[Agency Agreement between Jeane Bertig Kempner and the US National Bank of Galveston, Texas]

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Agency agreement between Jeane Bertig Kempner and the United States National Bank of Galveston, Texas, authorizing the institution to handle $40,000 in funds for investment, and the conditions and guidelines associated.

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[4] p. ; 39 x 23 cm. and smaller.

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Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund

The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund started in 1946 when family members created the Galveston Fund. Today, the Fund’s board consists of nine family members along with two outside directors; they meet twice a year. The focus continues to be on Galveston Island with 95% of grant funds distributed in the area.

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Agency agreement between Jeane Bertig Kempner and the United States National Bank of Galveston, Texas, authorizing the institution to handle $40,000 in funds for investment, and the conditions and guidelines associated.

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[4] p. ; 39 x 23 cm. and smaller.

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Private Papers of Daniel Kempner Thorne

Family papers from the first and second generation of the influential Kempner Family of Galveston.

Harris and Eliza Kempner

One of Galveston’s most iconic families, the Kempner family influenced the social and philanthropic landscape of Galveston and its members created an expansive economic empire. The Kempner family of Galveston began with Harris Kempner (1837-1894), who emigrated from Poland in 1854 and settled in Cold Spring, Texas. In 1858, he opened a general store and established the firm that still bears his name. Harris, foreseeing the growth of Galveston, moved his business to the seaport around 1868 and enlarged his interests as a cotton factor and commission merchant. He also entered a partnership with M. Marx to build a wholesale grocery business. Marx withdrew from the business in 1886, but Harris continued the firm and extended his range of operations into finance. He served as the president of Island City Savings Bank. Harris organized and directed some 35 banks throughout Texas, especially in smaller cities that lacked adequate banking facilities.

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Kempner, Jeane Bertig. [Agency Agreement between Jeane Bertig Kempner and the US National Bank of Galveston, Texas], legal document, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth836152/: accessed February 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund.