Saturday, February 25, 2017

19th Century Genealogy, Photograph and Memento Journal/Album of the Family of Massachusetts Native Addison Dorr of Buenos Aires, Argentina


Journal/Album containing genealogy, photographs and mementos, including locks of hair and umbilical cords, of the family of Addison Dorr and Aniceta Munoz Dorr of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  The album was then apparently passed on to their son Manuel Alberto Dorr and wife Rosalia Medina Dorr.

Found with the album is a separate booklet of the genealogy of the Dorr and Goldthwait families, and related families, of Massachusetts, written about 1851 by Rev. Theodore Haskell Dorr, younger brother of Addison Dorr.  This booklet is featured in another post.

The album measures approximately 9" by 7-1/2" and is quite thick, owing to the quantity of items in it.  A list of the items written, pasted or tucked in appears at the end of this post.  Sadly, I'm not a Spanish speaker so I may have made mistakes in the listings and would appreciate corrections.

The album contains two pages dedicated to the August 11, 1855 death of Addison Dorr's father John Dorr at Boston, Massachusetts, or Dorchester, Massachusetts, as well as locks of hair of John and his wife Esther (Goldthwait) Dorr, who had died July 28, 1840.  The calling card of Enrique Manuel Dorr was presumably tucked in the page at a later date.



Below, hair of:
  • John Dorr 
  • Esther (Goldthwait) Dorr
  • Aniceta Munoz Dorr, wife of Addison Dorr
  • Alfredo Dorr, presumably Manuel Alfredo Dorr, son of Addison Dorr and Aniceta Munoz Dorr and paternal grandson of John Dorr and Esther (Goldthwait) Dorr
  • Two children of Nicandro Dorr, son of Addison Dorr and Aniceta Munoz Dorr, and wife Edelmira Mancilla Dorr 
  • Two children of Juana Dorr Martinez and husband Benito Martinez
  • Don Ramon Medina, a native of Madrid Spain, who was the father of Rosalia Medina Dorr, wife of Manuel Alberto Dorr

Other pages contain locks of hair, and a few umbilical cords - refer to the list of items at the end of this post.

Addison Dorr, son of John Dorr and Esther (Goldthwait) Dorr was born at Boston, Massachusetts, on April 21, 1809.  He went to Buenos Aires either in the late 1820s or early 1830s and there married Aniceta Munoz on October 27, 1831.  Aniceta was born April 17, 1811, I think in what is now Uruguay.  The page below lists the children of Addison Dorr and Aniceta Munoz Dorr.


Photographs of Addison Dorr and Aniceta Munoz Dorr.  Aniceta is shown with her son Alfredo Nolberto Dorr, who was born June 6, 1836 and who died January 26, 1863.  Alfredo married Fabia Lopez in 1862.  Their son Alfredo Nolberto Dorr was born May 30, 1863, after his father's death, but, sadly, lived only a few months.



From the context of most of the items tucked in the album, it apparently passed into the hands of Manuel Alberto Dorr, born June 15, 1843, and wife Rosalia Medina Dorr, daughter of Ramon Medina and Dolores Clemente Medina.

Rosalia was born at Puerto Alegre, Brazil, on May 3, 1845.  Manuel Alberto Dorr and Rosalia Medina Dorr had two sons and a daughter:  Manuel Alberto Dorr, born in 1863; Enrique Francisco Dorr, born in 1864; and Sara Rosalia Dorr, born in 1866.


