Friday, May 13, 2016

1860s/1870s Autograph Album of Student at Maine Wesleyan Seminary & Female College at Kents Hill, Readfield, Maine; Presumably Owned by John Howard Chandler


Autograph album with inscriptions from the 1860s and 1870s from faculty and students at the Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College at Kents Hill in Readfield, Maine.  The site is now home to Kents Hill School.

There's no ownership page, but it's possible the owner was John Howard Chandler of Winthrop, Maine for the following reasons:

  • The last end paper was inscribed by J. H. Chandler.  
  • One inscriber, Emma Chandler, called herself the owner's sister, though, granted, she may have meant social sister in the campus organizations M.Y.O.B. & C.D.S.  Emma may have been Mary Emma Chandler, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Oakes) Chandler, both of whom also inscribed pages in the album, and sister of John Howard Chandler.

  • A fair number of the inscribers in the album gave Winthrop, Maine, as their residence.
The album measures approximately 6-3/4" by 4" and contains the sentiments of over 80 people, most of them apparently faculty members and students at the Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College.  An alphabetical surname list and an alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appear at the end of this post.

From brief online research, in case the album was owned by Joseph Howard Campbell of Winthrop, Maine - corrections and additions requested

John Howard Chandler was born about 1848, the son of Joseph Chandler and Mary (Oakes) Chandler.  I believe it was this John who married Emily H. Metcalf on January 1, 1874. 

If you have further information on John Howard Chandler, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Surnames in the Album

AAbbottEEldenMMarstonSSawtelle
AllenEscobioMcConnellSmall
AtkinsonFFiskeMcLaughlinStanley [3]
BBakerGGodfreyMerrowStearns
BoyleGreeneMooersStraw
BridgesHHallMorse [2]Stuart
Brownell [2]HanschildMurphySturdivant
CCaldwellHarfordPPaineTTenney
CampbellHarriman [2]PalmerThompson [3]
Chandler [4]HatchPerleyVVaughan
ClarkHawesPerryWWatson
ColemanHowardPhilbrick [2]Webb [4]
CurtisHuntingtonPierceWebber [2]
CuttsKKingPlummerWilliams
DDaggettKnightRRandallWing [2]
DaviesLLewisReedWoodman
LordRichardsonWoodward
Robinson [2]YYeaton

Inscribers in the Album - Given names within a surname not necessarily in alphabetical order

