Saturday, May 31, 2014

1870s/1880s Autograph Album of Frank E. Bramhall of Lowell, Massachusetts


1870s/1880s autograph album of Frank E. Bramhall of Lowell, Massachusetts.


An earlier post featured the 1880s autograph album of Caroline Augusta Maynard, "Lina", whom Frank E. Bramhall would marry on June 3, 1885 at Lowell, Massachusetts.  Many of Lina's autographs were collected while she was attending Lasell Seminary for Young Women at Auburndale, in Newton, Massachusetts.   Lina signed a page in Frank's album at Lowell, Massachusetts, on December 7, 1877.


Frank's album is approximately 8" x 6" and contains the sentiments of 65 of Frank's relatives, friends and classmates.  Several of the signers indicated that they were students at Lowell High School, Lowell Commerical College or N.H.S.   An alphabetical list of the signers, with residence and school affiliation, if any, appears at the end of this post.

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

Frank E. Bramhall was born 20 September 1858 at Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of John and Hannah (Platt) Bramhall, who emigrated from England to Massachusetts.  Frank's mother signed the page after the page signed by Frank himself, on October 6, 1878.


At least two of Frank's cousins signed pages in his album.  They were the children of Joseph Derbyshire and wife Sarah (Platt) Derbyshire, older sister of Frank's mother Hannah (Platt) Bramhall.  Ella F. Derbyshire signed a page at Lowell, Massachusetts, and called herself Frank's cousin.


One of Ella's brothers was Alfred William Derbyshire, presumably the A. W. Derbyshire who signed two pages in Frank's album, one on February 1, 1876, and the other on July 5, 1878.



As noted above, on June 3, 1885 at Lowell, Massachusetts, Frank E. Bramhall married Caroline Augusta Maynard, "Lina", daughter of Caleb J. W. Maynard and May (Wheeler) Maynard.  Lina was born February 17, 1861 at Lowell, Massachusetts.

Frank and Lina raised a family of three, two daughters and a son, at Lowell, Massachusetts, where Frank ran a printing business.  Lina died in 1928, and Frank in 1935.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the signers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

Surnames in the album

?     [3]
Atkinson     [2]
Bacheller     [2]
Bailey
Baron
Bramhall     [2]
Burnham
Call
Caswell
Churchill
Clark
Cleaves
Cooper
Coy
Cumnock
Deacon
Dempsey
Derbyshire     [2 siblings, one of whom one signed two pages.]
Ely
Franklin     [2]
Goddard
Greene
Hall
Harrison
Hoole     [3]
Hopkins
Horn
Hunt
Hussey
Kempsey
Kimball
Lamson
Lesquereux
Lovejoy
Maynard
Mitchell
Mixer
Parker
Pearson
Pillsbury
Pratt
Rushworth
Russell
Sheldon
Shepard
Spalding
Stimpson
Stott     [3]
Stratton
Studley
Thomas
Tuck
Webster
Woodward

