Pershing during the Philippine-American War, discussing the drama surrounding his servants was a…

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George Frederick Seward and the Chinese Exclusion Act
May 7, 2014

This post was written by Heather Mulliner, spring semester intern in the Department of Manuscripts. A career in politics seemed all but inevitable for George Frederick Seward, the nephew of Lincoln’s famed Secretary of State (and one-time Presidential rival) William Henry Seward. But like his better-known uncle – whose vocal opposition to slavery cost him…

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