Tuesday, August 26, 2014

1882-1888 Autograph Album of Mary Alice Lane of Underhill, Vermont


1882-1888 autograph album of Mary Alice Lane, "Allie", of Underhill, Vermont.  The album contains the sentiments of many students at Essex Classical Institute at Essex, Vermont, and several of people associated with the Boston Farm and Trade School on Thompson Island in the harbor of Boston, Massachusetts.

The University of Massachusetts at Boston has an archive of Boston Farm and Trade School items, including some of the newsletters, "The Beacon", from a later era.

On the page below, Allie directed a message to future inscribers in her album.


The album measures approximately 7-3/4" x 5" and contains the sentiments of 96 of Allie's relatives, schoolmates, friends and possibly teachers.  An alphabetical surname list and 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!]

Mary Alice Lane, "Allie", was born August 15, 1862 at Underhill, Vermont, the daughter of Asa Liscum Lane and Mary Arretta (Lee) Lane, who were Jericho, Vermont, natives.   They signed facing pages in the album a year apart and gave their birth dates: July 24, 1817 at Jericho, Vermont, for Asa, and October 8, 1816 for Mary.



Allie had, I believe, five siblings, three of whom signed pages in her album.  They were Andalucia Orrilla Lane, "Lucia"; Olive Lovina Lane; and Edmund Conde Lane.  Her sister Phebe Sophia Lane did not sign a page in the album, but her husband Theron Howard Porter did.  They were married on November 25, 1880, earlier than any dated pages in the album.

On November 25, 1886 in Vermont, Mary Alice Lane married educator Chauncey Hoyt Hayden, son of James and Sarah Freelove (Morse) Hayden.  They settled at Jericho, Vermont, and six children, one of whom, a daughter, died young.

Chauncey co-edited the History of Jericho, Vermont, published in 1916, which contains information on the Lane and Hayden families, and on his own family in particular.

Because the list of signers is so long, there's no room for many additional images in the album.  A couple, however, stand out.   One is the page signed by W. Homer Rockwood, who signed his page at Underhill, Vermont, on February 14, 1885 and included a sketch entitled "Drugs" with an apothecary working mortar and pestle.  I believe he was Homer Wilkins Rockwood who later became a druggist.


The other page I found so interesting was that signed by Agustus L. Morse at Thompson Island in Boston harbor, on August 14, 1885.  He sketched the vessel "Puritan", which was the means of transportation from the island to Kelly's Landing in South Boston.  The "Puritan" name lived on through at least 5 vessels. Agustus was the son of John R. Morse, teacher and bandleader at the Boston Farm and Trade School and author of "History of the Farm School Band".  John R. Morse, his wife Sarah and three other children also signed in the album; refer to the list of signers below.


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.

Surnames in the album

?                  [2]
Abbott
Adams         [2]
Allard
Andrews
Atherton
Barney
Bates
Bellows
Bissonett
Bixby
Bliss
Booth
Bridgham
Brown         [2]
Buker          [2]
Butler
Byrnes
Chapin
Chapman
Cleary
Cole
Cornell
Day               [2]
Day
Donaldson     [2]
Duffey
Eastman        [2]
Edwards       [3]
Ellsworth       [3]
Elrick
Frasier
Gibbs
Grover
Hall
Hayden
Hazen          [3]
Hazen
Jackson       [2]
Johnson
Jones
Jordan
Lane            [6]
MacGibbon
Marshall
Morse         [6]
Moulton
Munson
Partridge     [2]
Porter
Rockwood
Rogers        [2]
Russell
Safford        [2]
Scott
Sewall
Smith
Spencer
Terrill
Thomas
Tracy
Trim
Turner
Vaughan
Walker
Wallace
Warner        [2]
  Waters
Welch
Whitcomb
Wilcox