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

?
  • "One of the Highlanders, Gen. James", signed on December 9, 1876
  • "One of the Highlanders, Gen. Peter, signed on December 9, 1876
  • "One of the Highlanders" "Gen. John", signed on December 9, 1876
A
  • Alice Atkinson, signed at Chelsea, Massachusetts, on September 30, 1878
  • Mary Atkinson, signed at Chelsea [presumably Massachusetts] on September 30, 1878
B
  • E. B. Bacheller, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on October 1, 1876 "N.H.S., A.B.C."
  • Carrie E. Bacheller, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, October 1, 1876
  • Jennie H. Bailey, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on March 27, 1877
  • Bertha A. Baron of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on March 27, 1878
  • Frank E. Bramhall, album owner
  • "Your Affectionate Mother, H. Bramhall", signed on October 6, 1878. She was Hannah (Platt) Bramhall
  • Fred Burnham of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on March 29, 1878; middle initial possibly A.
C
  • Jennie E. Call; her name is within a sketch of lilies of the valley
  • Rena L. Caswell of Lowell, Massachusetts; "Philopena
  • Alice M. Churchill of L.H.S., Class of 1879, signed on September 9, 1877. "Red and Blue". A.B.C". Presumably Lowell High School, Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Lizzie Clark of Providence, Rhode Island
  • Sadie A. Cleaves of Saco, Maine, signed on December 3, 1876
  • Jennie E. Cooper
  • J. M. M. Coy of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed at Commercial College on March 29, 1878
  • Minnie A. Cumnock, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on July 4, 1877; also has date May 24, 1877 at bottom edge
D
  • John Deacon of Providence, Rhode Island; middle initial might be T or Y
  • Grace K. Dempsey of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on March 13, 1880
  • A. W. Derbyshire of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on February 1, 1876 and July 5, 1878; Albert William Derbyshire, brother of signer Ella F. Derbyshire and son of Sarah (Platt) Derbyshire, a sister of Frank E. Bramhall's mother Hannah (Platt) Bramhall.
  • Ella F. Derbyshire, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on January 6, 1876.  "Your Cousin".  Brother of signer Albert William Derbyshire and daughter of Sarah (Platt) Derbyshire, sister of Frank E. Bramhall's mother Hannah (Platt) Bramhall.
  • A. W. Derbyshire of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on February 1, 1876; presumably the same A. W. Derbyshire who signed another page. His mother Sarah (Platt) Derbyshire was a sister of Frank E. Bramhall's mother Hannah (Platt) Bramhall
E
  • George W. Ely of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on March 23, 1877
F
  • Carrie A. Franklin of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, signed on August 16, 1878
  • S. Alice Franklin of Pawtucket, Rhode Island
G
  • Mary I. Goddard of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on January 27, 1877
  • Jessie B. Greene, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on December 11, 1877
H
  • Carrie M. Hall of Lowell, Massachuse
  • Dr. S. W. Harrison
  • Edward H. Hoole
  • Annie J. Hoole, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on April 18, 1877
  • Florence C. Hoole, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on April 23, 1877
  • Mary F. Hopkins of Ellsworth, Maine, signed on April 20, 1878
  • Herbert W. Horn of Lawrence, Massachusetts, signed on March 28, 1878. "Party from Salsbury Beach" "G. W." "P.D. on A.T."
  • Frank S. Hunt of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on August 12, 1878
  • Charles R. Hussey of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on March 23, 1877
K
  • Ida May Kempsey of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on February 26, 1880
  • L. E. Kimball of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on March 29, 1878
L
  • Lillian M. Lamson, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on December 8, 1877
  • Fannie B. Lesquereux, signed on March 17, 1877
  • Emma Lovejoy of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on October 31, 1878; not sure of middle initial.
M
  • Lina A. Maynard, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on December 7, 1877. She was Carolina Augusta Maynard, who would marry album owner Frank E. Bramhall at Lowell, Massachusetts, on June 3, 1885
  • Charles A. Mitchell, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on July 14, 1877. "Red and blue, A.B.C., July 6, 1877"
  • J. M. Mixer of Lowell, Massachusetts
P
  • Alice Parker, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on March 6, 1878. "O.Y.B., March 4, 1878" "M.B. Meeting"
  • Lena Pearson of Somerville, Massachusetts, signed on August 13, 1876
  • Capitola Pillsbury of Farmington, Maine, signed on March 13, 1879. "One of the sifters"; "your cousin?"
  • Carrie L. Pratt of Hartford, Connecticut, signed on July 10, 1878
R
  • Benjamin W. Rushworth of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on December 7, 1877
  • Charles E. Russell of Lawrence, Massachusetts, signed on October 6, 1878
S
  • Frank E. Sheldon of North Billerica, Massachusetts, signed on March 29, 1878
  • Charles S. Shepard, "Le Diable", of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed at July 3 & 4, 1878. N.H.S.
  • Edward T. Spalding of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on December 21, 1877. L.C.C., presumably Lowell Commercial College
  • G. Stimpson of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on January 1, 1876
  • Hattie A. Stott of North Billerica, Massachusetts, signed on April 1, 1878
  • James W. Stott of North Billerica, Massachusetts, signed on April 2, 1878
  • H. Louisa Stott of North Billerica, Massachusetts, signed on March 28, 1878 at L.C.C., presumably Lowell Commercial College
  • Emma J. Stratton of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on May 2, 1876. "Edson School"
  • Adelaide Studley of Lowell, Massachusetts
T
  • Clara J. Thomas of Lowell, Massachusetts, signed on March 26, 1877
  • Amy L. Tuck; her name is in a sketch of an oak leaf and acorns
W
  • C. A. Webster, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on January 24, 1876
  • Hattie E. Woodward, signed at Lowell, Massachusetts, on December 14, 1877. Among many other messages: "P.W.B.K.S.O.", or "P.W.B.R.S.O."
Lowell, Massachusetts


Thanks for stopping by!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment