Jesup, Morris K. (Morris Ketchum) 1830-1908

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June 21, 1830 - January 22, 1908

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Morris K. Jesup rose from humble origins to become a millionaire in the railroad banking business. He helped found the American Museum of Natural History in 1869 and, as its President, financed the expedition which bears his name, the most ambitious American ethnological expedition of all time

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associated dates: 1881-1908

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