FIELD MARSHAL WILLIAM GUSTAVUS (1ST BARON NICHOLSON) NICHOLSON - MENU SIGNED 10/15/1902 CO-SIGNED BY: JEROME KLAPKA JEROME, LT. GENERAL HENRY C. CORBIN, SIR E. W. D. WARD - HFSID 85107
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WILLIAM GUSTAVUS NICHOLSON, 1ST BARON NICHOLSON; HENRY CLARKE CORBIN; SIR E. W. D. WARD; and JEROME KLAPKA JEROME
Menu from a 1902 luncheon in honor of British generals William Gustavus Nicholson and Sir E. W. D. Ward and American General Henry Clarke Corbin, signed by all three men and by British Jerome Klapka Jerome in pencil
Menu signed "W.G. Nicholson", "Henry C Corbin", "EWD Ward", "Richardson bloom [sic]", "Jerome K Jerome" and "D. Hutchinson", all in pencil. Black ink notations in unknown hand. Color cover with b/w interior, 2 pages including front cover, 3½x5, 1 sheet folded, front and verso, printed on cardstock. Titled on front: "LUNCHEON/Given in Honor of the/Generals/Corbin, Young and Wood/OF THE/United States Army/Carlton Hotel & Restaurant/Wednesday, October 15, 1902.". NICHOLSON (1845-1918) served in the British Army from 1865 to 1912 and was involved in the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880), the Battle of Kandahar (Sept. 1, 1880), the Mahdist War (1881-1899), the Third Burmese War (1885), the Second Boer War (1899-1902) and World War I (1914-1918). He rosefrom lieutenant to field marshal and was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in 1908. CORBIN (1842-1909) served in the United States Army. He was a major in the 14th Infantry Regiment of the United States Colored Troops during the American Civil War and was captain of a Buffalo Soldiers regiment in 1866. He was also involved in the Indian Wars and the Spanish-American War (1898) and rose from second lieutenant to Adjutant General of the United States Army.JEROME (1859-1927) grew up in poverty, and he worked at several occupations - some of them menial - before finding success as a writer. His first success was a collection of humorous essays, Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow (1886).Three Men in a Boat (1889), a humorous account of a boat journey on the Thames, was his most popular work, and has been reprinted several times. He published an autobiography, My Life and Times (1926). WARD was British Under-Secretary of State for War in 1901. Lightly toned. Notations touch Hutchinson's signature, which is still legible. Ink transference touches Bloom, Jerome and Hutchinson's signatures, which are still legible. Paper loss on verso; ½x½ tears near bottom corners touch Hutchinson's signature, which is still legible. Lightly rounded corners. Otherwise in fine condition.
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