William Travers Jerome memento, 1909

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William Travers Jerome memento, 1909
William Travers Jerome memento, 1909
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AC 2012.12_3
Shelf 34

Made of pewter, this small rectangular box with a hinge top was likely meant to hold calling cards. On one side is a profile portrait of William Travers Jerome with the date "MAY-7-MCMIX" engraved towards the bottom. On the reverse side is text at the top that reads "COMMITTEE" and below are a list of names engraved into the metal. Names include S. L. Clemens, Austen G. Fox, and Elbridge Gerry. This calling card case was a party favor from a special dinner honoring William Travers Jerome, held on May 7, 1909 in New York. A story about the event in the New York Times detailed the dinner and Jerome's accomplishments. Robert Bridges was likely in attendance at that dinner.

Gift of Charles Gilbert Beetem, Mrs. John M. Bridges and Boyd Lee Spahr, 1953 and 1958