ALGERNON SYDNEY SULLIVAN, A MEMOIR WITH TRIBUTES AND A MEDAL
by Sullivan, George H.
The book, written by Sullivan's son, contains the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medal that was issued and presented by the American Numismatic Society. The Numismatic Society was the successor to the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Memorial Committee. This medal was issued from time to time by the society in commendation of all the human and noble use of a person's abilities, "so conspicuous in the life of Mr. Sullivan." It was especially issued to young men and women admitted to practice at the bar in New York City. The medal was designed by J.E. Roiné in 1908 and was the first specimen struck in the year. Among the members of the original committee were Grover Cleveland, Andrew Carnegie, Rev. Edward Everett Hale, Cyrus H. McCormick and many other prominent businessmen and politicians. The medal is housed in a thick cardboard structure that is stubbed into the text block in the middle of the book. The plates are four portraits of Sullivan and a photograph of the Memorial Drinking Fountain, still in existence in Van Cortland park in New York City. This seems to be a scarce item with only one copy listed in OCLC.