Tuesday, October 9, 2012

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Harold of Pugwash,Nova Scotia area


1880s/1890s autograph album of Harold, last name unknown, of the Pugwash and Amherst, Nova Scotia area.

If any of Harold's relatives signed pages in his album, they didn't indicate their relationship to him, which would have been a clue to his full identity.


The album is approximately 5-1/4" x 3-1/4" and contains about 30 pages signed by Harold's friends and, perhaps, relatives.  An alphabetical list of signers appears at the end of this post.

Harold's pastor Eben E. England signed a page in 1883.

Mary Birmingham of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, signed a page in 1886.

Maud Gilchrist signed a page in 1886.

If you have a theory as to Harold's surname and family, or insights into any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Complete list of signers, in alphabetical order [given names not necessarily by alpha order within a specific surname]


  • Harold, owner of the album
  • Amelia, signed at Sackville, New Brunswick, 1889
  • Laura, signed at Amherst, Nova Scotia, 1891; friend
  • M. B., signed at Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1890
  • Mary Birmingham of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1886
  • Charles H. Black of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1886
  • Lionel H. Buck; friend
  • L. A. D.
  • Hattie Dakin, signed at Pugwash, Nova Scotia in 1886
  • Fred J. Dashwood, signed at Amherst, Nova Scotia, 1891
  • Louise A. DeWolfe, signed at Sackville [New Brunswick] 1889
  • Laurence Dickinson of West Brook, Nova Scotia, 1888
  • D. Elliott, 1886
  • Eben E. England, 1883; Harold's pastor
  • ?? Fraser, signed at Amherst, Nova Scotia, 1891; initials may be C. N.
  • Maud Gilchrist, 1886
  • Rupert Huston of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1886
  • Egbert W. Lowe of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1886
  • B. E. M., signed at Amherst, Nova Scotia, 1890; friend
  • M. J. Nicol, signed at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1888; friend
  • George H. Onley, signed at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1886
  • Emma Oulton
  • Clarence Redmond of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1886
  • C. S. Sutherland, signed at Amherst, Nova Scotia, 1891
  • G. G. Tingley, signed at Amherst, Nova Scotia, 1891; not sure of first letter of surname - could be Lingley, etc
  • C. M. Truman; not sure of surname
  • J. Tuttle, signed at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1886
  • Aubrey Tuttle of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1886
  • Louisa Tuttle, signed at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1886
  • Ada Tuttle of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1886; can't decipher middle initial - could be Y or G or I, etc
  • William White, signed at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 1886
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