If you have corrections and/or additions to the information contained in this post, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Items written, pasted or tucked in the album, in the order found, but not necessarily the original order
  • Envelope addressed to Duley A. Dorr, 20 Peverton Square, Boston, envelope  [presumably Dudley Apthorp Dorr, son of Rev. Theodore Haskell Dorr and Nancy Caroline (Richards) Dorr and possibly Pemberton Square]
  • Envelope addressed to Manuel Dorr, Gallo 1744 or 1749, City [presumably Buenos Aires]
  • CDV of Julia L. de Dorr and, presumably, her father, November 27, 1883 [not sure of year]
  • CDV of three unidentified people, possibly Addison Dorr, his wife Aniceta (Munoz) Dorr and a daughter
  • Photograph of an unidentified family group, possibly Manuel Alberto Dorr and family
  • CDV of three unidentified people, possibly Addison Dorr, his wife Aniceta (Munoz) Dorr and a daughter
  • Label with name Rosalia M. de Dorr; presumably Rosalia Medina Dorr, wife of Manuel Alberto Dorr
  • Album page with this handwriting:  Recuerdos Genealogica de la familiar de Dorr.   [?] par Manuel A. Dorr __ Manual Alberto; Enrique Francisco; Sara Rosalia.  Buenos Aires, Febrero 8 de 1875 [not sure of date]
  • Page 1 - Muertos [Deaths} page: handwritten death information on John Dorr; Esther (Goldthwait) Dorr; Francisco Bruno Munoz; Hilana Gonsales; , with this text handwritten on the album page:  Dorr, John, August 11, 1855 Boston, 84 years; two of the children of Francisco Bruno Munoz and Hilana Gonzalez; Aniceta Munoz; 
  • Page 2 - handwriting listing birth and death dates for Addison Dorr; his wife Aniceta Munoz; and the birth dates, some death dates, and spouses of their 13 children
  • Page 3 - listing the children of Julia Liberata Dorr and her husband Camilo Bondier - with birth dates for parents and children; and death dates for two of the children
  • Page 4 - listing the child of Alfredo Nolberto Dorr and Fabia Lopez, who was born January 20, 1845.  Their child was Alfredo Nolberto, born May 30, 1863; died November 20, 1863
  • Page 5 - listing the children of Juana Irena and Benito Martinez, who was born April 3, 1819 and died October 22, 1880.  They were married August 21, 1863 at Buenos Aires.
  • Page 6 - listing the children of Osbaldo Dorr and Claudia Escalada, who was born at Buenos Aires on October 30 [no year written].  They married at Buenos Aires on August 15, 1864.
  • Page 7 - listing the children of Juan Dorr and Victoria Martinez, who was born at Buenos Aires on February 4, 184 [no final digit written]; they were married at Buenos Aires on November 7, 1863
  • Page 8 - listing the children of Manuel Alberto Dorr and Rosalia Medina, who was born May 3, 1845 at Puerto Alegre, Brazil.  They were married on May 12 1862 at Rosario de Santa Fe
  • Page 9 - listing the children of Nicandro Dorr and Edelmira Mancilla [Mansilla], who was born at Buenos Aires on March 21, 18 [last two digits not written].  They were married at Buenos Aires on January 13, 1864
  • Page 10 - listing the children of Carlos Addison Dorr and Pilar Gonzalez, who was born October 12, 1847 at Buenos Aires.  They married on October 12, 1866 at Buenos Aires
  • Page 11 - listing the parents of Rosalia Medina, who married Manuel Alberto Dorr - a photograph of Rosalia is pasted to the page.  Ramon de Medina, born June 17, 1801 at Madrid, Spain, and Dolores Clemente, born March 26 1816 at Montevideo; she died in a cholera epidemic in February 1868.  
  • Page 11 - Photograph of Rosalia Medina, born May 3, 1845 at Puerto Alegre, Brazil, daughter of Ramon Medina and Dolores Clemente; wife of Manuel Alberto Dorr
  • Page 12 - Photograph of Manuel Alberto Dorr, born June 15, 1843, son of Addison Dorr and Aniceta Munoz; he married Rosalia Medina
  • CDV of Dolores Clemente de Medina, mother of Rosalia Medina, who married Manuel Alberto Dorr
  • Page has the initials M. A. D. and the date 1875, written in calligraphic script, with a design.  Presumably M. A. D. was Manuel Alberto Dorr (born June 15, 1843, son of Addison Dorr and Aniceta Munoz.)
  • Page 15 -four photographs: photograph of Dolores Clemente and Don Ramon Medina with daughter Rosalia; CDV of Rosalia Medina; CDV or similar sized photograph of Don Ramon de Medina; clipped CDV of Dolores Clemente de Medina
  • Group photograph of what appears to be a group of government officials
  • Photograph of several men
  • Page 13 - Letter or handwritten document
  • Page 16 - full page detailing the birth and early years of Manual Alberto Dorr up to 1884.  He was born July 5, 1863, the son of Manuel Alberto Dorr and Rosalia Medina Dorr.  
