Collection of Menu Cards from New York City and New York State

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-522
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 archive box of circa 100 menu cards Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
  • Location
      Gen. 174

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of some 100 menu cards from a variety of New York City and New York State functions. Many of the cards are highly decorated. The celebratory luncheons and dinners include those of: ordinary Thanksgiving functions; The Sons of the Revolution, 1776-1883; the Annual Subscription Dinner, St. Patricks Dinner, 1900; First Annual Banquet of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, which was held at the Hotel Manhattan, 2 February 1857; 132nd Annual Banquet of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, 1900; and, 9th Annual Dinner of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York, 1901.

Administrative / Biographical History

Miss Buttolph, who presented the collection at the turn of the twentieth century, was said to be a functionary of the New York Public Library, and more specifically the Astor Library.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Miss Buttolph, 1901.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the material in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.