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Balustrade section from Federal Hall, New York
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Label: on back:"William Walton/Woolsey-Born Sept 15/1766 died Augt 6th/1839"
The subject was the son of Benjamin Woolsey, Jr., and Anne (Muirson) Woolsey; he was a descendant of George Woolsey who came to America about 1820. The subject was a merchant in New York, and an officer of the New York Chamber of Commerce and of the Manufacturing Society of New York City. He was also a director of the Merchants' Bank, president of the Eagle Fire Insurance Company, and one of the governors of the New York Hospital.
Gift of Mr. William Samuel Johnson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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