Education: Old Blue

When he was an undergraduate at Yale ('97), the late Edward Stephen Harkness, heir to a Standard Oil fortune of at least $130,000,000, was a shy, quiet boy who studied earnestly, liked to ride, play golf, read detective stories. Yale gave Edward Harkness an interest in Egyptology, art and Shakespeare, a few great & good friends, certain loyalties to friends and college that were to shape a wondrous philanthropy.

After college Edward Harkness became a railroad director, but he soon decided to devote himself chiefly to giving away his money. One of his undergraduate friends was Dean Sage, who visioned a Manhattan...

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