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THE JOHN D. CRIMMINS PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Correspondence: Richard L. Burtsell
Sept. 5, 1881

DESCRIPTION: Contains the correspondence from Rev. Richard L. Burtsell, a theologian and leading intellectual in the American Catholic Church during the second half of the nineteenth century, who was pastor at the Church of the Epiphany in New York City, 1 item:

ALS 9/5/1881. Letter of introduction for a man named P.J. Travis.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Correspondence: Henry Gabriels, Bishop of Ogdensburg
June 8, 1894

DESCRIPTION: Contains the correspondence sent by Bp. Henry Gabriels of Ogdensburg to JDC, 1 item:

ALS 6/18/1894. Thank you for recent donation to the diocese's orphan asylum.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Correspondence: James Cardinal Gibbons
1890 - 1896

DESCRIPTION: Contains the correspondence written by James Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore (1834-1921), arranged chronologically, 2 items:@

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ALS Gibbons to unknown, 11/14/1890. Response to inquiry over the term "Catholicism."@

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ALS Gibbons to JDC, 5/20/1896. Re. JDC's response to a letter by a Rev. Dr. Stratford.@



Box: 1 Fold: 4 Correspondence: Winfield Scott Hancock, March - Sept.
March - Sept. 1885

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from General Winfield Scott Hancock, arranged chronologically, 4 items:@

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ALS 8/17/1885. Acknowledgement of gift [an enamelled brick from Grant's tomb] sent by JDC.@

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ALS 9/15/1885. Request to meet with JDC.@

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ALS 9/17/1885. Re. travel arrangements for scheduled meeting on September 18.@

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ALS 9/21/1885. Acknowledgement of article sent by JDC on General U.S. Grant. @

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Correspondence: Sr. M[ary(?)]. Irene, 1873-1894
August 1873 - December 1894

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Sr. M[ary(?)]. Irene [director, Foundling Asylum of the Sisters of Charity] to JDC as well as one letter to JDC's wife, Lily Lalor Crimmins, and one letter sent to Abp. Michael A. Corrigan, arranged chronologically, 12 items: @

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ANS 8/2/1873. Request for JDC to visit the asylum [Foundling Asylum(?)] at 3 Washington Square, New York, New York.@

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ANS 2/12/1875. Request to see JDC. Address for John E. [Burke(?)] handwritten by JDC(?) on bottom of note.@

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ALS 8/6/1875. Notification that plans to build a stable on unidentified piece of property have been put one hold. [letter torn in two]@

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ANS 9/10/1875. Notification that plans to build a stable have been approved and will proceed. @

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ANS 3/27/1877. Request for advice on plans drawn up for renovations(?).@

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ALS 2/28/1878. Notification of a legislative bill that recently passed [the lower house of the New York State Assembly(?)] "regarding the adoption of children to sectarian institutions."@

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ALS 4/20/1878. Request to have stone blasted on property broken and left for use on the building.@

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ALS n.d. Letter regarding plans for twenty-fifth anniversary of the institution [Foundling Asylum(?)].@

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M. Irene, Sr. - ALS - to Lily Lalor Crimmins (JDC's wife), n.d. [before 1888]. Note of congratulations on birth of child.@

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M. Irene, Sr. - ALS - to Archbishop Michael Corrigan, n.d. [spring 1888/?]. Acknowledgement of check and request received from Corrigan. Reference to the suffering of a mutual friend. [Death of JDC's wife Lily in the spring of 1888/?] @

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ALS 5/18/1892. Birthday greetings. [letter torn]@

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ALS 12/23/1892. Thank you letter for recent donation of $100.00.@

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ALS 12/24/1892. Thank you letter for JDC's many chartiable donations and deeds. Reference to a religious article from Lourdes, France, enclosed as a sign of appreciation.@

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Correspondence: Mother Sarah Jones, SCJM, 1888-1892
April 1888 - June 1892

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Mother Sarah Jones, SCJM, superior vicar of the New York province, to JDC, arranged chronologically, 3 items:@

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ALS 4/10/1888. Letter of condolence over the recent death of Crimmins' wife, Lily Lalor Crimmins.@

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PRN [1890] Invitation to chapel dedication at Manhattanville [Convent of the Sacred Heart] for April 8, 1890. Crimmins noted in upper corner: "An altar in memory of my beloved wife Lily."@

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ALS 6/26/1892. Letter of introduction for an unnamed employee at Manhattanville [Convent of the Sacred Heart]. @

