One of the best known attorneys in late 19th century New York City was this powerhouse district attorney, who was named to the New York Supreme Court in 1902. Item #43061
ANS, 1p, heavy stock 3" X 1½", n.p., n.y. Fine. On his elegant imprinted "Mr. Vernon Mansfield Davis" calling card, Davis crosses out the "Mr." and boldly pens "Mrs. Davis joins me / in thanks and / appreciation of good / wishes -- Sincerely / Vernon M. Davis." Also present is the tiny 3¼" X 2½" mailing envelope addressed in Davis's hand to Mr. and Mrs. John Barker and bearung 2-cent postage stamp. Very good. A black-bordered mourning envelope, undated but likely a condolence acknowledgment either for the death of Davis's mother in 1912 or his father in 1913. Accompanied by a second, pristine, unsigned calling card. Unusual!