19th Century Historic Monmouth Park Collection (14)
This 19th century lot mostly features D. D. Withers, having been involved in the formation and administration of the racetrack and an important person in the sport. Listed below are several rare items. 1) Important and extremely rare, are badges for both meetings of 1879 with original strings attached, enabling recipient to attend the Stand, Quarter-Stretch, Paddock and Club House. The badges are notable as each bears the original signed signature of D. D. Withers. The complete set of five tickets for the first meeting, some attached, identifies each day. The second meet was for four days, and each ticket also identified the specific day (11). 2) January 28, 1897, letter handwritten and signed by A. C. Monson, one of the founders of Jerome Park. He wrote on behalf of D. D. Withers confirming receipt of the testimony in the Monmouth Park tax matter. The envelope addressed to Messrs. Applegate & Hope is also included. 3) Letter dated March 10, 1898, from the estate of D. D. Withers written by Monson, executor, to Applegate regarding sale of Monmouth Park. Envelope is included. 4) 1898 document (certified copy) pertaining to issuance of $250,000 in additional capital stock on Monmouth Park, December 22. With the exception of slight creases to most of the first meeting tickets (see 1. above), the remaining items are in EX+ to MT. All are extremely rare, with a few probably unique as it is unlikely any of those badges or tickets exist today.