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

?
  • Unsigned
  • L. F. V., signed at North Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard. "Remember the 24th of Oct 1885 at the B.F.S. [presumably the Boston Farm and Trade School]
A
  • C. C. Abbott of Underhill, Vermont, signed on March 7, 1885 "St. Patricks day in the afternoon"
  • T. D. Adams, signed on February 10, 1883 at E.C.I., presumably Essex Classical Institute
  • Tommie G. Adams of Westerly, Rhode Island, signed on March 19, 1883, at E.C.I., presumably Essex Classical Institute
  • Frank E. Allard of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on January 25, 1886
  • Hattie K. Andrews of West Berkshire, Vermont, signed on November 10, 1888 at E.C.I., presumably Essex Classical Institute
  • Bertha Atherton of Essex, Vermont, signed on April 24, 1883 "Our trip to Brigham Hill"
B
  • Lucia E. Barney of Essex, Vermont, signed on February 5, 1883; Allie's schoolmate
  • Tade Bates of Colchester, Vermont, signed at E.C.I. at Essex, Vermont, on February 23, 1883. I wonder if the signer was Thaddeus Bates, son of Clark and Julia Bates
  • Edna S. Bellows of Essex, Vermont, signed on February 22, 1883, at E.C.I., presumably Essex Classical Institute
  • Jessie L. Bissonett of Burlington, Vermont, signed at E.C.I., presumably Essex Classical Institute
  • Jennie S. Bixby of Essex, Vermont, signed on February 23, 1883
  • Arthur D. Bliss of Attleboro, Massachusetts, signed on March 20, 1886
  • Nellie C. Booth of Boston, Massachusetts, signed at Thompson's Island in Boston Harbor on September 20, 1885
  • George E. Bridgham of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Theodore L. Brown, signed on October 26, 1885 at Boston, Massachusetts. E.C.I., presumably Essex Classical Institute.
  • J. F. Brown of Essex, Vermont, signed on February 23, 1883
  • J. D. Buker of Pleasant Valley, Vermont, signed January 23, 1884. He also stamped the page: "Z. D. Buker, P.M." Hide merchant Zenas D. Buker, who was postmaster as Pleasant valley, Vermont, in 1884. His sister Aura E. Buker also signed a page.
  • Aura E. Buker of Pleasant Valley, Vermont, signed on January 22, 1884. Sister of signer Zenas D. Buker.
  • Frank P. Butler of Pleasant Valley, Vermont, signed on February 18, 1884
  • Willie M. Byrnes of Boston, Massachsuetts, signed on February 11, 1886
C
  • L. H. Chapin of Underhill, Vermont, signed on September 27, 1884
  • C. H. Chapman, signed on January 7, 1886
  • Harry Cleary of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on February 12, 1886
  • J. F. Cole, signed at Underhill, Vermont, on February 27, 1883
  • Charles S. Cornell of Burlington, Vermont, signed on May 7, 1886
D
  • Fannie Day of Colchester, Vermont, signed on February 22, 1883 at E.C.I., presumably Essex Classical Institute
  • Addie L. Day of Colchester, Vermont, signed on February 22, 1882 at E.C.I., presumably Essex Classical Institute; Allie's schoolmate
  • Orren M. Donaldson, signed at E.C.I. on "2-8-83", presumably Essex Classical Institute
  • Carrie S. Donaldson of Essex Centre, Vermont, signed at E.C.I. on February 8, 1883; presumably Essex Classical Institute
  • Laura Duffey of Pleasant Valley, Vermont, signed on "1-2-1884"
E
  • Ella E. Eastman of Underhill, Vermont, signed on April 7, 1884
  • Sadie L. Eastman of Underhill, Vermont, signed on March 3, 1884
  • Charles Edwards or Charles Edward ?, signed at Thompson Island in Boston Harbor on February 12, 1886.
  • Frederick A. Edwards of Port Henry, New York, signed on August 18, 1883
  • Hattie A. Edwards of Port Henry, New York, signed on August 20, 1883
