Handwritten, signed letter, on his office stationery 9 x 6. To Samuel Knott, Esq, of the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad Co, dated September 9, 1867. In 1867, Henry W. This letter provides an interesting and almost humorous insight into his persistence and energy, willing to follow an important sales lead by not-so-subtly namedropping and coercing Mr. Knott to confirm a meeting with the CEO Mr. Bartholomew of his company on a particular date and time (most convenient to Poor) in Hartford. Henry William Poor would later partner with his equally energetic father, Henry Varnum Poor, to form the earliest and greatest Wall Street investment publishing and information services company, one that still bears their name. They were publishers, not stock traders or brokers. They were first to anticipate the value of timely, independent, accurate, and authoritative financial information. After his father’s death, Henry W. Merged his company with the Standard Statistics Bureau, forming Standard & Poor’s. Acquired by McGraw Hill in 1966, the company remains a leading source of data for individual investors and institutions. Nice early documentation from a Wall Street pioneer, with contextual insight into the intensity of this financial legend. The item “Henry W. Poor. Co-Founder of Standard & Poor’s. Hand Written and Signed Letter” is in sale since Thursday, August 12, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs”. The seller is “kateal” and is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: Henry W. Poor
- Autograph Authentication: Provenance: from Estate Sale
- Signed: Yes