New York Southern Society - 1899

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New York, 1899, $100, 4% Bond. Black on brown, ornate border around it with a vignette of New York City Arms in circle flanked by field hands harvesting sugar, loading a sugar wagon and driving a cotton wagon, bottom has allegorical women representing North and South with globe, patriotic shield and flag, Specimen overprints, POC's, XF condition, ABNC. The New York Southern Society was founded by Algernon Sydney Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan, was a southerner who became a prominent lawyer, businessman, and philanthropist in New York in the late nineteenth century. Mary Mildred Sullivan, Algernon Sullivan's wife, a Virginian, was likewise a person imbued with humanitarian spirit. In 1940, the New York Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which Mrs. Sullivan had helped establish and which she had been the first president, created the Mary Mildred Sullivan Award. The Southern Society went out of existence in 1973.