HENRY S. HARPER, 79, OF PUBLISHING FIRM

New York Times

Last of His Family Connected With Company Dies Here

Henry Sleeper Harper, a director of Harper and Brothers, and the last member of his family to be connected with the 132-year-old publishing house, died yesterday at his home, 125 East Thirty-eighth Street, after an illness of two years. His age was 79.
Born in this city, he was a son of Joseph Wesley Harper and the former Abigail P. Sleeper, and a grandson of the first Joseph Wesley Harper, who, with his brothers, James, John and Fletcher Harper, founded the firm.
After his graduation from Columbia in 1888 Mr. Harper became associated with Harper and Brothers. He left some years later, but returned in 1928 as a member of the board of directors, remaining until his death. He belonged to the University, Century, and Columbia Clubs, and the Delta Phi fraternity. His summer home was at Winter Harbor, Me.
He leaves a widow, Anne Hopson Harper, and a son, Henry, 18, who is undergoing naval training at Cornell University.

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