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Guide to the William Sharman Papers
 MS 3068

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sharman, William, 1894-1978
Title: William Sharman papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1916-1965
Abstract: A small collection documenting the military service and banking career of native New Yorker William Sharman. In 1916–17 Sharman served with the 71st New York Infantry, National Guard, in Texas during the border skirmishes spawned by the Mexican Revolution. He subsequently enlisted in the 106th Regiment Field Artillery, United States Army, 27th Infantry Division, and saw action in France during World War I. Back in New York, Sharman worked for a number of banks, rising from messenger to cashier to officer. Most notably he managed the world's first airport bank, a branch of the Empire Trust Company that was later controlled by Manufacturers Trust Company, at La Guardia Airport, between 1941 and 1949.
Quantity: 0.417 Linear Feet (in 1 document box and 1 oversize folder)
Call Phrase: MS 3068