Saturday, January 24, 2015

1867-1900s Autograph Album of Marion P. Brown of Plattsburgh, New York; Before & After her Marriage to Levi Sewall Packard


Autograph album that was given to Marion P. Brown of Plattsburgh, New York in 1867, possibly by Mrs. Vesta A. (Childs) Balch, second wife of William Skinner Balch, as the page below seems to suggest.


Marion revisited her treasured album many times and kept it going until the early 1900s.  After her 1877 marriage to educator Levi Sewall Packard in 1877, she added her married name to what had been a blank front end paper.   She also added notes about marriages and deaths to many of the pages.


The album measures only 6-1/2" x 4" but is extremely thick, more than 1-1/2".  With every page used and signers sharing many pages, either from a common bond or from lack of a blank page, the album contains the sentiments of over 400 people, with additional clipped autographs of the rich and famous.

The sentiments included those left by:
  • Marion's relatives and those of her husband Levi Sewall Packard
  • Friends in the Plattsburgh, New York, area, where Marion grew up
  • Students and instructors at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, which Marion apparently attended about 1873
  • People met at musical conferences
  • Ministers, theologians, social activists, prohibitionists
  • Friends in the Saratoga Springs, New York, area, where Levi Sewall Packard was Superintendent of Schools
  • Marion's students at Ticonderoga, New York
  • Visitors at "Packard Square", the large boarding house that Levi and Marion ran at Pinebluff, North Carolina, starting in 1888.
In the back of the album, Marion pasted two 1863 North Carolina notes, one for ten cents and one for five cents.  The ten cent note has a hornet's nest graphic - to convey the image of defiance, according to the North Carolina Digital History site.


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

Marion P. Brown was born January 20, 1846 at Plattsburgh, New York, the daughter of William G. Brown and Elizabeth (Brock) Brown.  Marion's father William G. Brown and brother Henry W. Brown left sentiments in the album, as did several other people with the surname Brown; refer to the list below.

On June 26, 1877, Marion became the second wife of Levi Sewall Packard, son of Levi and Clarissa (Sanford or Sandford) Packard of Massachusetts.  Clarissa inscribed a page in the album.  According to his biographical record in an Amherst College publication, Levi Sewall Packard was born at Spencer, Massachusetts, on June 7, 1834.  He was presumably the L. S. Packard who inscribed a page in the album on December 29, 1876.


Levi's first wife, Ann Elizabeth (Traver) Packard, died in 1875.  I believe Levi and Ann had five children, but they may not all have survived to adulthood.  Levi and Marion had at least two children together:
  1. Elizabeth Vesta Packard, born April 30, 1878 in New York and perhaps named after Vesta A. (Childs) Balch.  Elizabeth died in 1908 in North Carolina.
  2. David Sanford Packard, born March 28, 1881; married Louise Adelle McNeille.  David died in 1972 in North Carolina.
Levi and Marion and family moved to Pinebluff, North Carolina, in 1888 and operated "Packard Square", a large family boarding house.

Marion died in 1916 and Levi in 1919; they're buried at the Pinebluff Cemetery at Pinebluff, North Carolina.
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.  

Because the list of signers is so long, I can't show many images from the album.  If there is one you'd like to see, please let me know.

Surnames in the Album

? [13]CEHLNRT
ACarrEatonHagarLakeNelsonRansomTaylor [2]
Addams [2]Carter [3]Emery ?HainesLamb [2]NewtonReadTerry
Alden [2]Catton ?EplerHallLandon [3]Nichols [6]RegisterTeufel
Allen [2]CenterFHarrisonLandon/Landau ?NortonReidThomas
AndrewsCheesman [3]FarmanHathawayLansing [2]ORiceThresher
Arans/Arons ?ClappFitchHattieLaportO'BrienRichmond [2]Tiffany
AtwoodClark [3]Fordham [2]Hawley [3]LathropO'ConnellRobertsonTobey
AverillCobbFosterHayesLeeO'NeillRobinson [2]Totman [2]
BColeFoxHaynes [3]LelandOber [2]RobyTourjee
Bagg [2]ComstockFreemanHewitt [2]Lewis [2]OberRootTromblee
Bailey [3]Cook [2]FriesHibbardLogan [2]Ogden [2]RoweTrombly
BakerCookeGHillsLyon [3]OlmstedRowleyTucker
Balch [6]CooleyG ?HinmanLyon ?OrvisRyan [2]Turnbull [2]
BaldwinCoolidgeGaleHolden [2]MOsgoodRyderTurrell
BarberCooper [2]Gilbert [2]HolmesMarshall [2]Otis [2]SV
BardenCovertGilliland [2]HooseMarvin [2]PSavageVan Vliet
BarnesCoxeGloggner-CastelliHowardMasonPackard [6]SearingVanderbilt
BatchellerCrawfordGodsoHoytMcCloryPaineShaw/Shawe [2]W
BazzicelliCrosbyGoodridgeHughes [2]McEachronPardee [3]SheerarWalker [2]
BessomCurtisGorham [2]Hulburd [3]McLarenPark [2]ShermanWarren
Bishop [2]CutlerGorham/HyattHunt [2]McLauthlinPatrickSignor [2]Watson [6]
BixbyDGrant [3]Hyde [2]McLeodPaulSimondsWebb [2]
BoldDanaGravesIMcQuestenPearsallSmith [3]Welles
Bowen [5]Davis [3]GriffithIngallsMcRaePeasley [2]SnowWever [6]
BrattonDay [4]GroseIsham [2]Mead [5]PeckSouthwickWheeler [3]
Brewer [2]DeForris [2]Grove ?JMerrillPerkinsSpeirWhite [3]
Bridgman [2]DeGraffGuibord [5]JacksonMillerPettitSpenceWhiting [2]
Brown [5]DemorestGuthrieJeffers [2]Mills [2]Phillips [2]SpierWhitney
BuckinghamDennisJenningsMilnePierce [2]SpringWilliams
Bullis [2]DeZolaJewettMinerPike [2]StattlerWilson
BurbankDickinson [4]Johnson [2]MoorePost [2]StearnsWing [2]
ButlerDodds [3]JoubertMorhousPotter [2]SteeleWithers
DonaldsonJudd [2]Morrison [2]PruynStevensonWitherspoon
DowKMorse [2]PurdyStickneyWood
Draper ?KielblockMullerPutnamStraightWoodcock
DunningKinlochMunro [2]Swinburn [3]Woodruff
DyerKlockSwinstonWoodward
KrohnWyckoff [2]
Z
Zerrahn

