Sunday, May 5, 2013

1880s/1890s Autograph Album of Herbert of Antrim, New Hampshire area


1880s/1890s autograph album that belonged to a Herbert of the Antrim, New Hampshire area; it includes two autographs from the 1940s.



I found several possibilities for Herbert's surname, including surnames that appear in the album.  Sadly, none of the signers indicated a relationship with Herbert, so I'll wait in hopes that a reader in the know will happen by and leave a comment.

The album is approximately 8" x 5" and includes the sentiments of 68 people.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post.

Many of the signers gave their residence as Antrim, New Hampshire, and Munsonville, New Hampshire.  

Georgiana Sawyer of Riverside Farm at Antrim, New Hampshire, signed a page.



Miss Flora E. Davis of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed a page on 9 May 1883.




Several members of the Fox family of Veratina, California, signed pages.  Either Herbert visited them or vice versa; from the format the signers used, I'm leaning toward the former.  Among the Fox family who signed:

Mrs. C. E. Fox of Veratina, California, signed a page on 11 September 1892.  "Absent but not forgotten."




Warren Franklin Fox of Veratina, California, signed a page on 12 September 1892.



Zenes Berten Fox signed a page at Veratina, California, on 12 September 1892.



Hollie Fox signed a page at Veratina, California on 12 September 1892.



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

One signer, Emma G. Webster of 21 Barr Street, Salem, Massachusetts, signed a page at Antrim, New Hampshire, and sketched a hay wagon, that presumably was the means of transport of visitors to Gregg Pond.



Two signers signed on the same day in 1944, when the album presumably came to light at a gathering.

Mrs. Mary J. Philips of Milford, New Hampshire, signed a page at Dover, New Hampshire, on 22 April 1944.  She gave her birth date "Born July 28, 1854".


Jennie Jewett also signed a page on 22 April 1944.  "About my age you've often wondered - When you read this I'm nearly half a hundred."



Alphabetical list of signers, with a list of surnames first [there will be multiples of many surnames], and then a list of the signers in more depth: [Note: given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]


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Barker
Briggs
Carr
Clifford
Colby
Cooley
Cooper
Cram
Davis
Dodge
Dunklee
Eaton
Fox
French
Frye
Grinton
Hardy
Hill
Hudson
Ingram
Jewett
Lakin
Mayhew
McClure
Messinger
Miller
Murray
Page
Petty
Philips
Rand
Roach
Russell
Sawyer
Scott
Stone
Sullivan
Swain
Thurston
Webster
Webster
Whitman
Whitney
Wilson
Wood