A
  • A. A. Abbott of Auburndale, Massachusetts; Albert A. Abbott.  Shared the page with Samuel Philbrick
  • Mary E. Allen of Portland, Maine, inscribed on February 9, 1865.  Shared the page with Emma F. Fiske and Emma C. Huntington
  • Lizzie B. Atkinson of Boston, Massachusetts; Elizabeth B. Atkinson.  Shared the page with Annie Baker and Henry W. Sturdivant.
B
  • Annie Baker of Hallowell, Maine.  Shared the page with Lizzie B. Atkinson and Henry W. Sturdivant.
  • Mary Boyle of Philada, presumably Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, M.O.Y.B. & C.D.S".  Shared the page with Margie M. Hanschild and Eliza J. Perley.
  • Sarah L. Bridges, M.Y.O.B. & C.D.S.  Shared the page with Addie Webb.
  • J. T. Brownell and A. M. Brownell; presumably Rev. John Thomas Brownell and wife Adella Mary (Smallwood) Brownell.  Rev. Brownell was a professor in the Normal Department at the Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College at Kents Hill, Readfield, Maine.  He shared the page with his wife Adella Mary (Smallwood) Brownell.
  • A. M. Brownell; Adella Mary (Smallwood) Brownell, wife of Rev. John Thomas Brownell, with whom she shared the page.
C
  • Annie E. Caldwell of Oxford, Maine
  • George G. Campbell of Mercer, Maine.  Shared the page with Henry M. Coleman.  The page is inscribed "Chums".
  • J. Chandler; Joseph Chandler, husband of Mary (Oakes) Chandler, with whom he shared the page.
  • M. O. Chandler; Mary (Oakes) Chandler, wife of inscriber Joseph Chandler, with whom she shared the page.
  • Emma Chandler, M.Y.O.B. & C.D.S.; "Your affectionate Sister"; social sister?.  Presumably Mary Emma Chandler of Winthrop, Maine.  Shared the page with Flora A. Lewis.
  • J. H. Chandler of Winthrop, Maine.  Presumably John Howard Campbell, and possibly the album owner.
  • Lizzie L. Clark of Kents Hill, Maine, inscribed on February 11, 1865.  She may be the Lizzie L. Clark who married Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College student Walter G. Webber, who became a druggist at Bath, Maine.  Shared the page with Lizzie B. Howard and ? Webber
  • Henry M. Coleman of Augusta, Maine.  Shared the page with George G. Campbell.  The page is inscribed "Chums".
  • William Curtis of Portland, Maine; William T. Curtis.  Shared the page with J. W. Tenney and Mary E. McConnell.
  • C. C. Cutts of West's Mills, Maine, inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on February 9, 1865.  Charles C. Cutts of West Mills, Industry, Maine.  Sadly, he died in 1869.  Shared the page with Ira Vaughan
D
  • Orrin Daggett of Kents Hill, Maine.  Shared the page with George L. Godfrey and Sumner T. Stuart.  The page is inscribed "Chums".
  • George F. Davies of Augusta, Maine, inscribed on June 25, 1873
E
  • Allie M. Elden of Saco, Maine; presumably Alma M. Elden (abt 1846-1913), daughter of John and Narcissa (Edgerly) Elden.  Shared the page with Edgar M. Knight and Leopoldo Escobio
  • Leo Escobio of Wiscasset, Maine; Leopoldo Escobio of Salamanca, Spain; in the 1863 catalog of Gorham Seminary in Maine, he gave his address as Asturias, Spain.  Shared the page with Edgar M. Knight and Allie M. Elden
F
  • Emma F. Fiske of Readfield, Maine, inscribed in 1865 [printed as Emma F. Fisk in the 1865 catalog of Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College].  Shared the page with Emma C. Huntington and Mary E. Allen.
G
  • George L. Godfrey of Old Town, Maine.  Shared the page with Sumner T. Stuart and Orrin Daggett.  The page is inscribed "Chums"
  • Louise M. Greene of Peru, Maine [spelled Green in the 1865 catalog of Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College].  Shared the page with Annie R. Murphy and Carrie A. Straw.
H
  • H. Leonard Hall of Portland, Maine, inscribed on February 9, 1864.  Shared the page with George R. Palmer.
  • Margie M. Hanschild of Woodbridge, New Jersey.  Shared the page with Eliza J. Perley and Mary Boyle.
  • Alice L. Harford of Portland, Maine; "Please practice drawing often".  She married William Weldon Billson in 1872.
