Friday, March 30, 2012

1870s/1880s Autograph Album of Alice F. Robinson of Kennebunkport, Maine, and Lawrence, Massachusetts


1870s/1880s autograph album of Alice F. Robinson of Kennebunkport, Maine, and Lawrence, Massachusetts.


The album is approximately 6-3/4" x 4-1/2" and contains 76 autographs of relatives, friends and teachers, as well as two wonderful illustrations, one of a painted arctic scene and the other of a very cute rendition of a cat's predicament.


Alice was born 15 March 1866 at Newburyport, Massachusetts, the daughter of Charles E. Robinson and Betsy Anna (Wildes) Robinson.  The family later lived at Kennebunkport, Maine, and, later still, at Lawrence, Massachusetts.

From what I could determine online, hopefully correct, Alice's paternal grandparents were Samuel and Elizabeth Ann (Hussey) Robinson.  Her maternal grandparents were Samuel and, possibly, Olive, Wildes.

Alice was married at Lawrence, Massachusetts on 23 December 1892, to Charles William Malonzo, born about 1868 in New Hampshire.

Among the many autographs in the album are those of Alice's father, brother, sisters, cousins and her future husband.

Alice's father Charles E. Robinson signed in 1886 when the family was living at Lawrence, Massachusetts:


Alice's future husband Charles W. Malonzo signed in 1891 on a page shared with three others.


Alice's brother Edward G. Robinson signed in 1886 at Lawrence, Massachusetts:


Alice's sister Abbie Bell Robinson signed at Lawrence, Massachusetts:


Charles W. Robinson of Haverhill, Massachusetts signed in 1880:


Cousin George Gooch, whose middle initial I'm not quite sure of, signed in 1878:


Two other people named Gooch signed pages in the album.

Samuel H. Gooch of Kennebunkport, Maine, signed a page in 1878:


Belle Gooch of Kennebunk, Maine, signed in 1882:


 Alice's cousin Lucie E. Sargent of Newburyport, Massachusetts, signed a page in 1878:


Other Sargents who signed were C. H. Sargent, C. R. Sargent and Sam E. Sargent; the latter two gave their address as Newburyport, Massachusetts.  They signed in 1878 and 1879.

Alice's cousins Fannie J. Stone and Sarah E. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, signed pages in 1879 and 1882 respectively.



Other people named Stone who signed pages were Mr. C. L. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine; Mrs. C. L. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine; and F. G. Stone of Kennebunkport, Maine.

Mr. and Mrs. Stone signed their pages in 1882.  F. G. Stone shared a page with Evelyn P. Titcomb and signed in 1880.

Well known evangelist A. P. Graves and his wife signed individual pages in 1881:



Two people made wonderful illustrations in Alice's album.

Henry M. Hutchins signed a page at Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1881.


I assume Henry M. Hutchins painted this northern scene, which is on the facing page to his page above.


Margaret J. Thompson and her wonderful comic drawing of 1883:


Alice's teacher, E. O. Greenleaf:


Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order.  Please note that people who indicated towns may have been referring to the town where they signed a page in the Alice's album, rather than their actual home town.


