Saturday, September 27, 2014

PAGE 31 - Syracuse Classical School Re-Unions, 1873-1877

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 31, contains momentoes of Annual Re-Unions of the Class of '73 at Syracuse Classical School. These are dated 1873, '74, '75, '76.  Note that as Grove TERWILLIGER was born in 1856, he would have been 17 in 1873. I wonder what particlar classes he took? No records seem to exist of such details, unfortunately.

The Syracuse Classical School appears to have been a preparatory school for college, although several articles seem to say people graduated to go on to higher degrees.

In 1900, the School moved to Yates Castle (part of Syracuse University) for 6 years.  Click on the link to see the incredible building, which is no longer there, being demolished for an expansion of the medical school.

To the right is the invitation for Jas Terwilliger, signed by J. Grove Terwilliger, Secretary.  Jas would be his father, James M. Terwilliger. Such a neat tidy signature, isn't it? Interestingly, the 1875 address for his father, at 139 Warren Street, is new to me.

Each invitation included a programme of speeches, music, oratory, and supper. An example may be seen here, for the reunion in 1876.  Each of the glued-down momentoes opens up with details of events planned for each re-union. Note spelling at this time - we now use 'reunion' as correct spelling.

If you have further information or have questions about the people listed in any of the programmes, I would be happy to share what I have, and to add details to this post. Contact me via calewis at telus dot net, or in the Comments below. Thanks for visiting; I hope to finish inventorying each page of the Souvenir Album within 2 years!   

Saturday, September 20, 2014

PAGE 30 - 9 Tickets of entertainment

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 30, shows a neat page of 9 tickets for various entertainments.  Three of these tickets are for/from his good friend, Mr. George E. Hardy, Superintendent. (Schools)

Starting along the top row, from left to right:
1.  SECOND ANNUAL / GRAND SCOTTISH CONCERT / under the auspices of / CLAN GORDON, No. 69, / Order of Scottish Clans, / at Library Hall, Elizabeth, N.J., / Friday Evening, November 20, 1891 / Tickets - - - 50 Cents, / Doors open at 7:30 --- Commences at 8 o'clock.

2.  Fourth Annual Ball / of the / CANTON KIEHL, NO. 28, / Patriarch Militant, I.O.O.F., / On Tuesday Evening, December 8th, 1891, / Arion Hall, 13 - 27 Wall St. / Tickets,  -  admitting Gent & Lady - 50 Cents. / Music by Prof J. Bauer ......   The Committee

3.  Annual Invitation Summer-Night's Festival / of the / Association of Superintendents & Clerks / of the / NEW YORK POST OFFICE, / On Friday, June 6th, 1891. / Games to Commence at 3 o'clock. .... Dancing at 5 o'clock. / At Sulzer's Harlem River Park, 127th St. & 2d Ave. / Music By Prof. Bayne. / This Ticket must be presented to obtain admission. /  Admit Mr. (blank)  and Ladies. / Introduced by [signature] G E Hardy. //
Note: Mr. Hardy & his family were good friends of the Terwilliger family.

Middle row, from left to right:                      
4.  ROSELLE COUNCIL, / No 1384 / ROYAL ARCANUM / Requests the pleasure of your company / at the Roselle Casino, / Thursday evening, Feb. 18, at 8 P.M. / Entertainment, 8 to 10 P.M. / Collation, 10 to 11 P.M. / Dancing, 11 to 2 A.M. / INFORMAL / To Mr. [written] J.G. Terwilliger and Lady //  Note the seal on this ticket, bottom right, of the Roselle Council No 1384 of the Royal Arcanum, Roselle N.J. 

5.  Reception and Ball / of the / NATIONAL PROVIDENT UNION / and INAUGURATION /  of the President & Vice President of the Union / on Thursday Evening, April 30th 1891. / at the Rink, Clermont Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.

6.  The Committee on Entertainment of / Roselle Council, No. 1384, Royal Arca-/num, cordially invite you to attend the / SMOKER ENTERTAINMENT /  at Masonic Hall, on Thursday Evening, / Jan. 23, 1896, commencing at 8 o'clock. / Several first-class artists have been en-/gaged and a pleasant evening is expected. / George Sloan, / George H. Frech, / John F. Crist, / Committee / To Mr. [handwritten] J.G. Terwilliger

Bottom row, from left to right:
7.  Admit [handwritten]  Mr. Geo E. Hardy  and Ladies / to METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE / New York City, / Tuesday evening, January 21st, 1896. / Eighteenth Annual Reception / PALESTINE COMMANDERY NO. 18  K.T. / Present at Broadway Entrance. Note: K.T. is the Knights Templar [FreeMasons].  The Reception menu is found here.

8.  A.M.D.G. / The Catholic Summer School, / First Session, / At The Lyceum Theatre, / New London, Conn. / July 30 - August 20, 1892. / Member's Card / Mr. [handwritten] George E. Hardy /  Has been admitted to the full course of lectures / Warren E. Mosher, Secretary / This Card will admit to all regular exercises of the Session. / Along the right side is handwritten: "Complimentary". // Note:  A newspaper article here and summary here, provides further information.  

9.   29 ... THE PLAYERS / 16 Gramercy Park / The privileges of the Club House are extended to Mr. [handwritten]  George Hardy / by request of  A.H. Chappell  /  This card is available for one visit at any time during the year / ending December 31, 1890, except on Ladies' Day (April 23) / and on Founder's Night (New Year Eve).  It must be filled in with / the visitor's name and signed by the member of THE PLAYERS to / whom it has been issued, and must be given up on entering the / Club House. / THE HOUSE COMMITTEE. //  This wonderful building at 16 Gramercy Park may be seen at top right here, with history of The Players.  For details of Gramercy Park itself and the Gramercy Park Hotel, click here.  