  • D. G. Harriman; Daniel G. Harriman was a professor of Mental and Moral Science and Vocal Music at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College at Kents Hill, Maine.  He shared the page with his wife. 
  • Mrs. Daniel G. Harriman, Hon. Mem, M.Y.O.B., inscribed on December 15, 1866, D.C.Y..  She shared the page with her husband Daniel G. Harriman.
  • Nellie M. Hatch of Sanford, Maine.  Shared the page with Sophronia P. Randall; Fannie S. Plummer; and Nellie A. Yeaton.
  • W. G. Hawes of Holliston, Massachusetts; possibly William G. Hawes.  Shared the page with Frank B. Philbrick.  The page is inscribed "Chums".
  • Lizzie Howard of Hallowell, Maine; Lizzie B. Howard.  Shared the page with Lizzie L. Clark and ? Webber
  • Emma C. Huntington of Hallowell, Maine, inscribed in 1865.  Shared the page with Emma F. Fiske and Mary E. Allen.
K
  • Pauline King of Oxford, Maine.  Shared the page with Connie M. Perry.
  • Edgar M. Knight of Wiscasset, Maine, inscribed on February 8, 1865.  Shared the page with Leopoldo Escobio and Allie M. Elden
L
  • Flora A. Lewis, M.Y.O.B.; of Elwood, Kansas, according to a catalog from Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College for the year 1865.  Shared the page with Emma Chandler
  • George M. Lord of Hallowell, Maine.  Shared the page with A. Harry Reed
M
  • C. L. Marston of North Yarmouth, Maine, inscribed on August 28, 1865.  Charles L. Marston
  • Mary E. McConnell of Winthrop, Maine.  Shared the page with J. W. Tenney and William Curtis.
  • Med C. McLaughlin of Bangor, Maine, inscribed on January 7, 1865; Medville C. McLaughlin.  Shared the page with George H. Woodward
  • Cornelia A. Merrow of Auburn, Maine.  Shared the page with William F. Thompson.
  • William W. Mooers of Ashland, Maine.  Presumably William Warren Mooers, born at Unity, Maine on March 5, 1848, son of Ansel Taylor Mooers and Olive Ann (Warren) Mooers.  He would marry Elizabeth C. Jones and eventually move west.
  • J. L. Morse of Kents Hill, Maine, inscribed during the Winter Term of 1864-65.  Presumably Joseph L. Morse, A.M., professor of Ancient Languages
  • Emily H. Morse of Kents Hill, Maine, inscribed in 1865
  • Annie R. Murphy of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, M.Y.O.B. & C.D.S.  Shared the page with Louise M. Greene and Carrie A. Straw
P
  • Samuel Paine of Portland, Maine, inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on January 2, 1865
  • George R. Palmer of Rockport, Maine, inscribed on February 9, 1865.  Shared the page with H. Leonard Hall.
  •  Eliza J. Perley of Unity, Maine, inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, in 1865.  Shared the page with Margie M. Hanschild and Mary Boyle.
  • Connie M. Perry of Oxford, Maine.  Shared the page with Pauline King
  • Samuel Philbrick of Waterville, Maine, "P. F."; Samuel M. Philbrick.  Shared the page with Albert A. Abbott
  • Frank B. Philbrick of Waterville, Maine.  Shared the page with William G. Hawes.  The page is inscribed "Chums".
  • Walter C. Pierce of Old Town, Maine.  Shared the page with Willis Richardson of Old Town, Maine.  The page was inscribed "Chums"
  • Fannie S. Plummer of Skowhegan, Maine, inscribed on February 9, 1865.  Shared the page with Sophronia P. Randall; Nellie M. Hatch; and Nellie A. Yeaton.
R
  • Phronie P. Randall of Vassalboro, Maine; Sophronia P. Randall.  Shared the page with Nellie M. Hatch; Fannie S. Plummer; and Nellie A. Yeaton
  •  A. Harry Reed of Roxbury, Massachusetts, inscribed on February 11, 1865.  Shared the page with George M. Lord
  • Willis Richardson of Old Town,  Maine.  Shared the page with Walter C. Pierce of Old Town, Maine.  The page was inscribed "Chums"
  • Dan Robinson, "your friend and schoolmate"; presumably Daniel C. Robinson of Skowhegan, Maine
  • Phronie Robinson, inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College on February 9, 1865.  Sophronia Robinson?
S
  • Frank J. Sawtelle of Norridgewock, Maine.  Presumably Franklin J. Sawtelle, born about October 1846, son of George Sawtelle and Sarah Herrick (Peet) Sawtelle.  Franklin married Delia Tappan and died in 1911.
  • Reuben D. Small of Winthrop, Maine, inscribed on January 8, 1869; husband of inscriber Fannie Thompson (Small)
  • Augusta B. Stanley of Winthrop, Maine
  • Mrs. Kate Stanley of Winthrop, Maine, inscribed on January 5, 1869.  She was Catherine McConnell, adopted daughter of Rev. John Odlin Wing and Hannah (Weston) Wing.  Shared the page with her husband Charles Stanley.
  • Charles Stanley of Winthrop, Maine.  Shared the page with his wife, Catherine McConnell, "Kate", adopted daughter of Rev. John Odlin Wing and Hannah (Weston) Wing.
  •  eorge E. Stearns of Boston, Massachusetts.  Shared the page with Aug. E. Williams.  The page is inscribed "Chums".
  • Carrie A. Straw of Guilford, Maine, M.Y.O.B. & C. D. S.  Shared the page with Annie R. Murphy and Louise M. Greene.
  • Sumner T. Stuart of Old Town, Maine.  Shared the page with George L. Godfrey and Orrin Daggett.  The page is inscribed "Chums"
  • Henry W. Sturdivant of Portland, Maine.  Shared the page with Lizzie B. Atkinson and Annie Baker.
T
  • J. W. Tenney of Byfield, Massachusetts, inscribed in 1865; possibly John W. Tenney.  Shared the page with William Curtis and Mary E. McConnell.
  • Lizzie L. Thompson of Winthrop, Maine
  • William F. Thompson of Winthrop, Maine.  Shared the page with Cornelia A. Merrow
  • Fannie Thompson, inscribed at Winthrop, Maine, on December 1, 1866; she added another inscription to the page on January 7, 1869 as Fannie S. Small.  Her husband, Reuben D. Small of Winthrop, inscribed a page on January 8, 1869.
V
  • Ira Vaughan of New Rochelle, New York, inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on February 10, 1865.  Shared the page with Charles C. Cutts
W
  • Florence Watson of Portland, Maine; Florence J. Watson
  • Albert Webb of Lowell, Maine, inscribed on December 15, 1864.  Presumably Albert J. Webb, who married Maria L. Baxter in 1870 at Kenduskeag, Maine.  His sisters Delia Margaret Webb and Josephine Webb inscribed a shared page.
  • Delia M. Webb of Lowell, Maine, M.Y.O.B.; Delia Margaret Webb or Margaret Delia Webb.  Shared the page with her sister Josephine Webb.  Their brother Albert J. Webb also inscribed a page.
  • Josie Webb of Lowell, Maine, M.Y.O.B. & C.D.S; Josephine Webb.  Shared the page with her sister Delia M. Webb.  Their brother Albert J. Webb also inscribed a page.
  • Addie Webb, M.Y.O.B. & C.D.S..  Adelaide Webb of Woolwich, Maine.  Shared the page with Sarah L. Bridges.
  • Walter G. Webber of Kents Hill, Maine.  Walter married Lizzie L. Clark on November 9, 1870 at Readfield, Maine; became a druggist at Bath, Maine.  Lizzie may be the Lizzie L. Clark who inscribed a page of her own; perhaps they met at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College.
  • Faint third name that might be Bec ? Webber of Kents Hill, Maine, inscribed February 11, 1865; perhaps Rebecca J. Webber or "Bro ? Webber", possibly Rebecca's brother Walter G. Webber, future husband of Lizzie L. Clark.  Shared the page with Lizzie L. Clark and Lizzie B. Howard
  • Aug. E. Williams of Union, Maine; presumably Augustus E. Williams.  Shared the page with George E. Stearns.  The page is inscribed "Chums".
  • Ed P. Wing, inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, during the Winter Term of 1871.  Possibly Edward P. Wing, who would go on to receive his medical degree from Bowdoin College in 1878
  • Alice M. Wing of Winthrop, Maine, inscribed on December 30, 1870; Alice Maria Wing, daughter of Rev. John Odlin Wing and Hannah (Weston) Wing
  • Louise P. Woodman; teacher of piano at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College.
  • George H. Woodward of Gardiner, Maine, inscribed on January 7, 1865.  Shared the page with Medville C. McLaughlin
Y
  • Nellie A. Yeaton of Hallowell, Maine.  Shared the page with Sophronia P. Randall; Nellie M. Hatch; and Fannie S. Plummer.

No comments:

Post a Comment