My great-grandfather, James Grover "Grove" TERWILLIGER, filled his late 1800s Souvenir Album with a miscellany of ribbons, invitations, stamps, cards, tickets, cut-outs from hotel letterheads, newspaper articles, and other items from his travels and affiliations. Page 28 shows a most confusing group of 4 items, 3 of which are made of silk: a banquet menu, a Jury Duty menu, a masquerade, and a triangular Delta Kappa Epsilon convention ticket. Eclectic, indeed.
The first two items are clearly seen above in the large photo:
1. Paper Muslin Masquerade ticket is made of heavy pink silk material: TRENOR HALL / Broadway Near 32nd, Street. / TUESDAY EVE. FEBRUARY 15, 1881. / at 9 o'clock p.m. / R.S.V.P. MISSES EGGERT, / 1015 Lexington Ave.
2. Admission ticket, ΔΚε. Thirty-Second Convention / Delta Kappa Epsilon, / Public Exercises, / Academy of Music, New York, / Thursday Evening, October 24, 1878, / Admit Party at 8'oclock. More information on the DKE Fraternity may be found by clicking.
3. I.O.O.F. Banquet Menu This long dark purple silk item on the right is the Banquet Menu for the "Merchants & Business Men of Baltimore" / Gilmour & Sons, Caterer.
It is virtually unreadable by now, with gold lettering on very dark purple silk, much faded. Because of the dates of other items, I may assume it took place between 1870 and 1885. The menu seems highly detailed, from Soups to Wines, with a large variety of foods for each course. The dark marks you can see on the silk is bleed-through from the original glue. The glue spots also show in the following white silk menu, below. [See p.20 small ticket of 3 along the side, for the entry ticket for this event. - thanks again to Albert Riezebos]
4. First United Dinner / of the First & Second Panels of the Sheriff's Jury / Menu / 11 Janvier 1871. Here we have another detailed menu, all in French. Soups (2), Fish (2), Appetizers, 3 Entrees, Vegetables (5), Kirsch Sorbet, and 9 different desserts.
And along the bottom of the menu: "Lynch Law Surrogate's Court Sheriff's Jury".
Note this menu is printed on ivory silk, with crossed American flags at the top - 34 stars on the left, 31 on the right. I believe it should have been 37 stars in 1871, but 'artistic licence' perhaps shows here.
update: See link here for possible reference to "Lynch Law": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enforcement_Act_of_1871_%28third_act%29 link suggested/provided by fellow Canadian genealogist, Albert Riezebos. Albert also found photos of special dinners at Delmonico's for the First and Second Panels of the Sheriff's Jury, here: http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47db-2438-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
If you have more information about any of these 4 items, I would be happy to receive any details you can add. You may contact me at calewis at telus dot net or in the Comments section below. Thank you stopping by.
The next page to be inventoried, Page 29, includes many transportation tickets set around a beautiful silk-covered advertising card for a piano store!
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
The first four cards on the left hand side are all to do with Embassy officials re Tunisia! I'm certain there is a story there, don't you think? From the top left down, they are:
1. Le Chev. Antoine Conti, / Secrétaire, Interprète de l'Ambassade / Tunisienne.
2. Le Lieutenant Colonel Ramiro Gaeta, / Attaché à 'Ambassade / Tunisienne.
3. Le Général Otman Hashem, Envoyé Extraordinaire de S. A. / le Bey de Tunis.
4. Amos Perry / Consul Général / des Etats Unis d'Amérique à Tunis.
Update: A number of individuals met with this group and President Johnson; possibly James M. Terwilliger, my 2nd great-grandfather... and he must have saved the cards. Thanks to Albert Riezebos for the links and details.
Next, the three cards set on an angle, bottom left:
5. Mr. DeWitt Van Buskirk - a member of the Hudson Historical Society Link takes you to a 32 page article he read at a meeting
6. Coleman Gray / Dentist [handwritten - left-handed, perhaps?]
7. Florence L. Telford
The cards set at an angle across from top left centre to bottom right:
8. A. J. Allen, / St. Omar's Com., No. 19, / Elmira, N.Y. - with Knight's Templar symbol [Masonry] & motto on left side of card: in hoc signo vinces
9. E. S. Bettelheim / Byrnés / Dramatic Times / New York - a promoter of dramatic events
10. Henry S. Crump / with Wm Moir / Jeweler / 373 Sixth Ave / cor. 23rd St./ NY
11. Theodore T. Munroe, / Sigma Phi Place, / Williamstown, Mass. - college friend
12. Mr. & Mrs. L. C. Smith - horizontal card across #6 & 11.
13. Wm. H. Carpenter, Jr., / National Academy of Design / Studio, 23 W 14th St. / Bet. 5th Ave. & Union Square.
14. J. W. Hotchkin / With / KNOX THE HATTER, / Fifth Ave. Hotel. Don't you love the odd lettering of his name? So odd and novel. Click through for more information on the building.
Next, in the top right corner, from corner down:
15. Charles E. Pennock.
16. Charles D. Welch
17. T. D. Patterson / Lysander, N.Y.
18. Capt. Alex S. Williams, / New York Police.
19. James T. Van Riper [handwritten] See link to Van Riper (Van Reypen) genealogy links.
20. Mr. J. Henry Albee. / 385 Fifth Avenue
And there you have it, another page completed more or less, in the Album. These cards range from friends and colleagues, to a variety of stores' owners, to theatre. Another mish-mash of a page.
If you have more information about any of these people, or would like more details (or a photo of a specific card), contact me via calewis at telus dot net, or in the Comments below.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm planning on much more regular posts for the Album in this third year!