Friday, December 19, 2014

1890-1899 Autograph Album of Daphne King Carraway of Wilson, North Carolina; "Dixie Story Lady"


1890-1899 autograph album that belonged to Daphne King Carraway of Wilson, North Carolina, with many of the autographs collected while she was at the State Normal and Industrial College at Greensboro, North Carolina; she graduated in 1902.

The album is diamond-shaped and has a metal ornament on the front cover with the word "Album" and a tree branch with a brass colored squirrel.  It contains 34 sentiments of Daphne's sister, teachers and, presumably, classmates.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Daphne King Carraway was born October 23, 1881 in North Carolina, the daughter of William Pope Carraway and Sarah (Daniel) Carraway, both North Carolina natives.  Daphne had, I think, at least six siblings, but at least of three of them died in infancy.  Older sister Irma Louise Carraway inscribed three pages in Daphne's album, and possibly four.





As noted above, several people referred to Normal School at Greensboro, North Carolina, and Raleigh, North Carolina; refer to the list below.

Three signed referred to themselves as Daphne's teacher.  Teacher Lizzie M. Lindsay inscribed a page on January 22, 1895.


Teacher Annie Wiley inscribed a page on April 1, 1896.



Perhaps a reader can translate this page signed by Daphne's teacher.


Neither Daphne nor Irma married.  Daphne was involved in education, as a teacher and administrator.  She took a great interest in story telling and was known as the "Dixie Story Lady".   Her papers (1902-1934), including bulletins, programs, pamphlets, photographs and more were donated to the State of North Carolina by her sister Irma.  Even better, the items have been digitized; there's also a brief biography.

Daphne King Carraway died in 1933.  Irma, also a teacher, lived until 1966.  She and Daphne are buried with their parents and siblings at Maplewood Cemetery at Wilson, North Carolina.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the album

? [7]GR
AGoveRowe
ApplewhiteHS
BHarrisonShaw
B ?LSutton
BaileyLindsaySykes
BergMW
BernardMartinWiley
BerryOWooten
BryanO'NeillY
CPYates
C ?Parker
Carraway [4]Price
Carter
Copeland

Signers in the album          [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]

  • G. & S.
  • "Your teacher"
  • L. S. P., signed on July 20, 1891; not sure of surname initial
  • Ellen, signed on May 25, 1899
  • Miss Maggie, signed at Greensboro, North Carolina, at Christmas 1893
  • Irma, signed at Wilson, North Carolina. The message seems to be from an Irma other than Daphne's older sister Irma Louise Carraway, but it could be.
  • Unsigned
A
  • Mary K. Applewhite, signed at Greensboro, North Carolina, on September 15, 1894
B
  • Margaret E. [surname has a strikeover - could be Brightman or ?], signed at Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1895 at the State Normal and Industrial School
  • Janie H. Bailey
  • A. J. Berg of Troy, New York, signed on December 24, 1890
  • Lizzie Bernard
  • Hattie M. Berry, signed on March 18, 1895
  • Kate Bryan, signed at State Normal and Industrial School on May 18, 1893
C
  • N. C., signed on August 25, 1891
  • Daphne King Carraway of Wilson, North Carolina; album owner
  • Sister I. L. C., signed at Wilson, North Carolina, on June 19, 1891. She was Irma Louise Carraway, Daphne's older sister.
  • Sister Irma, signed at Wilson, North Carolina, on August 15, 1891. Another page signed by Daphne's older sister Irma Louise Carraway.
  • I. L. Carraway, signed at Wilson, North Carolina, on August 14, 1891. Another page signed by Daphne's older sister Irma Louise Carraway.
  • Pattie Carter, signed in 1893 at State Normal & Industrial School
  • Fan Allen Copeland, signed at "Normal", on November 22, 1896; not sure if Fan is a given name, a nickname or a term of admiration
G
  • A. M. Gove, signed on January 23, 1895
H
  • Hattie Harrison, signed on March 1, 1892 at W. G. S.
L
  • Lizzie M. Lindsay, signed on January 22, 1895; Daphne's teacher
M
  • S. Martin, signed at the Normal & Industrial School in 1893. "Red Shale," North Carolina
O
  • Mamie O'Neill, signed at Baltimore, Maryland, on June 14, 1891
P
  • Margaret L. Parker, signed at State Normal at Greensboro, North Carolina, in the summer of 1894
  • "Your old friend", Mrs. H. F. Prince or Price, signed on July 20, 1891
R
  • Eugenia Rowe, signed on March 18, 1895
S
  • Catherine S. Shaw, signed in the summer of 1894
  • Ruth Sutton of Kinston, North Carolina, signed on State Normal School on May 24, 1893
  • J. Sykes, signed at Wilson, North Carolina, on January 29, 1891; middle initial might be T or ?
W
  • Annie Wiley, signed on April 1, 1896; Daphne's teacher
  • Mabel Wooten of LaGrange, North Carolina, signed at the State Normal School on May 24, 1893
Y
  • Iola Yates, signed at State Normal School on May 24, 1893
Wilson, North Carolina


