Upon the death of Erastus Corning in 1872, Erastus Corning, Jr., his elder son
and principal heir, took over the management of the Albany Iron Works. When, on
March 1, 1875, the interests of Erastus Corning & Co. and John A. Griswold and ...
Author: Irene D. Neu
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Most importantly , Erastus was a man who accepted the strictures of the secret
society , various permutations of which he had belonged to since Wolf's Head .
One of the rare personal letters from Corning to Dan O'Connell was written by the
Author: Paul Grondahl
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Political Science
Grondahl’s classic biography of Albany’s “mayor for life,” now available in paperback.
535; (d) Irene D. Neu, Erastus Corning, Merchant and Financier, 1794-1872 (
Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1960), frontispiece. ERASTUS CORNING.
Relief. 1864. PI. 109 A. Albany, N.Y., Erastus Corning, Jr. (formerly). Lost. B.
Author: James Carson Webster
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Deals with Palmer's life and career, the development and character of his work, his ideas about art, and contemporary comments on his work. An annotated catalog of Palmer's sculpture and appendixes that contain his writings on art and letters are included. (American Art Senes)
Erastus Corning , Albany , N. Y. Solid color , except white on belly ; black tongue
and switch . . Erastus Corning , Albany , N. Y. Solid color ; black tongue and
switch ..... Erastus Corning , Albany , N. Y. Solid color ; white tongue ; black switch
Author: Clark County (Wis.). Board of SupervisorsPublish On: 1879
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Author: New York (State). Legislature. AssemblyPublish On: 1886
Erastus Corning , Albany , N. Y .; large gold medal . Bull , Kenwood , bred by
exhibitor ; calved December 20 , 1882 , sire Rome , 6420 , dam Comely by Sir
Isaac , 6629 , gr . d . Caroline by Chadnor 2d , 6634. , Cow , Filbert , bred by
Author: New York State Agricultural SocietyPublish On: 1898
OBITUARY . ERASTUS CORNING . Mr . Corning was born in Albany , N . Y . ,
June 13 , 1827 , and died suddenly August 30 , 1897 . In early life he attended
the College Hill Institute at Poughkeepsie , and afterwards entered Union
It was purchased in 1826 by Erastus Corning , who called it the Albany nail
factory . Soon after John T. Norton became associated with him under the firm
name of Norton & Corning . Four years later the firm was dissolved , James
COTTAGE FOR ERASTUS CORNING I Bethlehem , Albany County , N.Y.
Designed before 17 December 1833 . Unbuilt . 95. FARMHOUSE FOR ERASTUS CORNING I Bethlehem , Albany County , N.Y. Designed before 26
December 1833 ...
Author: Mary R. Tomlan
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Much about Phillip Hooker remains unknown, especially about his personal life and early architectural training. Nevertheless, the discovery and publication here of increased visual and written material from the architect's own hand has offered the means of better understanding his abilities and professional activities.
Author: American Hereford Cattle Breeders' AssociationPublish On: 1897
KENWOOD 3d 36254 Erastus Corning P . W . Cutler Lady Esther 36560 Ruabon
12035 Rees Keene For continuation see page 151 , Vol . X . 65945 AUGUSTA
Cow Bred and owned by P . W . Cutler , Carthage , Ill . Calved May 27 , 1895 .
Author: American Hereford Cattle Breeders' Association
Brief history of Hereford cattle: v. 1, p. 359-375.
She was a woman of culture and intelligence, in every sense qualified to be the
wife of a man like Erastus Corning. Therefore in his domestic relations he was
happy and fortunate. We have thus traced the public career of Mr. Corning.
Author: New York (State). Court of Appeals.Publish On: 1864
And afterwards, mid on or about the 10th day of August, 1855, the said Stanford
being indebted to one, Erastus Corning, of Albany, in a large sum of $10,000 and
upwards, and being so in possession of said premises, and claiming title thereto
Author: New York (State). Court of Appeals.
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 nail factory then erected was purchased in 1826 , by Erastus Corning of
Albany , for $ 5 , 280 , and was named the Albany Nail Factory . The firm of
Norton & Corning was soon after formed by John T . Norton and Mr . Corning ,
and in 1838 ...
ERASTUS CORNING , banker and manufacturer , Albany , N. Y. , was born in that
city , June 16 , 1827 . Samuel Corning , the pioneer of his family , came from
England to Beverly , Mass . , in 1641 , and Bliss Corning of this line was a soldier
Author: New York (State). Legislature. AssemblyPublish On: 1859
A. Here is this one — the assignment of last August to Mr. Corning , to correct my
testimony . ... 1855 , assigned and transferred to Erastus Corning , all his rights ,
privileges and interest , of every description , in , to and under , or by means of a ...
The firm of Corning , Horner , & Winslow was succeeded by that of Corning ,
Winslow , & Co . ; Gilbert C . Davidson and Erastus Corning , jr . , having been
admitted as copartners . By the latter firm , the plating of the Monitor and that of
In 1858 , John A. Griswold became agent of the Rensselaer Iron Works , and
some years later they became the property of John A. Griswold & Co .; John A.
Griswold , Erastus Corning , sr . , Ches . ter Griswold , and Erastus Corning , jr .
With the Time of Their Arrival in the Country and Colony, Their Standing in
Society, Place of Residence, Condition in Life, where From, Business, &c., as Far
as is Found on Record Royal Ralph Hinman. 4 . Erastus Corning , of Albany , b .
justice having sustained said demurrer and ordered judgment in this action in
favor of said defendant, Erastus Corning, against the said plaintiff, with costs, with
liberty to the plaintiff to amend the complaint within twenty days on payment of ...