Sunday, September 5, 2010

B.K. Jamison and the Philadelphia Clover Club


Benton Knott Jamison (pictured above) is my husband’s first cousin, 4 times removed. B. K.’s grandparents John W. and Elizabeth (Shryock) Jamison are my husband Larry’s 4th great grandparents. B. K. was born 1837 in Saltsburg, Indiana, Pennsylvania and was a prominent banker in Philadelphia. As the result of my search on Google Books for anything about B. K. Jamison, I found this book:

Clover Club book

The Clover Club of Philadelphia was a “cosmopolitan social club”, which in 1897 had 34 charter members, one of whom was B. K. Jamison.  One of the most amusing bits of information about B. K. Jamison that I found in this book is the following story:

Jamison_BK Clover Club story

B. K. Jamison had quite an illustrious career, and from this story it appears he was also quite a sociable personality!

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