Seth Hamilton Moseley, was the successful hotel manager and owner of one of the finest hotels in New York City. Due to ill health Moseley was forced to retire and travelled through Europe and the United States until 1867, when he moved to New Haven and purchased the New Haven Hotel. The hotel gained a reputation for its exceptional quality and it became the regular host for visitors of Yale, politicians, businessmen and ordinary travelers. An elevator was finally installed in 1887.An 8" x 5" menu card for New Year Dinner on January 1, 1908. Fare includes Oyster Gumbo, Fried Westport Smelts, Mallard Duck and much more. Reverse is blank. Light wear and age toning.