Robert Morris

Robert Morris

Thomas Krens , The Drawings of Robert Morris ( Williamstown , MA : Williams College Museum of Art , 1982 ) . The show then traveled to the Sterling and Francine Clark 1nstitute , Williamstown , MA ; 1nstitute of Contemporary Art ...

Author: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438431201

Category: Art

Page: 48

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Drawings by one of the twentieth century’s most intellectually challenging artists.
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Robert Morris

Robert Morris

His son-in-law, James M. Marshall, husband of Esther, just mentioned, was his creditor for more than £20,000 sterling, advanced to Robert Morris, Jr., in London, to take up Morris's bills. Morris tried to secure him by an assignment of ...

Author: William Graham Sumner

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596050839

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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Robert Morris' tombstone states that he was "The Financier"; officially, however, he was Superintendent of Finance. Whatever his title, Robert Morris played an integral role in financing the American Revolution, and Yale Professor William G. Sumner examines Morris' life and actions to enhance our understanding of the finances of the young nation.In Volume II of a two-volume work, Sumner begins with the events of 1781, when Morris anticipated receiving loans from Spain. From there, Sumner looks at Morris' attempts to secure loans from other nations, his unpopularity and resignation, and the organization of the treasury. Sumner also covers the Bank War of 1785-1786, the Commercial Convention and the Constitutional Convention, Morris' career in the U.S. Senate, and his social standing and business dealings. What should be noted is that while Morris helped to finance the Revolution, he spent three years in prison for personal debts. WILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER was a professor of political and social science at Yale University and became known as a Social Darwinist and advocate of the laissez faire principle in economics. Besides writing a number of books on sociology, history, and economics, he was also influential in the movement to modernize the American university system.
Categories: Business & Economics

Robert Morris s Folly

Robert Morris s Folly

The Morris-Croxall Family of New Jersey,” New Jersey History 113 (Fall/ Winter 1995): 3–21. For an example ofMary Morris's correspondence with Polly, see Mary Morris to Robert Morris, December 12, 1787, Collection of Papers of Robert ...

Author: Ryan K. Smith

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300196047

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

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In 1798 Robert Morris—“financier of the American Revolution,” confidant of George Washington, former U.S. senator—plunged from the peaks of wealth and prestige into debtors' prison and public contempt. How could one of the richest men in the United States, one of only two founders who signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, suffer such a downfall? This book examines for the first time the extravagant Philadelphia town house Robert Morris built and its role in bringing about his ruin. Part biography, part architectural history, the book recounts Morris’s wild successes as a merchant, his recklessness as a land speculator, and his unrestrained passion in building his palatial, doomed mansion, once hailed as the most expensive private building in the United States but later known as “Morris’s Folly.” Setting Morris’s tale in the context of the nation’s founding, this volume refocuses attention on an essential yet nearly forgotten American figure while also illuminating the origins of America’s ongoing, ambivalent attitudes toward the superwealthy and their sensational excesses.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Life of Robert Morris the Great Financier

Life of Robert Morris  the Great Financier

LIFE OF ROBERT MORRIS . 7 By the representations of a committee of congress , Mr. Morris was induced to abandon his intention of quitting office in 1783 , and he accordingly continued to superintend the department of finance to the 30th ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044081971830

Category: Capitalists and financiers

Page: 8

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Categories: Capitalists and financiers

Robert Morris

Robert Morris

For the confidence which actions of Morris infused into many department heads , see Pickering to Hughes , 17 July 1781 ... The Accounts of Robert Morris , Superintendent of Finance " in The Bankers ' Magazine and Statistical Register ...

Author: Clarence L. Ver Steeg

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512819120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Robert Morris

Robert Morris

Robert Morris's attempt to turn the tables on Cage must be counted as not entirely successful , for he did not take account of the changes to Cage's aesthetic in the 1960s . Despite Cage's conviction that composition , performance , and ...

Author: Julia Bryan-Wilson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262519618

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Essays, an interview, and a roundtable discussion on the work of one of the most influential American artists of the postwar period. This October Files volume gathers essays, an interview, and a roundtable discussion on the work of Robert Morris, one of the most influential American artists of the postwar period. It includes a little-known text on dance by Morris himself and a never-before-anthologized but influential catalog essay by Annette Michelson. Often associated with minimalism, Morris (b. 1931) also created important works that involved dance, process art, and conceptualism. The texts in this volume focus on Morris's early work and include an examination of a 1971 Tate retrospective by Jon Bird, an interview with the artist by Benjamin Buchloh, a conversation from a 1994 issue of October about resistance to 1960s art, and an essay by this volume's editor, Julia Bryan-Wilson, on the labor involved in installing the massive works in Morris's 1970 solo exhibition at the Whitney. Spanning 1965 to 2009, these writings map the evolution of critical thought on Morris over more than four decades.
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The Papers of Robert Morris 1781 1784 February 7 July 31 1781

The Papers of Robert Morris  1781 1784  February 7 July 31  1781

Robert Morris Elmer James Ferguson, John Catanzariti. I have the honour to be your Excellencys Most Obedient humble Servant Robt Morris His Excelly . The President of Congress Addressed : His Excellency / Samuel Huntington Esqr ...

Author: Robert Morris

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822970171

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

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Although Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day, he is today least known of the great national leaders of the Revolutionary era.This oversight is being rectified by this definitive publication project that transcribes and carefully annotates the Office of Finance diary, correspondence, and other official papers written by Morris during his administration as superintendent of finance from 1781 to 1784.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Nomination of Robert H Morris

Nomination of Robert H  Morris

Hearing Before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, First Session, on Nomination of Robert H. Morris to be Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, November 14, ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5138393

Category: United States

Page: 15

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Categories: United States

Papers of Robert Morris 1781 84

Papers of Robert Morris  1781 84

Volume 9: Robert Morris Elizabeth M. Nuxoll. those instances when he was convinced free trade would not be permitted . In addition to his contracting to sell tobacco to the French Farmers General discussed below , such efforts included ...

Author: Robert Morris

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 082297049X

Category:

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Although Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day, he is today least known of the great national leaders of the Revolutionary era.This oversight is being rectified by this definitive publication project that transcribes and carefully annotates the Office of Finance diary, correspondence, and other official papers written by Morris during his administration as superintendent of finance from 1781 to 1784.
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The Papers of Robert Morris 1781 1784

The Papers of Robert Morris  1781 1784

Robert Morris, John Catanzariti Elmer James Ferguson. ENDORSED.' The Honble Rob. Morris/16th Octr. 82 ' Mss: LS, part in cipher, Washington Papers, DLC; Ofcl LbC, part in cipher, DLC; Dft in the writing of Gouverneur Morris, ...

Author: Robert Morris

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822970224

Category: History

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Although Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day, he is today least known of the great national leaders of the Revolutionary era.This oversight is being rectified by this definitive publication project that transcribes and carefully annotates the Office of Finance diary, correspondence, and other official papers written by Morris during his administration as superintendent of finance from 1781 to 1784.
Categories: History