Bridge Tip, 1904

Bridge 1

A postcard from Harry Duval — private secretary and gatekeeper for Chauncey Depew, president of the New York Central Railroad — to Mary Loney Roosevelt — wife of Frederick Roosevelt, daughter of William Loney, and summer resident at Roseleigh (today’s Stella Maris) — on the occasion of a Skaneateles Library bazaar. Duval was the author of Bridge Rules in Rhyme (1902), which dispensed bridge wisdom in verse, e.g., “Aces four, No Trump at once/Otherwise, you’d be a dunce.” And here upon he shares more advice with his good friend, Mrs. Roosevelt.

Bridge 2


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