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Theodore A. Havemeyer Estate Collection
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Mss 899 1879-1904 H387
Boxes 1-3

The Theodore A. Havemeyer Estate Collection (from 1879 to 1904) contains the business and estate records of Theodore A. Havemeyer, investor and part owner of Havemeyer and Elders Sugar Refinery, New York, New York. The collection contains records and correspondence among family members concerning the settlement of his estate.

Havemeyer died intestate in 1897, during a business downturn that had eroded the value of many of his investments. His complex, multi-million dollar estate was divided among his widow, Emilie deLoosey Havemeyer, and their nine children, including five daughters.

Emilie Havemeyer was executrix of the estate, although most financial transactions appear to have been handled by her two oldest sons, Charles and Theodore, Jr. Black-bordered letters in the "Family Letters" folder in this collection record discussions between sisters Marie H. Tiffany and Emily C. Potter and the brothers who were settling the estate.

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