Wednesday, March 26, 2014

1879-1880s Autograph Album of Carrie P. Burbank of Cape Elizabeth, Maine


1879-1880s autograph album that belonged to Carrie Parmelia Burbank of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  Carrie signed the first page after the title page.


The album is approximately 8" x 6" and contains the sentiments of 60 of Carrie's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  Many of the signers indicated they were members of the Class of 1880 at Cape Elizabeth High School, as was Carrie herself, presumably.  An alphabetical list of the signers appears at the end of this post; if signers indicated their school and class, that information is included in the list.

The album contains a trading card for the A. F. Hill Clothing Company of Portland, Maine, and an 1898 Cape Elizabeth program for a Penny Dictionary and Library Catalog, both shown farther below.


From online research, hopefully correct:   [corrections and additions welcome!]

Carrie Parmelia Burbank was born 1 December 1863 at South Portland, Maine, the daughter of Albion and Parmelia W. (Hatch) Burbank, who were born at Denmark, Maine, and South Portland or Cape Elizabeth, Maine, respectively.  One of the pages in Carrie's album was signed by her mother Parmelia on March 24, 1879.  


Another signer was Frank H. Burbank, who signed at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in 1879.  He was Franklin H. Burbank, Carrie's older brother.


Several people in the album indicated that they were Carrie's cousin.  One of these, Fannie H. Frost, was likely related to Carrie through her mother, Parmelia W. (Hatch) Burbank, as Fannie's grandparents were Fred and Emily Hatch.  Fannie signed her page at Portland, Maine, on May 9, 1886.


Other cousins were:
  • Lizzie W. Dyer of Portland, Maine
  • Alice May (Sawyer) Doughty of Cumberland, Maine; signed on October 14, 1880; wife of Frank Newell Doughty
  • Lizzie M. Russell of Portland, Maine, signed on June 8, 1879
  • Lizzie W. Russell of Cumberland, Maine, signed on July 13, 1879
  • Mattie, signed on May 30, 1879
On 9 December 1899, Carrie P. Burbank married Everett Wilson Look, son of Charles C. Look and Theresa Amanda (Reynolds) Look.  Everett was born December 1859 in Addison, Maine.  Carrie's mother had relatives from that area, so perhaps that is how Carrie and Everett met.  At the time of his marriage, Everett was a granite polisher.

Everett didn't sign a page in the album, but his sister Annie D. Look of Addison did, on November 3, 1899, the latest date an autograph was signed, and just before Carrie's marriage to Everett.


If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above or if you feel that the album owner was a Carrie other than Carrie Parmelia (Burbank) Look, please leave a comment of contact me directly.  Please also comment if you have information on any of the signers listed below.  Thanks!

One page in the album was illustrated.  Because it's the only one, I believe that it was hand sketched beautifully by signer Beatrice Harlow of East Weymouth, Massachusetts, who was a student at W.H.S., presumably Weymouth High School.  It's also possible that W.H.S. stands for the initials of the person who sketched the design for Beatrice.  Or it's possible that the design was preprinted.






Surnames in the album

?
Aikins
Barber
Brackett     [4]
Brune
Burbank     [5]
Clark
Cole
Doughty     [2]
Dyer          [2]
Foster
Frost
Gavett
Harlow      [3]
Hawkes
Hobbs       [2]
Jordan
Look
Miller
Morton
Nichols
Nutter
Peabbles
Pillsbury
Rand        [4]
Richardson
Russell      [6]
Scamman
Smith        [2]
Stewart
Strout      [3]
Sturdivant
Taylor      [2]
Thurrell
Verrill
Wallace
Walton

Signers in the album     [Note: given names within a specific surname may not be in alphabetical order.]

