Sunday, February 10, 2013

1880s Autograph Album of Students at Pinkerton Academy at Derry, New Hampshire


[Note of 12 February 2013: See the comments section for information on the possible owner of this album.]

1880s autograph album that apparently belonged to a student at Pinkerton Academy at Derry, New Hampshire.  

The person who sold me the album said that it belonged to William D. Young, and he did happen to be the first person to sign in the album, in 1880, earlier than the other dates in the album, except for Martha J. Boyd, who signed on the same day.  

Further, one of the pages was inscribed "Dear Will".  Unfortunately, William didn't note his residence, which would have been a very helpful clue.



The album is approximately 7" x 4-1/4" and contains 22 signed pages, plus several pages with pre-printed illustrations scattered throughout, a few of them chosen by signers.



If you've come across a William D. Young in your family research who might have attended Pinkerton Academy at Derry, New Hampshire, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Bert E. Palmer of Derry, New Hampshire, signed a page in June 1883.



E. R. Wilkins signed a page at Fisherville, New Hampshire, on 3 February 1883.



Wallace L. Kimball chose one of the pages with an illustration to sign his name.



Fred L. Noyes of Derry, New Hampshire, signed a page on 4 May 1883.



Harris T. Bell of Derry, New Hampshire, signed a page on 28 November 1883.



H. R. Ford of Chester, New Hampshire, signed a page on 28 November 1883.



Louis J. Tyson of Londonderry, New Hampshire, chose an illustrated page for his autograph.



George S. Palmer of Derry, New Hampshire, signed a page at Pinkerton Academy.



Annie L. Boutell of Amherst, New Hampshire, signed a page at Pinkerton Academy at Derry, New Hampshire.



Lulu Campbell of Derry, New Hampshire, inscribed a page to Will in June of 1883.



George Corning of North Londonderry, New Hampshire, signed a page on 26 October 1883.



Nettie M. Bean of Derry Depot, New Hampshire, signed a page at Pinkerton Academy on 27 April 1883.  She chose a preprinted page and added her take: "This is my home."



Charles T. Merrill of Salem, New Hampshire, signed a page on 28 November 1883.



Burton A. Kelley of Salem, New Hampshire, signed a page.



Morris W. Morse of Chester, New Hampshire, signed on 25 April 1883.



Isabell C. Fegan of Derry, New Hampshire, signed a page at Pinkerton Academy on 26 October 1883.



Nellie J. Wilbur of Fremont, New Hampshire, signed a page at Derry, New Hampshire, on 8 March 1883.



Oliver G. Woodbury, Jr., of Salem, New Hampshire, signed a page on 28 October 1883.



E. H. Davis, alias Paddy Kerry, signed a page.  "Yours with heart-rending jim-jams"



Martha J. Boyd signed a page on 29 October 1880.



Norman L. Kelley signed a page at Pinkerton Academy at Derry, New Hampshire, on 28 November 1883.  He indicated he was then age 14.



If you have a theory as to the identity of William D. Young or any information to share on any of the signers, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!


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2 comments:

  1. William D Young could be this man, age 16 in Londonderry, NH, in 1880. The transcription says William G but the image says William D.

    1880 census: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHRG-GDV

    He was married to Maria L Parmenter on 5 May 1894 in Derry, NH,

    marriage: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDG3-LB2

    and died in Manchester NH on 27 Oct 1922. Son of James F Young and Elizabeth Wilkins. There was a Wilkins who signed the autograph book.

    death: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FDVS-R8S

    He and Maria were in Manchester in 1910 and 1920 with a family of five living children.

    1910: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLZ7-65P

    1920: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH8J-R6W


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  2. Another transcription gremlin...

    Today I was researching a man that I believed to have been born in the West Isles of New Brunswick, Canada about 1824. Found a lot of online trees that had him born in Rhode Island. Finally found a document that had him born in the "Provinces", which a transcriber mistook for Providence, and things snowballed from there...

    Thanks once again, Ed!

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