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    [Abraham Lincoln] Robert Todd Lincoln's Engraved Coin Silver Hasty Pudding Medal, Circa 1863. 1.5" octagon. The obverse shows the club's symbol, hands holding a bowl and spoon dipping into the pudding pot, under the letters "H.P.C." and above a riband with, "Seges Votis Respondet". The reverse has a sphinx below "Concordia Discors" and above the engraved name, "R. T. Lincoln", which is above the founding date of the club, "1795". Nice dark patina. Excellent condition.
    On March 10, 1881, The New York Times wrote of Robert Todd Lincoln's time in the Hasty Pudding Club during his years at Harvard University: "On Friday nights during Junior and Senior years Bob was one of the choicest spirits at the meetings of the 'Hasty Pudding Club,' a club, by the by, instituted, so tradition tells us, to perpetuate the glorious memory of Miles Standish, that sturdy Puritan Captain, and his incomparable gastronomic service to mankind in devising that sybaritic luxury, mush and molasses. In this time-honored club he [Lincoln] filled the august position of Vice-President... Here he also put to good use his familiarity with the attic stage, and no array of 'all the talent' on a play night was complete without his stellar radiance. And to this day tradition speaketh loud under the Cambridge elms of how Lincoln used to enact the villainy of Old Daddy Wylie, in Hardwicke's "Bachelor of Arts," or illustrated the swinging passion of the cruel parent Russet, in the 'Jealous Wife.' Of such were the uneventful but happy days of his youth - 'the golden time, the happy, the bright, the unforgotten' - so happy that when he recalls them the 'roses must surely blow and the nightingale sing by the calm Bendemeer.'"


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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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