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Jacob Barker Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains letters and documents relating to war loans to the United States Government made by New York financier and state senator Jacob Barker (1779-1871) in 1814 and subsequent claims by Barker about them. Correspondents include American statesman George Washington Campbell (1769-1848).
Background
American financier Jacob Barker (1779-1871) was born in Maine to Quaker parents. At sixteen, Barker moved to New York City and embarked upon what was to be a tempestuous business career; his enterprises ran the gamut in shipping, oil, the press, banking, insurance, and the stock market. Barker served in the New York State Senate in 1815-1816 and was one of the founders of Tammany Hall; he was a recognized political power in the Democratic Party party.
Extent
163 pieces in 2 boxes.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.