There you have it.  Page 30.  George E. Hardy was a significant friend of Grove Terwilliger, and a few photographs of the family in the 1920s include George and his wife.  

If you have questions or more information to offer, please do not hesitate to contact me via calewis at telus dot net or, in the Comments below.  The next page to inventory is of 14 personal Calling Cards. Thank you for stopping by.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PAGE 29 - Padded Red Silk Centrepiece, 14 tickets

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 29, contains a most unusual Musical item surrounded by tickets, including such diverse items as travel tickets and a church event... 
First, here's the centrepiece of this page on the right. Although challenging to read, it is much more challenging to understand!  I badly want to read what is on the glued-down side, but - Sigh.  Here's what is on this padded silk 'ticket':
Left side: 
 [large image of golden Harp]   MUSIC! 
[run on names]  ADELINA PATTI  CHRISTINA NILSSON and ALWINE VALERIA / have used, endorsed, and purchased / Frances Bros. / Upright Piano
Right side:
Willie Edouin SPARKS / in a / bunch of / [large image of Keys] / or the Hotel / Painted by / Roman Art Co. / 3 Union Square  
What on earth should I make of this-?  Clearly there was something inside this 'ticket' - perhaps an advertisement, a social event, a dinner, or...?  
Click on links for information on Victorian era bel canto singers Adelina Patti & Christina Nilsson; as well details about Willie Edouin and his "Sparks" - he was a comedian, writer, performer, and theatre manager, a very successful entertainer despite his disability of dwarfism.

Moving on to the list on the left side of the full page (click on links for information)
1.  Grand Concert / Given byMr. Marshall P. Wilder, / AT LYRIC HALL, / 6th Avenue, bet. 41st and 42d Sts. / Monday Evening, April 23d, 1883 / Concert commences at 8 P.M. precisely / ADMISSION,  *  *  *  *  *  50 Cts.

2.  Grand Masquerade Ball, / of the / New York Maennerchor, / at / Terrace Garden, / 58th Street, near Third Ave., / On Wednesday, February 21st, 1883. / Lady's Ticket.

3.   Centennial Anniversary / No 5 / MASTERS LODGE / March 5, 1868. / Admit One.   (Freemasons)

4.  Third Annual Ball / of the / MYSTIC TIE ASSOCIATION, / at Irving Hall, / Thursday Evening, Dec. 12TH, 1867. / Tickets, ONE DOLLAR.  (Freemasons)
Across the top of this page, are three or is it four travel tickets? Left is a ticket from Syracuse to Baldwinsville, a distance of about 6 miles., on the Del. Lack. & Western R.R. Oswego & Syracuse Division.  This is for the Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company.  Next are two tickets together, one admitting bearer on IRON PIER, and the other for the Excursion, IRON STEAMBOAT CO. to New York.  (Click on 1.9 on Wikipedia for details.)    Finally, a ticket for STEAMER "St. John.", one passage to New York. This steamer travelled between New York City and Albany, the capital.

At the bottom are two odd tickets.  
On the left hand side, is an Admittance ticket to The Crescent Club (the top left shows a logo of C C initials).  Admit Mr. Jas Terwilliger (his father), Ladies;  Introduced by Mr. Chas Blackie. No date provided.  
On the right side is an admittance ticket to the Dedication of St. Joseph's Church, Roselle, N.J. / Centre Aisle   Pew No 8.  And hand-lettered on the side is the date: Sunday May 1, 1898.  My Grandmother Marguerite Josephine TERWILLIGER & Grandfather Charles Edward KUHN were married in this church in 1910.  

Top right of the page is a Special Excursion ticket for the New Jersey Southern Railway, June 23d, 1881, from West End to New York, and is sponsored by the 7th Regt N.G.S.N.Y. Veteran Association.   

Next are two railway tickets with no dates on them: Central Railroad of New Jersey, from Roselle, N.J. to Plainfield, N.J.  

Beside it is an Excursion Ticket on the Delaware Lackawanna & Western RR, Morris & Essex Div., Broad St. Newark to New York.  

Next is a pale blue ticket, the Madison Avenue Church of the Disciples, / Madison Avenue, Corner 45th Street / Rev. Geo. H. Hepworth, Pastor. / Sunday School Entertainment, / Tuesday Evening, December 17, 1878,/ At 7:45 P.M. / Tickets ... Twenty-five Cents.  [check the link - it's a phenomenal architectural 'white elephant']

Finally, the bottom right ticket from 1880 is the American Museum of Natural History / 8th Ave. and 77th St.  Central Park / AUTUMN RECEPTION / Tuesday, October 26th, 1880, from 2 to 5 P.M. /  Admit Jas. Terwilliger Esq [his father] and Ladies. / Compliments of the Trustees. The AMNH was established in 1869.  By the way, any time I find "Jas Terwilliger" it is invariably referring to my 2nd great-grandfather, James M. Terwilliger, who always signed himself "Jas", whereas his son, James Grover Terwilliger, always signed as "Grove Terwilliger", or J.G.

I hope you enjoyed travelling down this page.  It was quite a bit of work, and I managed to find information about many of the items.  Click through on the links for more details or photographs.  And if you have further information on any of these items/events, do let me know via calewis at telus dot net, or in the Comments below.  Thanks for stopping by.