Ward McAllister - was the self-appointed arbiter of New York society from the 1860s to the early 1890s. McAllister coined the phrase "the Four Hundred". According to him, this was the number of people in New York who really mattered; the people who felt at ease in the ballrooms of high society ("If you go outside that number," he warned, "you strike people who are either not at ease in a ballroom or else make other people not at ease."). The number was popularly supposed to be the capacity…

Ward McAllister, Mrs Astor's right hand man with regard to who was in or who was out in society

William Ellery (December 22, 1727 – February 15, 1820), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Rhode Island. In 1764, Ellery joined Stephen Hopkins, Samuel Ward and several others as an original fellow or trustee for the chartering of the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (the original name for Brown University).

William Floyd was an American politician from New York. He was a delegate from New York in the First Continental Congress and signed the United States Declaration of Independence. List of descendents are Abraham Lincoln & rock legend David Crosby.

Dr Samuel Ward. Master of Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge. Puritan and reformer. Translated the bible into English in 1611 and attended the Synod of Dort in 1616.

Dr Samuel Ward. Master of Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge. Puritan and reformer. Translated the bible into English in 1611 and attended the Synod of Dort in 1616.

Sketch/signature of, Ward McAllister, (1827-1895). Under the patronage of Caroline Astor, McAllister became the social arbiter of the Gilded Age, in NYC. He was the creator of the list, of the "400", society members that were "acceptable". After writing a societal expose, in his memoirs, "Society As I Have Found It", c.1890, he fell out of favor with the "400". The upper crust guarded their privacy, and as a result no longer associated with McAllister.  ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Image: NYPL)

Sketch/signature of, Ward McAllister, (1827-1895). Under the patronage of Caroline Astor, McAllister became the social arbiter of the Gilded Age, in NYC. He was the creator of the list, of the "400", society members that were "acceptable". After writing a societal expose, in his memoirs, "Society As I Have Found It", c.1890, he fell out of favor with the "400". The upper crust guarded their privacy, and as a result no longer associated with McAllister. ~ {cwlyons} ~ (Image: NYPL)

Illustration of Samuel Ward McAllister, (1827-1895). Self-appointed arbiter of New York City's Gilded Age society. Appearing in TOWN TOPICS, January 11th, c.1894.

Illustration of Samuel Ward McAllister, Self-appointed arbiter of New York City's Gilded Age society. Appearing in TOWN TOPICS, January

Samuel Ward Berry, Sr

Samuel Ward Berry, Sr

Uber employees spied on ex-partners politicians and Beyoncé. Cab startups former forensic investigator Samuel Ward Spangenberg claims he was fired from the company after blowing whistle on lack of security. #expartner #love #relationship #lovesick #advice #romance #partner #breakup #rekindle #spark

Uber employees 'spied on ex-partners, politicians and Beyoncé'. Cab startup’s former forensic investigator Samuel Ward Spangenberg claims he was fired from the company after blowing whistle on lack of security.

Two pages of Samuel Ward’s notebook showing his translation of part of the King James Version of the Bible

Oldest Draft of King James Bible Discovered - a historian claims to have found the oldest known draft of the Christian text of the most widely read book in the English language in an obscure archive at the University of Cambridge.

Vintage Leather Scrapbook | Brown Leather Photo Album | Large Bound Scrap Book | Samuel Ward Manufacturing Company by Postcardigans on Etsy

Vintage Leather Scrapbook | Brown Leather Photo Album | Large Bound Scrap Book | Samuel Ward Manufacturing Company

Vintage Leather Scrapbook | Brown Leather Photo Album | Large Bound Scrap Book | Samuel Ward Manufacturing Company by Postcardigans on Etsy

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