Thursday, November 21, 2013

1880s/1890s Autograph Album from Lennoxville, Quebec


1880s/1890s autograph album that belonged to a student named Charlie who lived in the Lennoxville, Quebec area.  

Lennoxville is a borough of the City of Sherbrooke, which is located in the Eastern Townships, or Cantons de l'Est, of southeastern Quebec, near the borders of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

The album is approximately " x 4-1/4" and contains the sentiments of over 60 people.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this list.


Two people in the album indicated a relationship with Charlie but did not give enough information for me to identify him conclusively.

A cousin named Bayley, perhaps R. Bayley, of Sherbrooke, Quebec, signed a page on May 24, 1887.


Another cousin, possibly "J.", signed a page at Sutton, Quebec, on June 17, 1887.


Another page contains similar handwriting and is signed by a Farwell, whose first name I can't quite decipher, of Lennoxville, Quebec, signed on February 4, 1888.


Charlie's aunt Lewia signed a page on February 23, 1888.


For what it's worth, there was a Charles Farwell and a Charles Bailey/Bayley in the Sherbrooke, Quebec area around the time that this album was compiled.

Many of the other signers identified themselves as Charlie's schoolmates at Lennoxville, Quebec.  

One signer, A. W. Bradley took the time to draw an intricate sketch, at Lennoxville, Quebec, on January 29, 1891.

  
If you have knowledge of the families of the Lennoxville area back to the 1880s and can tease out Charlie's identity from the few family clues and school location, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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

  • Lottie; signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on September 17, 1888
  • Lewia, signed on February 23, 1888; Charlie's aunt
  • S. W. P., signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on January 13, 1888; poem about man and Temperance
  • Charlie's cousin, signed on June 17, 1887 at Sutton, Quebec
  • Mary 
  • A. H. Abbott of Lennoxville, Quebec, signed on December 27, 1886
  • Margaret H. Abbott of Lennoxville, Quebec, signed on December 30, 1886
  • Mary E. Abbott of Lennoxville, Quebec, signed on August 25, 1886
  • Carrie C. Abbott of Lennoxville, Quebec, signed on October 5, 1886
  • Lewis D. Abbott of Lennoxville, Quebec, signed on January 13, 1887
  • George Armstrong; Charlie's schoolmate
  • Charles Armstrong; Charlie's schoolmate
  • R. Bayley, signed at Sherbrooke, Quebec, on May 24, 1887; Charlie's cousin, whose first initial might be R
  • George Bown
  • A. W. Bradley, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on January 29. 1891; drew an intricate sketch of birds and scroll
  • Effie J. Bradley, signed on January 29, 1890
  • A. J. Burge
  • Abbie Burrill
  • J. S. Burrill, signed on December 18, 1888
  • E. S. Burrill of Lennoxville, Quebec
  • Anna Cass, signed at No. Hatley, Quebec, on January 27, 1891
  • C. A. Crawford, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on December 21, 1888
  • Frank Farwell of Huntingville, Quebec, on April 21, 1897
  • M. M. Farwell, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on February 4, 1888; given name might be Minna
  • Edward Gamache; Charlie's schoolmate
  • Henry  Giroux
  • Allie Greene, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on December 12, 1888; Charle's schoolmate.  Middle initial might be F or H or ?
  • Hattie Hamilton, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on December 14, 1888
  • Edith Hawes, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on September 15, 1888
  • Charlie W. Henry, signed on January 6, 1888
  • Edward G. Henry, signed on January 6, 1888
  • Beatrice Holden
  • C. E. Johnston
  • Bertha A. Little, signed at Hatley, Quebec, on May 2, 1890
  • Henry W. Lothrop
  • Bertha Lothrop, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on December 18, 1888
  • Jennie McCulloch, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on January 9, 1888
  • Eliza B. McDonald
  • A. McDonald, signed on April 19, 1891; can't quite make out middle initial - could be I or J or ?
  • Robert Mitchell of Lennoxville, Quebec, signed on April 29 [no year written]
  • F. W. Mitchell of Lennoxville, Quebec, signed on January 14, 1888; not sure of first initial
  • D. W. Mitchell, signed on January 14, 1888
  • Willie H. Mitchell, signed in January 1891
  • Evelyn A. Oliver of North Hatley, Quebec; Charlie's schoolmate
  • L. S. H. Pennoyer of Waterville, Quebec, signed on February 18, 1888
  • Willie Perry, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on January 13, 1888
  • Walter H. Perry, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on September 26, 1888
  • Olive Ramsay
  • A. Robinson, signed on April 21, 1891; Charlie's schoolmate
  • William Smith, signed on January 27, 1891; Charlie's schoolmate
  • Dora F. Smith, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on January 27, 1891
  • Attie J. Stacey, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on April 9 [no year written]
  • Miss Phebe Stevens, Avon [Quebec?], signed on January 29, 1891
  • Orma Stevens, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on September 18, 1888; wrote on the page upside down.
  • Lou Stevens
  • Ethel Swail, signed on November 28, 1888
  • Alfred M. Taylor
  • J. E. Wilde, or J. E. Wilder, of Lennoxville, Quebec, signed on December 21, 1886
  • Florence E. Wilder, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on July 18, 1886
  • Mabel Wilder, signed at Lennoxville, Quebec, on July 18, 1886
  • Mrs. C. S. Young, signed at Compton, Quebec, on May 5, 1887


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2 comments:

  1. I am a collector of Postal History. Related comment Abbie B. Burrill moved to Indian Head, Assa (NWT) between 1897 and 1905 according to envelopes I have addressed to her. This website shows info about the Burrill family in Indian Head. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cansacem/indian_head.html

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to provide that link. Wow, that was no small move for the Burrill family!

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