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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02150.54 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Newspaper clipping Date: 26 May 1918 Pagination: 1 p. : 19 x 26

Short obituary for Charles H. P. Babcock, who had been influential in the financial and trade industries, especially in his role as head of Babcock and Milnor. The is also a small announcement for the time of the funeral service, as well as an attached handwritten note identifying an unknown person's relationship with Babcock.

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