Sunday, December 31, 2017

1890s Autograph Album of Clara M. Sherrick of Amanda, Ohio - Inscriptions & Calling Cards


1890s autograph album that belonged to a Clara, presumably Clara M. Sherrick, of Amanda, Ohio.   The album contains both inscriptions and calling cards.

Two clues to Clara's identify:
  • An inscription by "Mother" gives a place name of Amanda, Ohio
  • In his inscription, Henry Weaver Sherrick calls Clara his cousin


The album measures approximately 9-1/4" by 6" and contains the sentiments or calling cards of nearly sixty of Clara's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

? [2]IIngledueSSears [2]
AArneyKKeesShaeffer [2]
AskinsKeithShafer
BBaldwin [2]KnouffSherrick [3]
Barr [2]LLarrickSmith
BeardLeathermanStimets
BonnerMManvilleYTaylor [5]
BrownMcQueenThurston
CChaseOOram or CramTurner
CowenPParsonWWarner
Cram or OramPatrickWhiley
DDixPealer [2]
DuranPinder
FFoslerPotter
HHashbargerRRandolph
Heffon or HerronRoss
Heim
Hopkins
Howard
Hubbell

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Assuming I have the correct Clara,  Clara M. Sherrick was born May 6, 1876 at Berne Township in Fairfield County, Ohio, the daughter of John Sherrick and Rebecca (Syfert or Seifert) Sherrick.  It was presumably Rebecca penned the first inscription in the album; inscribed at Amanda, Ohio, on January 8, 1893.


I lost track of Clara after the 1900 Census of Berne Township, Ohio, at which time she was living on her parents' farm with two siblings.  By 1910, John and Rebecca were listed alone at Lancaster, Ohio.  If you have information on Clara's later life, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

As noted above, Clara's cousin Henry Weaver Sherrick inscribed a page on November 8, 1896.  Henry's father Noah Sherrick was the older brother of Clara's father John Sherrick.


If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.



Inscribers in the Album
  • Maude Mary D?; possibly Deane or Deune
  • Kenneth ?; calling card
  • Maud Arney; calling card
  • Emery E. Askins; calling card
  • Enoch Baldwin; calling card
  • Fannie Baldwin; calling card
  • Arthur C. Barr; calling card
  • Orrie C. Barr; calling card
  • Stanley Beard; calling card
  • A. W. Bonner; calling card
  • Arthur A. Brown; calling card
  • Mary C. Chase; calling card
  • George A. Cowen; calling card
  • Franklin B. Oram or Franklin B. Cram; calling card
  • ? D. Dix; given name looks like Euun; calling card
  • Christopher Duran
  • Flora Nell Fosler; inscribed on April 19, 1897
  • Myrtle Hashbarger or Hashborger; calling card
  • W. S. Heffon or W. S. Herron; calling card
  • Effie J. Heim; inscribed at Lancaster, Ohio, on January 14, 1898
  • Charley S. Hopkins of Bloomfield, Ohio; calling card
  • Lena M. Howard; calling card
  • Vada M. Hubbell; calling card
  • Thomas W. Ingledue; calling card
  • Bette Kees; calling card
  • ? Keith; possibly H. S. Keith or H. L. Keith; calling card
  • John B. Knouff; calling card
  • Mae Larrick of Adelphia, Ohio; inscribed on January 7, 1898.  Given name could also be Mac or Max
  •  Lula Leatherman; calling card
  • Elmer C. Manville of Sparta, Ohio; calling card
  • Perry C. McQueen; calling card
  • Franklin B. Oram or Franklin B. Cram; calling card
  • Mattie Parson; calling card
  • Charley C. Patrick; calling card
  • Hattie Pealer; calling card
  • Nora Pealer; calling card
  • Frank F. Pinder; calling card
  • Martha Potter
  • Miss Eva Randolph; calling card
  •  G. G. Ross; calling card
  • Laura A. Sears; calling card
  • William S. Sears; calling card
  • Clara E. Shaeffer; calling card
  • Miss Susie M. Shaeffer; calling card
  • Lewis Shafer; calling card
  • Clara of Amanda, Ohio; album owner.  Presumably Clara M. Sherrick, daughter of John Sherrick and Rebecca (Seifert or Syfert) Sherrick
  • Henry Weaver Sherrick; inscribed on November 8, 1896.  Clara's cousin.  Henry's father, Noah Sherrick, was a brother to Clara's father, John Sherrick
  • Mother, inscribed at Amanda, Ohio, on January 8, 1893.  Presumably Rebecca (Seifert) Sherrick, Clara's mother
  • Ralph Immer Smith; calling card
  • Charley S. Stimets; calling card
  • Nellie S. Taylor; calling card; calling card
  • Rachel Taylor; calling card
  • Rosy M. Taylor; calling card
  • Samuel Taylor; calling card
  • Scott Taylor; calling card
  • Mary E. Thurston of Washington Court House, Ohio; inscribed on October 21, 1896
  • Hattie J. Turner; calling card
  • John F. Warner; calling card
  • Bessie Jeanette Whiley of Lancaster, Ohio; inscribed on August 30, 1896

