Autograph album with dates from 1902 to 1930, with pages signed by Coolidge family members and four others, from the Jay, Maine, area.
The album measures approximately 6-1/2" x 4-1/4" and contains seven pages of handwriting.
There's a remembrance page at front, to Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Coolidge, dated 1902.
I wonder if the couple remembered was Augustus Wyeth Coolidge and wife Julia (Norton) Coolidge of Livermore, Maine. Augustus Wyeth Coolidge was born 10 May 1830, son of Thomas and Phebe (Paul) Coolidge, Massachusetts natives who had moved to Maine.
Augustus married Sarah Eastman Norton on 12 June 1854, according to a brief section on her father and mother, Warren and Sarah Almira (Pottle) Norton in A History of the Town of Industry: Franklin County, Maine, from the Earliest, by William Collins Hatch, 1893.
Augustus and Julia had two children:
- John Fremont Coolidge, born 23 October 1856 at Livermore, Maine; he married Hattie L. Knapp and had two sons with her: Samuel Wilson Coolidge and John Guy Coolidge.
- Myra Coolidge, born about August 1861; she married Ezra D. Thompson and had three children that I know of: Grace, Ruth and Augustus.
Back cover and spine