    • Abbie of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878

    A
    • Mary S. Anderson of Boston, Massachusetts, at Kennebunkport, Maine, 1879; could also be Mary L. Anderson
    B
    • Lizzie E. Bickford of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878; also on this page, Carrie A. Clarke of Kennebunkport, see separately
    • Lillie L. Boothby of Kennebunk, Maine, 1882
    • Oliver Bourne of Melrose, Massachusetts, at Kennebunkport, 1880
    • O. J. Bourne, 1883; on a page of multiple signatures
    • Jennie A. Burnham of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1882
    C
    • Lyman Chase, 1879
    • Pamela L. Chase, 1879
    • F. Gertrude Chick of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1883
    • Gertie E. Clark of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880
    • Carrie A. Clarke of Kennebunkport, Maine; 1878; also on this page, Lizzie E. Bickford of Kennebunkport, see separately
    • Fordyce P. Cleaves of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1881
    • Willie H. Croman of St. Paul, Minnesota, 1878
    D
    • G. Austin Day of Kennebunk, Maine, 1882
    • Ida L. Dennett of Kennbunkport, Maine, 1881
    F
    • Minnie W. Fairfield of Biddeford, Maine, 1879
    • Melville W. Fairfield of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880
    • Ella O. Felch of Limerick, Maine, at Kennebunkport, 1879
    • Hattie B. Fose of Somerville, Massachusetts, 1881
    G
    • George I. Gooch, 1878, cousin, middle initial may be wrong
    • Samuel H. Gooch of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    • Belle Gooch of Kennebunk, Maine, 1882
    • A. P. Graves, 1881, Evangelist
    • Mrs. A. P. Graves, 1881
    • Grace Miller Greene of Malden, Massachusetts, 1881
    • E. O. Greenleaf, 1878, Alice's teacher
    H
    • Charles B. Harmon of Biddeford, Maine, at Kennebunkport, Maine, 1882
    • Sarah Huff, 1886; on a page of multiple signatures
    • Jennie S. Huff of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1884
    • Henry M. Hutchins of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1881, adjoining beautiful illustration of arctic scene
    • Myra H. Hutchins of Kennebunkport, Maine
    K
    • Fred W. Kidd of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    L
    • Maurice F. Leach of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    • Prescott Littlefield of Kennebunk, Maine
    M
    • C. W. Malonza of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1891; Alice's future husband Charles W. Malonza; on a page of multiple signatures
    • Minnie E. Mason of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880
    • Louise D. Mayhew of Mount Vernon, Maine, 1878
    • Lillie A. Mitchell of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    P
    • Harry French Perkins of Kennebunkport, Maine
    • Charles Eliph Perkins of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    • E. P. Perkins of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    • Lizzie F. Pope of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    R
    • Ida H. Remick, 1885
    • Hattie S. Remick of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    • Henry W. Rice of Eastport, Maine
    • Alice F. Robinson of Kennebunkport, Maine
    • Edward G. Robinson of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1886
    • C. E. Robinson of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1886, Alice's father
    • A. F. Robinson of Cape Porpoise; on a page of multiple signatures
    • Abbie B. Robinson of Lawrence, Massachusetts; Abbie Bell Robinson, Alice's sister
    • Charles W. Robinson of Haverhill, Massachusetts, 1880
    • John Rounds of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1879
    • Marcia A. Rounds, at the Parsonage, 1879; also on this page, Linnie H. Rounds, see separately
    • Linnie H. Rounds of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1879; also on this page, Marcia A. Rounds, see separately
    S
    • Sam E. Sargent, Newburyport, Massachusetts, at Kennebunkport, Maine, 1879; Samuel E. Sargent m. Georgia E. Gooch
    • C. H. Sargent, 1878
    • Lucie E. Sargent of Newburyport, Massachusetts, at Kennebunkport, 1878, Alice's cousin
    • C. R. Sargent of Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1879
    • Jennie A. Seavey of Cape Porpoise, Maine
    • Persis Shehan, 1881
    • Pauline Simmers of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    • Alice C. Sparks of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1882
    • Mrs. C. L. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, 1882
    • C. L. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, 1882
    • Carrie A. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, 1879
    • F. G. Stone of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880, on a page with Evelyn P. Titcomb of Kennebunkport
    • Sarah E. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, 1882; Alice's cousin
    • Fannie J. Stone of Cape Porpoise, Maine, 1879, Alice's cousin
    T
    • Lizzie C. Tansey of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
    • Katie F. Thompson of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    • Margaret J. Thompson 1883; wonderful cartoon of a kitty
    • Evelyn P. Titcomb of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880; on a page with F. G. Stone of Kennebunkport
    • Lutie E. Tripp of Kennebunkport, Maine 1884
    W
    • George B. Wheeler of Bloomington, Illinois, at Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880
    • Frank K. Wheeler of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
    • Annie M. Whitten, 1879

    If you have any information on any of the people mentioned above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

    Map of Kennebunkport, Maine:


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    Map of Lawrence, Massachusetts


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