Saturday, December 30, 2017

1848-1852 Autograph Album of Eliza A. Carter of Marietta, Ohio; Adopted Daughter of Marietta College Teacher William Slocomb


1848-1852 autograph album that belonged to Eliza A. Carter of Marietta, Ohio.  She was the adopted daughter of William Slocomb, who was a teacher at Marietta College at Marietta, Ohio.

It was presumably Eliza who wrote her name on the title page.


"The Floral Album", which measures approximately 7-1/2" by 6-1/4", was printed by J. C. Riker of 129 Fulton Street in New York City.  The album contains six beautiful hand-painted engravings and the sentiments of 19 of Eliza's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album
?  [10]
Bartlett  [2]
Buell
Carpenter  [2]
Carter
Preston
Putnam
Slocomb
Woodruff


From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Eliza A. Carter was born about 1832 in Delaware; I don't have the names of her parents.  By 1850 she was living in the household of William Slocomb and wife Seba Hand (Buell) Slocomb.  William at some point adopted Eliza, whether before his 1840 marriage to Seba or after.  William inscribed a page in Eliza's album at Marietta, Ohio, on May 20, 1848.


William Slocomb, possibly Samuel William Slocomb, a Massachusetts native, was a teacher in the early years of Marietta College at Marietta, Ohio.  According to information I found online from a Slocomb descendant, William attended theological seminary but was never ordained.

On May 11, 1852, Eliza A. Carter married Joseph Buell Ward, a nephew of Seba Hand (Buell) Slocomb.  Eliza and Joseph moved to Rochester, New York.  At some point, William and Seba joined them in their household.  Eliza, Joseph and daughter Mary Frances (Ward) Williams are buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Rochester, New York.  There's also a Find-a-Grave memorial for Seba Hand (Buell) Slocomb, but I didn't see one for her husband William Slocomb.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, or information on any of the inscribers listed after the sample pages below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Below:  Inscribed at Marietta, Ohio, on May 29, 1848 by I. M. Preston and Jane S. Woodruff.  Ira Mills Preston and Jane Sophia Woodruff would marry on the date of their inscription.  Ira graduated from Marietta College in 1845 and Lane Seminary in 1848 and then served as a missionary in West Africa from 1848-1867.  The Gaboon Mission West Africa is mentioned under the place and date.


I'm not sure of the initial for the given name of the inscriber shown below and ask for readers' interpretations.  If W. H. J., he might have been William H. Jett, who was about Eliza's age.


