Tuesday, February 19, 2013

1870s/1880s Autograph Album of a Teacher at the Dwight School at New Haven, Connecticut


1870s/1880s autograph album of pages signed by the students of a teacher at the Dwight School at New Haven, Connecticut.  Sadly, none of the students gave the teacher's name.

There is a lock of hair, between the inside front cover and first end paper.



The album is approximately 7-3/4" x 5" and contains the sentiments of 94 signers, who include Dwight School students and possibly faculty.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.



Amanda H. Donovan, "One of your pupils", signed a page at New Haven, Connecticut, on 30 November 1881.



William F. Tuttle of 316 Munson St., New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 16 December 1881.


Lucy Judson of New Haven, Connecticut, signed a page on 16 April 1878.



Charley A. Tuttle of 364 Orchard Street, New Haven, Connecticut, signed a page in 1881.



Nellie W. Wilkinson of New Haven, Connecticut, signed a page on 6 December 1881; "Your affectionate pupil"



Kate I. Donovan signed a page at the Dwight School on 30 November 1881.



Bertha E. Hartley of the City of Elms [New Haven, Connecticut] signed a page.



Jennie A. Corbett of New Haven, Connecticut, signed a page at Dwight School, #12, on 12 December 1881.  "Your affectionate scholar".



If you have a theory as to the owner of the album or information on any of the signers, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

Alphabetical list of the signers: [Note: given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]