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Correspondence: Brother Azarias Mullany, FSC, 1891-1893
October 1891 - June 1893

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Bro. Azarias of the Cross Mullany, FSC, (1847-1893), a noted educator, scholar, and author who was affiliated with the Christian Brothers' School, the De La Salle Institute, New York, New York, to JDC, arranged chronologically, 10 items:@

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ALS 10/23/1891. Letter of introduction for a Edmund Cahill of Ireland.@

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ALS 6/10/1892. Invitation to attend the De La Salle Institute's commencement exercises. Reference to his recently published lecture "Phases of Thought and Criticism." Introduction for two men seeking employment.@

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ALS 6/15/[1892/?]. Note with tickets for commencement exercises at the De La Salle Institute enclosed. Reference to summer plans.@

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ANS 6/21/[1892/?]. Letter of acceptance for invitation to accompanyCrimmins to his home in Noroton [Connecticut].@

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ALS 7/1/1892. Request to have railroad pass extended for an additional 90 days.@

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ALS 7/8/1892. Re. change in travel plans.@

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ALS 10/6/1892. Request for places in grandstand along parade route.@

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ALS 1/14/1893. Introduction for Owen Tierney of Kingston [New York/?].@

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ALS 6/26/1893. Thank you note for recent weekend spent at the Crimmins' home in Noroton [Connecticut], with a detailed description of the weekend's events.@

ALS n.d. Letter chastising Crimmins for not sending his comments on unstated resolutions sooner.



Box: 1 Fold: 8 Correspondence: Thomas M. Mulry
Dec. 28, 1892

DESCRIPTION: Contains the correspondence sent by Thomas M. Mulry (1855-1916), secretary for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, New York City, to John D. Crimmins. Mulry, who earned his fortune in banking, became the most prominent lay man of his age, and was referred to as the "American Ozanam" for his service to charitable causes. He helped to found the National Conference of Catholic Charities and was the recipient of Notre Dame's Laetare Medal, 1 item:

ALS 12/28/1892. Thank you letter to JDC for his recent donation of $100.00.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Correspondence: Patrick Cardinal Ryan
Feb. 24, 1894

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence sent by Patrick Cardinal Ryan of Philadelphia (1831-1911) to John D. Crimmins, 1 item:

ALS 2/24/1894. Re. annual dinner for the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1877-1910
December 1877 - May 1910

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from miscellaneous people primarily related to the charitable deeds of John D. Crimmins, arranged alphabetically, 18 items:@

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Burke, John E. (St. Benedict's Home for Destitute Colored Children, Rye, New York) - ALS - to JDC, 8/7/1894. Re. money advance to cover insurance bill for the institute.@

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Daly, William J. B., Rev. (St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, New York) - ALS - to JDC, 12/18/1892. Re. suspension of fundraiser for cathedral library and Young Men's Society building and scheduled meeting of the Building Committee.@

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Flood, James J., Rev. (St. John the Evangelist Church, New York, New York) - ALS - to JDC, 8/19/n.d. Re. efforts to block licensing of another liquor store in neighborhood surrounding parish.@

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Graham, V. W. (?) - ALS - to JDC (?), n.d. Two pages of a letter that appears to contain an explanation of a unidentified painting's subject.

Lavelle, Michil, Rev. (future monsignor and rector of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, New York), - ALS - to JDC, 10/14/1889. Re. changing over to gas-lighting in the cathedral(?).

Lavelle, Michil, Rev. (future monsignor and rector of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, New York) - ALS - to JDC, 8/1/1893. Letter of introduction for a man named Peter(?) I. O'Hare.

Loud, George B. and Edward J. Atkinson (Memorial Committee of the Grand Army of the Republic, New York, New York) - ALS - to JDC, 5/14/1910. Letter requesting JDC to attend upcoming parade and celebration on Memorial Day.

Loud, George B. and Edward J. Atkinson (Memorial Committee of the Grand Army of the Republic, New York, New York) - ALS - to JDC, 5/18/1910. Letter inviting JDC to meet with President William H. Taft at pre- and post-parade gatherings held on Memorial Day.

Lynch, Mother Baptista (Ursuline Order, Valle Crucir(?), near Columbia, South Carolina) - ALS - to JDC, 7/4/1887. Thank you letter for monetary gift. [Handwritten note by JDC(?) on back of letter relating circumstances surrounding efforts of the Ursulines to purchase an estate near Columbia, South Carolina.]

