Thursday, August 28, 2014

1878-1883 Autograph Album of Ellen (Fulford) Huse of Littleton, New Hampshire


1878-1883 autograph album that was presented to Ellen Fulford of Littleton, New Hampshire, by her future husband Daniel Francis Huse at Christmas in 1878.  Ellen used the same page to write a welcome to the future inscribers.


The album measures approximately 7-3/4" x 4-3/4" and contains the sentiments of 50 of Ellen's relatives, friends and schoolmates.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the signers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

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

Ellen Fulford was born 27 January 1859 at Littleton, New Hampshire, the daughter of Eliphalet and Ruth Brown (Parker) Fulford.  Eliphalet Fulford of Littleton, New Hampshire, inscribed a page in his daughter's album.


Thanks to the generosity of a person who rescues orphan photographs: a Carte de Visite made at St. Johnsbury, Vermont, of Ellen and her parents.


Ellen had several older brothers, but only one of them inscribed a page in her album.  George Fulford, by then living at Peacham, Vermont, signed a page on February 28, 1879.  His wife, Mary H. (Graham) Fulford, also signed a page.



Some of the entries by Littleton, New Hampshire, folks appear to have been written in response to Ellen's imminent move to Franconia, New Hampshire, perhaps after her marriage to Daniel Francis Huse on November 4, 1879.  Some were written after her move by Franconia, New Hampshire, folks.

Abbie M. Marsh of Concord, New Hampshire, mentioned the homesickness that Ellen suffered after the move.


As the map below shows, the distance between Littleton and Franconia is not great by modern standards, but it must have been a challenge in the 1870s and 1880s, especially during the winter season.



Sadly, Ellen (Fulford) Huse died on 19 May 1888 at Littleton, New Hampshire.  Ellen herself had inscribed a page in her album on the subject of the sea as a cemetery, where all were viewed the same, the rich, the poor, the famous, the unheralded.  Perhaps she had suffered with illness for some years and knew that her life would be cut short.


Daniel Francis Huse married Harriet Graves in 1889.  He lived until 1940.

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

?                 [2]
Albee
Berry           [2]
Bishop
Bowman
Chamberlin
Collins
Dexter          [2]
Dow
Dyke
Foster           [2]
Fulford          [4]
Fuller
Giffin
Glovier          [2]
Graham
Guy
Hoffman         [2]
Huntoon
Huse
Ide
Ingraham
Kinne
Little                [2]
Marsh
Mason
Perkins             [2]
Phillips
Prescott
Priest
Ramsay
Richardson        [2]
Stevens
Taylor               [2]
Thomas
Thompson
Townsend
Watson

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

?
  • Sue
  • N. F. T. or V. F. T., signed on January 21, 1883
A
  • Ellen L. Albee of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on June 19, 1879; Ellen Fulford's schoolmate
B
  • C. S. Berry of Franconia, New Hampshire, signed on August 12, 1880
  • Gerty Berry of West ?, signed on August 12, 1880
  • Ida A. Bishop of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on February 2, 1883
  • Irena H. Bowman of Lower Waterford, Vermont, signed on January 31, 1879. She was Irene H. (Richardson) Bowman, wife of Edwin Bowman and daughter of Abial and Jane Richardson.
C
  • Mrs. O. Chamberlin. Perhaps Mrs. Otis Chamberlin
  • Katie Collins of Boston, Massachusetts, signed "7-8-79"
D
  • Lydia J. Dexter of Lisbon, New Hampshire, signed on August 4, 1880
  • Harvey A. Dexter of North Lisbon, New Hampshire, signed on March 4, 1879
  • Mrs. [or Mr.] S. H. Dow of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on August 25, 1882
  • Ida M. Dyke, signed at Littleton, New Hampshire, on February 18, 1883
F
  • Ellen L. Foster of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on January 27, 1879
  • Florence Foster, signed at Franconia, New Hampshire, on July 30, 1879
  • Ellen Fulford of Littleton, New Hampshire, album owner.  The album was presented to Ellen by her future husband Daniel Francis Huse at Christmas in 1878.  Elen wrote another page in the album after her marriage to Daniel F. Huse
  • Eliphalet Fulford of Littleton, New Hampshire; Ellen's father
  • George Fulford of Peacham, Vermont, signed on February 28, 1879; Ellen's older brother George Fulford, whose wife Mary H. (Graham) Fulford also signed a page in the album.
  • Mary H. Fulford of Peacham Corner, Vermont, signed on February 28, 1879. She was Mary H. (Graham) Fulford, wife of Ellen's brother, signer George Fulford.
  • Nellie Fuller of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on January 10, 1878
G
  • Henry M. Giffin of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on July 27, 1880
  • Charles A. Glovier of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on January 31, 1881; his wife Alma J. (Remick) Glovier signed the right facing page.
  • Alma J. Glovier, signed at Littleton, New Hampshire, on January 31, 1881. She was Alma J. (Remick) Glovier, whose husband Charles A. Glovier signed the left facing page.
  • Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Graham, signed on December 2, 1881. Presumably Mr. and Mrs. Percival Sobieski Graham. The page was also signed by May Robinson, but she may have been Mrs. Graham, adding her maiden name, for memory's sake.
  • G. W. Guy of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on March 1, 1886. Possibly George W. Guy.
H
  • Mrs. Antonie Hoffman, signed at Franconia, New Hampshire, on August 22, 1879; her husband A. Hoffman signed the overleaf.
  • A. Hoffman, signed at Franconia, New Hampshire, on August 22, 1879; his wife signed the overleaf.
  • R. I. Huntoon of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on May 15, 1878. Presumably Richard I. Huntoon.
  • Daniel F. Huse, who presented the album to his future wife Ellen Fulford at Christmas in 1878
I
  • Ella J. Ide of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on April 21, 1880
  • G. E. Ingraham of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on April 2, 1882; not sure of first initial
K
  • Eliza C. Kinne, signed on January 7, 1879
L
  • B. A. Little [not sure of first initial] of, or signed at, Des Moines, Iowa, on June 27, 1879
  • Maria Little, signed at Littleton, New Hampshire, on January 14, 1879
M
  • Abbie M. Marsh of Concord, New Hampshire. "Hope you'll never be as homesick again as at S.F. Village"
  • Ella M. Mason of Woodsville, New Hampshire, signed on March 4, 1879
P
  • M. H. Perkins, signed at Woodsville, New Hampshire, on March 4, 1879
  • Clara E. Perkins of Woodsville, New Hampshire, signed on March 4, 1879
  • Hattie L. Phillips of Waterford, Vermont, signed on January 6, 1880
  • Charles W. Prescott of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on March 1, 1886
  • H. W. Priest of Franconia, New Hampshire, signed on July 25, 1879. Perhaps Harry W. Priest.
R
  • G. W. Ramsay of Woodsville, New Hampshire, signed on March 4, 1879. Perhaps George W. Ramsay.
  • B. C. Richardson of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on July 18, 1880.
  • Jane Richardson of Lower Waterford [presumably Vermont]
S
  • Jennie L. Stevens of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on March 12, 1883
T
  • Arabelle S. Taylor, signed at Franconia, New Hampshire, on August 14, 1879
  • Sarah L. Taylor of Brooklyn, Long Island, signed at Franconia, New Hampshire, on August 15, 1879
  • C. A. Thomas of Apthorp, New Hampshire; not sure of first initial
  • Mrs. S. T. Thompson of Littleton, New Hampshire
  • Belle M. Townsend of Waterford, Vermont, signed on November 20, 1880
W
  • Angie B. Watson of Littleton, New Hampshire, signed on August 10, 1880
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