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AN’ ACCURATE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF PROMINENT MEN IN ALL
BUSINESS MEN. MERCHANTS. MANUFACTURERS. FINAN
FOUNDERS, MAKERS AND BUILDERS OF OUR
AS MANIFESTED IN AMERICA'S GREAT INSTITUTIONS OF FINANCE
EDUCATION. LITERATURE. ART. SCIENCE AND IN THE DEVELOPMENT
One thing is former 1004':
HE HISTORY of the race is but that of the
individual “writ large,” and we do not know
the real history of any age or country until we know
about its characteristic men. Most of the men de
scribed are now active in business and professional
careers, but a few sketches have been added of men whose achievements are still fresh in memory.
Universal history, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at the bottom the history of the great men who have worked here; and there can be no true criticism of a great American which is not founded upon the knowledge of his work in daily life. Whether it be in the diary of the frontiersman or in the elegant studies of the university.
This work is thoroughly National, covering every part of the United States, and puts in enduring form something of the history of great American merchants, manufacturers, railroad builders and other great men who have played an important part in the country’s history.
This most admirable collection of contemporary biography of America’s foremost leaders of life and