Below:  Mary P. Carpenter; inscribed at Athens, Ohio, on July 5, 1850


Inscribers in the Album
  • Unsigned; inscribed at Marietta, Ohio, on February 1, 1849; perhaps by Eliza herself or someone else.
  • W. H. ?, inscribed on May 31, 1850 at Marietta, Ohio.  If surname began with a J, he might have been William H. Jett, born about 1832 and about the same age as album owner Eliza Carter.
  • Mary E. I. or Mary E. J. or Mary E. D.
  • C.; inscribed at Marietta, Ohio, on May 31, 1850
  • M.; inscribed at Marietta, Ohio, on November 11, 1848
  • A. E. L. or A. E. S.; inscribed on April 1, 1850
  • Annie M. L., or Annie M. S.; inscribed at Marietta, Ohio, on February 18, 1852
  • Ann Eliza W.; inscribed at Harmar, Marietta, Ohio, on April 23, 1850
  • Lucy.  Frustratingly, someone has removed a tiny piece to the right of Lucy's name - might have given us her surname.
  • G. W. D.; inscribed at Marietta, Ohio, on March 22, 1850
  • Francis Bartlett; inscribed at Marietta, Ohio, on December 22, 1848.  Rev. Francis Bartlett
  • M. B. Bartlett; presumably Margaret (Booth) Bartlett, wife of inscriber Rev. Francis Bartlett of Marietta, Ohio
  • Mary E. Buell; inscribed at Marietta, Ohio, on March 13, 1850
  • Mary P. Carpenter; inscribed at Athens, Ohio, on July 5, 1850
  • Mary P. C.; possibly the Mary P. Carpenter who inscribed another page.
  • Eliza A. Carter, album owner; her name written on the title page of "The Floral Album", printed by J. C. Riker of 129 Fulton Street, New York.  Eliza was born January 12, 1832 and was adopted by Marietta College teacher William Slocomb, who inscribed a page in her album.  Eliza married Joseph Buell Ward, nephew of William's wife Seba Hand (Buell) Slocomb on May 11, 1852.  More information
  • I. M. Preston; inscribed at Marietta, Ohio, on May 29, 1848.  Mentions Gaboon Mission West Africa;  Ira Mills Preston, who shared the page with his wife Jane S. Woodruff, whom he married that same day. Ira graduated from Marietta College in 1845 and Lane Seminary in 1848 and then served as a missionary in West Africa from 1848-1867. The Gaboon Mission West Africa is mentioned under the place and date.  The Gaboon Mission West Africa
  • Henry Putnam of Harmar, Marietta, Ohio, inscribed on April 10, 1849
  • William Slocomb; inscribed at Marietta, Ohio, on May 20, 1848.  He was an early teacher at Marietta College and was the adoptive father of album owner Eliza Carter.  More information
  • Jane S. Woodruff; inscribed at Marietta, Ohio, on May 29, 1848.  Mentions Gaboon Mission West Africa.  Jane Sophia Woodruff shared the page with Ira Mills Preston, whom she married that same day.  The Gaboon Mission West Africa


Friday, December 29, 2017

1887-1889 Autograph Album of Amelia Lich, possibly Emilie Lich, of the Evansville, Indiana, area; at E.H.S. and possibly at Indiana State Normal School at Terre Haute


Autograph Album of Amelia Lich of Indiana, a student at E. H. S. and possibly then at Indiana State Normal School at Terre Haute, as inscribers mentioned both institutions.   Most inscriptions are directed to "Amelia"; a couple are directed to "Miss Lich".  Research shows that Amelia's name might have been Emilie Lich. 

Many of the inscriptions were made by residents of Evansville, Indiana, so it's tempting to assume that E.H.S. was Evansville High School.   I didn't see Amelia's name in the Indiana State Normal School publication I checked.  She may not actually have been a student or she may have attended short of graduation.


The album measures approximately 7-3/4" by 5" and contains the sentiments of 32 of Amelia friends and schoolmates from Evansville, Indiana, and Terre Haute, Indiana.  An alphabetical list of inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

?LLawrenceSSmith
BBaird [2]LeventhalSmyres
BrewerLichStocks
CCorlewLockyearStoecker
FFenderLoewensteinStraub
FidlarMMannSutton
FreemanMercerTTrimble
FritschMillerWWalter
GGottschalkPPolsdorferWelch
HHopkinsRRaberWesseler
KKochReis

From brief online research, hopefully correct and hopefully with the correct Amelia - corrections and additions requested:

Amelia may have been the Amelia Lich who was born about 1870 in Ohio, daughter of German immigrants Rev. Henry G. Lich and wife Sabina, and living in 1880 at New Albany, Indiana.   Sabina may have been Mary S. [Sabina?] (Hoff) Lich, as shown on daughter Anna Dorothea Lich's death record.

An 1887 City Directory of Terre Haute, Indiana, lists the family, except for Sabina, who had died in 1882, as living at 124 North 5th Street, which  might have been the parsonage of the German Methodist Episcopal Church.