  • Walter H. Ellsworth: "Be careful of your dress when you ride down hill"  Shared the page with his grandmother Amelia (Chapman) Ellsworth.  His grandfather Martin Ellsworth signed the right facing page
  • Amelia Ellsworth, signed on February 22, 1884; shared the page with Walter H. Ellsworth. Amelia was Amelia (Chapman) Ellsworth, Walter's paternal grandmother. Her husband Martin Ellsworth signed the right facing page.
  • Martin Ellsworth of Cambridge, Vermont, signed on February 22, 1884. His wife, Amelia (Chapman) Ellsworth, and grandson, Walter Haynes Ellsworth, signed the left facing page.
  • Sadie M. Elrick of West Berkshire, Vermont, signed at E.C.I. on November 10, 1888. Presumably Essex Classical Institute.
F
  • Fred N. Frasier of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on February 13, 1883
G
  • Mr. Benjamin Gibbs, R.W.T., signed on Fast Day 1886
  • Stephen Grover of Thompson's Isle, Farm School, Massachusetts
H
  • H. B. Hall of Jericho, Vermont, signed on January 23, 1885
  • Chauncey H. Hayden of Underhill, Vermont, signed on April 7, 1883. Chauncey Hoyt Hayden would become Allie's husband on November 25, 1886 at Jericho, Vermont.
  • Allen Hazen of Jericho Centre, Vermont, signed at E.C.I. on February 14, 1883. Presumably Essex Classical Institute
  • Carleton Hazen of Jericho Centre, Vermont, signed on February 14, 1883
  • Frank Hazen of Jericho Centre, Vermont, signed at E.C.I. on February 15, 1883; presumably Essex Classical Institute
J
  • Nellie P. Jackson of Underhill, Vermont, signed on March 2, 1883
  • Frank Jackson of Underhill, Vermont, signed on March 3, 1883; middle initial might be S or L or ?
  • Frank L. Johnson, signed at Boston [no state written]
  • Charles Jones of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on January 7, 1886. "You're a dumpling"
  • William P. Jordan of the Farm School, Thompson Island, Boston, Massachusetts, signed on June 2, 1885
L
  • M. Allie Lane, [she wrote My Allie Lane]signed on February 4, 1883. She was Mary Alice Lane, "Allie", owner of the album. She's requesting friends to leave a token of remembrance in her album.
  • Asa L. Lane, signed at Underhill, Vermont, on April 20, 1884; "your Father". In addition to his sentiment, Asa Liscum Lane wrote: "Born at Jericho, Vt., July 24th 1817".  His wife Mary Auretta (Lee) Lane signed the right facing page.
  • Mary A. Lane of Underhill, Vermont, signed on April 19, 1885; "your mother". Mary Auretta (Lee) Lane added her birthdate: "Oct 8th 1816". Her husband Asa Liscum Lane signed the left facing page.
  • Olive L. Lane of Underhill, Vermont, signed at Boston Harbor on June 19, 1885. Olive Lovina Lane, Allie's sister. Their brother Edmund Conde Lane signed the right facing page.
  • Edmund C. Lane, signed on August 27, 1883. Allie's brother Edmund Conde Lane. Their sister Olive Lovina Lane signed the left facing page. He later lived at Omaha, Nebraska, where he had a law practice.
  • Lucia, signed at Underhill, Vermont, on May 5-7, 1884; "your loving Sister". She was Andalucia Orrilla Lane
M
  • Lizzie A. MacGibbon of Essex, Vermont, signed on February 23, 1883 at E.C.I., presumably Essex Classical Institute. "Lemons are good for the voice - Lyceum Evening Feb 7"
  • Edwin L. Marshall, Farm School, Boston, Massachusetts, signed on February 11, 1886; presumably the Farm School at Thompson Island in Boston harbor.
  • Agustus L. Morse of Thompson's Isle in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, signed on August 14, 1885. He drew a sketch of the vessel "Puritan".  His parents and siblings also signed in the album.
  • Norman Morse, signed on August 14, 1885; shared the page with his sisters Ruth J. Morse and Mabel S. Morse.  Their father was a principal, teacher and band leader at the Boston Farm and Trade School
