Thursday, August 7, 2014

1888/1889 Autograph Album of Flora Recie Bliss of Washington, D.C.


1888-1889 autograph album that belonged to Flora Recie Bliss of Washington, D.C.  The album was given to her on her 14th birthday on July 28, 1888 by her Uncle Ernest.  Hopefully a reader can further identify Uncle Ernest.


The album is approximately 6-1/4" x 3-3/4" and contains the sentiments of 11 of Flora's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of senders, together with any personal information, appear at the end of this post.


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

Flora Recie Bliss was born 28 July 1874 at Washington, D.C., the daughter of Connecticut natives Alfred G. Bliss and Jane D. (Spencer) Bliss, "Jennie".  On 26 June 1901 at Washington, D.C., Flora Recie Bliss married Alfred C. Pickels or Pickells.  They had a daughter Dorothy, born about 1902.

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.

A few pages:

Emily De Akers inscribed a page on January 11, 1889.


Kate Hilton inscribed a page at Washington, D.C. on on February 13, 1889.


Lillie Ferguson signed a page at Washington, D.C. on January 11, 1889.


Surname list

?
?
Bliss
Dana
De Akers
Draper
Ferguson
Hilton
Lynch
Malnati
Meyer
Reagan

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

?
  • Uncle Ernest; he presented the album to Flora R. Bliss on July 28, 1888 on her 14th birthday
  • Marvin, signed at Washington, D.C., on February 13, 1889
B
  • Flora R. Bliss, album owner.  The album was given to her on her 14th birthday on July 28, 1888 by her Uncle Ernest
D
  • B. Dana, signed at Washington, D.C. on June 14, 1889
  • Emily De Akers, signed on January 11, 1889
  • Blanche Draper, signed in June 1889
F
  • Lillie Ferguson, signed at Washington, D.C., on January 11, 1889
H
  • Kate Hilton, signed at Washington, D.C., on February 13, 1889
L
  • Lottie E. Lynch, signed at Washington, D.C.
M
  • Jennie Malnati, signed on February 12, 1889
  • Ella Meyer
R
  • Lula Reagan, signed at Washington, D.C.
Washington, D. C.


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