Lynch, Mother Baptista (Ursuline Order, Valle Crucir, near Columbia, South Carolina) - ALS - to Lily Lalor Crimmins (JDC's wife), 7/4/1889. Re. property purchased by JDC for their order and circumstances surrounding the acquisition.

M. Clare, Mother, OSF [St. Clare House and St. Mary's Lodging House (for the protection of respectable young women seeking employment), New York, New York] - ALS - to JDC, 12/3/1889. Request for donation.

Mary Agnes, Sr. (St. Mary's Church, California) - ALS - to JDC, 5/4/n.d. Request for donation.

Obrecht, Edmund, Rev. (Mission of the Immaculate Virgin, New York, New York) - ALS - to JDC, 12/8/1893. Thank you letter for recent donation of $100.00.

Quinn, William, Rev. (Vicar General, Diocese of New York) - ALS to JDC, 12/17/1877. Thank you letter for donation of $250.00 to cathedral fund [St. Patrick's].

Quinn, William, Rev. (Vicar General, Diocese of New York) - ALS - to JDC, 10/16/1878. Acknowledgement of second payment on pledge for cathedral fund [St. Patrick's].

Rogers, William(?), Rev. (Stamford, Connecticut) - ALS - to Lily Lalor Crimmins (JDC's wife), 10/1/1884. Thank you for recent donation. [Handwritten note by JDC at top of letter relating history of parish to family.]

Woodman, Clarence E., CSP (St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York, New York) - ALS - to JDC, 3/18/1892. Letter accepting request to act as rector to the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

Woodman, Clarence E., CSP (St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York, New York) - ALS - to JDC, 3/24/1892. Letter of introduction for a man named Joseph Burke [brother of John J. and Thomas E. Burke, both Paulists].

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Memorandum on Mother Hardey, SCJM (1910)
1910

DESCRIPTION: Contains a memorandum written by JDC on the character of Mother [Aloysia (Mary Ann)] Hardey (1809-1886), visitatrix of the Society of the Sacred Heart who established nineteen convents in the United States, including, Kenwood (Albany, New York), Manhattanville, and New York City:

MsS. Of interest for JDC's description of Mother Hardey's physical and intellectual attributes, reflecting Victorian perceptions of the distinctions between the genders. @

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TMs Memorandum on Mother Hardey, 8/2/1910.@

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Miscellaneous: Assorted Printed Items
1899 - 1906

DESCRIPTION: Contains printed dinner menus with ribbon decorations and an invitation, 5 items:@

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PRN Embossed printed dinner menu dated 12/16/1899. Handwritten note on bottom by JDC (?) indicating that this was the menu for the debut of his daughter(?) Mary Christmas(?) Crimmins.@

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PRN Decorative dinner menu(?) ribbon embossed with JDC's name and date (12/12/1901).@

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PRN Invitation soliciting donations for the International Committee of Honourary Patrons for the Monument to Richard Wagner at Berlin, to be dedicated on 10/01/1903.@

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PRN Dinner menu with personalized decorative ribbon and water color drawing on the outside cover, 12/20/1906.@

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PRN Decorative dinner menu ribbon, n.d. @

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Miscellaneous: Assorted Printed Items
1892 - 1909

DESCRIPTION: Contains a collection of miscellaneous papers kept by JDC, 6 items:@

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ACS Collection of four railway passes (New York Ontario & Western Railway, 1894; Manhattan Railway Co., 1895; Northern Pacific Railway Company, 1901; and The New York & Northern Railway Co., 1894) and a New York City police department pass granted for the Hudson-Fulton Celebration held Sept. 25-Oct. 2, n.d.@

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ALS Invitation to JDC to attend the annual dinner of the Saint Nicholas Society, 11/15/1892.@

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Box: 1 Fold: 14 Miscellaneous: Memorial Card
March 6-8, 1888

DESCRIPTION: Contains the memorial card for JDC's wife, Lily Lalor Crimmins (1849-1888):@

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PRN Memorial card for Lily L[alor]. Crimmins. Reprint of the comments made by Mgr. Thomas S. Preston, Vicar General of New York, at her funeral mass that was held at St. Patrick's Catedral, New York, New York, March 8, 1888.@

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Miscellaneous: Christmas Address, Home of the Sacred Heart
1910-1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains the correspondence sent by the Sacred Heart Home for the Aged, New York, New York, to JDC, 3 items:

AMS Address to the Hon. John D. Crimmins. THank you letter from the "Inmates of the Homes of the Sacred Heart" for the Christmas dinner and financial support given by JDC over the previous year, 12/25/1910.