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

?
  • Initials, possibly B. A. C., or D. A. E. or ? of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 30, 1867
  • Unsigned. Written by either Marion herself or someone else.
  • Someone else signed the page on September 9, 1871, but name is too faint to read; shared the page with Fitch J. Swinburn.
  • Sue of Potsdam, New York, signed on November 30, 1869
  • ?  Shared the page with Lizzie Gilliland and Julia E. Watson
  • Jno. G. ? of Brooklyn, New York, on February 11, 1876.  Short surname beginning with S or L; perhaps Sase?  Shared the page with O. W. Holmes and Cora G. Bailey.
  • Aunt Libbie of Richmond, Massachusetts, signed on August 10, 1867. Marion's later note: "Dead"
  • Mary, signed at Rouses Point, New York, on October 17, 1867
  • ?, signed at Boston, Massachusetts, on February 2, 1874. Marion's later note: "Teacher of Miss McQuesten", presumably Zilla Louise McQuesten. Name might be L. W. Whula or ? Presumably a vocal instructor, as Zilla was a noted soprano.
  • Phil, signed on October 24, 1876; "Yours Blushingly".  Shared the page with Mattie A. Straight.
  • Signed with nicknames at the St. Cecelia Club, 22 Chapman St., Boston, Massachusetts in December 1873.  1) "Helio", Hannibal, Missouri.  ?, Waldoboro, Maine [possibly Mary A. Jackson].  3) "Pop", Saranac, New York.  4) "Allegro", Beekmantown, New York.
  • Mrs. Roger R. ?. Page written in German or Hungarian. Possibly Mrs. Roger Rustler or similar.
  • Written in German, at New York, on June 28, 1877.  Given name possibly Frinni or Jinni or Jimmi
A
  • Jennie W. Addams of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on February 15, 1873
  • Charles T. Addams
  • E. H. Alden, Tunbridge, Vermont, signed at Pine Bluff, North Carolina, on March 9, 1903; Edwin Hyde Alden (1836-1911); minister, missionary
  • Mrs. E. H. Alden of Tunbridge, Vermont, signed at Pine Bluff, North Carolina, on March 9, 1903. She was Carrie A. Garrison Johnson, third wife of Edwin Hyde Alden.
  • B. D. Allen, signed on September 26, 1873. Marion tucked a clipping next to the page signed by organist and musical director B. D. Allen who had just been hired by the Manhattan Congregational Church on Broadway and Seventy-sixth St.
  • Jerome Allen, signed at Geneseo, New York, on August 21, 1875
  • Clipped signature of A. B. Andrews, 2nd Vice President, Richmond & Danville Railroad Company, Raleigh, North Carolina. Andrew Boyd Andrews.  Shared the page with Libbie L. Jeffers and clipped signature of William Augustus Stearns.
  • L. H. Arans or Arons of Rusland, Arabian.  shared the page with Antina DeZola
  • Oscar Atwood, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on April 22, 1874
  • Rose M. Averill, signed in September 1868
B
  • Mary E. Bagg [not sure of surname], 402 James Street, Syracuse, New York. Mentions stay at Pine Bluff in 1890. Presumably the wife of attorney James L. Bagg.
  • J. L. Bagg of Syracuse, New York, signed at Pine Bluff, North Carolina, on April 12, 1890.   Presumably Attorney James L. Bagg whose wife Mary E. Bagg also signed a page.
  • Josie R. Bailey, signed on October 2, 1870; presumably Josephine R. (Bailey) Wing, who signed a page with her husband Caleb Barton Wing in 1873 after their 1872 marriage.
  • Cora G. Bailey.  Shared the page with O. W. Holmes and John G. ?
  • S. R. Bailey, signed on December 8, 1870
  • Nellie Baker of 152 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts. Middle initial possibly I.
  • Mrs. William S. Balch, May 17, 1867. Mrs. Balch may have given the album to Marion. Mrs. Balch was Vesta A. (Childs) Balch, second wife of William Skinner Balch.
  • W. S. Balch of Saratoga Springs, New York, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on May 17, 1878. William Skinner Balch, whose second wife Vesta A. (Childs) Balch gave the album to Marion. Marion's later note: "Died Dec 1895"
  • Carrie V. Balch of Saratoga Springs, New York, signed on August 28, 1872. She was the daughter of William Skinner Balch and second wife Vesta A. (Childs) Balch. There's another sentiment in a different handwriting dated December 27, 1875, but unsigned.
  • Vesta A. Balch of Saratoga Springs, New York, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on May 17, 1867. Vesta A. (Childs) Balch, second wife of William Skinner Balch; she gave the album to Marion.
  • Carrie V. Balch of Saratoga Spa, New York, signed on August 16, 1870.  Shared the page with Florence Ober; Jerry H. Watson; and H ?.
  • Carrie V. Balch; she or someone with the same name inscribed another page in a different style of handwriting.
  • E. J. Baldwin, signed on December 4, 1876. Marion's later notes: "Died 1910" "Captain on Lake Champlain". Steamer captain Edward J. Baldwin of Burlington, Vermont.
  • C. A. Barber, signed on June 9, 1872. Marion's later note: "Married Jan. 1st, 1876
  • Lew Barden, or C. W. Barden, of Syracuse, New York, signed in 1879; not sure of surname.
  • Henry S. Barnes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, signed in August 1872
  • Clipped signature of George Sherman Batcheller. Marion's later notes: "Judge of the International Court at Egypt"; "Assistant Secretary of the Treasury".  Page also has clipped signature of A. Cleveland Coxe.
  • ? ? Bazzicelli, possibly S. S. Bazzicelli. Penciled in word "Murder"
  • Clinton H. Bessom, signed at Marblehead [presumably Massachusetts] on January 29, 1874. He presumably met Marion at New England Conservatory - he became a music teacher in the Marblehead
  • Addie C. Bishop, signed at Castleton, Vermont, on August 22, 1878
  • Jennie I. Bishop of Castleton, Vermont, signed on August 22, 1878
  • George F. Bixby of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on October 16, 1874; shared the page with John Robinson
  • John E. Bold of Ticonderoga, New York, signed on March 23, 1885. Marion's later note: "Rector Church of the Cross"
  • P. H. Bowen of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 21, 1867; shared the page with H. M. Walker
  • S. P. Bowen of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on July 4, 1870.  Shared the page with Abram W. Lansing.
  • Edith Bowen, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, in September 1874. Her name might be Edith I. Bowen.
  • Susie P. Bowen, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on July 3, 1870. "Q.O. of G.T. Glee Club" [not sure of initials]. Marion's later note: Married Feb 14 1872 To H. C. Jillson"
  • J. E. Bowen of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 21, 1869
  • Theo D. Bratton of South Carolina, signed on February 28, 1900, St. Mary's School, Raleigh, North Carolina. Theodore D. Bratton
  • Mary Adams Brewer of Saratoga Springs, New York, signed in July 1869.  Shared the page with F. A. Brewer.
  • F. A. Brewer of Springfield, Massachusetts.  Shared the page with Mary Adams Brewer.
  • E. H. Bridgman; worked the name into a fancy design.  Presumably Edward Hawks Bridgman.
  • E. H. Bridgman, signed on July 29, 1867; Edward Hawks Bridgman. Marion's later note: "Married Nov 11, 1869 to Mary E. Nichols"
  • William G. Brown of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on October 15, 1867; Marion's father, who sketched a bird.
