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 of Kennebunkport signed a page in 1881.




I assume Henry M. Hutchins painted this northern scene, which is on the adjoining 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.



Mary S. Anderson of Boston, Massachusetts, at Kennebunkport, Maine, 1879; could also be Mary L. Anderson
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
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
G. Austin Day of Kennebunk, Maine, 1882
Ida L. Dennett of Kennbunkport, Maine, 1881
Minnie W. Fairfield of Biddeford, Maine, 1879
Abbie of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1878
Melville W. Fairfield of Kennebunkport, Maine, 1880
Ella O. Felch of Limerick, Maine, at Kennebunkport, 1879
Hattie B. Fose of Somerville, Massachusetts, 1881
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
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
Fred W. Kidd of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
Maurice F. Leach of Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1885
Prescott Littlefield of Kennebunk, Maine
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
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
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
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
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
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.


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