Friday, September 7, 2012

1870s/1880s Autograph Album of Lena May Mitchell of Lewiston, Maine


1870s/1880s autograph album of Lena May Mitchell of Lewiston, Maine.  



See another post that features another album owned by Lena M. Mitchell.
Approximately 5-1/2" x 3-1/4", the album contains 49 pages signed by Lena, her relatives and friends.  One page in the middle of the album has been removed, and the back cover and spine are missing.  It's possible that a page or more is missing from the back.


                                            
From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome]

Lena May Mitchell was born 16 February 1868 at Lewiston, Maine,  daughter of Algernon Mansfield Mitchell and Sarah Maranda (Perley) Mitchell, born at Lewiston, Maine, and Wilton, Maine, respectively.

Lena's mother Sarah Maranda (Perley) Mitchell signed a page in her album in 1879.



Lena's sister Lillian Effie Mitchell signed a page in 1881.  



Lena's 11 month old sister Blanche Mitchell, born about 1880,  signed a page, obviously with help.



Lena's brother Guy Livingstone Mitchell signed a page in 1880.



I believe that Lena's brother Sylvanus S. Mitchell signed two pages, one dated 1883 and the other dated 1884.






Lena's cousin Rose S. Averill of Wilton, Maine, signed a page in 1879.




Lena's cousin Alice M. Cobb signed a page at Wilton, Maine, in 1879.




Lena's cousin L. M. Rowe signed a page in 1879.



Two of Lena's teachers signed pages in her album.  Edith A. Butterfield of East Dixfield, Maine, signed a page at Barkersville, Maine, in 1880.



Lena's teacher Mellie C. Dyer of Unity, Maine, signed a page at Lewiston, Maine, in 1879.




If you have corrections to the information above or information about the people mentioned above or in the list below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order, at least by surname.


L. G. Rozie, signed at Lewiston, Maine, 1879; Lena's aunt
Rose S. Averill of Wilton, Maine, 1879; Lena's cousin
Belle M. Baker of Lewiston, Maine
Mrs. E. J. Baker, signed at Lewiston, Maine, 1881
Adelma C. Bates of Leeds, Maine, 1881
Harry T. Bates of Leeds, Maine, 1882
Foncie A. Bond, signed at Lewiston, Maine, 1880
Edith A. Butterfield of East Dixfield, Maine, signed at Barkersville, 1880; Lena's teacher
Della Call of Lewiston, Maine, 1879
S. E. Carlton of Springfield, Massachusetts; signed at Lewiston, Maine, 1881
Alida B. Caswell of Leeds, Maine, 1881
Iva S. Caswell of Leeds, Maine [Iva Sedelia Caswell]
Georgia Chadburn of Lewiston, Maine, 1884
C. E. Chadburn of Lewiston, Maine, 1884
Alice M. Cobb, signed at Wilton, Maine, 1879; Lena's cousin
Alice M. Dixon of Lewiston, Maine
Mary E. Donnell of Leeds Junction, Maine
Mellie C. Dyer of Unity, Maine, signed at Lewiston, Maine, in 1879; Lena's teacher
Nellie Fitch of Lewiston, Maine, 1879
Katie A. Hellen of Leeds Junction, Maine, 1881
Edwin Hinkley of Lewiston, Maine, 1879
Estelle Jennings, signed at Lewiston, Maine, 1879
Alice R. Johnson of Sabattus, Maine, 1884
Nicholas Loring, signed at Lewiston, Maine, 1880
Mrs. Phebe Loring, signed at Lewiston, Maine, in 1880
Lena M. Mitchell of Lewiston, Maine; album owner
Sarah M. Mitchell of Lewiston, Maine; Lena's mother Sarah Maranda (Penley) Mitchell
Guy L. Mitchell of Lewiston, Maine, 1880; Lena's brother Guy Livingstone Mitchell
S. S. Mitchell of Lewiston, Maine, 1884; likely Lena's brother Sylvanus S. Mitchell
Mary E. Mitchell of Auburn, Maine, 1878
L. E. Mitchell, 1881; Lena's sister Lillian Effie Mitchell of Lewiston, Maine
Blanche Mitchell, age 11 months; written obviously with help, this is Lena's younger sister, born 1880
S. S. Mitchell of Lewiston, Maine, 1883; possibly Lena's brother S. S. Mitchell
Hannah C. Newbegin of Lewiston, Maine, 1880
Annie E. Nichols, signed at Leeds Junction, Maine, in 1881
L. M. Rowe, signed at Lewiston, Maine, 1879; Lena's cousin
Sadie Rowe, 1879
Jennie A. C. Shaw of Greene, Maine, 1881
Herbert S. Sleeper of Lewiston, Maine, 1879
Edwin Stanton of Bath, Maine
Alice L. Taylor, 1879
Lydia H. Taylor of Lewiston, Maine, 1879
Julia A. Taylor of Lewiston, Maine, 1879
Gertie Webster of Lewiston, Maine, 1880
Francis H. White of Lewiston, Maine, 1879
M. Annie White, signed at Lewiston, Maine, 1879
E. A. White, signed at Lewiston, Maine, 1878
Jennie F. Wing of Monmouth, Maine

Lewiston, Maine


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