  • Henry W. Brown of Plattsburgh, New York, signed May 18, 1867. Marion's brother. Marion's later note: "Married Oct. 7, 1868 to Mary E. Smith"
  • L. F. Brown of Oshkosk, Wisconsin, signed at Saratoga Springs, New York on November 29, 1880. Marion's later note: "Died 1890". Possibly Lyman F. Brown, whose daughter Fanny was a music teacher.
  • George J. Brown of Schenectady, New York, signed on April 21, 1877. Marion's later note: "Dead"
  • Fanny L. Brown of Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • John D. Buckingham of Bloomsbury, [the state abbreviation ends in a - perhaps Pennsylvania or Iowa], signed at Boston, Massachusetts, on October 1, 1873. John may have been a student at the New England Conservatory of Music at Boston.
  • Addie M. Bullis of M?, New York.  Shared the page with Mrs. H. E. H. Carter
  • Hattie E. Bullis, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on June 12, 1869
  • 1884 letter from A. ? Burbank of the Lotos Club at 147 Fifth Avenue, New York, pasted on the page.
  • Mary L. Butler of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on October 31, 1871
C
  • Jennie M. Carr, signed at Saratoga Springs, New York, on February 5, 1881
  • Mrs. H. E. H. Carter, signed on February 5, 1875 at Boston, Massachusetts.  Shared the page with Addie M. Bullis.
  • Elizabeth C. Carter of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on September 1, 1871. Marion's later note: "Dead"
  • Fanny G. Carter of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on September 1, 1871
  • Elias Catton or Cattan from Bethlehem [no state written]; not sure of surname.
  • Nettie J. Center of Grand Isle, Vermont, signed at "Lake Shore". Not sure of surname
  • F. M. Cheesman, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on April 2, 1870
  • M. Lizzie Cheesman, signed on March 18, 1870. Marion's later note: "Married " [referring to March on the line above] 11, 1873 to T. J. Thompson"
  • J. K. Cheesman, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on November 11, 1868. Marion affixed the obituary of Dr. Rev. Joseph K. Cheesman (1818-1895).
  • B. C. Clapp of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 20, 1867. Marion affixed his obituary: Benjamin D. Clapp, cashier of the First National Bank of Plattsburgh. Age 47. Death year about 1886.
  • S. Imogene Clark of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on September 22, 1868. Marion's later note: "Married Sept 28, 1869 to F. F. Hathaway [Frank F. Hathaway, who also signed a page in the album.
  • N. Walling Clark, Wesleyan '79, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on January 3, 1877. Nathaniel Walling Clark, born at Plattsburgh, New York in 1859. Became Methodist minister in the US and Europe. Ended his career as the superintendent of the Rome, Italy district of the Methodist church.
  • Caroline L. Clark; signed at Pine Bluff on May 5, 1898.  Shared the page with H. L. Grose and Lucy A. Grose or Grove.
  • Joseph P. Cobb of Boston, Massachusetts; shared the page with W. H. Nichols
  • J. A. Cole of South Orange, New Jersey, signed at Pine Bluff on September 7, 1891.  Shared the page with Lizzie Logan.
  • Clipped signature of Anthony Comstock, Sec'y. Marion also clipped the seal of the group he founded: "The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice". His given name looks more like Arntiony.
  • George Hemingway Cook, signed at Cliff Seat in August 1885
  • Joseph Cook, signed in 1885
  • J. Ellis Cooke of Richmond, Virginia, signed on October 29,. 1889. "Pianos"
  • L. Cooley, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on February 14, 1868.  Shared the page with D. P. Hulburd.
  • Hattie B. Coolidge of Oswego, New York, signed at the New England Conservatory of Music on January 28, 1874
  • J. N. Cooper of Elmira, New York, signed on January 20, 1894.  Shared the page with his wife.
  • Mrs. J. N. Cooper of Elmira, New York, signed on January 20, 1894.  Shared the page with her husband.
  • A. M. Covert of Hempstead, New York, signed on August 18, 1873
  • Clipped signature of Arthur Cleveland Coxe, signed at Buffalo, New York, in October 1872.  Page also has clipped signature of George Sherman Batcheller.
  • J. Stewart Crawford of Damascus, Syria, (1864), signed at Argyle, New York, on September 24, 1887. James Stewart Crawford (1854 at Damascus, Syria-1939 Lebanon). Worked at the Syrian Protestant College and American University at Beirut.
  • Callie Crosby, signed at the Troy Conference, Plattsburgh, New York, on April 28, 1877
  • N. M. Curtis, signed on October 26, 1876. I wasn't sure of the name but Marion wrote a note: "General in Civil War", and Newton Martin Curtis seems to fit. Curtis was also a US representative from New York.
  • Calvin Cutler of Auburndale, Massachusetts, signed on August 22, 1877. Calvin Cutler (1833-1907) was a pastor at Auburndale.
D
  • C. A. Dana or C. H. Dana, signed on February 10, 1873
  • F. H. Davis
  • Isabella Charles Davis, signed on April 1, 1898. One of the founders of King's Daughters. Her photograph
  • Mattie K. Day, signed on May 24, 1867
  • Allie J. Day of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on November 2, 1870
  • Charles E. Day, signed on September 7, 1870
  • George N. Day of Washington, D.C.
  • T. DeForris of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on April 17, 1869. Dr. Truman DeForris. Marion affixed his 1877 obituary
  • T. DeForris of Plattsburgh, New York
  • Esmond V. DeGraff of Albany, New York, 62 Dove St. Marion's later note: "Died 1886"
  • Clipped signature of W. Jennings Demorest of 32 East 14th St. Marion's note: "Oct. 22, 1876". William Jennings Demorest, publisher, prohibition leader, developer and merchant of paper sewing patterns with his wife Ellen (Curtis) Demorest.
  • J. L. Dennis of Troy, North Carolina.  Shared the page with Randolph Sinks Foster.
  • Antina DeZola of Constantinople; shared the page with L. H. Arans or Arons
  • William E. Dickinson of Chicopee, Massachusetts, signed on August 22, 1877. He was a pastor at Chicopee.
  • B. C. Dickinson of Warrensburgh, New York, signed on August 9, 1883
  • L. C. Dickinson of Warrensburgh, New York, signed on August 1, 1883
  • Gracie Dickinson of Warrensburgh, New York, signed on May 6, 1883. "Your Sincere Scholar"
  • Fannie E. Dodds of Plattsburgh, New York. Marion's later note: "Died Dec 31, 1891". Marion also affixed the clipping of a Marriage Announcement: "In Plattsburgh, April 8, 1884, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Dodds, by Rev. Joseph Gamble, Mr. H. A. CROSS, of Champlain, and Miss FANNIE E. DODDS, of Plattsburgh. No cards."
  • G. W. Dodds, Jr., or George N. Dodds, Jr., signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on May 27, 1877. Marion's later note: "Died Dec. 1885" George W. Dodds, Jr., brother of signer Frederick B. Dodds.
  • F. B. Dodds; presumably Frederick B. Dodds, brother of signer George W. Dodds, Jr.
  • Helena B. Donaldson of Argyle, New York, signed on May 21, 1888
  • Neal Dow (Ex Governor) of Portland, Maine, signed at Ticonderoga, New York, on August 19, 1885. Prohibitionist leader. Marion affixed a clipping with a brief bio of Dow, who was then still alive but "growing very feeble". Born 1804 at Portland, Maine.
  • Clipped signature of A. S. Draper or Drafen or ?. Perhaps Andrew Sloan Draper (1848-1913) of New York, American educator, author and jurist
