Frederick Taylor Gates Papers

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Frederick Taylor Gates papers
Creator: Gates, Frederick Taylor, 1853-1929
Call Number: D.436
Dates: 1927
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Typescripts
Collection Overview
Title: Frederick Taylor Gates papers
Creator: Gates, Frederick Taylor, 1853-1929
Call Number: D.436
Dates: 1927
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Frederick Taylor Gates was born in Maine, New York in the 1860's and graduated from the University of Rochester in 1877. After attending Rochester Theological Seminar, Gates settled in Chicago and in 1889 met John Rockefeller, Sr. Rockefeller employed Gates, who soon managed all of his finances, including his expanding philanthropic efforts. Gates continued in this role, also serving John D. Rockefeller, Jr. until 1912. In 1927, one year before Gates's death he wrote an autobiography, Chapters in my Life, sharing the trajectory of his life's work. Gates died in 1929.

Scope and Content
The Frederick Taylor Gates collection is comprised of one series: Typescript. The Typescript series contains the carbon copy of Chapters in My Life, which was used in the publication of the book.

Subject(s):
Manuscripts
Autobiographies
Gates, Frederick Taylor, 1853-1929 -- Chapters in my life.
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937
Authors, American
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Frederick Taylor Gates Papers were transferred by Rita Haschmann, September 29, 1978.Access
The Frederick Taylor Gates papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Frederick Taylor Gates papers, D.436, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Typescripts
Box 1, Folder 1-7Typescript draft: Chapters in My Life
Box 1, Folder 8Copy of Chapters in My Life Book cover


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