AMS Address to the Hon. John D. Crimmins. Thank you letter from the "Old People of the Home of the Sacred Heart" for the Christmas dinner and financial support given by JDC over the previous year, 12/25/1913.

AMsS Address to the Hon. John D. Crimmins. Thank you letter for the Christmas dinner and financial support given by JDC over the previous year, signed by WIlliam A.(?) Counaughlon, 12/25/1915.



Box: 1 Fold: 16 Miscellaneous: Poems by Sr. M. Cecilia Crimmins
1906 - 1907

DESCRIPTION: Contains the poems composed by JDC's sister(?), Sr. M. Cecilia Crimmins, 2 items:@

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AMsS "To My Shamrocks," 3/15/1906.@

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AMs "Retribuam!," an unsigned poem [composed by Sr. M. Cecilia Crimmins(?)], 5/18/1907. @

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Miscellaneous: Dinner programs for the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick,
1913 - 1921

DESCRIPTION: Contains the programs for the annual dinner of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1913-1915, 1920-1921, 6 items:@

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PRN Dinner program for the 129th anniversary dinner, 3/17/1913.@

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PRN Dinner program for the 130th anniversary dinner, 3/17/1914.@

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PRN Seating list for the 130th anniversary dinner, 3/17/1914.@

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ACS Dinner program for the 131st anniversary dinner, 3/17/1915, autographed by 14 individuals who attended(?) the dinner.@

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PRN Dinner program for the 136th anniversary dinner, 3/17/1920.@

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PRN Dinner program for the 137th anniversary dinner, 3/17/1921. @

Box: 1 Fold: 18 Miscellaneous: Dinner Programs
1891 - 1908

DESCRIPTION: Contains the autographed programs and dinner cards from the events attended by JDC, 4 items:@

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ACS Program for the dinner honoring the Earl of Aberdeen by the National Federation of America, 12/08/1891, autographed by the Earl of Aberdeen.@

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ACS Program for the dinner honoring Michael Cardinal Logue, of Armagh, Ireland, on his visit to the United States for the centenary celebration of the Diocese of New York, 06/04/1908, autographed by Cardinal Logue.@

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PRN Newspaper clipping from the New York Times reporting on the dinner held in honor of Michael Cardinal Logue of Armagh, Ireland, on his visit to the United States for the centenary celebration of the Diocese of New York by Frederick Townshend Martin, 05/17/1908.@

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Box: 1 Fold: 19 Miscellaneous: Dinner Programs and Songbooks for the Friendly Sons of
1903 - 1908

DESCRIPTION: Contains the dinner programs and songbooks for three of the annual dinners of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 5 items: @

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PRN Songbook for the 119th anniversary dinner, 3/17/1903.@

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PRN Dinner program for the 119th anniversary dinner, 3/17/1903, with a music program insert.@

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PRN Seating list for the 124th anniversary dinner, 3/17/1908, with a menu card insert.@

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PRN Songbook for the 124th anniversary dinner, 3/17/1908.@

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Box: 1 Fold: 20 Miscellaneous: Dinner Programs, American-Irish Historical Society, an
1901 - 1917

DESCRIPTION: Contains a collection of dinner programs for the American-Irish Historical Society, 1901, 1913-1915, and 1917, including a seating assignment chart for 1913 and a brief history of the society written by Thomas Hamilton Murray, 7 items:@

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MSS Thomas Hamilton Murray, Booklet of Information regarding the American-Irish Historical Society (priv. publ., 1905).@

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PRN Dinner program, 04/19/1901.@

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PRN Dinner program, 01/11/1913.@

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PRN Seating arrangement, annual dinner, 01/11/1913.@

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PRN Dinner program, 01/10/1914.@

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PRN Dinner program, 01/09/1915.@

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PRN Dinner menu, 01/06/1917.@

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Box: 2 Fold: 1 Miscellaneous: Dinner Programs, 1901-1905, Oversized
1901 - 1905

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains miscellaneous oversized dinner programs, 2 items:

PRN Program for the dinner honoring New York State Supreme Court Justice Morgan J. O'Brien [JDC's] brother-in-law] by the Lotos Club of New York, 12/01/1901, autographed by nine individuals who attended the dinner, including Judge O'Brien.

PRN Dinner program for the 121st anniversary dinner of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, with place card insert, 3/17/1905.



Box: 2 Fold: 2 Miscellaneous: Assorted Printed Items, Oversized
1909

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous oversized papers, 1 item:

PRN Certificate for the [Henry] Hudson Monument, 1909(?).

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