  • Written upside down: "Your Donizetti Friend", Sara S. Dunning, signed on February 13, 1873 at Chazy, New York
  • Carrie E. Dyer of Medfield, Massachusetts.  shared te page with Anna Louise Lake; Clara Fitch; and Emilie T. Gilliland.
E
  • Clipped signature of John Eaton, Commissioner of the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education, Washington DC, Nov. 10, 1877. Marion also affixed a photograph of General John Eaton, cut from a magazine.
  • Stephen A. Emery, signed at Boston, Massachusetts, on October 7, 1873.  Not sure of surname.
  • Mrs. H. J. Epler, signed at Saratoga Springs, New York, on April 1, 1882. Presumably Hattie, wife of Harry J. Epler.
F
  • E. E. Farman of Warsaw, New York, signed on February 2, 1907.  Shared the page with Frank S. Packard.
  • Clara Fitch of Canton, Pennsylvania, signed at Boston, Massachusetts on September 26 [presumably 1873 at New England Conservatory of Music].  Shared the page with Anna Louise Lake; Carrie E. Dyer; and Emilie T. Gilliland.
  • C. A. Fordham of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on December 7, 1876.  Shared the page with his wife Mrs. C. A. Fordham and Mary A. Ober.
  • Mrs. C. A. Fordham of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on December 7, 1876.  Shared the page with her husband C. A. Fordham and Mary A. Ober.
  • Randolph S. Foster, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on April 25, 1877. Randolph Sinks Foster. Marion's later note: "Bishop of Methodist Church".  Shared the page with J. L. Dennis
  • Daniel W. Fox of Lumberton, North Carolina, signed on April 9, 1895; preacher
  • J. M. Freeman of 805 Broadway, New York, signed on April 21, 18xx [possibly 1897 or 1877]
  • Wulf Fries of Boston Highlands. Marion's later note: "Of Quintette Club" - the Mendelssohn Quintette Club of Boston
G
  • Lizzie G., signed on October 29, 1869
  • N. Hewitt Gale of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on February 15, 1868
  • Walter Gilbert of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 1, 1874. Marion's later note: "Died 1888"
  • Cora S. Gilbert, signed on April 26, 1874
  • Lizzie Gilliland of Plattsburgh, New York.  Shared the page with Julia E. Watson and ?
  • Emilie T. Gilliland of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on October 20, 1869.  Shared the page with Anna Louise Lake; Carrie E. Dyer; and Clara Fitch.
  • C. Gloggner-Castelli, signed at Boston, Massachusetts, on January 31, 1874. Carl Gloggner-Castelli of Leipzig, who was apparently teaching at the New England Conservato
  • Lottie Godso of Ticonderoga, New York, signed on August 11, 1875. Marion tucked in a wedding announcement for Lottie: "At Saranac, at the residence of John Shinville, March 7, 1880, by Rev. C. H. Richmond, Mr. FRED W. LAMKINS and Miss LOTTIE S. GODSO, both of Saranac."  Shared the page with Helen Louise McLauthlin
  • Benjamin A. Goodridge of Southern Pines, North Carolina, signed on August 28, 1888
  • J. O. Gorham or Z. O. Gorham or ?, signed on December 31, 1867
  • Jennie E. Gorham of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 19, 1867. Marion's later note: "Died Nov 19, 1869, Aged 22 yrs, 3 mos."
  • Clipping announcing 1878 Montreal, Quebec wedding of Edward L. Gorham and Adelaide Hyatt of Kingston, Ontario.  Marion 's later note, presumably referring to Nellie A. Van Vliet: "Dead"
  • Horace L. Grant of Fonda, New York, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on October 23, 1867. Presumably Rev. Horace Leffingwell Grant (1832-1907), husband of Eliza R. (Walker) Grant
  • E. R. Grant of Fonda, New York, signed on November 4, 1867. Presumably Eliza R. (Walker) Grant (1835-1903), wife of Rev. Horace Leffingwell Grant.
  • Ransom R. Grant, signed on July 8, 1867
  • Nellie Graves of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on August 6, 1875. Middle initial might be M or H
  • Estella M. Griffith, signed at Grand Isle [no state written], on April 1, 1875. Marion's later note: "Died 1881"
  • H. L. Grose, minister and journalist; signed at Pine Bluff on May 5, 1898.  Shared the page with Lucy A. Grose or Grove and Caroline L. Clark
  • Lucy A. Grose or Grove; signed at Pine Bluff on May 5, 1898.  Shared the page with H. L. Grose and Caroline L. Clark
  • Alfred Guibord of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 19, 1867. Marion's later note: Married May 20, 1868 To Sarah H. Wever". Sarah also signed a page in the album, before her marriage.
  • Walter S. Guibord of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 9, 1872
  • Walter S. Guibord, signed on April 3, 1873
  • Eva Guibord, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on August 27, 1872
  • Walter S. Guibord, signed on May 29, 1874.  shared the page with F. Robinson.
  • W. J. Guthrie, 2nd Violin; of Academy Orchestra, Argyle, New York,  signed on June 15, 1888.  Other members: L. E. McEachron; George F. Taylor; Lou McLaren; W. J. Robertson
H
  • Charles L. Hagar. Presumably the Charles L. Hagar of Plattsburgh, New York.
  • T. Lee Haines of Rancocas, New Jersey
  • D. C. Hall of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Alice M. Harrison, signed at New York on August 7, 1867
  • F. F. Hathaway of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 18, 1867. Attorney Frank F. Hathaway. Marion's later note: "Married Sept. 28, 1869 To Imogene Clark" [Imogene also inscribed a page in the album.]
  • Alex. Hattie of Londonderry, Nova Scotia, signed on July 29, 1872
  • C. R. Hawley of Plattsburgh, New York, signed in 1872. Methodist Rev. Chipman R. Hawley
  • Hattie A. Hawley of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on August 5, 1872. Hattie Adelle Hawley (1857-1895)
  • Bostwick Hawley of Saratoga Springs, New York, signed in January 1880
  • John B. Hayes, or John B. Haynes, signed on October 5, 1870
  • J. W. Haynes, signed on July 29, 1869. Marion's later note: "Dead"
  • Mrs. Clara F. Haynes, signed at Chelsea [no state given] on October 22, 1873
  • Melancton S. Haynes, signed at Chelsea, Massachusetts, on October 23, 1873 [or 1872]. Marion's later note: "Died 1884"
  • Lou Hewitt, signed at Plattsburgh, New York
  • S. L. Hewitt of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 26, 1872
  • Ann Eliza Hibbard, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on September 22, 1872. Marion's later note: "Dead"
  • J. A. Hills of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on November 10, 1873. Presumably a musician, based on the staff graphic.
  • O. C. Hinman of Suracuse, New York, signed at the Putnam School on July 28, 1877. Principal at the Putnam School at Syracuse, New York. Orin C. Hinman. His photograph: 
  • Mary C. Holden; signed in July 1877.  Shared the page with Nellie S. Packard and Saidie H. Packard.
  • James C. Holden of Madison, New York, signed on July 2, 1888
  • Cut signature of O. W. Holmes, signed at Boston, Massachusetts, on February 15, 1876.  Presumably Oliver Wendell Holmes.  Shared the page with John G. ? and Cora G. Bailey.
  • J. H. Hoose, Superintendent of City School, Binghamton, New York, signed on July 7, 1881
  • Frankie A. Howard, signed at West Chazy on August 11, 1870. Marion's later note: "Married Sept. 2, 1870 to W. J. Goodrich"
  • W. L. Hoyt, signed at Saratoga Springs, New York, on May 9, 1879