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1888-1890 Autograph Album of Irving L. Emerson, or Amundson, of Sauk Centre, Minnesota


1888-1890 autograph album that belonged to Irving L. Emerson of Sauk Centre, Minnesota.  The family name had originally been Amundson.  There's a tree on ancestry.com with many family photographs attached.

Sadly, the illustrations interspersed throughout outnumber the autographs, of which there are only three.


The album measures approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and has embossed leather covers, with the word "Album" standing out even more.  Images of the signed pages in the album are shown below, in alphabetical, rather than page, order.


From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Irving L. Emerson was born October 3, 1876, at Rochester, Minnesota, the son of Christian Andreas Amundsen and Jeanie (Whyte) Amundson, who were born in Skien, Norway and Kinross, Scotland, respectively.

Of Irving's five or six siblings, only one, Walter Hellmer Emerson, inscribed a page in the album, which he did on on January 16, 1890 at Sauk Centre, Minnesota.


Another relative, Irving's cousin Nora Estrem, inscribed a page at Williams, Minnesota, on January 7, 1889.  Nora's mother, Josephine Emilie (Amundson) Estrem was a sister to Irving's father Christian Andreas Amundson.


Ophy Stiles inscribed a page at Sauk Centre, Minnesota, on June 1, 1888.  Hers was the first handwritten page in the album.  Ophy was Mary Sophia Stiles, daughter of Albert M. Stiles and Mary Wilson (Teeters) Stiles.



On 20 February 1913 at Salt Lake City, Utah, Irving L. Emerson married Agnes Beatrice Dunn, daughter of Nicholas Joseph Dunn and Julia Edith (MacIntosh) Dunn.  Agnes was born May 16, 1875 in Pennsylvania.  By 1920, the couple was at Denver, Colorado, and by 1930, they had moved to California.  They had at least one child, a son.  Irving worked as a drug salesman.

From 1898, "The Pharmaceutical Era", Volume 19:


Agnes died in 1967 and Irving in 1973; they're buried at Hayward, California with their son and other family members.  If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


Sauk Centre, Minnesota






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Thursday, December 18, 2014

1881-1885 Autograph Album of Robert B. Wood of Spring Valley, New York


1881-1885 autograph album that belonged to Robert B. Wood, "Robbie", of Spring Valley, New York.  His name appears on the inside front cover.


The album was given to him as a Christmas present, presumably in 1881.


The album measures approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of 30 of Robbie's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.


From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Robert B. Wood was born about February 1870 in New York, the son, I believe, of James and Hannah M. (Hope) Wood.  I believe he had two siblings, older sister Anna Wood and younger sister Ella Hope Wood.

Several of the inscribers were members of the Wood family of Hillsboro, Texas [scroll down to Mr. and Mrs. William Wood.].  Robbie's paternal uncle, William Wood, had gone to Texas after the Civil War and was a postmaster and lumber yard operator at Hillsboro.  Others of his family who inscribed pages: wife Janet (Robertson) Wood, "Nettie", and children Jane/Jennie; Alice; William Jr/Willie; Mary/Mamie; and Martha/Mattie.  The way the pages are written, it seems that Robbie had visited them in Texas, rather than vice versa.