  • Page 17 - full page detailing the birth and early years of Enrique Francisco Dorr, who was born September 17, 1864, son of Manuel Alberto Dorr and Rosalia Medina.
  • Scrap of an envelope addressed to Manuel A. Dorr in 1882.  I believe the envelope was addressed to the younger Manuel Alberto Dorr on his birthday on July 5, 1882.  He was born July 5, 1863, son of Manuel Alberto Dorr and Rosalia Medina
  • Page 18  - full page detailing the birth and first year or so of Sara Rosalia, Dorr, born May 19, 1866, daughter of Manuel Alberto Dorr and Rosalia Medina.
  • Page 19 - full page detailing the work life of Manuel Alberto Dorr (born 1843, son of Addison Dorr and Aniceta Munoz)
  • Page 20 - another full page detailing the work life of Manuel Albert Dorr (born 1843, son of Addison Dorr and Aniceta Munoz)
  • Page 21 - notes on Manuel Alberto Dorr, father and son; possibly detailing illness and possible death of the father on September 1, 1884, from something to do with his aorta.
  • Page 22 - notes on Manuel Alberto Dorr, possibly noting his illness or death on May 21, 1929
  • Page 23 - notes on Enrique Manuel Dorr
  • Page 24 - Oracion - presumably written by Enrique Manuel Dorr
  • Page 28 - photograph of Rosalia Medina de Dorr, wife of Manuel Alberto Dorr
  • Letter or document written by Addison Dorr to or regarding Manual Albert Dorr.  It mentions Donna Felizia Hillner, who was the second wife of Addison Dorr
  • Newspaper clipping noting the death of La Senora Da. Aniceta Munoz, first wife of Addison Dorr; mentions date of June 28, 1864, which might have been her burial date.
  • Calling card of Alfredo A. Dorr
  • Calling card of Manuel Alberto Dorr, (hijo, a ? abuela ___?
  • Calling card of Nicandro Dorr and wife Edelmira Mansilla de Dorr
  • Letter written at Rosaria by Alfredo N. Dorr in 1862 or 1886 - 4 panes
  • Penmanship lesson scrap of Manual A. Dorr
  • Page 31 - noting the death of Alfredro Nolberto Dorr on January 26, 1863.  He was born June 6, 1836, son of Addison Dorr and Aniceta Munoz Dorr.  Alfredro's son, also named Alfredro Nolberto Dorr, with wife Fabia Lopez, was born May 30, 1863, but died in November of that same year.
  • Facing pages 32 and 33 - noting the death of John Dorr (1770-1855) of Dorchester, Massachusetts, who died in 1855 at age 85.  John Dorr and Esther (Goldthwait) Dorr (1775-1840) were the parents of Addison Dorr.  The calling card of Enrique Manual Dorr is tucked in this page, but whether this means that Enrique traveled to Boston for the funeral or the card was just randomly placed on that page, I don't know.
  • Page 37 - containing photographs of Aniceta Munoz de Dorr and Alfredo Dorr, who was presumably Alfredo Nolberto Dorr (1836-1863), son of Aniceta Munoz de Dorr and Addison Dorr.
  • Photograph of Enrique Dorr - possibly the word Medina cut off.  He may have been Enrique Francisco Dorr, son of Manuel Alberto Dorr and Rosalia Medina Dorr.
  • Photograph of Manuel Alberto Dorr, wife Rosalia Medina and children Manuel Alberto Dorr, Enrique Francisco Dorr and Sara Rosalia Dorr.
  • Dispatch Document from the 1880s: Manual A. Dorr
  • 1884 Dispatch Document: Manual A. Dorr, signed by E. B. Hillegas (not sure of first letter)
  • Several large handwritten documents pertaining to Manuel A. Dorr; some having to do with bank business
  • Photograph of Rosalia Medina de Dorr; wife of Manuel Alberto Dorr
  • Photograph of Magdalena Peralta de Dorr and her children
  • Argentina Republic RPPC with photograph of two young children
  • Skating Rink Pass in name of Senor M. Dorr, Pabellon de las Rosas, Buenos Aires, November 1909
  • Photograph of two boys, a girl and a sleeping dog; pasted to a card, with a photograph of an older man in uniform pasted to the reverse.
  • Photograph of two boys, a girl and a sleeping dog; pasted to a card, with a photograph of an older man in uniform pasted to the reverse.
  • Cropped CDV of Rosalia Medina de Dorr, dated 1867
  • CDV dated 1874 of, presumably, Rosalia Medina Dorr and one of her sons.  The CDV has writing that indicates it was to be given to Rosalia's father, Ramon de Medina.  Rosalia was married to Manuel Alberto Dorr.
  • Cabinet photograph of Enrique Dorr; by the Juan Pompei studio of Campana
  • CDV, dated November 27, 1863, of Manuel Alberto Dorr and first born, Manuel Alberto Dorr, born July 5, 1863.
  • Photograph of, perhaps, father and son, or siblings.  The photograph is pasted to a card; the back reads:  El nino es Manuel Alberto Dorr (hijo)
