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Savage, James, 1784-1873



  • Existence: 1784 - 1873

James Savage (1784–1873) was an American banker and author. He was one of the founding fathers of Provident Institution for Savings in the Town of Boston established in 1816 as the first chartered savings bank in the United States. James was also well known for his research as an antiquary and as author of "A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England." He was instrumental in helping his son-in-law, William Barton Rogers, establish MIT and helping his cousin, Frederic Tudor, establish the ice trade in the West Indies, among many other ventures.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John Pickering letter

Mss 810151
Identifier: Mss 810151
Overview In English.

William Sullivan letter

Mss 810517
Identifier: Mss 810517
Overview In English.