Engraver/President, American Bank Note Co.
Born 10 February 1796 in Newburyport, Massachusetts
Died 20 November 1874 in Florence, Italy
Buried Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Proposed by Asher B. Durand
Elected 6 February 1858 at age sixty-one
Archivist’s Note: Father of Robert N. Toppan
The number of members who have died since the year began is ten. The names of Bristed, Pearson, Ogden, Gavitt [sic: Gavit], Keller, Pell, Sturges, Toppan, Beeckman, and Varnum, appear no longer on our roll. Some of these recal[l] the early days of the Century, when their presence and character aided to form its growth, and gave grace and strength to its youthful prime.
Augustus R. Macdonough
1875 Century Association Reports