Tuesday, May 7, 2013

1880s Autograph Album of North Clarendon & Rutland, Vermont, Area


1880s autograph album with signers mostly from the North Clarendon, Vermont, area.  The album appears to have been a Christmas gift in 1885.



No owner's name; no signers who indicated a relationship with the owner that might have provided a clue to the owner's identity.



The album is approximately 5-1/4" x 3-1/2" with leather covers and contains 27 signed pages.  Interspersed between the pages of the album are pages with Louis Prang & Co. illustrations, copyrighted 1880.

An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.

Sample pages:

The first page signed by a wellwisher was that of Addie M. Braisted of North Clarendon, Vermont, who signed her page on 26 November 1889.  She chose one of the illustrated pages.



C. H. Standish signed a page on 13 March 1887 [or 1884]



A. Belle Wilcox of Shrewsbury, Vermont, signed a page on 15 June 1887.



Florence W. Pope of Waltham, Massachusetts, chose one of the illustrated pages.



Susie G. Long of Rutland, Vermont, signed a page on 15 February 1889.



Perley S. Mason of North Clarendon, Vermont, signed a page on 1 February 1886.



Minnie C. Provost of North Clarendon, Vermont, signed a page on 27 August 1888.



I wonder if I. Lena M. Provo was related to Minnie?  She signed her page on 31 August 1888.



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

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


  • Addie M. Braisted of North Clarendon, Vermont, signed on 26 November 1889.  An illustrated page - copyright 1880 L. Prang & Co., Boston
  • Mabel Carpenter of Rutland, Vermont, signed on 5 February 1889
  • Robert F. Cutler of Newtonville, Massachusetts, signed on 15 August 1888
  • Carl G. Cutler of Newtonville, Massachusetts, signed on 27 July 1888
  • Nettie Douglass of Rutland, Vermont, signed in February 1889 [or 1887]
  • Edith K. Dunton of Rutland, Vermont, signed on 23 March 1889
  • Bessie A. Faulkner of Rutland, Vermont, signed on 14 March 1889
  • Etta Franklin of Rutland, Vermont, signed on 14 March 1889
  • Cassie G. Gee of North Clarendon, Vermont, signed on 23 April 1888
  • Minnie C. Gorton of North Clarendon, Vermont, signed on 9 March 1887
  • Bertha M. Gorton of North Clarendon, Vermont, signed on 5 September 1888
  • Jessie May Hoag of North Clarendon, Vermont, signed on 25 November 1889
  • Daisy Hutchinson of Rutland, Vermont, signed on 1 February 1889  "You have the best wishes of..."
  • Anna M. Kelley of Rutland, Vermont, signed on 15 February 1889
  • Susie G. Long of Rutland, Vermont, signed on 15 February 1889
  • Frank H. Mason of Waltham, Massachusetts, signed on 24 [or 27] December 1885
  • Mary R. H. Mason of North Clarendon, Vermont, signed on 27 December 1885
  • Perley S. Mason of North Clarendon, Vermont, signed on 1 February 1886
  • Minnie B. Phillips of Cuttingsville, Vermont, signed on 28 June 1887
  • Richard E. Pope, signed at Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Florence W. Pope of Waltham, Massachusetts.  She chose one of the illustrated pages.
  • Ilena M. Provo of North Clarendon, Vermont, signed on 31 August 1888
  • Minnie C. Provost of North Clarendon, Vermont, signed on 27 August 1888.  She chose an illustrated page.
  • Carrie M. Royce of Washington, D.C., signed on 9 July 1888
  • May L. Sawyer of Rutland, Vermont, signed on 5 December 1888  "Sincerely yours"
  • C. H. Standish, signed on 13 March 1887 [or 1884].  "Let friendship creep gently to a height, it it rush to it, It may soon run itself out of ?"
  • A. Belle Wilcox of Shrewsbury, Vermont, signed on 15 June [or 13] 1887
Rutland, Vermont [A] and North Clarendon, Vermont [B]


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