Hard to find original 1898 menu card from Hotel Belvue, location unknown. "Dinner complimentary to the Staff First Battalion Cavalry 2d Brigade, M.V.M., by its Commander MAJOR WILLIAM A. PERRINS. This menu card is 8 inches tall, 4 inches wide. Used condition. Most of our menus were actually used in the restaurant, so there may be writing, wear and tear, spots, stains, crinkles and creases, etc., so please examine the images closely.
From "Regiments and Armories of Massachusetts, An Historical Narration of the Massachusetts Voluntary Militia."... Major William A. Perrins was born in Birmingham, England, June 29, 1860, and having, during his early years, attended school in his native city, removed to Boston while still a young man, to which city his father had previously removed. In Boston he became a pupil in the public schools, and later entered the drug business, in which he was connected with several firms in that city. Afterwards he studied medicine with his father, and in 1878 entered the Cincinnati Medical School, from which he graduated in 1881, and returned to Boston, where he began the practice of medicine with his father, afterwards removing to Ashland, Mass.