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Henry Clay Frick - The Man

George Harvey

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ISBN 10: 1443730815 / ISBN 13: 9781443730815
Published by Harvey Press, 2008
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Title: Henry Clay Frick - The Man

Publisher: Harvey Press

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

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HENRY CLAY FRICK- THE MAN by GEORGE HARVEY. Originally published in 1928. Contents PAGE I. ANCESTRY I II. BOYHOOD II III. BEGINNING BUSINESS IN COKE .... 19 IV. A TRIUMPH OF FAITH AND COURAGE ... 44 V. INTERLUDE 6j VI. ENTER THE CARNEGIES 76 VII. THE MAN IN STEEL 93 VIII. HOMESTEAD 106 IX. THE STATE INTERVENES 124 X. ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION 136 XI. POLITICS 146 XII. THE LAIRD AND THE MAN . . . . l6o XIII , VICTORY'S COST AND GAIN 175 XIV. OLIVER AND FRICK 187 XV, NEGOTIATIONS 100 XVI. MR. FRICK RECEIVES HIS RESIGNATION . . Zl8 XVII. THE FINAL DRAMATIC BREAK .... 117 XVIII. MR. FRICK WINS HIS FIGHT 137 XIX. THE UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION . 158 XX. A CAPITALIST 169 XXI. PUBLIC AFFAIRS 189 XXII. THE PATRIOT 313 XXIII. AN ART COLLECTOR 331 XXIV. BENEFACTIONS AND BEQUESTS .... 344 XXV. PERSONALITY Illuftrations HENRY CLAY FRICK Frontispiece Wood engraving by Timothy Cole PACING PAGE DANIEL miCK Grandfather 4 THE OVERHOLT RESIDENCE 6 ABRAHAM OVERHOLT Grandfather 8 BIRTHPLACE THE LITTLE SPRING HOUSE . . . IO CHRISTIAN OVERHOLT Uncle 12 - ACCOUNT RENDERED Written and initialed hy Mr. Frick . 2.6 A LETTER OF CONDOLENCE Written and initialed byMr. Frick z8 JOHN S. R. OVERHOLT: Brother-in-law 30 JOHN W. PRICK Father 3 X MRS. JOHN W. PRICK Mother 4 A PRICK DOLLAR BILL 5^ MRS. ABRAHAM OVERHOLT Grandmother . . - 5 8 ABRAHAM O. TINSTMAN Cousin HENRY CLAY FRICK At the age of fourteen fe 4 o At the age of sixteen 00 At the age of nineteen At the age of twenty-one . 9 At the age of twenty-five I 4 1 At the age of thirty . . . - l6 PICTURE GALLERY I 9 1 MR, AND MRS. FRICK MR. AND MRS. KNOX On a holiday in Venice x: L 4 FACING PAGE HENRY CLAY ^ IC& At the age of forty-five . . . . Z<; o CLAYTON PITTSBURGH 2.6o DRIVING OFF . AT THE l6TH HOLE MYOPIA HUNT CLUB . .316 IN LATER YEARS Mr. Frick at Eagle Rock Ms country flace at Pridi s Crossing, Massachusetts . . ,72.8 MR. PRICK WITH HIS ELDEST GRANDDAUGHTER , 348 MR. FRICK WITH HIS SECOND GRANDDAUGHTER . 358 NUMBER ONE EAST SEVENTIETH STREET, NEW YORK . 370. HENRY CLAY FRICK THE MAN. Ancestry. THE American progenitors of Henry Clay Frick were JOHANN NICHOLAS FRICK and MARTIN OVERHOLT who followed William Penn from the continent of Europe in search of religious freedom and personal opportunity. Frick came from Switzerland and Overholt from the Palatinate on the Rhine. Both sailed from Rotterdam and landed in Philadelphia but they were only nominally contemporaneous. Martin arrived about 1731 and died in 1744. Johann came in 1767 and lived till 1786. Henry Clay was of the fourth gener ation succeeding his two great-great-grandfathers. The Swiss family Frick, of Celtic-Burgundian origin, is very old; that is to say, it sprang into prominence and gave name to a village in the Sisseln-Thal nearly four hundred years before Columbus discovered America and it holds authenticated records of unbroken lineage from 1113 to the present day. Among the adventurous members of the family who immigrated to America 9 following Conrad who led the van in 1731, was JOHANN NICHOLAS, who proceeded forth with to Getmantown, the rallying point of colonists from Switzerland and the Palatinate, where he found descend Frick the Man ants of Conrad, and of nine others of the name who had arrived between the years 1732. and 175 5 . The pioneering spirit naturally dominated newcomers from the old world bent upon acquisition of fertile lands in fresh territory and the trend necessarily was to the West. Already John, the eldest son of Conrad, had pushed on as far as the Susquehanna valley and established a prolific branch of the family in Lancaster. Others were gazing longingly toward the Alleghenies and avid for information concerning the vast country beyond when the patriots of Philadelphia and all the country round were thrilled by the sound of the big bell proclaiming the Declaration of Independence.

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