Lot 154: Signed book: Proceedings at the Complimentary Dinner given to Hon. Simeon B. Chittenden, by his Friends, on the Occasion of his Retirement from Business. NY: Privately printed, 1875. Leatherbound hardcover, 8.5 x 10.75, 47 pages. Signed by nearly one hundred of the dinner's attendees on fifteen unpaginated pages preceding the text, including: J. P. Morgan, Charles Lewis Tiffany, Levi P. Morton, William M. Evarts, Cyrus Field, William E. Dodge, Samuel D. Babcock, Moses Taylor, Samuel Sloan, John Aikman Stuart, Elliot C. Cowdin, John Jay Cisco, Royal Phelps, William H. Fogg, Percy R. Pyne, William Allen Butler, Josiah M. Fiske, James Beckman, and approximately eighty others. In fine condition, with rubbing and edgewear to covers. Accompanied by three additional books, including another related to this dinner, an untitled volume inscribed by Chittenden to his son, and a scrapbook with a few news clippings and ephemera related to the family affixed inside. Chittenden had served as vice president of the New York City Chamber of Commerce from 1867 to 1869, subsequently serving in the US House of Representatives from 1874 to 1881. He was honored with this dinner, attended by dozens of important capitalists, upon his retirement from active business in 1875.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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