I believe Robert B. Wood married twice; first to Mary Estelle Sherwood in 1903, who died in 1920, and then to Florence, who survived him.  With Mary Estelle, he had a daughter Helen G. Wood, born about 1907.  Robert B. Wood died in 1937 and is buried with his first wife, Mary Estelle (Sherwood) Wood, at the Brick Church Cemetery at Spring Valley, New York.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the album

? [2]M
AMerritt
AllenS
BSelleck
Blauvelt [3]Sherwood
BrooksSmith [2]
CSugden
ComeskeyV
CruikshankVan Orden [2]
EVan Riper
EricksonW
GWestervelt
Gemmel [2]Wood [9]

Signers in the album    [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order]

  • Unsigned
  • "Friend" Warner, who sketched a quill and scroll with the name R. B. Wood on it, in honor of the album owner.
A
  • Julie S. Allen of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 16, 1882
B
  • Belle Blauvelt of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 9, 1882
  • Carrie E. Blauvelt of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 5, 1882
  • Mattie Blauvelt of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 13, 1882
  • Lottie L. Brooks of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 9, 1882
C
  • Emma Comeskey, signed on January 6, 1882
  • John W. Cruikshank of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 18, 1882
E
  • C. H. Erickson of Hightstown, New Jersey, signed on December 16, 1885; Robbie's schoolmate
G
  • J. Frank Gemmel of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 19, 1882. 
  • Allie Gemmel of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 19, 1882
M
  • Ada L. Merritt of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 19, 1882
S
  • Preston M. Selleck of Pine Plains, New York, in Dutchess County, "Secretary of the [symbols for Sigma Phi]"
  • T. A. Sherwood, or Y. A. Sherwood or ?, signed on January 26, 1882
  • Mattie V. O. Smith of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 12, 1882
  • Eleanor C. Smith of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 12, 1882
  • Salome G. Sugden of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 19, 1882
V
  • Frank M. Van Orden of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 9, 1881; Robbie's schoolmate
  • J. S. Van Orden of Spring Valley, New York, signed at S. S. Institute on December 16, 1885
  • Lillie Van Riper of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 16, 1882
W
  • Emma Westervelt of Spring Valley, New York, signed on January 22, 1882
  • R. Wood; written on the inside front cover.  Robert B. Wood, "Robbie", received the album as a Christmas present, presumably in 1881.
  • Willie Wood of Hillsboro, Texas, signed on December 1, 1883; Robbie's cousin
  • Cousin Jennie, signed at Hillsborough, Texas, on November 29, 1884; Jennie Wood
  • Cousin Willie of Hillsboro, Texas, signed on November 30, 1884; presumably another page inscribed by William Wood, Jr.
  • Mamie Wood of Hillsboro, Texas, signed in July 1884
  • Mattie Wood of Hillsboro, Texas, signed on December 9, 1885
  • Aunt Nettie, signed at Hillsboro, Texas, on December 9, 1885. Janet (Robinson) Wood, wife of Robbie's uncle William Wood, who signed the right facing page.
  • Uncle Will, signed at Hillsborough, Texas, on December 9, 1885. Robbie's uncle William Wood, whose wife Janet (Robertson) Wood signed the left facing page. He was born at Spring Valley, New York, on July 23, 1841 and moved to Texas where he served as postmaster for a while and then as manager of the C. T. Lyon lumber yard.
  • Alice M. Wood, signed at Hillsboro, Texas, on December 9, 1885; Robbie's cousin
Spring Valley, New York

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

1882-1886 Autograph Album of Annie B. Wildes of Bath, Maine


1882-1886 autograph album that belonged to Annie B. Wildes of Bath, Maine.  It was presented to her in New York in 1882 by her father, Alonzo Parsons Wildes, while they were on board the Schooner C. H. Haskell.


Several of the pages have a facing page with information on the signer, by a more contemporary hand with an apparent relationship to Annie's younger brother Alonzo Foster Parsons.  Below, the facing page to the presentation page shown above.


The album is a small one, measuring about 4-1/4" by almost 3", and is seriously warped; some of the images show poorly as a result of this warp.  At least 40 people left sentiments; Annie's brother Alonzo may have left two, if his nickname was Lornie or Lonnie.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers appear at the end of this post.

