"The modern trust company, with its varied and highly developed functions, is a characteristic product of our present complex civilization... The trust company, as some one has said, has become the corporation's corporation, a sort of super-corporation.... The question then naturally arises, is there any law peculiar to trust companies?"
Bates, Henry M. "Some Unscheduled Liabilities of Trust Companies." Proceedings of the 38th Annual Convention of the American Bankers' Association (1912): 286–300.