Edward White Clark

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Edward White Clark (January 20, 1828 – 1904) was the head of E. W. Clark & Company, a prominent financial firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

He was born on January 20, 1828 to Enoch White Clark.[2][3] He married Mary T. Sill on July 18, 1855, and had six children,[1] including Edward Walter Clark, Jr. and Joseph Sill Clark, Sr..

Clark developed an interest in Assyriology and Egyptology, and along with his brother Clarence, endowed the Chair in Babylonian Research at the University of Pennsylvania.[4] This marked the university's first step toward creating the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.[5] He died in 1904.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Howard Malcolm Jenkins and George Oberkirsh Seilhamer (1898). "Edward W. Clark". Memorial history of the city of Philadelphia, from its first settlement to year 1895. Retrieved 2010-12-08. Clark, Edward W., banker, of Philadelphia, the oldest son of Enoch W. Clark and his wife Sarah C. (Dodge) Clark, was born in Providence, R. I. January 28, 1828, and came with his parents to Philadelphia in January. 1837. He is the head of the firm of E. W. Clark & Co., which was first organized in January, 1837, by his father (whose biography is given in a preceding sketch), and his uncle on his mother's side, Edward Dodge. He received his education principally at the Central High School of Philadelphia, and entered the banking house as office boy in 1844. In 1849 he became a member of the firm, which, at that time, included Mr. Jay Cooke, whose biography also appears in this work. 
  2. ^ a b "Edward W. Clark". The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. 1896. Retrieved 2010-12-08. Clark, Edward W., banker, was born in Providence, R. I., Jan. 28, 1828, the oldest son of Enoch and Sarah (Dodge) Clark, and came with his parents to Philadelphia in January, 1837. He received his education principally at the Central High School of Philadelphia.and entered the banking house as office boy in 1844. In 1849 he became a member of the firm, which at that time included JayCooke. ... 
  3. ^ Edward W. Clark passport application of 1888. United States Department of State. 1888. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  4. ^ The New England historical and genealogical register, Volume 59
  5. ^ "Clark and Madeira Family Papers, 1820 - 1942 (bulk 1850 - 1925)". Archival Collections. University of Pennsylvania University Archives and Records Center. Retrieved December 8, 2010.