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JOSIAH K. LILLY SR. TYPED LETTER SIGNED AGREEING TO DONATE SUPPLIES TO ESTABLISH RILEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 1924

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JOSIAH K. LILLY SR. TYPED LETTER SIGNED, "J. K. Lilly", on Eli Lilly and Company letterhead, Indianapolis, U.S.A., Office of J. K. LILLY President, September 22nd, 1924, 7.25 x 10.25,  to Dr. Robert Nef, Robert Long Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, agreeing to donate supplies for the dispensary of the new Riley Memorial Hospital (the famous children's hospital). In part: "...for a donation, it gives us a great deal of pleasure to supply...Our people will submit to you a list of the narcotics, so that you may make up an order covering same as provided by law...we are all proud of your institution out there, and we want to be a factor in its development...." In fine condition.

Josiah Kirby Lilly Sr. (November 18, 1861 – February 8, 1948), nicknamed "J. K.," was an American businessman, pharmaceutical industrialist, and philanthropist who became president and chairman of the board of Eli Lilly and Company, the pharmaceutical firm his father, Colonel Eli Lilly, founded in 1876. Josiah, the colonel's sole heir, began working at his father’s company at the age of fourteen. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and became superintendent of the Lilly laboratories in 1882 and company president in 1898. Under his leadership the company introduced standardized manufacturing processes, expanded its sales force, and increased its research efforts to develop new drugs. Eli Lilly and Company grew into one of the largest and most influential pharmaceutical corporations in the world, and the largest corporation in Indiana.

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