  • Mattie, signed on May 30, 1879; Carrie's cousin
A
  • James E. Aikins, signed at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on November 20, 1885
B
  • Willie H. Barber of Gray, Maine, signed on May 5, 1879; C.E.H.S., presumably Cape Elizabeth High School
  • Alma M. Brackett of Cumberland, Maine, signed on October 9, 1880
  • Annie W. Brackett of Cumberland, Maine, signed on October 9, 1880
  • Philip S. Brackett of Cumberland, Maine, signed on October 9, 1880
  • Reuben G. Brackett of Cumberland, Maine, signed on October 9, 1880
  • Constance Brune, signed at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on September 13, 1885
  • Carrie, likely a member of the Class of 1880 at Cape Elizabeth High School, Cape Elizabeth, Maine; presumably Carrie Parmelia Burbank
  • Howard E. Burbank of Point Village, Maine, signed on April 23, 1882. Point Village is located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine; son of Gideon Hatch Burbank, a brother to Carrie's father Asa Burbank.
  • Frank H. Burbank, signed at Cape Elizabeth, Maine in 1879; presumably Franklin H. Burbank, Carrie's brother
  • Henry N. Burbank of Hiram, Maine, signed on October 6, 1889
  • Carrie's Mother, signed on March 24, 1879; Parmelia W. (Hatch) Burbank
C
  • W. O. Clark of Portland, Maine, signed on September 29, 1879
  • Estella M. Cole, signed on April 24, 1880 at C.E.H.S., Class of 1880 at Cape Elizabeth High School
D
  • F. N. Doughty of Cumberland, Maine; presumably Frank Newell Doughty, husband of signer Alice May (Sawyer) Doughty
  • Alice M. Doughty of Cumberland, Maine, signed on October 14, 1880; she was Alice May (Sawyer), daughter of Asa and Eliza S. (Clough) Sawyer and wife of signer Frank Newell Doughty; Carrie's cousin
  • Lizzie W. Dyer of Portland, Maine; Carrie's cousin
  • Lemuel Dyer of Portland, Maine, signed on May 2, 1882
F
  • E. Foster, signed at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on January 22, 1881
  • Fannie H. Frost of Portland, Maine, signed on May 9, 1886; Carrie's cousin who was a granddaughter of Fred and Emily Hatch.
G
  • John A. Gavett of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, signed on February 28, 1884
H
  • Beatrice Harlow of East Weymouth, Massachusetts, signed at W.H.S., possibly Weymouth High School; beautiful scene that she may have drawn herself
  • Mellen S. Harlow of West Auburn, Maine, signed possibly on March 1, 1879
  • Cora E. Harlow, signed on February 18, 1880
  • D. M. Hawkes, signed at Cape Elizabeth High School on May 5, 1879; Carrie's teacher
  • Alice G. Hobbs, signed on August 24, 1885
  • May E. Hobbs of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, signed on June 8, 1882
J
  • Clara May Jordan, signed at June 21, 1880 at C.E.H.S., Class of 1880. Cape Elizabeth High School; Carrie's classmate
L
  • Annie D. Look of Addison, Maine, signed on November 3, 1899
M
  • Genie F. Miller of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, signed on March 9, 1884
  • Charles W. Morton, signed at Portland, Maine, on June 22, 1886
N
  • Annie Nichols of Searsport, Maine, signed at Cape Elizabeth, Maine, on April 23, 1879; Carrie's teacher
  • Mattie M. Nutter, signed on April 30, 1880 at C.E.H.S., Class of 1880; Cape Elizabeth High School
P
  • Arthur H. Peabbles of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, signed on June 13, 1879
  • Alice A. Pillsbury, signed at Cape Elizabeth High School on June 16, 1881; Class of 1880
R
  • Lida W. Rand of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, signed on April 27, 1885
  • E. H. Rand of Cape Elizabeth, signed on November 20, 1885
  • Henry B. Rand of Knightsville, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, signed on May 24, 1885
  • Annie Rand, signed at Cape Elizabeth High School in 1880
  • Frank W. Richardson of Cape Elizabeth Ferry, Maine, signed on March 27, 1882
  • Myra I. Russell of Portland, Maine, signed on July 13, 1879; http://www.mainememory.net/artifact/20353
  • Joseph G. Russell of Portland, Maine, signed on June 8, 1879
  • Lizzie M. Russell of Portland, Maine, signed on June 8, 1879
  • Lizzie W. Russell of Cumberland, Maine, signed on July 13, 1879
  • Albert Russell, signed on October 16, 1879
  • Ella W. Russell of Cumberland, Maine, signed on August 30, 1879
S
  • Josie A. Scamman, signed at Cape Elizabeth High School, Class of 1880, on June 18, 1880
  • Albert Smith of Point Village, Maine, signed on February 4, 1883. Point Village is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Alice Smith of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, signed on February 4, 1883
  • J. A. Stewart, signed on April 19, 1885
  • Carrie D. Strout of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, signed on November 7, 1881
  • Willis F. Strout of Point Village, Maine, signed on February 4, 1883. Point Village is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
  • Eva Strout, signed on February 2, 1883
  • L. P. Sturdivant of Cumberland, Maine
T
  • Maggie Taylor, signed on June 3, 1886
  • Douglas A. Taylor of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, signed on June 9, 1886
  • Ella T. Thurrell, signed on February 19, 1880. Ella lived at Cape Elizabeth, Maine
V
  • E. C. Verrill of Cape Elizabeth, Maine
W
  • William Wallace, signed on April 20, 1879
  • Henry B. Walton of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, signed on December 10, 1881
Cape Elizabeth, Maine


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