Thursday, March 10, 2016

1885-1894 Autograph Album of One of the Children of John and Anabella (Taylor) Gould of Stillwater, Maine


1885-1894 autograph album that belonged to one of the children of John and Anabella (Taylor) Gould of Stillwater, Maine, Nova Scotia natives who settled in the Bangor, Maine, area of Stillwater and Old Town.

The album measures approximately 6-1/4" by 4" and contains the sentiments of 14 of the album owner's relatives and friends.

John and Anabella (Taylor) Gould had the following children:
  1. Thomas W. Gould, born about January 1849 in Nova Scotia 
  2. Susan Gould, born about 1850 in Nova Scotia
  3. Mary D. Gould, born about 1854 in Nova Scotia
  4. Isabelle G. Gould, "Belle", born about June 1855 in Nova Scotia; not the album owner
  5. Minnie Gould, born about 1858 in Nova Scotia
  6. John W. Gould, born about 1861 in Maine
  7. Joseph F. Gould, born about 1863 in Maine
  8. Addie R. Gould, born about 1866 in Maine; not the album owner
The album owner's sister, Addie R. Gould of Stillwater, Maine, inscribed a page as "Your loving sister" on January 1, 1885.  She, therefore, was not the album owner.


The album owner's niece, Hellen Maude Sanborn, daughter of Isabelle (Gould) and Willis Henry Sanborn, inscribed a page at Stillwater, Maine, on October 1, 1894, the latest inscription in the album.  Because she described herself as a niece, her mother, Isabelle (Gould) Sanborn was not the album owner.


The album owner's aunt, Josie M. McIntosh of Warren, Pennsylvania, inscribed a page on August 10, 1889.


The Inscribers in Alphabetical Order

B
  • Nellie Bennett, inscribed at Stillwater, Maine, on March 21, 1886
  • Ellen P. Burns of Attica, Kansas, inscribed at Upper Stillwater, Maine, on August 31, 1885
F
  • L. C. Foss of Albion, Maine, inscribed at Stillwater, Main, on June 18, 1885
  • Pearl R. Fox of Stillwater, Maine, inscribed on February 28, 1885
G
  • Addie R. Gould of Stillwater, Maine, inscribed on January 1, 1885; sister of the album owner, thus not the owner of the autograph album
  • Miss Gould of Stillwater, Maine, daughter of John and Annabelle (Taylor) Gould; album owner
H
  • Evie Hamblen of Stillwater, Maine, inscribed on January 29, 1886
  • Percy A. Horn of Stillwater, Maine, inscribed on "4-3-1887"
M
  • W. Manchester of Stillwater, Maine, inscribed on April 17, 1887
  • Josie M. McIntosh of Warren, Pennsylvania, inscribed on August 10, 1889; Miss Gould's aunt
  • Janie C. Michaels of Stillwater, Maine
P
  • Achsah M. Porter, inscribed at Upper Stillwater, Maine, on December 18, 1885.  Achsah M. (Philbrick) Porter (1835-1893), wife of Lewis H. Porter
  • Rose M. Porter of Stillwater, Maine, inscribed December 19, 1885
S
  • Hellen Maude Sanborn of Bangor, Maine, inscribed at Stillwater, Maine, on October 1, 1894; "your loving niece".  Daughter of Isabelle (Gould) Sanborn, wife of Willis Henry Sanborn.   So Isabelle is not the owner of the autograph album.
  • M. H. Small of Wilton, Maine, inscribed on February 18, 1885
If you have corrections to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


2 comments:

  1. Hi Pam, Betsy from BPL here. I am doing a program on Janie C. Michaels at the Old Town Museum in a couple of weeks and would love to see the inscription she wrote in this book and possibly copy it to add to my slide show. Do you still own it? Thanks.

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  2. Sorry to get back to you so late - I had switched to moderated comments and didn't realize that Blogger doesn't send notifications, as they do with unmoderated comments. Glad that we were able to work this out anyway and hope your presentation went well!

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