SGS History In Queen’s Collection

A book detailing the history of St. George’s Society from 1770 to 1913 has been added to the private library of Her Majesty The Queen at Windsor Castle.

In October 2015, the St. George’s Society team met with Oliver Urquhart-Irvine, The Librarian and Assistant Keeper of The Queen’s Archives from the Royal Collection Trust at Windsor Castle to learn more about their plans to digitize the private Archives of George III at Windsor Castle. Karen Karpowich, the Society’s CEO, gave Mr. Urquhart-Irvine a copy of the Society’s History from 1770 to 1913 and received a letter a couple of weeks later confirming that the book had been accessioned into the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, the private library of Her Majesty The Queen.

The book includes portraits and biographies of a number of the Society’s Presidents as well as the words of “A Song for St. George’s Society” that was sung at the second anniversary meeting of St. George’s Society of New York on 23rd April 1771. It also describes many of the Society’s early banquets celebrating St. George’s Day. These celebrations have evolved over the years into the Society’s most prestigious and important annual event, The English Ball. This year’s English Ball will take place on 27 April at the Mandarin Oriental where awards will be presented to Sir Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive of WPP, Danny Lopez, Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York and Dr. Amanda Foreman, Award-Winning Historian and 2016 Man Booker Prize Chair.

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