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Dean Sage

Lumber/Book Collector

Centurion, 1899–1902

Born 6 June 1841 in Ithaca, New York

Died 23 June 1902 in Camp Norway, New Brunswick, Canada

Buried Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York

Proposed by Henry van Dyke and Eugene Smith

Elected 4 March 1899 at age fifty-seven

Century Memorial

Dean Sage, of Albany, a gentleman of large means and extensive business connections, was noted as an angler and as a collector of angling literature and nineteenth-century first editions. His Waltoniana were especially remarkable. He was the author of a privately printed volume on The Restigouche and its Salmon Fishing, issued in sumptuous form in Edinburgh in 1888, and illustrated by George Reid, R.S.A., C. O. Murray, H. Sandham, and Stephen Parrish. From the point of view of the bibliophile, and the sportsman as well, the book was regarded as worthy of the reputation of its author. Mr. Sage like his father was deeply interested in Cornell University, and generously contributed, in many ways, to its important work.

Edward Cary
1903 Century Association Yearbook