Some of the signers in the album identified themselves as Sea Captains; there may be more - check the list of signers below.  Two people, possibly three, mentioned a word on the page that might have represented a vessel, such as Scud and David.
  • Annie's father Alonzo Parsons Wildes, on the C. H. Haskell and, presumably, the ill-fated C. H. Morse
  • Paul Hanson of the Bark Lepanto of Machias; his wife Mary J. (Hatt) Hanson [and later Barstow] 
  • Jacob B. Pinkham of West Harpswell, Maine; on the Schooner Ralph Sinnet
  • Joshua Bartlett of South Thomaston, Maine, on the Schooner Ada F. Whitney at Pensacola, Florida, who signed his page on March 4, 1883; the Ada F. Whitney would be lost off North Carolina on September 22, 1885, with no lives lost.  Joshua's wife Abbie S. (Emery) Bartlett signed the right facing page.
  • Robert Wiltbank on the Brig Daphne of Philadelphia, while at Pensacola, Florida

From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Annie B. Wildes was born September 18, 1866 at Bath, Maine, the daughter of Alonzo Parsons Wildes and Ann Eliza (Bowker) Wildes.  In addition to penning the presentation page, shown above, Alonzo Parsons Wildes inscribed another page in the album.


The more contemporary hand filled in the left facing page with more details.


Alonzo Parsons Wildes was presumed lost at sea in March 1886.  It was determined that it was mostly likely his vessel, the Charles H. Morse, that collided with the Cunard liner S. S. Oregon about 15 miles from New York City.  The unknown schooner sank without a trace.  The Charles H. Morse, which was presumed to be in the same locale, was never heard of again.

Annie's mother Ann Eliza (Bowker) Wildes inscribed a page in the album at Bath, Maine, on July 29, 1883.  She was the daughter of Isaac Hall Bowker and Eliza (Bowker) Bowker.


Annie's younger brother Alonzo Foster Wildes signed two, possibly three, pages: at Bath, Maine, in 1881; at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1889; and possibly, if his nickname was Lornie or Lonnie, on July 29, 1883; though perhaps Lornie was the child of a relative, as the handwriting seems younger than that used in 1881.  Though the middle initial on the top two images is hard to read as an F., the handwriting is very similar, and one of them was signed after Alonzo Parsons Wildes' death.




I found a reference online where it was at first feared that Alonzo Foster Wildes had been on board the ill-fated Steamer Portland, when it sank in 1898.  However, that must have been in error as he lived until 1944.  When middle-aged, he married Mary Bellamy Safford, of a prominent family from southern Maine.  They settled at Kittery, Maine.

Interestingly, a page signed by Aunt Ella P. Foster of Boston, Massachusetts, has a companion facing page in the later handwriting that explains what happened to Alonzo Foster Wildes after his father died.  "Alonzo's Aunt Ella Bowker Foster opposite.  Alonzo lived with her after his father was drowned for a while.  I think he was about 15 years old.  Later he returned to Bath, Me. to be with his mother."  Ella Jane Porter (Bowker) Foster was the wife of Daniel Kellogg Foster and a sister to Ann Eliza (Bowker) Wildes, Annie's mother.



Another aunt, Annie P. (Bowker) Bulfinch, signed at page at 98 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts; a later note indicates that she died in November 1884.  She was Annie B. Wildes' great aunt and was the second wife of Francis Vaughan Bulfinch, as information on the facing page describes:  "Autograph opposite of Aunt of Alonzo F. Wildes.  His mother's sister lives [or lived] with "Auntie" A. P. Bulfinch, whose husband had a position in the State House, Boston, Mass."  The "mother's sister" may have been Ella P. (Bowker) Foster, mentioned above.



Several of the autographs from Arrowsic, Maine, indicate that Annie B. Wildes was teaching there in October of 1886, after her father's loss.  On the page Maud Rairdon inscribed on October 4, 1886, she called herself Annie's "scholar".


Annie was still a schoolteacher at the time of her February 1, 1893 marriage, at Bath, Maine, to blacksmith Lemuel Bradford Oliver, son of James H. and Patience R. (Spinney) Oliver.  Lemuel was born at Phippsburg, Maine, on January 2, 1867.  Annie and Lemuel had at least one child, a daughter Bernice Wildes Oliver.  Annie died in 1925, and Lemuel in 1926.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The inside back cover has an obituary pasted on it, that of Howard Holmes Bonnemort of Dedham, Massachusetts, who died there in 1943 when he was 64 years old.


