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'So Grateful to Be So Blessed'

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Thanksgiving and philanthropy go hand in hand. No one felt this more strongly than Andrew Carnegie, who in his day set a new American course for philanthropy that continues to inspire today.

As people everywhere give thanks and launch this year's holiday season, here's a look at some private papers of Mr. Carnegie, whose birthday -- November 25, 1835 -- we celebrate this weekend... unique reminders of the importance of giving back.

(These images are from the Carnegie Collections at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of Columbia University in New York.)

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