1887, No. 100, 100 ShareS, issued to and signed by MORRIS K. JESUP, EF. CONDITION

Morris Ketchum Jesup ( June 21 , 1830 - January 22 , 1908 ), United States banker and philanthropist , was born at Westport, Connecticut .

In 1842 he went to New York City , w after some experience in business he established a banking house in 1852. In 1856 he organized the banking firm of MK Jesup & Company, which after two reorganizations became Cuyler, Morgan & Jesup. He became widely known as a financier, retiring from active business in 1884.

He was one of the organizers of the United States Christian Commission during the Civil War , was one of the founders of the Young Men's Christian Association , and its president in 1872 , was president after 1860 of the Five Points House of Industry, of which he was one of the founders, and after 1881 was president of the New York City Mission Society for which he built the DeWitt Memorial Church in Rivington Street. [1]

He was best known, however, as a munificent patron of scientific research, a large contributor to the needs of education, and a public-spirited citizen of wide interests, who did much for the betterment of social conditions in New York. He contributed largely to the funds for the Arctic expeditions of Commander Robert E Peary , becoming president of
... read more