  • L. E. Hughes of Saratoga Springs, New York, signed on January 1, 1880
  • W. H. Hughes, signed at Saratoga Springs, New York, on January 1, 1880
  • Elmira A. Hulburd, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on April 18, 1868. Elmira A. (Hobbs) Hulburd, wife of David Porter Hulburd, who signed the facing page.
  • D. P. Hulburd, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on February 14, 1868. Marion's later note: "Died Feb. 14, 1885" David Porter Hulburd, wife of Elmira A. (Hobbs) Hulburd, who signed the left facing page.  Shared the page with L. Cooley.
  • Mary L. Hulburd of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on April 17, 1868
  • Kate W. Hunt of Warrensburgh, New York
  • B. J. Hunt of Jamestown, New York, signed on April 10, 1890. Marion's later note: "Died 93"
  • Myron R. Hyde of Chelsea [no state written], signed on October 23, 1873. Marion's later note: "Dead"
  • Florence A. Hyde, signed at Chelsea [no state written] on October 22, 1873
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  • A. C. Ingalls, signed on October 28, 1887. Marion's later note: "Died 1888"
  • Mattie E. Isham of Plattsburgh, New York. Marion's later note: "Married"
  • H. S. Isham of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on December 23, 1876. Possibly Henry S. Isham.
J
  • Mary A. Jackson of Waldoboro, Maine, signed at Boston, Massachusetts, on December 24, 1873.
  • Libbie L. Jeffers of Ticonderoga, New York, signed on August 13, 1886; shared the page with clipped signatures of William Augustus Stearns and Andrew Boyd Andrews.
  • W. W. Jeffers, signed at Ticonderoga, New York, on August 13, 1886
  • E. H. Jennings, signed at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on August 1, 1867
  • William R. Jewett, signed at Saratoga Springs, New York, on September 2, 1878. "Pastor Congo Church"
  • W. E. Johnson, signed at Keyser, North Carolina, on March 6, 1887
  • Fannie Johnson, signed at Keyser, North Carolina
  • Stella T. Joubert, signed on August 5, 1886 at Ticonderoga, New York: "your pupil"
  • P. S. W. Judd, signed at Ogdensburg, New York in 1872; Marion's cousin
  • Orson W. Judd, signed at Canton, New York. Marion's note: October 19, 1876.
K
  • Adolph Kielblock, signed at New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, on November 15, 1873. He included two lines of music.  Musician, author
  • May L. Kinloch of Troy, New York, signed at Pine Bluff, on February 25, 1898
  • Percy L. Klock, signed on March 29, 1883. Marion's later note: "Principal of Saratoga High School"
  • P. Krohn of Albany, New York; not sure of name.
L
  • Anna Louise Lake of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on September 26, 1873, at the New England Conservatory of Music.   Shared the page with Carrie E. Dyer; Clara Fitch; and Emilie T. Gilliland.
  • Martha J. Lamb, signed on September 3, 1876. Marion's later note: "Authoress of N.Y." She was Martha Joanna Reade (Nash) Lamb, whose obituary is tucked in the album.
  • Clipped signature of Charles N. Lamb or Charles A. Lamb. If Charles A. Lamb, he was presumably the husband of signer Martha Joanna Reade (Nash) Lamb.
  • Sue M. Landon of South Hero, Vermont and Beaufort, South Carolina, signed on August 18, 1873
  • Maggie E. Landon, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on August 9, 1872
  • S. W. Landon of U. V. M., Class of 1874, presumably University of Vermont.  Shared the page with Alice Marie Wyckoff.
  • Seymour Landon, or Seymour Landau, signed in 1873 at Hempstead - Loughland.  Marion's later note: "Over 80 years"
  • Abram W. Lansing.  Shared the page with S. P. Bowen.
  • I. J. Lansing of Atlanta, Georgia, Acting Assistant Secretary, Freedmen's Aid Society. Isaac J. Lansing (1846-1920), Methodist Episcopal minister, president of Clark Atlanta University.
  • George Laport.  Quintette Club, signed at Plattsburgh, New York in 1871 [Perhaps the Mendelssohn Quintette Club of Boston].  E. C. Morrison and A. Walker shared the page.  Also has Marion's name: Marion P. Brown - I can't decipher her selection
  • G. H. Lathrop of Livingston Manor, New York, signed on November 30-December 1894 at Pine Bluff
  • Alfred Lee, signed at Boston, Massachusetts, on October 7, 1873, perhaps at the New England Conservatory of Music.
  • Annie L. Leland, signed on February 3, 1874 at Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Fred H. Lewis of the College of Music, B.U., presumably Boston University
  • A. N. Lewis, signed on September 3, 1876. Marion's later note: "Judge"
  • Lizzie Logan of Ticonderoga, signed on July 16, 1886.  Shared the page with J. A. Cole.
  • Ella M. Logan of Ticonderoga, New York, signed on August 2, 1886
  • Adelia L. Lyon of St. Albans, Vermont, signed on December 31, 1874 at "Fourteenth Convention of N. ? Musical Association".  Shared the page with C. R. Peck.
  • E. B. Lyon, signed at St. Albans, Vermont, on December 29, 1874
  • C. H. Lyon of St. Albans, Vermont, signed on January 1, 1875. Marion's later note: Died Sep. 15, 1875"
  • H. ?, obscured, possibly H. Lyon..  Shared the page with Florence Ober; Jerry H. Watson; and Carrie V. Balch.
M
  • Addie A. Marshall of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on October 13, 1871. Marion's later note: "Married Walt Hathaway". Walter Hathaway
  • Mary E. Marshall of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on January 2, 1873
  • J. N. Marvin, Jr., signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on August 29, 1872; presumably John Nehemiah Marvin, Jr., whose wife Sarah Gertrude (Daggett) Marvin, whom he married about 1876, found his page and added her name to it in 1877.
  • Mrs. J. N. Marvin, Jr., added her name to the page signed in 1872 by her husband on January 24, 1877. She was Sarah Gertrude (Daggett) Marvin.  They had married about 1876.
  • Kate Mason of Plattsburgh, New York
  • Henry McClory, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on May 7, 1870.
  • L. E. McEachron, 1st Cornet, a member of Academy Orchestra, Argyle, New York,  signed on June 15, 1888.  Other members: George F. Taylor; Lou McLaren; W. J. Robertson; W. J. Guthrie
  • Lou McLaren or Loll McLaren, of Argyle, New York, Basso; of Academy Orchestra, Argyle, New York,  signed on June 15, 1888.  Other members: L. E. McEachron; George F. Taylor; W. J. Robertson; W. J. Guthrie
  • Helen Louise McLauthlin of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on February 3, 1874.  Shared the page with Lottie Godso.
  • A. H. McLeod of Keyser, North Carolina, signed on March 6 1887
  • Zilla Louise McQuesten, signed on January 24, 1873. "Your Musical Friend" "Plattsburgh Convention" She was a well known soprano and vocal teacher.
  • Selina McRae, signed at Richmond [no state written] on August 7, 1867.
  • M. T. Mead of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 27, 1875; shared the page with W. E. Mead
  • W. E. Mead of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 12, 1875; shared the page with M. T. Mead
  • M. B. Mead of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 12, 1875. Merritt Bates Mead , whose wife Lucenia Ann (Tucker) Mead shared the page.
  • Lucenia A. Mead of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 12, 1875. Lucenia Ann (Tucker) Mead, whose husband Merritt Bates Mead shared the page.
  • E. Mead, 111 Broadway; middle initial might be H.  On a scrap of paper with two other names: Francis Speir and George B. Turrell
  • Ben Merrill, signed at Pine Bluff, North Carolina, on December 9, 1898
  • Frankie R. Miller of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on December 9, 1873, signed at Hannibal, Missouri
  • Walter Thomas Mills of Wooster, Ohio, signed on October 25, 1885. Marion's later note: "Prohibition Lecturer". 
  • Harriet M. Mills, signed at Pine Bluff, North Carolina, on March 27, 1890. Two clippings: one with her name and residence of Syracuse, New York; the other a photograph
  • William J. Milne of Geneseo, New York, signed on August 21, 1878
  • Emma Miner of Ticonderoga, New York, signed on April 1, 1884; "your pupil"
  • E. G. Moore of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 4, 1867; presumably merchant Edwin G. Moore
  • Andrew W. Morhous of Saranac, New York, signed on April 28, 1868
  • E. Morrison, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on September 9, 1871
  • E. C. Morrison, "Mocking Bird".  Quintette Club, signed at Plattsburgh, New York in 1871 [Perhaps the Mendelssohn Quintette Club of Boston]  Shared the page with A. Walker and George Laport.  Also has Marion's name: Marion P. Brown - I can't decipher her selection
  • Charles H. Morse, signed at the Tremont Temple at Boston, Massachusetts, on October 30, 1873
  • Sophia C. Morse of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on January 30, 1877. Marion's later note: "Died 1880"
  • George Muller.  Shared the page with Alice C. Ryan.
  • Crawford Munro, signed on August 29, 1872. Marion's later: "Died Jan 1885"
  • Charles B. Munro of Bristol, Rhode Island, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on August 29, 1872
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  • Francis Lynde Nelson of New York; not sure of given name.
  • Clara S. Newton, signed at Worcester, Massachusetts, No. 11 State St., on November 30, 1877
  • Sarah W. Nichols, signed at Richmond, Massachusetts, on August 20, 1867
  • W. H. Nichols, signed at Richmond, Massachusetts, on August 20, 1867; shared the page with Joseph P. Cobb
  • Mary E. Nichols of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, signed in 1867. Marion's later note: "Married Nov. 11, 1867 to..." goes very faint, but from records, we know she married Edward Hawks Bridgman.
  • Helen Nichols of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on May 24, 1867
  • Frank Nichols, signed in February 1898.  Shared the page with Mary A. Nichols.
  • Mary A. Nichols, signed in February 1898.  Shared the page with Frank Nichols.
  • Carrie M. Norton, signed on May 15, 1877
O
  • Martin H. O'Brien, signed at Plattsburgh, New York
  • Timothy James O'Connell, Blower, signed at Boston, Massachusetts
  • I. O'Neill or J. O'Neill of Boston, Massachusetts, or perhaps the surname is Neill, and O is a middle initial.
  • Florence Ober, signed at Sciota, New York on October 21, 1868.  Shared the page with Jerry H. Watson, Carrie V. Balch and H ?.
  • Mary A. Ober.  Shared the page with Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Fordham.
  • William H. Ober of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on November 30, 1876. Marion's later note: "Dead"
  • William M. Ogden of Trinity Church, Plattsburgh, New York, signed on February 9, 1868. Marion's later note: "Died June 28, 1891".  William Meridith Ogden.  Shared the page with Rebecca Ogden.
  • Rebecca Ogden; Marion's later note: "Died June 5, 1869. Rebecca Edwards Ogden.  Shared the page with William Meredith Ogden.
  • R. W. Olmsted, signed at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1873. Marion's later note: "Dead"
  • Henry Orvis, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on August 20, 1869
  • George L. Osgood
  • Elizabeth G. Otis, signed at Pine Bluff, on April 30, 1891. "The lady from Philadelphia".
  • Ella H. Otis of Philada, Virginia, signed at Pine Bluff, on "4-8-1893"
P
  • Mrs. L. S. Packard. Album owner Marion P. (Brown) Packard, second wife of Levi Sewall Packard
  • L. S. Packard, signed on December 29, 1876.  Presumably Marion's future husband Levi Sewall Packard, whom she would marry on June 26, 1877.
  • Nellie S. Packard; daughter of Levi Sewall Packard's brother David Sanford Packard; signed in July 1877.  Shared the page with Mary C. Holden and Saidie H. Packard.
  • Saidie H. Packard; daughter of Levi Sewall Packard's brother David Sanford Packard; signed in July 1877.  Shared the page with Mary C. Holden and Nellie S. Packard.
  • C. Packard of Worcester, Massachusetts; Clarissa (Sanford or Sandford) Packard, mother of Marion's husband Levi Sewall Packard. Marion's note: Nov. 1877. Clarissa would die a short time later, on February 6, 1878.
  • Frank S. Packard, signed on February 14, 1879.  Shared the page with E. E. Farman
  • John Paine; middle initial might be K or R or ?
  • Mrs. L. Pardee [presumably Mary (Thompson) Pardee, widow of Laban Pardee of New Haven, Connecticut.  Shared the page signed at Saratoga Springs, New York, on August 29, 1867 with Mary J. Pardee and Susan A. Pardee
  • Mary J. Pardee of New Haven, Connecticut.  Shared the page signed at Saratoga Springs, New York with Mrs. L. Pardee and Susan A. Pardee.
  • Susan A. Pardee of New Haven, Connecticut. Shared the page signed at Saratoga Springs, New York, with Mrs. L. Pardee and Mary J. Pardee.
  • Thaddeus Park of Grafton, Vermont, signed in 1893. Thaddeus Carlton Park.  Shared the page with his wife Addie (Phelps) Park.
  • Addie P. Park of Grafton, Vermont, signed in April 1893. Marion's later note: Died May 96". She was Addie (Phelps) Park, Thaddeus' wife.  Shared the page with her husband Thaddeus Park
  • Clipped signature pasted on the page: Jno. ? Patrick, Secretary. Possibly John S. Patrick
  • Walter I. J. Paul of Washington, D. C., signed at Pine Bluff on April 1, 1891. "Marion's later note: "Died Aug 1891. Not sure of the I initial.
  • Carrie J. Pearsall of Brooklyn, New York, signed at the Troy Conference, Plattsburgh, New York, on April 23, 1877
  • S. M. Peasley of Medford, Massachusetts
  • Lucy B. Peasley of Medford, Massachusetts, signed at Pine Bluff, North Carolina, on "6-9-97"
  • C. R. Peck of Plattsburgh, New York, in October 1874. Marion affixed his death notice: Dr. Clinton R. Peck; died October 28, 1878, age 28.  Shared the page with Adelia L. Lyon.
  • Emma A. Perkins of Topsfield, Massachusetts, signed at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Jennie A. Pettit of Saratoga Springs, New York, signed on March 30, 1883
  • William H. Phillips of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 6, 1874
  • Laura L. Phillips, signed on May 6, 1877 at Rouses Point, New York
  • Anna M. Pierce, signed on August 7, 1870 at Plattsburgh, New York. Marion's later note: Married Sept 14, 1870 To Wiltsey Hinds. Esbon Wiltsey Hinds.
  • Mary H. Pierce of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on August 7, 1870
  • R. N. Pike of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 9, 1874
  • Richard N. Pike of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on April 8, 1873
  • D. D. Post of Warwick, New York, signed on April 2, 1895. David D. Post.  Shared the page with his wife Eugenia (Staples) Post.
