Thursday, February 7, 2013

1880s Autograph Album of Sarah M. Sherman of Worcester, Massachusetts


1880s autograph album that belonged to Sarah M. Sherman, presumably of Worcester, Massachusetts, since many of the autographs are from Worcester.

Sarah stamped her name in three places throughout the album.  The page below is the first end paper.


The album is approximately 5-3/4" x 3-3/4" and contains 31 pages signed by Sarah's relatives and friends, as well as several pages of drawings and the pages stamped by Sarah.


From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections welcome!]

Because of the many signatures from Worcester and the many signatures from Rhode Island, I'm guessing that this was the album of the Sarah Mabel Sherman who was born 15 March 1871 at Worcester, Massachusetts, the daughter of William Henry Sherman and Martha (Schofield) Sherman, who were born at Exeter, Rhode Island, and Milford, Massachusetts respectively.

Sarah Mabel Sherman's paternal grandparents were Lawton Albro Sherman and Nancy (Sweet) Sherman.  Her maternal grandparents were John and Mary Schofield.

On 5 October 1899 at Amherst, New Hampshire, Sarah Mabel Sherman married James Melvin Jackson, son of James M. and Melissa A. (Lang) Jackson.

Sarah and James lived first at Worcester, Massachusetts and later at Sutton, Massachusetts.  They had at least one child, a daughter Frances S. Jackson, born in 1901.  

In the 1930 Census of Sutton, Massachusetts, James referred to himself as a widower.  His daughter was living with him, as she was in the 1940 Census as well.

If you have corrections to the information above or if you feel that Sarah M. Sherman is another person, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Eva L. Truscott of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed a page on 14 January 1886.


Julius H. Lowell signed a page on 10 September 1885.


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


  • Josie T. Bragg of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 6 June 1885
  • Louise L. Bryant of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 25 May 1885
  • Mabel S. Chamberlain of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 17 June 1885
  • M. A. Collins of Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Nellie F. Cooley of Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Mollie U. Day of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 26 May 1885
  • Fannie H. Donovan of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 22 April 1886
  • Lena L. Gould of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 6 June 1885
  • Annie W. Howe of Worcester, Massachusetts
  • William Keenan of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 19 October 1885
  • O. A. Kelley, Jr. of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 17 March 1885.  Oran A. Kelley, Jr.
  • Florence G. Kelley of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 10 February 1885
  • H. B. Kelley of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 1 March 1885
  • Bessie M. Lawrence of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 23 June 1885
  • Julius H. Lowell, signed 10 September 1885.  Sketch of swan and cattails
  • Lizzie McGourty of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 9 February 1886
  • T. S. Nichols, signed 4 November 1884
  • Eliza G. Rawson, signed 27 January 1886
  • Lulu J. Rawson, signed 30 June 1885
  • Margaret Scott of Burlington, Vermont, signed 16 June 1885
  • Sarah M. Sherman, album owner.  Sarah stamped her name on the first end paper and in two other places
  • Malvin Sherman of Central Falls, Rhode Island
  • Annie J. Sherman of Central Falls, Rhode Island, signed in 1886
  • John Sherman of Central Falls, Rhode Island, signed 3 April 1886.  Middle initial could be H or N
  • Maggie Sherman of Central Falls, Rhode Island, signed 6 April 1886
  • M. Maude Sherman of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 29 August 1884
  • Emma E. Sherman of Central Falls, Rhode Island, signed 6 April 1886
  • Agnes Smith of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 29 January 1886.  Middle initial is either E or C
  • Benjamin S. Townsend of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 26 January 1886
  • Eva L. Truscott of Worcester, Massachusetts, signed 14 January 1886.  Painted sketch of flowers
  • Mary Tubridy of Worcester, Massachusetts, 29 Sepember 1885
  • Ella M. Wells of Deerfield, Massachusetts, signed at Worcester, Massachusetts, on 8 May 1884
Worcester, Massachusetts


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