Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made
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Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made

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  • The Project Gutenberg eBook, Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made, by James D. McCabe, Jr., Illustrated by G. F. and E. B. Bensell
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  • GREAT FORTUNES,
    • AND
    • HOW THEY WERE MADE;
      • OR THE
    • OR THE
    • Struggles and Triumphs of our Self-Made Men.
      • BY
    • BY
    • JAMES D. McCABE, Jr.,
      • AUTHOR OF "PLANTING THE WILDERNESS," ETC., ETC.
      • Numerous Illustrations,
        • FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS BY G.F. & E.B. BENSELL.
      • FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS BY G.F. & E.B. BENSELL.
      • GEORGE MACLEAN,
        • PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK AND BOSTON. 1871.
        • Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by
      • PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK AND BOSTON. 1871.
      • Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by
      • E. HANNAFORD & CO.,
        • In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C.
      • In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C.
    • AUTHOR OF "PLANTING THE WILDERNESS," ETC., ETC.
    • Numerous Illustrations,
      • FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS BY G.F. & E.B. BENSELL.
    • FROM ORIGINAL DESIGNS BY G.F. & E.B. BENSELL.
    • GEORGE MACLEAN,
      • PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK AND BOSTON. 1871.
      • Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by
    • PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK AND BOSTON. 1871.
    • Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870, by
    • E. HANNAFORD & CO.,
      • In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C.
    • In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C.
    • PREFACE.
      • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • CONTENTS.
    • I. MERCHANTS.
      • CHAPTER I.
      • STEPHEN GIRARD.
      • CHAPTER II.
      • JOHN JACOB ASTOR.
      • CHAPTER III.
      • ALEXANDER T. STEWART.
      • CHAPTER IV.
      • AMOS LAWRENCE.
      • CHAPTER V.
      • ANDREW V. STOUT.
      • CHAPTER VI.
      • JONAS CHICKERING.
      • CHAPTER VII.
      • NICHOLAS LONGWORTH.
      • CHAPTER VIII.
      • GEORGE PEABODY.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • STEPHEN GIRARD.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • JOHN JACOB ASTOR.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • ALEXANDER T. STEWART.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • AMOS LAWRENCE.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • ANDREW V. STOUT.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • JONAS CHICKERING.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • NICHOLAS LONGWORTH.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • GEORGE PEABODY.
    • II. CAPITALISTS.
      • CHAPTER IX.
      • CORNELIUS VANDERBILT.
      • CHAPTER X.
      • DANIEL DREW.
      • CHAPTER XI.
      • JAMES B. EADS.
      • CHAPTER XII.
      • CYRUS W. FIELD.
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • CORNELIUS VANDERBILT.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • DANIEL DREW.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • JAMES B. EADS.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • CYRUS W. FIELD.
    • III. INVENTORS.
      • CHAPTER XIII.
      • ROBERT FULTON.
      • CHAPTER XIV.
      • CHARLES GOODYEAR.
      • CHAPTER XV.
      • ELI WHITNEY.
      • CHAPTER XVI.
      • CHAUNCEY JEROME.
      • CHAPTER XVII.
      • ELIAS HOWE, JR.
      • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • RICHARD M. HOE.
      • CHAPTER XIX.
      • SAMUEL COLT.
      • CHAPTER XX.
      • SAMUEL F.B. MORSE.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • ROBERT FULTON.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • CHARLES GOODYEAR.
    • CHAPTER XV.
    • ELI WHITNEY.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • CHAUNCEY JEROME.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • ELIAS HOWE, JR.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • RICHARD M. HOE.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
    • SAMUEL COLT.
    • CHAPTER XX.
    • SAMUEL F.B. MORSE.
    • IV. PUBLISHERS.
      • CHAPTER XXI.
      • JAMES HARPER.
      • CHAPTER XXII.
      • JAMES T. FIELDS.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
    • JAMES HARPER.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
    • JAMES T. FIELDS.
    • V. EDITORS.
      • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • JAMES GORDON BENNETT.
      • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • ROBERT BONNER.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • JAMES GORDON BENNETT.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • ROBERT BONNER.
    • VI. LAWYERS.
      • CHAPTER XXV.
      • JOHN MARSHALL.
      • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • JAMES T. BRADY.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
    • JOHN MARSHALL.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • JAMES T. BRADY.
    • VII. ARTISTS.
      • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • BENJAMIN WEST.
      • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • JOHN ROGERS.
      • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • HIRAM POWERS.
      • CHAPTER XXX.
      • EMMANUEL LEUTZE.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • BENJAMIN WEST.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
    • JOHN ROGERS.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
    • HIRAM POWERS.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
    • EMMANUEL LEUTZE.
    • VIII. DIVINES.
      • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • HENRY WARD BEECHER.
      • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • PETER CARTWRIGHT.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
    • HENRY WARD BEECHER.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
    • PETER CARTWRIGHT.
    • IX. AUTHORS.
      • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • HENRY W. LONGFELLOW.
      • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
    • HENRY W. LONGFELLOW.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
    • NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE.
    • X. ACTORS.
      • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • EDWIN BOOTH.
      • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • JOSEPH JEFFERSON.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
    • EDWIN BOOTH.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
    • JOSEPH JEFFERSON.
    • XI. PHYSICIANS.
      • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • BENJAMIN RUSH.
      • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • VALENTINE MOTT.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
    • BENJAMIN RUSH.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
    • VALENTINE MOTT.
  • I.    MERCHANTS.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • STEPHEN GIRARD.
    • STEPHEN GIRARD.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • JOHN JACOB ASTOR.
    • JOHN JACOB ASTOR.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • ALEXANDER T. STEWART.
    • ALEXANDER T. STEWART.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • AMOS LAWRENCE.
    • AMOS LAWRENCE.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • ANDREW V. STOUT.
    • ANDREW V. STOUT.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • JONAS CHICKERING.
    • JONAS CHICKERING.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • NICHOLAS LONGWORTH.
    • NICHOLAS LONGWORTH.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • GEORGE PEABODY.
    • GEORGE PEABODY.
  • II.    CAPITALISTS.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • CORNELIUS VANDERBILT.
    • CORNELIUS VANDERBILT.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • DANIEL DREW.
    • DANIEL DREW.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • JAMES B. EADS.
    • JAMES B. EADS.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • CYRUS W. FIELD.
    • CYRUS W. FIELD.
  • III.    INVENTORS.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • ROBERT FULTON.
    • ROBERT FULTON.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • CHARLES GOODYEAR.
    • CHARLES GOODYEAR.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • ELI WHITNEY.
    • ELI WHITNEY.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • CHAUNCEY JEROME.
    • CHAUNCEY JEROME.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • ELIAS HOWE, JR.
    • ELIAS HOWE, JR.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • RICHARD M. HOE.
    • RICHARD M. HOE.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • SAMUEL COLT.
    • SAMUEL COLT.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • SAMUEL F.B. MORSE.
    • SAMUEL F.B. MORSE.
  • IV.    PUBLISHERS.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • JAMES HARPER.
    • JAMES HARPER.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • JAMES T. FIELDS.
    • JAMES T. FIELDS.
  • V.   EDITORS.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • JAMES GORDON BENNETT.
        • COMMERCIAL.
      • COMMERCIAL.
    • JAMES GORDON BENNETT.
      • COMMERCIAL.
    • COMMERCIAL.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • ROBERT BONNER.
    • ROBERT BONNER.
  • VI.   LAWYERS.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • JOHN MARSHALL.
    • JOHN MARSHALL.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • JAMES T. BRADY.
    • JAMES T. BRADY.
  • VII.   ARTISTS.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • BENJAMIN WEST.
    • BENJAMIN WEST.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • JOHN ROGERS.
    • JOHN ROGERS.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • HIRAM POWERS.
    • HIRAM POWERS.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • EMMANUEL LEUTZE.
    • EMMANUEL LEUTZE.
  • VIII.   DIVINES.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • HENRY WARD BEECHER.
    • HENRY WARD BEECHER.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • PETER CARTWRIGHT.
    • PETER CARTWRIGHT.
  • IX.   AUTHORS.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • HENRY W. LONGFELLOW.
        • From THE GOLDEN LEGEND.
      • From THE GOLDEN LEGEND.
    • HENRY W. LONGFELLOW.
      • From THE GOLDEN LEGEND.
    • From THE GOLDEN LEGEND.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE.
    • NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE.
  • X.   ACTORS.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • EDWIN BOOTH.
    • EDWIN BOOTH.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • JOSEPH JEFFERSON.
    • JOSEPH JEFFERSON.
  • XI.   PHYSICIANS.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • BENJAMIN RUSH.
    • BENJAMIN RUSH.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • VALENTINE MOTT.
    • VALENTINE MOTT.
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