Tuesday, December 16, 2014

1880s Homemade Autograph Album, Signed by Students at Pinkerton Academy at Derry, New Hampshire


1880s homemade autograph album that features 21 calling-card-sized pieces laced together.  A few cards are inscribed on both sides, for a total of 30 well wishers.

The cards measure just under 3-1/2" by just under 2".  Many of the signers indicated they were students at Pinkerton Academy at Derry, New Hampshire.  A card signed by Elizabeth Adams Foster of the Class of 1885:


Anna P. Lincoln, who inscribed the top card, or the top card still present, may or may not have been the owner.  A later note indicated that she had married David Batchelder.  The middle initial looks like an E or a C, but most records show that Anna married David L. Batchelder, Jr.  


The owner, presumably, added a note to another card, that signed by Sarah Blood.  On February 5, 1890, Sarah married Charles M. Taylor; their address was 85 Bradford Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts.


Surnames in the "album"

AGN
AlexanderGibson [2]Nichols
AngellGoodwinP
BHPoor
BartlettHazeltonR
Blood [2]HowRogers [2]
CKS
CampbellKnightStevens
Clark [2]LeeU
Crowell [2]LincolnUnderhill
FMUpton
FosterMcNamara
Morrison

Card signers

A
  • Emma Alexander of Alexandria, New Hampshire. Pinkerton Academy
  • Edmund R. Angell
B
  • Susie H. Bartlett of Epping, New Hampshire, signed on June 26, 1885
  • Sarah Blood. With the added information, Mrs. Charles M. Taylor, Married February 5, 1890, 85 Bradford Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Mary E. Blood of Derry, New Hampshire, signed on June 24, 1885
C
  • Mamie Campbell, signed at Pinkerton Academy at Derry, New Hampshire. Class of 1885.
  • Sylvia Clark of Derry, New Hampshire, signed on June 24, 1885. Pinkerton Academy
  • H. G. Clark of Derry, New Hampshire, signed on June 25, 1885
  • Nellie Crowell; middle initial could be I or A or C or ?
  • Mamie E. Crowell of Derry, New Hampshire
F
  • Ida M. Foster of Pelham, New Hampshire, signed on June 25, 1883
  • Elizabeth Adams Foster, signed at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, New Hampshire. Class 1885
G
  • Grace Gibson of Londonderry, New Hampshire
  • Hattie B. Gibson of Derry, New Hampshire, signed on June 27, 1885
  • Lizzie E. Goodwin, signed on June 24, 1885
H
  • Alice B. Hazelton of East Chester, New Hampshire, signed at Pinkerton Academy in 1885
  • Caroline M. How of Derry, New Hampshire. Pinkerton Academy.
K
  • Genieve Beatrice Knight
L
  • Katherine Frances Lee of Pelham, New Hampshire, signed June 24, 1885. Pinkerton Academy
  • Anna P. Lincoln, with the name Mrs. David E. Batchelder or David C. Batchelder written below it. Anna P. Lincoln married David L. Batchelder, Jr. Perhaps he had a nickname that began with E or C.?  Possibly the album owner.
M
  • Belle McNamara of Pelham, New Hampshire. Class of 1881
  • Ellen A. Morrison
N
  • Addie Corinne Nichols of Derry, New Hampshire, signed on June 23, 1885. Pinkerton Academy
P
  • Lillian B. Poor, signed on June 25, 1885
  • Alice M. Pressey of Derry, New Hampshire. Pinkerton Academy
R
  • Henrietta W. Rogers
  • Mary C. Rogers of Derry, New Hampshire. Pinkerton Academy
S
  • Sadie L. Stevens of Derry, New Hampshire
U
  • Caroline M. Underhill
  • Bessie M. Upton of Derry, New Hampshire, signed on June 24, 1885

Derry, New Hampshire



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