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Guide to the William Sharman Papers
1916-1965
 MS 3068

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

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Container List

Series III. Banking, 1929-1957

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Colonial Bank & Bank of the United States | Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes letters documenting Sharman's appointment as assistant cashier of the Colonial Bank (corner of Columbus Avenue and 81st Street, Manhattan) in 1929, and the bank's merger with the Bank of the United States, which took place in April 1929. The condition, officers, and staff of the latter (including Sharman) are given in a pamphlet dated 29 May 1930.

An anomaly in this folder, perhaps kept by Sharman as a curiosity, is a draft for $100,000, dated 24 January 1871 and issued by the Bank of New York to Lees & Waller.

1929-1930
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Empire Trust & Manufacturers Trust, La Guardia Airport | Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, William Sharman's business card, and a brochure describing the Empire Trust Company's branch at La Guardia Field, "The World's First Airport Bank." Manufacturers Trust Company assumed control of the branch on 24 September 1945.

1931, 1943-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Empire Trust, La Guardia Airport | Guest register
1941-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Empire Trust & Manufacturers Trust, La Guardia Airport | Photographs (8 prints)

Scope and Contents

Includes a photograph of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and banker David Rockefeller (1915-2017) at the opening of the bank.

[circa 1941-1949]
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Manufacturers Trust, Featherbed Lane (Bronx) | Miscellaneous
1949-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Manufacturers Trust, Featherbed Lane (Bronx) | Photographs (2 prints)

Scope and Contents

Contains two photographs, one showing William Sharman at his desk, the other showing him posed with Marie Gagne, a 9-year-old polio survivor who, accompanied by her grandmother, Mrs. H. Cordes, was the first customer of Manufacturers Trust Company's newly opened Featherbed Lane branch in The Bronx on 18 June 1949. For newspaper reproductions of this image, with fuller accounts, see the clippings in folder 17.

[1949]
Oversize: medium Folder : 1 (of 1) Manufacturers Trust, Featherbed Lane (Bronx) | Photographs (3 prints)

Scope and Contents

Contains three publicity shots by Rudy Arnold Photos (545 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.) of William Sharman, with a secretary, in his office of the Featherbed Lane (Bronx) branch of Manufacturers Trust Company. With original Rudy Arnold mailing envelope.

[1949]

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