  • Eugenia S. Post. Eugenia (Staples) Post, wife of David D. Post.  Shared the page with her husband David D. Post.
  • F. Luella Potter, signed at Saratoga, New York, on August 22, 1878 [not sure of year]. Marion's later note: "Dead"
  • W. E. Potter of Hartford, New York, signed on April 9, 1890
  • Clipped signature of John V. L. Pruyn, Chancellor of the University
  • Fannie M. Purdy of New Brunswick, New Jersey, signed on August 20, 1872
  • Nellie M. Putnam of Marshfield, Vermont
R
  • Charles H. Ransom of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 1, 1874. Marion affixed clipping announcing the October 9, 1874 wedding of Charles H. Ransom and Miss Lottie E. Whitney, all of Plattsburgh.
  • Edward M. Read of Burlington, Vermont, signed on June 15, 1877
  • F. M. Register, signed at Keyser, North Carolina, on December 20, 1889
  • Lizzie Reid, signed on October 29, 1870; her middle initial might be I or J or ?  Shared the page with Charles B. Totman.
  • Ira A. Rice, signed on January 2, 1875
  • E. L. Richmond, signed on March 11 [no year written] at Ticonderoga, New York. Eliza L. (Wheeler) Richmond, wife of Veranus Richmond., who shared the page.
  • V. Richmond, signed in 1884. Marion's later note: "Died July 1886". Veranus Richmond, husband of Eliza L. (Wheeler) Richmond, who shared the page.
  • W. J. Robertson, 1st Violin; of Academy Orchestra, Argyle, New York,  signed on June 15, 1888.  Other members: L. E. McEachron; George F. Taylor; Lou McLaren; W. J. Guthrie
  • John Robinson of Saranac, New York, signed on December 7, 1874; shared the page with George F. Bixby
  • F. Robinson of Saranac, New York.  Shared the page with Walter S. Guibord.
  • F. H. Roby of Cincinnati, Ohio, signed on August 1, 1867
  • George F. Root, "In remembrance of the Musical Institute at Saratoga Springs, Feb. '79". George Frederick Root (1820-1895), composer.
  • M. Lizzie Rowe of Cincinnati, Ohio, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on November 8, 1871
  • N. Helen Rowley of Utica, New York, signed during the 1873 Fall Term at the New England Conservatory.
  • John B. Ryan, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on February 12, 1877. Marion affixed a newspaper clipping: "In Plattsburgh, October 17, 1877, at St. John's Church, by Rev. Father Maloney, Mr. JOHN B. RYAN and Miss ELLEN McCADDEN, both of Plattsburgh."
  • Alice C. Ryan, signed on December 6, 1898 at Boston, Massachusetts.  Shared the page with George Muller
  • T. P. Ryder, Organist at Tremont Temple in Boston, Massachusetts, signed at Plattsburgh Musical Convention on February 3, 1875
S
  • Bettie T. Savage of 152 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Anna H. Searing of Rochester, New York, signed on April 29, 1891
  • J. G. Shaw of Saratoga Springs, New York, signed on July 18, 1869. Clipping attached: "J. G. Shaw, The well-known Musical Critic"
  • Fannie E. Shawe or Fannie E. Shane or Shave, signed on January 1, 1875
  • John Sheerar of St. Albans, Vermont, signed on February 5, 1875.  Shared the page with Mrs. Agnes G. Spring.
  • E. M. Sherman, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on September 26, 1867
  • J. Leslie Signor of Saranac, New York, signed on November 2, 1872; John Leslie Signor (1849-1911)
  • Myra A. Signor of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on October 30, 1870. Marion's later note: "Died 1900". Almira A. Signor (1844-1900)
  • I. A. Simonds or J. A. Simonds, signed at Saranac, New York on November 26, 1872; Marion's cousin
  • Marian Smith of Ann Arbor, Michigan, signed at Boston, Massachusetts, on October 29, 1873, at New England Conservatory
  • Edward Smith of Syracuse, New York, signed on July 28, 1877
  • J. Clitherow Smith, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on January 15, 1877. Druggist
  • L. F. Snow, signed at the New England Conservatory of Music at Boston, Massachusetts, on September 26, 1873. Marion's later note: "Dead".  
  • D. W. Southwick of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on October 20, 1876.  Shared the page with Hannah M. Webb.
  • Francis Speir, 135 Duane.  On a scrap of paper with two other names:  E. Mead and George B. Turrell.
  • Annie M. Spence, signed at Saratoga High School on March 29, 1883
  • Mrs. L. A. Spier. Marion's later note: Nov 1874, referring possibly to the date that Mrs. Spier signed.
  • Mrs. Agnes G. Spring, signed on February 5, 1875 at Boston, Massachusetts. Marion's later note: 69 Rutland St.  Shared the page with John Sheerar.
  • ? B. Stattler; given name looks like Oyster.  Marion's later note" September 24, 1872, Boston. Died 1892"
  • Clipped signature of W. A. Stearns. Marion's note: "President of Amherst College" William Augustus Stearns (1805-1876).  Shared the page with Libbie L. Jeffers and clipped signature of Andrew Boyd Andrews.
  • J. Dorman Steele of Elmira, New York. Marion's later note: "Died June 1886". Marion also affixed a paper scrap: J. Dorman Steele, Ph.D., Author of the "Fourteen-Weeks Series in Natural Science".  Joel Dorman Steele.
  • May Stevenson of North Argyle, New York, signed on July 28, 1887.  Shared the page with Mrs. B. D. Wyckoff.
  • Annie E. Stickney of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 16, 1874
  • Mattie A. Straight of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on November 5, 1874.  Shared the page with Phil.
  • Mrs. S. A. Swinburn
  • Fitch J. Swinburn of Rouses Point, New York; shared the page with ?
  • Initials hard to read. Surname possibly Swinburn of Rouses Point, New York, signed on October 19, 1867
  • James Swinston, signed on September 27, 1878 at Plattsburgh, New York
T
  • D. T. Taylor of Rouses Point, New York, signed on October 17, 1867
  • George F. Taylor, Esq., 1st Violin; of Academy Orchestra, Argyle, New York,  signed on June 15, 1888.  Other members: L. E. McEachron; Lou McLaren; W. J. Robertson; W. J. Guthrie
  • Victor Terry of Rockingham, North Carolina
  • Joseph William Teufel of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on February 3, 1874. Marion's later note: "office boy"
  • F. D. Thomas of Potsdam, New York, signed on November 8, 1890
  • Sarah E. Thresher of Boston, Massachusetts, signed in September 1873
  • Jennie R. Tiffany of Mexico, New York, signed at Plattsburgh, New York on December 18, 1872
  • L. H. Tobey of Burlington, Vermont, signed on January 2, 1875. Presumably musician Lucas H. Tobey
  • James H. Totman of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on October 22, 1868. Marion's later note: "Died 1882"
  • Charles B. Totman of Plattsburgh, New York.  Shared the page with Lizzie Reid.
  • Eben Tourjee. Marion affixed an 1891 obituary for Dr. Eben Tourjee, the founder of the New England Conservatory of Music, who died in Boston on April 12.
  • Andrew Tromblee of Saratoga Springs, New York. Marion's later note: "April 1880. Teacher of Music"
  • Fannie Trombly of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on July 8, 1867. Marion's later note: "Married Jan 1, 1868 To Nathan Barker"
  • H. G. Tucker, presumably a musician from the graphic sketched.
  • T. B. Turnbull, signed at Argyle, New York, on June 19, 1888. "Your Pastor". Thomas Beveridge Turnbull.  Shared the page with his wife.
  • Mrs. Jean M. Turnbull. She was Jean M. (Horne) Turnbull, wife of Rev. Thomas Beveridge Turnbull.  Shared the page with her husband.
