Biography of R. A. Canfield
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga Springs, New York Directories, 1888-92

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Canfield, R. A., one of the most genial and thorough of American gentlemen, is associated with the history of Saratoga Springs, through being proprietor of the famous club house, the Monte Carlo of America. This famous club house, erected by the also famous John Morrisey in 1870, at a cost of about $200,000, is in its conduct and appointments superior to the European Monte Carlo, and its elegant apartments are visited by gentlemen, the peers of any produced in Europe or anywhere on the earth. It was first conducted by its founder, John Morrisey, and he associated two partners with him, the firm name becoming Morrisey, Reed & Spencer. After Mr. Morrisey's death in 1878 Messrs. Reed and Spencer conducted it for some time and then Mr. Reed sold out his interest to Mr. Spencer (1888) who subsequently sold out to Mr. R. A. Canfield (1893). the present proprietor. Mr. Canfielci conducts the club house strictly within the rules of the corporation and the summer prospects of this historic resort are largely augmented by the attractions which it holds out to wealthy votaries seeking a congenial spot for health and pleasure.


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