Will of Dr. Aibert Berg Filed; Left $4,000,000 to Educational, Religious Institutions
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Will of Dr. Aibert Berg Filed; Left $4,000,000 to Educational, Religious Institutions

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The will of the late Dr. Albert A. Berg, noted Jewish surgeon who died here early this month, was made public today. It bequeaths all of Dr. Berg’s $4,000,000 estate to charitable, educational and religious institutions.

Under the 35-page will, Dr. Berg left his residuary estate in trust to New York University to equip and maintain a scientific research laboratory to be known as the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Institute for Experimental Physiology, Surgery and Pathology. He also left the university $250,000 in trust for establishing a chair of English and American literature.

The New York Public Library will get $1,750,000 and books, bronzes and art objects from a collection named in memory of Dr. Berg’s brother. The New York Acade-my of Medicine will get the income from a $250,000 trust fund for the purchase of books, periodicals, and documents for the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg wing. The University of Pennsylvania received $150,000 in trust for a chair of professorship of “religious thought.”

Trust funds of $150,000 each for charitable purposes were left to the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York and the Bishop of the New York Diocese of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Dr. Berg left the Hebrew Union College cash of undetermined value from bank deposits and his interest in real estate. He asked that these funds set up a fellowship for a “worthy graduate” of the college to pursue this studies.

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