Rev. Henry G. Lich, wife Sabina and several other family members are buried in the Fairview Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana.  Interestingly, one of the family members is Emilie Lich Schneider, who may have been our Amelia.  If so, Amelia  was born about 1870, according to the Census, and died on November 29, 1960, according to her stone.  Emilie's husband was George W. Schneider.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, an alternate theory as to Amelia's identity, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

John P. Mann; inscribed on February 4, 1887 at E.H.S., presumably Evansville High School at Evansville, Indiana

C. A. Freeman of Sullivan, Indiana; Students of State Normal School at Terre Haute.

Inscribers in the Album
  • Unsigned sentiment
  • Arthur E. Baird of Evansville, Indiana; inscribed on February 3, 1887
  • Herb Baird; inscribed on March 5, 1887
  • Salmon Brewer of Indianapolis, Indiana; inscribed at Indiana State Normal School
  • Estelle Corlew
  • Carrie Fender; inscribed on January 27, 1887
  • C. L. Fidlar
  • C. A. Freeman of Sullivan, Indiana; Students of State Normal School at Terre Haute.
  • Laura Fritsch; inscribed on February 10, 1887
  • George E. Gottschalk; inscribed on Mary 7, 1889 [or 1887]
  • Helen Hopkins; inscribed on February 10, 1887.  Amelia's schoolmate
  • Frances Koch; inscribed on 2-9-1887
  • Lola A. Lawrence of Terre Haute, Indiana; inscribed on December 8, 1887
  • Sadie Leventhal; inscribed on January 26, 1887
  • Amelia S. Lich of Evansville, Indiana; album owner; judging from the inscriptions, Amelia was a student at Evansville High School and then Indiana State Normal School at Terre Haute, Indiana
  • E. Q. Lockyear; inscribed at Evansville, Indiana, on February 3, 1887.  Presumably Elmer Quincy Lockyear
  • Frances Loewenstein; inscribed on January 27, 1887
  • John P. Mann; inscribed on February 4, 1887 at E.H.S., presumably Evansville High School at Evansville, Indiana
  • Ella Mercer; inscribed on February 2, 1887
  • Emily Miller; inscribed on 2-7-87
  • Emma Polsdorfer; inscribed on February 7, 1887
  • Alfred Raber; inscribed at Camden, Indiana, in Carroll County
  • Olga Reis; inscribed on February 7, 1887 at E.H.S., presumably Evansville High School at Evansville, Indiana
  • R. H. Smith of Cherokee, North Carolina; inscribed at Indiana State Normal School on February 1, 1888
  • L. R. Smyres of Wabash, Indiana
  • Jennie Stocks
  • Carrie Stoecker; inscribed at Terre Haute, Indiana, on December 9, 1887
  • Amelia Straub; inscribed at Evansville, Indiana, on February 3, 1887
  • Jesse Sutton of Evansville, Indiana
  • Alta Trimble; inscribed on February 3, 1887.  Amelia's schoolmate
  • Minnie Walter; wrote her inscription in German
  • Carrie Welch; inscribed at Indiana State Normal School on February 23, 1888
  • Agnes Wesseler; inscribed at Evansville, Indiana, on February 30, 1887

Thursday, December 28, 2017

1879-1884 Autograph Album of Myra of Santa Cruz, California, and/or Soquel, California


1879-1884 autograph album that belonged to a Myra, presumably of Santa Cruz, California, and/or Soquel, California.  The earlier inscriptions, dated 1880, were inscribed at Santa Cruz by Myra's schoolmates.  The inscriptions from 1882-1884 were penned at Soquel, California.

Myra was given the album by her Uncle Will.


The album measures approximately 6" by 4-1/2"and is a softcover; it  may have had covers at one point.  The album contains the sentiments of 26 of Myra's schoolmates and friends.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album


? [5]IIngallsSScott
BBugbeyJJohnstonSprague
CCulverwellLLakeStevens
CunninghamMMalloryWWaterhouse [2]
DDornManning
GGraziaMulhern
HHallNNugent
HandyPPaschall
HodgePray

If you have an idea of who Myra was, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  I found a Myra Phillips from the correct time frame at Santa Cruz, California, the adopted daughter of W. H. and Myra Hobbs.  However, it's possible that Myra was a nickname for someone else.

A few pages from the album:

S. L. Grazia [not sure of initials]; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on January 16, 1880

Nellie Handy; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on February 24, 1880.  Myra's schoolmate
 .
Georgia Lake; inscribed on June 4, 1880

Tessa J. Mulhern; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on April 20, 1880

Nellie Nugent; inscribed at Soquel, California, on March 16, 1882

Florence A. Waterhouse of Sacramento, California; inscribed on September 10, 1882.