Surnames in the album

? [2]DJS
BDurganJackson [2]Smith
Bartlett [2]ELT
BerryEatonLaneThomson
BonnemortFPTrafton [2]
BowkerF ?Pinkham [2]W
BulfinchFosterRWhite [2]
CHRairdonWildes [6]
CampbellHansen [2]RobertsWillis
CardHuseRogers [3]Wiltbank
Wynne

Signers in the album        [Note: Given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]

  • Ida, signed on June 2, 1883
  • Biddy, signed in 1886
B
  • Joshua Bartlett of South Thomaston, Maine, signed at Pensacola, Florida, on March 4, 1883, on the Schooner Ada F. Whitney". The Ada F. Whitney would be wrecked off North Carolina on September 22, 1885, but the crew was saved. His wife Abbie S. (Emery) Bartlett signed the right facing page.
  • Abbie S. Bartlett of South Thomaston, Maine, signed at Pensacola, Florida, on March 4, 1883. She was Abbie S. (Emery) Bartlett, whose husband Joshua Bartlett signed the left facing page.
  • Walter H. Berry of Riggsville, Maine, signed on December 9, 1886. Also has the names Bess and Clarance.
  • Obituary for Howard Holmes Bonnemort, who died in 1943 at age 64 at Dedham, Massachusetts.  His wife was Dorothy (Morse) Bonnemort, born, I think, in Nova Scotia about 1881.
  • Ella F. Bowker of Bath, Maine, signed on February 21, 1886
  • "Your Auntie" A. P. Bulfinch of 98 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts. She was Anna P. (Bowker) Bulfinch, the aunt of Anna B. Wildes' mother Ann Eliza (Bowker) Wildes and the second wife of Francis Vaughan Bulfinch. Later note: "Died Nov. 1884"
C
  • Wilton S. Campbell of Georgetown, Maine, signed on November 24, 1886. "David", perhaps the name of a vessel?
  • Annie Card of Bath, Maine, signed on December 18, 1884
D
  • Winnie F. Durgan of Bath, Maine, signed on October 19, 1883
E
  • Charles A. Eaton on the Bark Alice Campbell
F
  • A. F.
  • Aunt Ella P. Foster of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on August 2, 1883. Ella Jane Porter Bowker married Daniel Kellogg Foster.  Information from the facing page: Information about the facing page.  "Alonzo's Aunt Ella Bowker Foster opposite.  Alonzo lived with her after his father was drowned for a while.  I think he was about 15 years old.  Later he returned to Bath, Me to be with his mother."
H
  • Captain Paul Hansen of Machias, Maine, on the Bark Lepanto, signed on March 3, 1883. His wife Mary J. (Hatt) Hansen signed the right facing page.
  • Mary J. Hanson on the Bark Lepanto of Machias, Maine, signed on March 3, 1883. She was Mary J. (Hatt) Hansen, wife of Capt. Paul Hansen, who signed the left facing page, and daughter of David and Grace (Barstow) Hatt. Paul died in 1888. Mary married George Barstow of Machias on November 9, 1892.
  • Annie L. Huse of Bath, Maine, signed on October 17, 1883. P.W.A.  [Academy?]
J
  • Julia H. Jackson, signed at Bath, Maine, on February 19, 1884
  • Grace Jackson of Arrowsic, Maine, signed on October 5, 1886
L
  • Mary P. Lane of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on August 3, 1883
P
  • Jacob B. Pinkham of West Harspwell, Maine, signed on February 23, 1883. Pensacola, Schooner Ralph Sinnet. For more information on Jacob B. Pinkham: http://www.raynorshyn.com/megenweb/cumberland/biographies/pinkham1.txt
  • Jeremiah B. Pinkham of West Harpswell, Maine, signed on February 27, 1883. Jeremiah Bartlett Pinkham, son of signer Jacob Bailey Pinkham.
R
  • Maud Rairdon, signed at Arrowsic, Maine, on October 4, 1886; "your scholar".
  • Rose M. Roberts of Bath, Maine, signed on December 20, 1886
  • Carrie L. Rogers of Belgrade, Maine, signed on September 1, 1883. "Be sure and dance with the Vanderbilts at lawn parties."  Sister of signers W. O. Rogers and Emery W. Rogers
  • W. O. Rogers of Belgrade, Maine, signed at Bath, Maine, on August 22, 1883. Presumably William O. Rogers, brother of signers Carrie L. Rogers and Emery W. Rogers.
  • Emery W. Rogers of Belgrade, Maine, signed on September 1, 1883. Brother of signers W. O. Rogers and Carrie L. Rogers.
S
  • Mary Smith, or May Smith signed at Arrowsic, Maine, on October 12, 1886. Middle initial might be R or K or ?
T
  • Fannie R. Thomson of Bath, Maine, signed on September 28, 1883
  • Edwin M. Trafton, signed at North Georgetown, Maine, on December 14, 1886
  • George G. Trafton of Georgetown, signed on November 21, 1886. "Scud"; perhaps then name of his vessel.
W
  • John W. White of Arrowsic, Maine, signed on October 5, 1886
  • Mary D. White of Arrowsic, Maine, signed on October 7, 1886
  • Annie B. Wildes, "Christmas 1882, From Papa, New York". "Sch. C. H. Haskell - N.Y". Schooner C. H. Haskell. Papa was Alonzo Parsons Wildes, husband of Ann Eliza (Bowker) Wildes.
  • A. P. Wildes, signed at New York on December 2, 1882. He died in March 1886 after his schooner, the Charles H. Morse, collided with the S.S. Oregon of the Cunard Line, about 15 miles from New York City. He and his crew drowned. Because the schooner sank immediately, it was speculation that it was the Charles H. Morse because nothing was ever heard again from her.
  • Alonzo Wildes of Bath, Maine, signed on August 6, 1881. If middle initial was P., this would have been Anna's father; if an F., it would have been her younger brother Alonzo Foster Wildes. I'm leaning toward the latter, who signed at least one other page, if not two.
  • A. E. Wildes, signed at Bath, Maine, on July 29, 1883; "your mother". She was Ann Eliza (Bowker) Wildes.
  • B. R. Wildes of Blair, Nebraska. Presumably Bradstreet R. Wildes, who moved from Maine to Nebraska.  Older brother of Annie's father Alonzo Parsons Wildes.
  • Lornie F. Wildes, signed on July 29, 1883. Presumably Anna's brother Alonzo F. Wildes.
  • Mary A. Willis of Arrowsic, Maine, signed on October 4, 1886
  • Robert Wiltbank, signed on March 9, 1883 aboard the Brig Daphne of Philadelphia while at Pensacola, Florida.
  • E. M. Wynne of Charleston, South Carolina, signed at Kent's Hill Boulevard on August 30, 1883
Bath, Maine


