Addresses of the President and Report of the Director Submitted at the Annual Meeting

Addresses of the President and Report of the Director Submitted at the Annual Meeting

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... fine Crayon Portraits, life size, one of the late Hiram Hotchkiss, gift of his widow, the other of D. P. Dobbins, presented by himself. Gifts to the Albums, and Port Folios of the Society, were received from Mrs. Mary J. Pierce, Versailles, N. Y.; Oscar W. Collet, Saint Louis, Mo.; Mrs. M. M. Huylar, New York City; Elias O. Salisbury, Cyrus K. Remington and Francis F. Evans. THE MUSEUM. An addition of special interest and importance has been made to our Historical Museum, in the very valuable gift, by Mr. Cyrus K. Remington, of a handsome and costly case, containing a rare collection of Gold, Silver and Copper Coins, numbering 130 pieces. Arms, and Trophies, from many battle fields, one, a Queen. Anne Musket. Lot of Confederate Paper Money, Natural History Specimens, Tokens, Badges, Medals, one of silver, presented by the City of New York, to_ Lieu't Governor Nathaniel Pitcher, on occasion of the completion of the Erie Canal, Historical Curios, Relics, and Souvenirs, many of them from foreign lands. All the articles will be given in our catalogue when' published. The Society is also greatly indebted to Joseph C. Greene, M. D., for supplementing his munificent gift of a year ago by a superb Collection of Canes, seventyeight in number, elaborately carved and ornamented, representing the different countries he visited in his recent tour of the world, all of them worthy of a close inspection, but a few of them especially so. One, from India, is of ebony, and represents a cobra twined about the stick. An elephant forms the handle of the cane, its foot crushing the cobra's venemous head. Over three hundred pieces of ivory are inlaid along the stick. A musical cane that plays four tunes comes from Geneva, and near by it is an Irish blackthorn, from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635051
  • 9781236635051