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A portion of a 1903 letter to Horace Havemeyer's grandfather

Horace Havemeyer notebook and letter, 1903 and mid-1900s
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Biographical note
Horace Havemeyer (1914-1990) of Dix Hills, New York, was born in Islip, New York, and graduated from Yale University in 1936. From 1948 to 1968 he was president of National Sugar, and represented the fifth generation of his family to work in the sugar business. He was a board member of the New York Trust Company, Huntington Hospital, and Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and was a director of Amalgamated Sugar of Ogden, Utah. Horace’s grandfather, Henry (Harry) Osborne Havemeyer, and his wife amassed a notable collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, and other items, including coins.

Notebook containing notes handwritten in French describing Greek coins presented by Horace Havemeyer to the American Numismatic Society in February 1964, and a letter (February 18, 1903) from a coin seller to his grandfather, Henry (Harry) Osborne Havemeyer, which contains notes on a gold coin Henry had purchased.

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