1921 dinner menu for Right Honorable Admiral of the Fleet Beatty – NYC

                     DINNER to
The Right Honorable Admiral of the Fleet
       Earl Beatty , G.C.B., O.M., D.S.O.
         First Sea Lord of the Admiralty
                      Given by
  The Pilgrims of the United States
  Thursday October twenty seventh
    Nineteen hundred-twenty-one
           At the Waldorf Astoria
                     New York

 

Front has super illustration of the Admiral under crown inscribed HMS Lion (his flagship), surrounded by British and American flags, warship ploughing through waters, and American eagle next to British Lion. 

Inside, three boxes:

  • List of officers of The Pilgrims of the United States (Chauncey Depew, President)
  • List of Guest speakers (Chauncey Depew, Rear Admiral Rodman, Governor N.Y. Miller)
  • French Menu (Huitres Siberiennes, Potage, Filet d’Aiglefin, Petits Fours…)

 

Scarce item!

Printed on thick paper.

18 X 25 cm.

Water stain UL cover, into inner pages. Some paper fading on borders of cover. Paper itself in fine condition

 

The Pilgrims Society, founded on 16 July 1902, is a British-American society established, in the words of American diplomat Joseph Choate, 'to promote good-will, good-fellowship, and everlasting peace between the United States and Great Britain'. 

Admiral of the Fleet David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO, PC (17 January 1871 – 11 March 1936), was a Royal Navy officer. After serving in the Mahdist War and then the response to the Boxer Rebellion, he commanded the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron at the Battle of Jutland in 1916, a tactically indecisive engagement after which his aggressive approach was contrasted with the caution of his commander Admiral Sir John Jellicoe. He is remembered for his comment at Jutland that "There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today", after two of his ships exploded. Later in the war he succeeded Jellicoe as Commander in Chief of the Grand Fleet, in which capacity he received the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet at the end of the War. He then served a lengthy term as First Sea Lord in which capacity he was involved in negotiating the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 in which it was agreed that the USA, Britain and Japan should set their navies in a ratio of 5:5:3, with France and Italy maintaining smaller fleets.

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