The University of Chicago Biographical Sketches - 2 volume set of hardcover books, both in very good condition. Published by the University of Chicago Press, 1922 and written by Thomas Wakefield Goodspeed. Frontispiece images of John D. Rockefeller. Volume 1 is 394 pages and includes biographies and photos of Marshall Field, William Butler Ogden, E. Nelson Blake, Sidney Albert Kent, George Clarke Walker, Charles Jerold Hull, Silas Bowman Cobb, Gustavus Franklin Swift, Charles Hitchcock, Joseph Reynolds, Nathaniel Colver, La Verne Noyes, Eli Buell Williams and Hobert W. Williams, Joseph Bond, Frederick Augustus Smith, Hiram Washington Thomas and John Crerar.
Volume 2 is 298 pages and includes biographies and pictures of Stephen Arnold Douglas, Charles Lawrence Hutchinson, Andrew MacLeish, Helen Culver, Adolphus Clay Bartlett, Norman Wait Harris, Leon Mandel, Howard Taylor Ricketts, Albert Merritt Billings, Jonathan Young Scammon, John Mason Jackson and Frederick Haskell.
Goodspeed was intimately connected with the persons and events involved in the founding of the University of Chicago in 1891.