[Letter from Dan W Kempner to I. H. Kempner, April 1894]


Letter from Dan Kempner to I.H. Kempner discussing of papa coming home because Dan is ill.

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Letter from Dan Kempner to I.H. Kempner discussing of papa coming home because Dan is ill.

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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, Dan H. [Letter from Dan W Kempner to I. H. Kempner, April 1894], letter, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth884742/: accessed March 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rosenberg Library.