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William Walton Woolsey (1766-1839)

William Walton Woolsey (1766-1839)
Title
William Walton Woolsey (1766-1839)
Date 
ca. 1812
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 11.7 x 8.9 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. William Samuel Johnson
Object Number 
1934.7
Marks 
Label: on back:"William Walton/Woolsey-Born Sept 15/1766 died Augt 6th/1839"
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group