  • Ruth J. Morse of Thompson's Island, Boston, Massachusetts, G.H.S. '86; shared the page with her brother Norman Morse and sister Mabel S. Morse.  Their father was a principal, teacher and band leader at the Boston Farm and Trade School.
  • Mabel S. Morse, signed on August 14, 1885; shared the page with her brother Norman Morse and her sister Ruth J. Morse.  Their father was a principal, teacher and band leader at the Boston Farm and Trade School.
  • Sarah J. Morse; shared the page with her husband John R. Morse.
  • John R. Morse.  Signed at Thompson's Island in Boston Harbor, on August 13, 1885. John R. Morse was a principal, teacher and bandleader at the Boston Farm School on Thompson Island. He also wrote the "History of the Farm School Band"  He shared the page with his wife Sarah J. Morse.
  • Julia E. Moulton of Jericho, Vermont. Someone later wrote: "1837, 1904 Feb. 19". She may have been Julia E. (Morse) Moulton, wife of William F. Moulton, whom she married in 1861.
  • Minnie M. Munson of Colchester, Vermont
P
  • J. Partridge of Sebago, Maine, signed on "5-3-1885". He may have been Joseph Partridge, as an Abbie F. Partridge of Sebago signed another page, and she was presumably Abbie F. (Whitney) Partridge, married to Joseph Partridge.
  • Abbie F. Partridge of Sebago, Maine, signed on December 26, 1885. Presumably Abbie F. (Whitney) Partridge, wife of Joseph Partridge, who may have been the J. Partridge of Sebago, Maine, who signed another page in the album.
  • Theron H. Porter of Hyde Park, Vermont, signed on "3/11/83"; Allie's brother-in-law Theron Howard Porter, married to her sister Phebe Sophia (Lane) Porter.
R
  • W. ? Rockwood of Underhill, Vermont, signed on February 14, 1885. Drew a sketch of an apothecary; "Drugs". Middle name might be Homer. There was a Homer Wilkins Rockwood, born July 15, 1861 at Jericho, Vermont, who went into the apothecary business, so this must be a case of switched first and middle names.
  • Addie F. Rogers, signed at Underhill, Vermont, on February 27, 1883
  • Marcia M. Rogers, signed at Underhill, Vermont, on February 27, 1883
  • George W. Russell of Somerville, Massachusetts, signed on January 7, 1886
S
  • Bertha Safford, signed at Underhill, Vermont, on March 5, 1883
  • David B. Safford of Pleasant Valley, Vermont, signed on February 19, 1884
  • Lilla M. Scott of Cambridge, Vermont, signed on March 12, 1883
  • William Sewall, signed at Underhill, Vermont, on October 4, 1883
  • Clara Smith of Pleasant Valley, Vermont
  • Albert Edson Spencer at the Farm School on Thompson Island at Boston, Massachusetts, signed on "2-8-1886"
T
  • Fred E. Terrill of Underhill, Vermont, signed on March 5, 1883
  • Nelie Thomas of North Fayston, Vermont, signed on November 23, 1885
  • Anna H. Tracy of Essex, Vermont, signed on February 16, 1883
  • Ralph W. Trim, signed at Boston [no state written] on November 9, 1885
  • F. B. Turner of London, England, signed on June 15, 1885
V
  • Elmer E. Vaughan of Hyde Park, Vermont, signed on "2/7/85"
W
  • J. B. Walker, signed at Boston [no state written] on February 11, 1886
  • Charles Wallace of Boston, Massachusetts, signed in 1886
  • Lizzie Warner of Essex, Vermont, signed on April 25, 1883
  • Mary J. Warner of Essex, Vermont, signed on March 17, 1883 at E.C.I., presumably Essex Classical Institute
  • A. W. Waters of Cambridge, Vermont, signed on November 4, 1884
  • Edward T. Welch, signed on February 9, 1886
  • Lettie Whitcomb of Underhill, Vermont, signed on April 8, 1885; middle initial could be P or C or ?
  • Florence Wilcox of Jeffersonville, Vermont, signed on February 19, 1883 at E.C.I., presumably Essex Classical Institute
Underhill, Vermont


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