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Thomas H. McKittrick Collection
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Mss 78 1924-1946
Cartons 4-6

The collection contains the records and correspondence of international banker Thomas Harrington McKittrick (1889-1970), the American-born partner of the London banking firm Lee, Higginson & Company from 1925 to 1939. McKittrick is best known for his two terms as President of the Bank for International Settlements (B.I.S.) in Basle, Switzerland, from 1939 to 1946, which was founded to organize the payment of German reparations stemming from World War I.

The personal papers in this collection include detailed records of trusts for McKittrick's minor daughters from 1934 to 1939 and records of the will and other financial affairs of McKittrick's mother, Mrs. Hildegard Sterling McKittrick, from 1930 to 1932. There is also a lively and detailed account of life at Vassar College in correspondence from his daughter, Elizabeth Benson McKittrick, from 1943 to 1945.

The collection also documents the working lives of McKittrick's secretaries, including correspondence detailing the participation of his Swiss secretary, Miss Marta Pauli, in the rescue of a family of French refugees during World War II.

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