Erastus Corning

Merchant and Financier, 1794–1872

Author: Irene D. Neu

Publisher: Cornell University Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

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Creator and first president of the New York Central Railroad, Erastus Corning was one of the outstanding American businessmen of the midnineteenth century. Merchant and manufacturer, railroad promoter, land speculator, financier, and politician, he built a fortune from nothing to eight million dollars. In her skillfully written biographical study, Professor Neu tells the story of this man's varied and highly successful career and, in the telling, traces the pattern of domestic mercantile activity in the early and middle years of the past century. Corning is best remembered as the "architect" of the New York Central Railroad, and the author has been particularly successful in explaining the process by which he lost control of it to Cornelius Vanderbilt. Here also is a unique account of the activities of a state bank in the 1830's, both interesting and important because it was one in "the wave of state bank incorporations" that attended Jackson's attack on the Bank of the United States. Professor Neu has done a thorough job of research in the sources and treated her material with historical detachment. Lucid in organization and style, her able work answers the need for a full-scale treatment of a man whose reputation was nationwide.

Mayor Erastus Corning

Albany Icon, Albany Enigma

Author: Paul Grondahl

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 568

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Erastus Corning 2nd was elected mayor of Albany eleven times, serving forty-two consecutive years, a tenure unsurpassed in American political history. Now available in paperback, Paul Grondahl's thoroughly researched and comprehensive biography of Albany's "mayor for life" offers a full, sweeping portrait of Corning, the charming, cunning, patrician front man for the dictatorial Albany Democratic machine. Filled with insight and anecdotes, this biography reveals the enigmatic mayor in ways even his closest associates never imagined. Book jacket.

Mayor Corning

Albany Icon, Albany Enigma

Author: Paul Grondahl

Publisher: SUNY Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 626

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Grondahl’s classic biography of Albany’s “mayor for life,” now available in paperback. Erastus Corning 2nd was elected mayor of Albany eleven times, serving forty-two consecutive years, a tenure unsurpassed in American political history. Now available in paperback, Paul Grondahl’s thoroughly researched and comprehensive biography of Albany’s “mayor for life” offers a full, sweeping portrait of Corning, the charming, cunning, patrician front man for the dictatorial Albany Democratic machine. Filled with insight and anecdotes, this biography reveals the enigmatic mayor in ways even his closest associates never imagined. Paul Grondahl is a reporter at the Albany Times Union and the author of four books, including the acclaimed political biography, I Rose like a Rocket: The Political Education of Theodore Roosevelt. His professional accolades include a Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award and recognition for feature writing by the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors.

New York Court of Appeals. Records and Briefs.

Author: New York (State). Court of Appeals.

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Category: Law

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Volume contains: 31 NY 66 (Smith v. Paton) 31 NY 314 (Buell v. N.Y. C. R.R. Co.) 31 NY 330 (Kenny v. People) 31 NY 350 (Doolittle v. Dininny) 31 NY 376 (Parker v. City of Syracuse) 31 NY 399 (Murray v. Walker) 31 NY 405 (White v. Nellis) 31 NY 411 (Williams v. Townsend) 31 NY 441 (St. Johns v. Roberts) 31 NY 446 (Robert v. Donnell) 31 NY 462 (Moses v. Bierling) 31 NY 473 (Bk of Salina v. Alvord) 31 NY 480 (Burnham v. Butler) 31 NY 490 (Boyce v. Brockway) 31 NY 498 (McDougall v. Cooper) 32 NY 684 (Bk of Salina v. Alvord) 33 NY 420 (Robbins v. Fitts) Unreported Case (Scollard v .Bissell) Unreported Case (Campfield v. Vedder) Unreported Case (Miller v. Westcot)

The Empire State

Its Industries and Wealth : Also an Historical and Descriptive Review of the Industries and Wealth of the Principal Cities and Towns in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Columbus, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, and Westchester Counties

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Category: Industries

Page: 300

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Proceedings ...

Author: New York State Agricultural Society

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Category: Agriculture

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Connecticut Reports

Containing Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Errors

Author: Connecticut. Supreme Court of Errors

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Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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The Federal Cases

Comprising Cases Argued and Determined in the Circuit and District Courts of the United States from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Federal Reporter, Arranged Alphabetically by the Titles of the Cases and Numbered Consecutively

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Category: Judges

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