Again, if you have a theory as to the identity of album owner Myra, or if you have information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Inscribers in the Album
  • Myra, presumably of Santa Cruz, California, and/or Soquel, California; album owner.  She was given the album by Uncle Will
  • Uncle Will; he gave the album to Myra
  • S. A. H. [not sure of first initial]; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on December 25, 1879
  • Lulu V. W.; inscribed on April 30, 1880.  Either a schoolmate or teacher
  • Hattie; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on March 9, 1880
  • Nettie Bugbey
  • Alice Culverwell; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on February 13, 1880.  Myra's schoolmate
  • Ione Cunningham; inscribed at Soquel, California, on January 9, 1884
  • S. Henrietta Dorn; inscribed on April 15, 1880
  • S. L. Grazia [not sure of initials]; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on January 16, 1880
  • Stanley Hall of Santa Cruz, California
  • Nellie Handy; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on February 24, 1880.  Myra's schoolmate
  • Helen Hodge; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on February 18, 1880
  • Katie Ingalls
  • Luella May Johnston; inscribed at Soquel, California, on February 16, 1882
  • Georgia Lake; inscribed on June 4, 1880
  • Minnie Mallory; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on February 23, 1880
  • Celia Manning; Myra's schoolmate
  • Tessa J. Mulhern; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on April 20, 1880
  • Nellie Nugent; inscribed at Soquel, California, on March 16, 1882
  • Ellen Paschall; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on April 30, 1880
  • Minnie Pray; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on February 12, 1880.  Myra's schoolmate
  • Frances Scott
  • J. E. Sprague
  • Belle Stevens; inscribed at Santa Cruz, California, on May 11, 1880.  Myra's schoolmate
  • Florence A. Waterhouse of Sacramento, California; inscribed on September 10, 1882.
  • Nannie W. Waterhouse of Sacramento, California; inscribed at Soquel, California, on September 10, 1882

1886-1887 Autograph Album of George M. Bovie of Hoosick, New York; while Student at Coleman National Business College at Newark, New Jersey


Autograph album with inscriptions acquired in 1886 and 1887 at Coleman National Business College, founded by Henry Coleman at Newark, New Jersey.  Students came from all over the United States and from Canada, Colombia and Cuba.

I believe the owner, G. M. Bovie, was George M. Bovie of Hoosick, New York.  George's name appears on three pages.




The first autograph in the album is that of H. Coleman, who was presumably Henry Coleman, founder of Coleman National Business College.


The album measures approximately 6-3/4" by 4-1/2" and contains the sentiments of 48 of George's fellow students and faculty at Coleman National Business College.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album

AAlvarezHHalsteadPParks
BBaileyHaywardPetty
BlissHortonProctor [2]
BovieJJagerPullen
BramletteJohnsonRRishton
BunnellKKeelerSSchwerin
CCalderonKellySener
ChristmanKohnShields
ClevelandLLeekVVreeland
Coleman [2]LewisWWaltz
CovertLillisWhite
DDuntonMMalcolmWilliams
EEdwardsMartinsonWolf
ElstonMcDowell
EtheridgeMutchler
GGreacenMyers
GrootOOlozaga

From brief online research, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Assuming I have the correct G. M. Bovie, George M. Bovie was born December 17, 1864 at Hoosick, New York, the son of Isaac Warren Bovie and Sarah M. (Jones) Bovie.  I'm not sure if George ever married.  He died in 1938 and is buried with family members in the Hoosick Cemetery at Hoosick, New York.  

