Friday, March 1, 2013

1880s Autograph Album of Maggie, possibly Maggie Young, of New York and Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania area


1880s autograph album that may have belonged to a Maggie, perhaps from the Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania area.  She may have been Maggie Young.  

Clues to the owner's identity:

  1. One inscription mentions the name Maggie.
  2. Many of the signers in 1884 mentioned a Normal College, with some mentioning the initials N.Y.
  3. On a page shared by multiple people at Normal College in 1884, one of the signers was Maggie Young, which, granted, may be a coincidence.
  4. Later signers gave East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, as a residence. 
  5. Signer Alan Young of New York City, called himself a nephew.


The album is a large one, approximately 8-1/2" 7" and is missing its outer spine and has a few loose pages.  Four pages contain multiple signatures; three of the pages have names arranged in a geometric design.  All in all, 60 people signed pages in Maggie's album.

The first autographed page in the album was signed by M. Dellevie, who mentioned Maggie in his or her sentiments, inscribed on 27 August 1887.  


An Otto Dellevie signed the first page in the album, shown below.


As mentioned above, Alan Young of New York City signed a page on 24 December 1885.  Alan called himself the owner's nephew.


Below, the page of multiple signatures of students from Normal College in 1884, with a Maggie Young being one of them:


The album is interspersed with plate-like pages bearing illustrations of flowers.  George B. Martin chose one for his inscription, signed on 17 August 1884.


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

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


  • Grace M. Barker, signed on 6 September 1886
  • Tilla Baruc.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer"
  • Mabel Bernhard.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • Sophia M. Braun of Elizabeth, New Jersey, signed on 15 August 1887.  Page also signed by Louise E. Braun and Clara B. Stevens.
  • Louise E. Braun, signed at Elizabeth, New Jersey on 5 August 1887.  Page also signed by Sophia M. Braun and Clara B. Stevens.  
  • George Brown of Rochester, New York, signed on 5 September 1886
  • Helen Burr.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • Annie V. Callahan.  Page signed at N. C. Class C IV in 1884 by multiple people in a geometric design: Minnie Niemeier; Charlotte Warner; Tessie Quinn; M. Coghlan; Annie V. Callahan; Flora Meiers; L. A. Keenan; Emma Goetze
  • Kate Clancy.  Page signed by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • M. Coghlan.  Page signed at N. C. Class C IV in 1884 by multiple people in a geometric design: Minnie Niemeier; Charlotte Warner; Tessie Quinn; M. Coghlan; Annie V. Callahan; Flora Meiers; L. A. Keenan; Emma Goetze
  • Otto Dellevie, signed at East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, on 15 August 1887
  • M. Dellevie, signed at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, on 27 August 1887; mentions Deans Prospect House, Penn., and Hoboken, New Jersey.  
  • Nellie Donovan.  Page signed by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • Mary A. English.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • Clara Falkland of Hoboken [either Hoboken, Pennsylvania, the former name of the town Blawnox, or Hoboken,  New Jersey], signed at East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, on 27 August 1887
  • Carrie Fritsch [Carrie signed a page by herself later on in the album].  Page signed by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • Nellie Geraty.  Page signed by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • Genevieve Gleason of Brooklyn, New York, signed at East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, on 27 August 1887
  • Dora A. Gleason, signed at East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, on 27 August 1887 [or 1884]
  • Emma Goetze.  Page signed at N. C. Class C IV in 1884 by multiple people in a geometric design: Minnie Niemeier; Charlotte Warner; Tessie Quinn; M. Coghlan; Annie V. Callahan; Flora Meiers; L. A. Keenan; Emma Goetze
  • Emma C. Harte of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, signed at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, on 24 August 1887
  • Essie Haskell.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • Warren S. Humphrey, signed at Monroe on 6 September 1886
  • Nelson B. Humphrey, signed on 17 August 1884
  • Lucy Jay.  Page signed by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • L. A. Keenan.  Page signed at N. C. Class C IV in 1884 by multiple people in a geometric design: Minnie Niemeier; Charlotte Warner; Tessie Quinn; M. Coghlan; Annie V. Callahan; Flora Meiers; L. A. Keenan; Emma Goetze
  • Effie Lafetra.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • Esther Lavengood.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • Harriet C. Leake, signed at Normal College, at New York, on 19 June 1884
  • Hannah Lindberg.  Page signed by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • Bertha Mangels, signed at Normal College, New York, 18 June 1884.  Bertha also signed a page shared by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • Aletha A. Marley, signed on 24 August 1887
  • George B. Martin, signed on 17 August 1884
  • Johanna Mayer.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • Jennie V. McClean.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • A. McDonough.  Page signed by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • Jessie McGregor, signed on 23 June 1883
  • Annie G. McKeown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, signed at East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, on 24 August 1887
  • Flora Meiers.  Page signed at N. C. Class C IV in 1884 by multiple people in a geometric design: Minnie Niemeier; Charlotte Warner; Tessie Quinn; M. Coghlan; Annie V. Callahan; Flora Meiers; L. A. Keenan; Emma Goetze
  • Minnie Niemeier.   Page signed at N. C. Class C IV in 1884 by multiple people in a geometric design: Minnie Niemeier; Charlotte Warner; Tessie Quinn; M. Coghlan; Annie V. Callahan; Flora Meiers; L. A. Keenan; Emma Goetze
  • Estelle Popper.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • Lina Post.  Page signed by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • Tessie Quinn.  Page signed at N. C. Class C IV in 1884 by multiple people in a geometric design: Minnie Niemeier; Charlotte Warner; Tessie Quinn; M. Coghlan; Annie V. Callahan; Flora Meiers; L. A. Keenan; Emma Goetze
  • Amelia Radley.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • Hannah Rosenthal.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • Charles A,. Schlegel, signed at Normal College in June of 1884
  • Julia E. Schmidt, signed in New York on 13 June 1884
  • Edward P. Smith of Monroe, New York
  • Alice G. Smith, signed at Monroe on 5 September 1886
  • Ida Stevens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Clara B. Stevens, signed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 24 August 1887.  Page also signed by Sophia M. Braun and Louise E. Braun.
  • L. Van Arsdale, signed at Normal College on 17 June 1884
  • Charlotte Warner.  Page signed at N. C. Class C IV in 1884 by multiple people in a geometric design: Minnie Niemeier; Charlotte Warner; Tessie Quinn; M. Coghlan; Annie V. Callahan; Flora Meiers; L. A. Keenan; Emma Goetze
  • Ida E. Weedstrem, signed at East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, on 25 August 1887
  • Bessie P. Whitlock.  Page signed by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • Maggie B. Wilson.  Page signed at Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as similar pages indicate] by multiple people in a geometric design: Tilla Baruc; Maggie B. Wilson; Estelle Popper; Helen Burr; Esther Lavengood; Jennie V. McClean; Mary A. English; Effie Lafetra; Essie Haskell; Hannah Rosenthal; Amelia Radley; Mabel Bernhard; Johanna Mayer
  • E. M. Wood.  Page signed by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • Maggie Young.  Page signed by multiple people of Class C IV [presumably at N. C. in 1884 as other pages indicate] in a geometric design: Nellie Geraty; Lina Post; E. M. Wood; Carrie Fritsch; Nellie Donovan; Hannah Lindberg; A. McDonough; Bertha Mangels; Bessie P. Whitlock; Lucy Jay; Kate Clancy; Maggie Young
  • Alan Young, signed 24 December 1885 at New York City; the album owner's nephew
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania


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