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Guide to the Four Seasons Restaurant Collection
1959-2019
 MS 3151

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 24, 2020
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series I. Scrapbooks, 1959-2003, 2005-2019, undated

Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings, magazine and trade publication tear sheets, award certificates, photographs, banquet and regular menus, invitations, and ephemera, all relating to events and people—especially celebrity diners—at the Four Seasons.

Arrangement

Materials have been removed from their oversized binders and placed into folders following the original chronological order. The scrapbooks proper cover 1959 through 2003; loose material, dating from 1993 through 2019, is filed after. Printed dining menus, where present, are highlighted in the container list.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Includes menus dated

• 1959 August 14: Just Because Luncheon / Andrew and Leonard Arkin
• 1962 May 19: President's Birthday Dinner [J.F.K.; photocopy]
• 1962 August 21: Gorton's of Gloucester, Inc. Introduces the Fresh-Lock Process
• 1963 June 10: Luncheon to Honor the Honorable Michel Legendre, Consul General of France
• 1963 October 3: general menu [in pencil on verso: "Emperor Haile Selassie"]
• 1963 October 18: In Honor of His Majesty King Humbert II of Savoy
• 1964 March 16: Physician's Wine Appreciation Society
• 1964 June 16: Un Diner de Convives
• 1964 August 7: New York Life Welcomes Directors and Wives American Bar Association Endowment
• 1965 June 9: Africa Service Institute in honour of Mr. John Mosler
• 1965 June 27: Dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Weinberger on the occasion of their marriage tendered by Mr. and Mrs. Alex Rutledge
• 1965 September 1: Reception and Dinner Honoring Mr. Joseph L. Eckhouse
• 1965 December 1: Reception and Dinner in honor of Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Jann
• 1965 December 9: Reception and Luncheon tendered by Max M. Fisher
• 1966 January 26: Charter Members Luncheon Club
• 1966 April 29: Reception and Dinner
• 1966 November 6: general menu [in pencil on verso: "Cohen Nathaniel"]

1959-1966
Box: 1 Folder : 2-3 Scrapbook (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes menus dated

• 1967 February 1: Dinner in Honor of Charles Henri Heidsieck by Thomas F. McCarthy
• 1967 March 22: Confrérie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs
• 1967 June 18: Wedding Reception and Dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Slater
• 1967 November 16: Physician's Wine Appreciation Society
• 1967 November 27: The Plimsoll Club
• 1967 December 12: Confrérie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs
• 1967 December 19: Le Parlement de Saint Nicolas de la Commanderie de Bordeaux
• 1968 January 16: Confrérie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs
• 1968 January 18: Luncheon to Honor Count Michel d'Ornano
• 1968 February 19: Foods of the World Press Reception
• 1968 February 29: Reception and Dinner in honor of James E. Aitken
• 1968 March 20: Dinner to Honor the Delegation from the Finance Committee of the French National Assembly
• 1968 May 1: Dinner in Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Henri Woltner by Thomas F. McCarthy
• 1968 May 28: Luncheon to Honor General Georges F. Doriot
• 1968 June 9: Wedding Reception and Dinner in honor of Doctor and Mrs. Emanuel Marritt
• 1968 September 6: In Honor of Minx Deutsch and Mel Boren, Pre-nuptial Dinner
• 1968 September 7: In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Boren, Wedding Dinner
• 1968 October 31: Christian Brothers of California Third Annual Wine Harvest Luncheon
• 1968 December 9: Le Parlement de Saint Nicolas de la Commanderie de Bordeaux
• 1969 September 11: Confrérie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs
• 1970 December 17: Le Parlement de Nöel de la Commanderie de Bordeaux
• 1971 March 11: Four Seasons Grill Room Dinner
• 1971 April 7: Diner de Gala Taittinger
• undated: Wine and Food Society, Inc., New York
• undated: Dinner honoring the Continental Mark IV

1967-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Includes menus dated

• 1974 March 12: Fête de Jurade de St. Emilion
• 1977 June 14: Summer
• 1977 September 26: Fall
• 1978 April 5: Spring
• 1978 June 21: Summer
• 1978 September 26: Autumn
• 1979 March 20: Spring
• 1979 June 20: Summer
• 1979 October 3: Autumn
• undated: The Four Seasons Grill (multiple drafts, versions)
• undated: This Evening's Entrees for the Four Seasons Theatre Dinner

1974-1979
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Includes menus dated

• 1980 January 10: Winter
• 1980 March 27: Spring
• 1980 June 17: Summer
• 1980 September 17: Autumn
• 1981 January 14: Winter
• 1981 June 23: Summer
• 1981 September 22: Autumn
• 1981 December 16: Winter
• 1982 March 23: Spring
• 1982 April 22: Spring (at the Dorchester, London)
• 1982 June 15: Summer
• 1982 October 12: Autumn

1980-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 6-7 Scrapbook (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes menus dated

• 1983 March 16: Spring
• 1983 June 14: Summer
• 1983 October 4: Autumn
• 1984 January 12: Winter
• 1984 March 21: Spring
• 1984 June 20: Summer
• 1984 October 9: Autumn

1983-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 8-9 Scrapbook (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes menus dated

• 1985 January 16: Winter
• 1985 June 13: Summer
• 1985 October 8: Autumn
• 1986 January 16: Winter
• 1986 March 25: Spring

1985-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Scrapbook
1988-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Scrapbook
1990-1992
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Scrapbook
1993
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Includes menus dated

• 1994 January 19: Winter Four Seasonal
• 1994 May 1: Third Annual Dinner Debut of the 1990 Barolo Vintage (invitation + menu)
• 1994 May 11: Wine Writers Circle 20th Anniversary Luncheon
• 1994 September 29: Autumn Four Seasonal
• 1994 October 23: Premiere Showing of the Bordeaux Vintage 1992 (invitation)

1994
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Includes menus dated

• 1995 February 5: Irvington Institute for Medical Research, Valentine's Day (invitation + menu)
• 1995 May 1: Fourth Annual Dinner Debut of the 1991 Barolo Vintage (invitation)

1995
Box: 2 Folder : 5-6 Scrapbook (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes menus dated

• 1996 January 30: Winter Four Seasonal
• 1996 March 26: Spring Four Seasonal
• 1996 May 6: Fifth Annual Dinner Debut of the 1992 Barolo Vintage (invitation + menu)

1996
Box: 2 Folder : 7-9 Scrapbook (3 folders)
1997 January - June
Box: 2 Folder : 10-11 Scrapbook (2 folders)
1997 July - December
Box: 3 Folder : 1-3 Scrapbook (3 folders)
1998 January - June
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Scrapbook
1998 June - August
Box: 3 Folder : 5-6 Scrapbook (2 folders)
1998 September - December
Box: 3 Folder : 7-8 Scrapbook (2 folders)
1999 January - May
Box: 3 Folder : 9-11 Scrapbook (3 folders)
1999 May - September
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Scrapbook
1999 October - December
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Scrapbook
2000 January - June
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Scrapbook
2000 June - December
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Scrapbook
2001
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Scrapbook
2002
Box: 4 Folder : 5-7 Scrapbook (3 folders)
2003
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Loose material from scrapbooks
1993, 1995
Box: 4 Folder : 9-11 Loose material from scrapbooks (3 folders)
2005-2019, undated
Oversize: small Folder : 1 of 4 Loose material from scrapbooks
circa 1970-2015, undated
Oversize: medium Folder : 1 of 1 Loose material from scrapbooks
2016, undated

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