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, an alternate identity of G. M. Bovie, or information on any of the inscribers listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Inscribers in the Album
  • P. Alvarez of Bogota, Colombia; inscribed on February 17, 1887
  • Joe Bailey of Port Morris, New Jersey; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 20, 1887
  • William Bliss of Providence, Rhode Island; inscribed on January 20, 1887
  • George M. Bovie of Hoosick, New York; album owner
  • E. Bramlette of Pulaski, Tennessee; inscribed on February 16, 1887
  • J. L. Bunnell of Russell Hill, Pennsylvania, in Wyoming County; inscribed at Coleman College at Newark, New Jersey, on February 25, 1887
  • Pedro Calderon of Cali, Colombia, presumably inscribed at Coleman National Business College
  • J. W. Christman of Weissport, Pennsylvania; inscribed on January 27, 1887
  • William Cleveland of Rock Ledge, Florida; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 27, 1887
  • Eva Coleman of Newark, New Jersey; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 21, 1887.  Perhaps related to Henry Coleman, founder of Coleman National Business College?
  • H. Coleman; inscribed on February 16, 1887 at Coleman National Business College.  Presumably the college founder, Henry Coleman.
  • Gardner Covert; inscribed at Coleman National Business College in January 1887
  • A. R. Dunton of Camden, Maine.  An Alvin R. Dunton is listed in an 1885 Rockland, Maine directory as a penmanship teacher.  Perhaps he would soon teach at Coleman National Business College?
  • C. L. Edwards, or C. S. Edwards, of Long Branch, New Jersey; inscribed February 23, 1887, the final day at Coleman National Business College
  • W. Henry Elston; inscribed at Coleman National Business College at Newark, New Jersey, on February 19, 1887
  • Elva F. Etheridge of Linden, New Jersey; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 25, 1887.
  • W. H. Greacen of Newark, New Jersey; inscribed at Coleman National Business College in 1887
  • R. Groot of Bogata, E.U. de Colombia, S.A.; inscribed at Coleman National Business College in 1887
  • L. E. Halstead of Cross Lanes, West Virginia, in Nichols County; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on February 22, 1887
  • Charles Hayward of Rahway, New Jersey; inscribed on Coleman National Business College on February 24, 1887
  • S. J. Horton of Clifford, Pennsylvania; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 23, 1887
  • J. E. Jager of Hainesville, New Jersey, in Sussex County; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 22, 1887
  • H. Mildred Johnson of Newark, New Jersey; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 28, 1887.  The word "Chums" straddles this page and the right facing page inscribed by Celestino Olozaga of Havana, Cuba.
  • Edward M. Keeler of Danbury, Connecticut; inscribed at Coleman National Business College
  • George E. Kelly of Metuchen, New Jersey; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 21, 1887
  • Charles M. Kohn of Montgomery, Alabama; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 21, 1887
  • J. D. Leek of Clifford, Pennsylvania; inscribed on January 22, 1887 at 430 Plane Street, Newark, New Jersey, presumably while attending Coleman National Business College
  • C. H. Lewis of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on February 7, 1887
  • J. J. Lillis of South Oxford, New York; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 26, 1887
  • ? Malcolm of Ashland, Ohio
  • John Martinson of Elizabeth, New Jersey; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on February 25, 1887
  • R. McDowell of Jamesburg, New Jersey; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 21, 1887
  • A. Mutchler of Boonton, New Jersey; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 25, 1886
  • Henry Myers of Pueblo, Colorado; inscribed on January 20, 1887 at Coleman National Business College.  He sketched a bird and leaves in the corners and framed his name and address and date.
  • Celestino Olozaga of Havana, Cuba; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 28, 1887.  The word "Chums" straddles this page and the left facing page inscribed by H. Mildred Johnson of Newark, New Jersey.
  • G. M. Parks of Pittsfield, Maine; inscribed at Coleman National Business College in 1886; presumably George M. Parks
  • L. Y. Petty, A.M. of Washington, New Jersey.  Presumably Luther Y. Petty.
  • Benjamin G. Proctor of Neenah, Wisconsin; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on February 15, 1887
  • F. R. Proctor of Neenah, Wisconsin; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on February 15, 1887
  • Isaac Pullen of New York City; inscribed on January 21, 1887 at Coleman National Business College
  • W. S. Rishton of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; inscribed on January 23, 1886.  Presumably William S. Rishton.
  • Leo H. Schwerin; inscribed at Coleman National Business College
  • L. Mandel Sener [not sure of first initial] of Chewsville, Maryland; inscribed at C.N.B.C.  at Newark, New Jersey, on February 23, 1887
  • Marvin Shields of Hackettstown, New Jersey
  • A. H. Vreeland of Newark, New Jersey; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on January 20, 1887
  • C. S. Waltz of Catawissa, Pennsylvania; inscribed at Coleman National Business College on February 26, 1887
  • Ezra White; inscribed at Newark, New Jersey, on February 16, 1887
  • R. H. Williams of West Point, Virginia; inscribed at C. N.B.C. on January 28, 1887
  • Verner Wolf of Indiana, Pennsylvania; inscribed on January 23, 1887