  • George B. Turrell, 87 Chambers St.  On a scrap of paper with two other names: E. Mead and Francis Speir.
V
  • Nellie A. Van Vliet of LaColle, Canada.  Marion 's later note, presumably referring to Nellie A. Van Vliet: "Dead".  Shared the page with a clipping abut the marriage of Edward L. Gorham and Adelaide Hyatt.  
  • Clipped signature of W. H. Vanderbilt, signed at Rhodolph Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. Marion's later note: "W. H. Vanderbilt - Died 1885".  William Henry Vanderbilt.
W
  • H. M. Walker of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 19, 1867; shared the page with P. H. Bowen
  • A. Walker, "Kathleen Mavourneen".  Quintette Club, signed at Plattsburgh, New York in 1871 [Perhaps the Mendelssohn Quintette Club of Boston].   Shared the page with E. C. Morrison and George Laport.  Also has Marion's name: Marion P. Brown - I can't decipher her selection.
  • A. M. Warren of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on August 30, 1872
  • E. Watson, signed at Saratoga Springs, New York, on July 8, 1869. Marion's later note: "Dead"
  • John Watson of Amsterdam, New York, signed on July 8, 1869. Marion's later note: "Married Oct. 1867 to Marion David"
  • Julia E. Watson of Jonesville, signed on November 19, 1867.  Shared the page with Lizzie Gilliland and ?
  • Jerry H. Watson of Amsterdam, New York, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on August 10, 1870.  Shared the page with Florence Ober; Carrie V. Balch; and H ?.
  • George W. Watson of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 6, 1867. Marion's later note: "Married Dec. 1868 to Charlotte C. Webb" Reference online to George's surviving a lightning strike in 1868 at Saratoga, New York; years later his brother Leonard would die of a lightning strike in Iowa in 1899.  Shared the page with Sadie F. Webb.
  • Jerry H. Watson of Amsterdam, New York, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on August 10, 1870
  • Hannah M. Webb of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 26, 1867.  Shared the page with D. W. Southwick
  • Sadie F. Webb of Plattsburgh, New York, signed June 17, 1877. "Your Scholar".  Shared the page with George W. Watson.
  • Gideon Welles of Hartford, [no state written, but it was Connecticut, his home state], signed on 2 May 1876. Marion's later note: "Ex Sec'y of War." Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. After his service, he returned to Hartford, Connecticut where he wrote books, including the book "Lincoln and Seward"
  • Willis Wever, signed on September 6, 187x [last digit runs off the page] at Plattsburgh, New York
  • Sarah H. Wever of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on May 22, 1867. Marion's later note: "Married May 20, 1868 To A. Guibord." Alfred Guibord also signed a page in the album.
  • Mary Wever of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on July 21, 1871. Marion's later note: "Died Dec 1892"
  • Fannie M. Wever of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on June 22, 1867. Marion's later note: "Died Oct. 2d 1870"
  • Lois A. Wever of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on August 16, 187?
  • J. M. Wever, who date stamped October 1870, or October 18, 1870, with the stamp of the stamped the seal of the Merchants National Bank of Plattsburgh. John M. Wever served as a US Congressman from New York and later became president of the Bank.
  • Paul Wheeler of 37 Park Row, New York, signed on July 8, 1869
  • Minnie E. Wheeler, signed on February 18, 1884 at Ticonderoga, New York
  • Harlan P. Wheeler of Syracuse, New York, signed at Pine Bluff, North Carolina, on December 11, 1892
  • Minnie L. White, signed on December 8, 1870
  • Laura C. White of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on December 4, 1872
  • C. M. White, signed on December 8 [no year written, but Marion added 1872]. Marion's later note: "Died December 16, 1876 aged 19".
  • George E. Whiting, signed at Boston, Massachusetts, in September 1873
  • ? Whiting, signed at Saratoga Springs, New York, on July 10, 1869. First initial possibly S or L. Marion's later note: "M.D." Possibly Dr. Lewis E. Whiting.
  • H. L. Whitney, signed at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sarah A. Williams of Plattsburgh, New York, signed on October 29, 1870
  • George E. Wilson, signed a Boston, Massachusetts, on November 13, 1873
  • Signed separately on the same page, Mr. C. B. Wing and Mrs. C. B. Wing, at Plattsburgh, New York, on February 9, 1873. Caleb Barton Wing and Josephine R. (Bailey) Wing
  • Libbie Wing, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on May 7, 1872
  • Ralph S. Withers of Long Parish, Hampshire, England, signed on September 21, 1872
  • Andrew Witherspoon, signed at Plattsburgh, New York, on June 17, 1868 [or June 19]. Marion's later note: "Died Feb. 1885"
  • To Mrs. L. S. Packard, Saratoga Springs, New York, from T. Wood, signed May 22, 1882
  • Frank B. Woodcock of Winchendon, Massachusetts, signed at Pine Bluff, on August 8, 1899
  • Laura F. Woodruff of Boston, Massachusetts, signed on October 29, 1873
  • Helen D. Woodward of Plattsburgh, New York
  • Alice Marie Wyckoff, signed at Pine Bluff on July 19, 1899.  Shared the page with S. W. Landon.
  • Mrs. B. D. Wyckoff of Umballa City, India, signed at Pinebluff, North Carolina, on July 19, 1899.  Shared the page with May Stevenson.
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  • Carl Zerrahn, signed at Boston, Massachusetts, on November 8, 1873. Someone able to read music might be able to decode the signer's name, but Marion nicely wrote it on the page herself. 

Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Pam- Wm Skinner Balch and Vesta Childs are my 3rd great-grandparents. Now that you have listed all the pertinent information in the autograph book, would you be willing to part with it? I'd be very happy to continue look-up requests in the same manner you have.I'd also love to have something they have held and loved. I've been doing genealogy since 1982, preserving records for our entire family, so this would be a treasure for me and used well. I was so excited to see this tonight. Sheila Lein (granddtr of Elizabeth Jane Balch) rwlein@comcast.net Please advise.

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  2. I'm already in line for the book :-) as Marion Brown - owner of the book- is actually one of my ancestors.... 😊 Such an amazing and exciting find, isn't it?

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  3. Hi Pam, I just want to thank you again for taking the time to transcribe all of this! As I move forward into my research into the family, I have been able to come back and use some of your notations (such as Judd cousins) as verification that I am on the right track! If I have not shared with you before, Marion's father Wm. G Brown (my G-G-G Grandfather), who drew the bird, was an abolitionist in Plattsburgh. He actually housed the anti-slavery library!

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    1. Now that's interesting! The album (and enclosed currency) is still with me, in case you're interested. Contact me at heirlooms(dot)reunited(at)gmail(dot)com.

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