  • Herbert, album owner
  • Nellie M. Barker of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed 7 October 1887  "Ice Cream at the husking  Sept. 30"  "Remember the Musk Melon Sept. 21"  "Sailing down the stream of life, In your little bark canoe, May you have a pleasant trip, With just room enough for two.  Your Mountain Friend"
  • Mary C. Briggs of East Hampton, Massachusetts, signed at Munsonville, New Hampshire, on 18 December 1883.  "I beat at High Low Jack, You Remember" "Hooker" "Thanksgiving night 1883"
  • C. F. Carr of Lowell [presumably Massachusetts], signed 19 October 1887
  • Mrs. C. F. Carr, signed at Lowell [presumably Massachusetts] on 19 October 1887
  • William Clifford of Meredith, New Hampshire, signed on 6 September 1890
  • Alfred G. Clifford of Meredith Hill, New Hampshire, signed 7 September 1890, "M. P. A. of A. Agent"
  • Elmira E. Colby of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed 4 March 1892. "Keep they heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. Prov. 4.23
  • W. H. Colby of Antrim, New Hampshire
  • Anna F. Colby of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed 4 March 1892
  • Myrtie Belle Cooley of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed 6 March 1892. "Calla lilies" "As the ripples follow the waves to the sea, So may God's blessing Follow thee."
  • Mrs. Emma J. Cooley of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed on 7 March 1892  "Very truly your friend & well-wisher"
  • D. W. Cooley, signed at Antrim, New Hampshire, on 7 March 1892  "Very truly your friend"
  • Blanche E. Cooley of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed on 6 March 1892
  • Mamie A. Cooper, signed at Cherry Hill, California, on 12 September 1892  "Yours in haste" "Remember the ? [ciders ?]
  • A. M. Cram of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed at Sunapee, New Hampshire, on 7 March 1892
  • Miss Flora E. Davis of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed 9 May 1883.  "Ever your friend"
  • Henry G. Dodge of Marlow, New Hampshire, signed 18 October 1888
  • J. C. Dunklee of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed on 21 January 1883.  "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have they that do his commandments; his praise endureth forever.  "F. H.C."
  • Hattie W. Eaton of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, signed at Antrim, New Hampshire, on 22 September 1883
  • Mrs. C. E. Fox of Veratina, California, signed 11 September 1892. "Absent but not forgotten, your Friend"
  • Warren Franklin Fox, signed at Veratina, California, on 12 September 1892
  • Zenes Berten Fox of Veratina, California, signed on 12 September 1892
  • Mollie Fox of Veratina, California "Rodero, Rialta, Calligo, McCarty"
  • William H. Fox of Veratina, California, in Monterey County, signed 12 September 1892
  • Hollie Fox, signed at Veratina, California, on 12 September 1892 "Our lives cannot all be sunshine, We must take the dark with the golden hours, For the sunniest lives have shadows, And the clearest sky has showers.  Your California friend" "Remember the Rodero"
  • Myrtie L. French of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed on 4 March 1892
  • Susie A. Frye of Greenfield, New Hampshire, signed at North Branch, New Hampshire on 1 September 1887.  "You asked me to write in your Album, But I hardly know how to begin, For there is nothing original in me, Except "original sin". Your Friend"
  • Nellie Grinton of Springfield, Nova Scotia, signed 14 November 1890 "Like sweet music pealing, Far on the blue sea, Oft comes on me stealing, Sweet memories of thee."
  • Miss Fannie M. Hardy of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed 6 May 1883
  • Hannah B. Hill of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed 4 March 1892  "Ever your friend"
  • Marshall Hudson of Keene, New Hampshire, signed on 30 December 1883
  • Mrs. M. Hudson of Keene, New Hampshire, signed on 30 December 1883
  • Arthur F. Ingram of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed 6 March 1892
  • Alvah F. Ingram of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed on 6 March 1892
  • Jennie Jewett, signed 22 April 1944  "About my age you've often wondered - When you read this, I'm nearly half a hundred."
  • Mrs. Melinda P. Lakin of East Harrisville, New Hampshire
  • Jacob G. Lakin
  • Alice M. Lakin of East Harrisville, New Hampshire, signed 16 November 1885  "Ever remember your friend"
  • C. F. Mayhew of Milford, New Hampshire, signed 14 November 1890
  • Mary M. Mayhew of Milford, New Hampshire, signed 14 November 1890  "There is a place in heaven above, For those who seek the Savior's love.  Oh! may it be our lot to meet Each other in that blest retreat."
  • C. B. McClure of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed 2 December 1883
  • Carlotta L. Messinger of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed 14 January 1883.  "The earth can boast no purer tie, No brighter, richer gem, No jewel of a lovelier die, Then Friendship's diadem."
  • A. R. Messinger of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed 17 January 1883.  "Write in they Album doest thou ask of me, No lofty gift, no thrilling power is mine, Yet will I take my pen for thee, And trace my name within this book of thine.  Your friend."
  • Etta M. Miller of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed on 24 September 1883
  • Margaret R. Murray, signed at San Miguel [presumably California], on 14 September 1892  "May you be successful in all your undertakings".  "Alliance"
  • George S. Page of Springfield, Massachusetts, signed 30 December 1883
  • Mabel A. Petty of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed on 22 April 1883.  "Remember well and bear in mind, A truthful friend is hard to find, But when you find one kind and true, Change not the old one for the new."
  • Mrs. Mary J. Philips of Milford, New Hampshire, "Born July 28, 1854" "Written in Dover [New Hampshire] April 22, 1944"
  • Carrie Rand of Bedford, New Hampshire, signed 14 November 1890  "On the last page of your life, May the angel of light write peace."  "A friend"
  • Frank F. Roach, Mch Tailor, Antrim, New Hampshire  "Terms Cash"
  • Arthur M. Russell of Marlow, New Hampshire, signed on 17 October 1883.  "I never try to write for fame so will only sign my name."
  • Lucy C. Russell, signed at Marlow, New Hampshire, on 17 October 1883.  "Deeds are fruit; Words are but leaves."
  • Georgiana Sawyer of Riverside Farm, Antrim, New Hampshire "Sooner" Wagon-[?]"
  • Alice B. Sawyer of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed 27 September 1886  "Herbert, You may fall down stairs and break your neck, You may fall to the ocean from off the deck, You may fall to the earth from Heaven above, But never, O' never fall in love. "Your friend" "Checkers"
  • Charles A. Scott of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed 13 January 1883  "What people write in Albums Always seems to be the same, But I nothing else to give you But my Friendship and my name.  Yours truly"
  • Della A. Stone of Marlow, New Hampshire, signed on 15 October 1883.  "May your joys be as deep as the ocean, And your sorrows as light as its foam, Is the wish of your friend."
  • Henry Sullivan of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed 22 December 1883  "H.D.S."
  • Grace A. Swain, signed at North Branch, New Hampshire, on 28 October 1886  "Excuse me for being so bold, I meant to write my name in gold.  But gold being scarce, as you may think, I'll write it plain, with pen and ink."
  • Addie L. Thurston of Munsunville, New Hampshire, signed on 14 February 1883  "A line is sufficient for memory."
  • Emma G. Webster of No. 21 Barr Street, Salem, Massachusetts; signed at Antrim, New Hampshire 21 August 1893.  She sketched an ox pulling what looks like a hay wagon, "all abord for Gregg's Pond"
  • Carrie M. Webster of Salem, Massachusetts, No. 4 Northey St., signed on 20 August 1893.  "R.Z." "Hunting Woodchucks
  • Hattie M. Whitman of Attleboro, Massachusetts, signed at Antrim, New Hampshire on 1 October 1887.  "Remember our trip to Monadnock, And the Husking Friday night, with Best Wishes"  "Sept 21, 1887, Sept. 30th 1887"
  • Emma M. Whitney of Antrim, New Hampshire, signed on 7 March 1892 "Ever your friend"
  • Abbie M. Wilson of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed 2 March 1884
  • Henry E. Wilson of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed 14 February 1844
  • LaFayette F. Wood of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed 10 June 1883
  • Ella N. Wood of Munsonville, New Hampshire, signed in June 1883



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