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

1817 Account Book of S. Blanchard of East Braintree, Vermont


1817 handmade account book of S. Blanchard of, I think, East Braintree, Vermont.  It was sold to me as Massachusetts, but I believe it's Vermont.  

There was a Sewell Blanchard in the area; in fact, one page from the other end of the book is headed by the name Sewall Blanchard.  The name E. E. Claflin is also written.


The page above appears on what I took for the last page of the book, but perhaps it's the first.  Someone else may have started again from the other end of the book, which has more entries.

The book measures approximately 7-1/4" x 6-1/2"; most of the pages are unused.

An interesting page has the names of Capt. A. Blanchard and E. F. Claflin, Secretary.


Below, the first page from what I initially took was the beginning of the book, but might be the end, or perhaps the beginning of someone else's records.  It mentions Elisha Smith, whose names appears on other pages as well.
 

The next handwritten page contains the account of Shubael Collins from November to December 1817.  His name appears on a few other pages as well, his given name variously spelled.


The name on the page below looks something like Charles Archiuas.


Several pages have the heading of an Elijah Giers or Geers or ?, presumably the same man; perhaps Elijah Geer.




The 14 names, though some might be repeats, that appear in the book in alphabetical order:

  • Charles Archiuas; not sure of surname
  • A. Blanchard of East Braintree; perhaps Amasa Blanchard (1792-1887)
  • Sewall Blanchard; perhaps Sewell Blanchard (1800-1871)
  • S. Blanchard; perhaps Sewell Blanchard
  • E. F. Claflin
  • E. E. Claflin
  • Shubael Collins
  • Henry Currier
  • Gideon Dailey
  • Elijah Geer; not sure of name
  • Jonah Loomis
  • Mr. Quit; not sure if this is a name, though it does head up a page
  • Elisha Smith
  • Moses Wood; not sure of given name


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East Braintree, Vermont


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