History of the Sage and Slocum Families of England and America Including the Allied Families of Montague, Wanton, Brown, Josselyn, Standish, Doty, Carver, Jermain or Germain, Pierson, Howell Hon. Russell Sage and Margaret Olivia (Slocum) Sage...
Whittemore, Henry

New York, N.Y.: Author Published, 1908. F 44 + 50 pages; black and white illustrations, including portraits; the contents also including materials regarding the Slocum families showing three lines of descent from the signers of the Mayflower Compact; laid-in is a 8-page "Copy of Resolutions and Expressions of Appreciation of the Distinguished Services of Hon. Russell Sage by the Various Organizations of which he was a Member + Deceased, July Twenty-second, 1906"; Russell Sage (1816 - 1906) American capitalist & financier, "...early learned that making money through money was easier and more lucrative than through manual labor. By the time he was twenty-one, he had become a successful grocer and moneylender...became a speculator in railroads and a director or president of several lines...a giant in his time and perhaps more honest than most of the financiers of the day. He lived unostentatiously, concentrating his life on his banking." (George M. Jenks in the ANB); Russell Sage's second wife, Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage (1828 - 1918), teacher and philanthropist, "...maintained a house on Fifth Avenue as well as homes in Lawrence and Sag Harbor, both on Long Island. Although they had no children, Olivia was close to her two nephews and generously contributed to children's organizations. After her marriage Sage began to move more confidently within a group of wealthy and leisured friends. She was able to span two social worlds, linking the very rich to middle-class reformers. Well into her sixties and seventies she was working at her charitable endeavors virtually full time; she taught occasionally in settlement houses and mission societies, involved herself in such issues as women's education and animal well-being, and wrote occasional articles on women's social obligations...The Russell Sage Foundation marked both the culmination of Sage's charity and the beginning of the modern philanthropic foundation.... antedating such general-purpose foundations as the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation. In its efforts to link social research, popular education, and reform it embodied the ethos of Progressive Era reform. Its creation placed Sage among the pioneers of twentieth-century philanthropy..." (James Allen Smith & Melissa A. Smith, also in the ANB); approx. 9" x 12 1/4" size; original green cloth, silver-gilt cover titles; wear to edges, tips-wear-through to the binding, fading and loss of color; inner hinges with old tape repair; contents clean and in good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24393)


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