  • Carrie E. Adams of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 9 December 1881
  • Grace L. Allen of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 10 April 1879, #2 [Dwight]
  • Mamie Allen, No. 2, signed on 8 December 1881
  • Emilie Atwater of New Haven, Connecticut, signed in April 1880
  • Fannie Atwater of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 22 December 1881
  • Willie P. Baldwin of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 5 March 1880
  • Frank W. Baldwin of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 12 April 1880
  • Linna Banta of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 2 December 1881
  • May Barnum of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 2 December 1881
  • George J. Bassett of New Haven, Connecticut, signed in December 1881
  • Jessie E. Beers of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 5 March 1880
  • Mary E. Bonner of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 2 December 1881
  • Edith M. Bouton of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 21 December 1881
  • Franklin T. Bradley of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 12 March 1880
  • Mary C. Bright of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 30 March 1880
  • Thomas S. Bronson of New Haven, Connecticut, signed in March 1880
  • Harry H. Bronson of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 22 December 1881
  • Jennie C. Burns, signed at New Haven, Connecticut, on 2 April 1878
  • A. P. Campbell, signed on 18 April 1878
  • Bertie Carrington of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 18 April 1878
  • Edwin N. Clarke of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 18 April 1878
  • Mamie Cook at New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 10 March 1880
  • Frank W. Cooper of New Haven, Connecticut, at Dwight School, signed on 18 April 1878
  • Hettie Cooper of New Haven, Connecticut, #1 at Dwight School, signed 16 April 1880
  • Jennie A. Corbett of New Haven, Connecticut, signed at Dwight School, #12, on 12 December 1881
  • Stella Daniels of New Haven, Connecticut, signed in March 1880, Dwight #18
  • Emma E. Davis of New Haven, Connecticut
  • Albert De Bussy of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 2 December 1881
  • Amanda H. Donovan, signed at New Haven, Connecticut on 30 November 1881; one of the album owner's pupils
  • Kate I. Donovan, signed at Dwight School on 30 November 1881
  • A. L. Donovan, #64 at Dwight School, signed on 30 November 1881
  • Frank Doolittle of New Haven, Connecticut
  • Fred C. Earle of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 18 April 1878
  • L. Etta Fairchild of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 5 March 1880
  • George F. Goodale of New Haven, Connecticut
  • Willis Griffing of New Haven, Connecticut, signed 23 December 1881
  • M. Gertie Hall of New Haven, Connecticut, #28 at Dwight School
  • Bertha E. Hartley, City of Elms [New Haven, Connecticut], signed 14 Nov, no year written.  "Your pupil"
  • Lucy S. Hartwell of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 7 December 1881
  • Lillie I. Hodgson of City [presumably New Haven, Connecticut], signed on 5 December 1881
  • Marie Hodgson of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 3 March 1880; can't decipher middle initial
  • Eleanor M. Hood of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 10 April 1879
  • Nellie S. Howe of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 5 December 1881
  • Millie H. Hubbell of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 28 March 1878
  • Charles Hull of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 18 April 1878
  • Frank Hyde of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 18 April 1878
  • Lizzie D. Jewett of New Haven, Connecticut, #19 at Dwight School, signed in April 1879
  • Arthur R. Joyce of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 18 April 1878
  • Lucy Judson of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 16 April 1878
  • Theresa Kennedy, signed at New Haven, Connecticut, on 10 April 1879
  • John B. Kennedy of New Haven, Connecticut, #51 at the Dwight School, signed on 12 March 1880
  • Harry Klock of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 16 December 1881
  • Carrie B. Lamb of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 10 April 1879
  • George H. Langzettel of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 18 April 1878
  • James R. Lyon of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 2 December 1881
  • Myron Meeker of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 11 March 1880
  • Jessie A. Mix of New Haven, Connecticut, signed at Dwight School #12, on 3 December 1881
  • Edward J. Moriarty, signed at the Dwight School at New Haven, Connecticut on 19 December 1881
  • Pauline Norman, signed on 18 April 1878
  • Mary F. O'Brien, signed 23 December 1881
  • Agnes S. Palmer of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 3 April 1878
  • J. S. Pardee, signed at No. 80 at Dwight School, at New Haven, Connecticut, on 18 April 1878
  • Mary A. Perkins of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 10 April 1879
  • William C. Plummer of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 18 April 1878
  • Sadie Pratt of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 5 December 1881
  • Joseph D. Rice of New Haven, Connecticut, signed in 21 December 1881
  • Fannie Rich of New Haven, Connecticu
  • Nellie E. Rich of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 16 April 1880
  • Cora M. Roberts of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 13 April 1878
  • Edith A. Rockwell of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 12 March 1880
  • Jennie L. Rogers of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 6 April 1878
  • Lulu Seeley, signed at New Haven, Connecticut, on 10 April 1879
  • Elizabeth Sheldon of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 2 December 1881
  • Mattie E. Shew of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 15 April 1878
  • Flora L. Smith, signed at Dwight #12 in April 1880
  • Hattie A. Smith, signed at New Haven, Connecticut, on 26 March 1878
  • Charles S. Smith of New Haven, Connecticut, 254 Orchard St., New Haven, Connecticut, signed 23 December 1881. "Your loving Scholar"
  • Carrie E. Taylor, signed on 28 October 1881
  • Edna L. Thurmond of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 13 April 1878
  • Alice Tisdale of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 6 December 1881
  • Mamie Toes of New Haven, Connecticut, #39 at Dwight School, signed in March 1880
  • Addie C. Treat of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 30 November 1881
  • William F. Tuttle of 316 Munson St., New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 16 December 1881
  • Charley A. Tuttle of New Haven, Connecticut, at 364 Orchard St., signed in 1881
  • Tenie Veitch of 36 Sylvan Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 8 April 1878
  • Essie L. Welton of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 23 April 1880
  • William S. Wheeler of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 2 December 1881
  • Arthur Wilcox of New Haven, Connecticut, signed in March 1880
  • Nellie W. Wilkinson of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 6 December 1881
  • Edwin S. Willard, signed at the Dwight School at New Haven, Connecticut, on 19 December 1881
  • Edith M. Williams, signed on 22 December 1881.  "Whether your future days be dark or bright, May you ever remember those spent at "Dwight"
  • Maggie E. Williams of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 22 April 1879
  • Cora B. Witmore of New Haven, Connecticut, signed at Dwight School on 2 December 1881
  • William C. Yanz of New Haven, Connecticut, signed on 2 December 1881
New Haven, Connecticut


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