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William Creagh Heydecker
September 6, 1865 (3:15 am)-Feb. 22, 1942
Attended the Columbia Grammar School and then entered the employ of Theodore B. Starr, jeweler, occupying himself, then, as throughout his career with the stationery and leather goods branch of the business.Later, he joined the New York branch of the famous Paris house of Cartier, with which he remained for 22 years as the Head of the Stationery Department. For Cartier, Mr. Heydecker made many trips abroad, particularly Europe, seeking artistic examples of work within his field. His private interests included heraldry and bookplates, owning one of the largest collections in the United States. He died at his residence, 10-01 157th Street, Beechurst, Queens, after a long illness.