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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jun 6, 17
Edited on:Jun 6, 17
Postmark: Oct 6, 1894
Origin: Syracuse, New York, UNITED STATES
Destination: New York, New York, UNITED STATES

1893 1c deep blue Columbian Exposition postal entire (#U348) upgraded with 1890 issue small American Bank Note 1c dull blue (#219) tied by "Syracuse, N.Y. Oct. 6 11-AM 1894" machine cancel, addressed to New York. "New York, N.Y. Oct 7 94" backstamp

The addressee, William Raimond Baird, was the original author of the standard reference work Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities, a compendium of fraternities and sororities in the United States and Canada first published in 1879. It covers national and international general (social), professional, and honor fraternities, including defunct organizations, with an overview of each society's history and traditions, ideals and symbols, and membership information. The 20th and most recent edition, published in 1991, was over 1200 pages long.

William Raimond Baird (1848-1917), was an 1878 graduate of the Stevens Institute of Technology. He exhaustively researched other fraternal organizations when he was seeking a suitable partner to merge with his own Alpha Sigma Chi. He eventually selected Beta Theta Pi, which absorbed ΑΣΧ in 1879. As no authoritative resource on the subject existed, Baird published his research for the benefit of the public as American College Fraternities.

Owner's ID: 1508a
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[SNS 59] SNS# 59 [1890 1¢ Dull Blue - USA Stamps 1890-1893 Issues]