Thursday, March 22, 2012

1880s Autograph Album of Mary O. Boynton of Brandon, Vermont


1880s autograph album of Mary O. Boynton of Brandon, Vermont. 


From what I have been able to determine, Mary was the daughter of Dr. Charles Smith Boynton and wife Sarah Augusta (George) Boynton, both New Hampshire natives.


I last found Mary in the 1930 Census of Burlington, Vermont, where she was living with her 83 year old mother Sarah.  Mary was working as a college librarian.


I wonder if Sarah Augusta (George) Boynton was related to Reverend John George, who operated a school at North Barnstead, New Hampshire.  See a group photo of Rev. and Mrs. George and students here.


Mary signed the page before the title page.




The album is a tiny one, approx. 4-1/4" x 3", with 40 autographs of Mary's relatives and friends.



The page below may have been signed by Mary's father, Dr. Charles Smith Boynton.



 Mary's teacher, Maria L. Ward, signed the page below in 1878.




Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order.  It's possible that some of the signers who mentioned Brandon, Vermont, did not actually live there but happened to be there on the day they signed.



C. Batchelder of Brandon, Vermont, 1880
E. A. Bishop of Brandon, Vermont
Mary O. Boynton of Brandon, Vermont
O. S. Boynton or C. S. Boynton
Della A. Campbell of Brandon, Vermont
Bernice Carr of Brandon Vermont, 1883
Henry Copeland of Brandon, Vermont, 1883
Lucy M. Copeland of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
David M. Fales of Brandon, Vermont, 1883
Alice Flint of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Stella Freeman of Brandon, Vermont, 1883
Delia M. Gosher of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Edith Howe of Brandon, Vermont, 1880
Ida M. Lawrence of Rutland, Vermont, 1880
Jennie McHenry of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Minnie Meacham of Brandon, Vermont
Saidie E. Meacham of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Bertie Merritt of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Frank Nelson of Brandon, Vermont, 1883
Mary Grace Noe of Brandon, Vermont, 1883
C. B. Parmenter of Brandon, Vermont, 1880
G. W. Parmenter of Brandon, Vermont, 1880
Mary F. Parmenter of Brandon, Vermont, 1880
Amy A. Peck, 1879
Dexter W. Rice of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Annah O. Robinson of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Annie May Ross, 1882
Grace V. Ross of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
George C. Roy of Concord, New Hampshire, 1881
Frank Sanderson of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Chettie Savery of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Harry E. Scott, 1882
Frank B. Seeley of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
George W. Seeley of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Louisa M. Seeley of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Carl Smalley of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
Anna M. Thayer of Brandon, Vermont, 1880
Horace Thomas of Brandon, Vermont, 1882
J. J. Tobias, possibly Joseph J. Tobias
Willie L. Waldo of Brandon, Vermont, 1883
Maria L. Ward of Brandon, Vermont 1878


Map of Brandon, Vermont:



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