  • Photograph of several people, young and old, on a railway track; nothing on reverse
  • CDV dated 1874 of, presumably, Manuel Alfredo Dorr and one of his sons with Rosalie Medina.  The CDV has writing that indicates it was to be given to the Manuel Alberto Dorr's father-in-law Rosalia's father, Ramon de Medina.  
  • Photograph of Maria Laurenteria Roque Alsina
  • Cabinet photograph of Coronel de Marina Don Jose N. Penedo [or Don Jose V. Penedo
  • Cabinet Photograph of Sara R. Dorr by the S. Stoppani studio of Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Presumably Sara Rosalia Dorr, daughter of Manuel Alberto Dorr and Rosalia Medina Dorr
  • Photograph of Maria Laurenteria Roque Alsina  [or Laurentia]
  • 1886 Document from Bolsa De Commercio at Buenos Aires, pertaining to Manuel A. Dorr
  • Page 107 - 1883 Document pertaining to Manuel A. Dorr
  • Page 109 - Handwritten document
  • Page 113 - hand-drawn sketch of a bearded man, possibly Addison Dorr or his son Manuel Alberto Dorr
  • Page 115 - three CDVs and a calling card attached:  upper left, possibly Rosalia Medina Dorr, wife of Manuel Alberto Dorr; upper right: a man and a child, unidentified; lower right, calling card of Rosalia Medina Dorr; lower right: woman, possibly Rosalia Medina Dorr, wife of Manuel Alberto Dorr
  • Page 119 - business card of Manuel A. Dorr , Agencia de Loteria
  • Page 120 - locks of hair from Manuel Alberto Dorr and Rosalia Medina Dorr.  Possibly also hair or remnant of adhesive that held hair of Rosalia's parents Ramon Medina and Dolores Clemente Medina
  • Page with locks of hair and umbilical cords of the children of Manuel Alberto Dorr and Rosalia Medina Dorr:  Manuel Albert Dorr, born in 1863; Enrique Francisco Dorr, born in 1864; Sara Rosalia Dorr, born in 1866.
  • Page 123 - locks of hair of John Dorr and Esther (Goldthwait) Dorr; Aniceta Munoz Dorr; and several of Aniceta's children and grandchildren; and Ramon de Medina, father of Rosalia Medina Dorr.  Names: Edelmira and Lisarda Dorr, daughters of Nicandro and Edelmira Dorr; children of Juana Dorr Martinez and husband Benito Martinez
  • Page 125 - locks of hair of the children of Pilar Islas and Ernesto Gomez:  Elisa Gomez [born 1866] and Benena Gomez  [not sure of given name]
  • Obituary of General E. Jaureguiberry
  • scrap of a document dated 1872
  • Letter dated 1882 from Alberto, presumably either Manuel Alberto Dorr, father or son
  • Handwritten document pertaining to Manuel Alberto Dorr, presumably the son
  • 1885 handwritten scrap with name Rosalia M. de Dorr, presumably Rosalia Medina Dorr, wife of Manuel Alberto Dorr
  • Handwritten scrap signed by Manuel; reverse has date of 1911
  • Page printed in Spanish
  • RPPC of Sara Rosalia Dorr, daughter of Manuel Alberto Dorr and Rosalia Medina Dorr
  • Photograph of three children; possibly Manuel Alberto Dorr; Enrique Francisco Dorr; and Sara Rosalia Dorr
  • Photograph of a woman pasted to a card; with the photograph of a man and child pasted to the reverse of the card
  • Photograph of a man and child pasted to a card, with the photograph of a woman pasted to the reverse of the card
  • Photograph on glass of two people
  • Tissue photograph of two children
  • 1892 document from the Guardia Nacional of Republica Argentina, pertaining to Manuel A. Dorr [born 1863].  Lock of hair tucked in document, whether on purpose or randomly, I don't know.  Possibly lock of hair of Manuel Alberto Dorr, son of Manuel Alberto Dorr, born in  and Rosalia Medina Dorr
  • 1891 letter addressed to Manual Dorr by the Intendencia Municipal.  Presumably the Manual Alberto Dorr born 1863, but possibly his father of the same name, born in 1843.
  • Handwritten document with stamp pertaining to Manuel Alberto Dorr
  • Newspaper clipping - death notice of Celia Medrano de Dorr
  • Death notice of Raul Eusebio Chacon Dorr
  • Four leaf clovers
  • Piece of fern-like plant
  • Very faded photograph of Addison Dorr, founder of the Argentine branch of the Dorr family.    Wording on the page notes that he served as a consul in 1838.
  • Handwritten paper dated 1869 
  • Handwritten paper dated March 23, 1869
  • Page listing Roman Numerals and a note dated 1977
  • Stamps on a document or a torn envelope
  • Handwritten letter or document
  • Letter dated August 5, 1921 at Villa Ballester, from Celia to Senorita Magdalena Dorr
  • Postcard sent to Maria Magdalena Peralta at Buenos Aires, from Rosa U. Vidalia
  • CDV of Senora Clemente, Madre de Rosalia de Dorr.  She was Dolores Clemente, who married Ramon Medina; they were the parents of Rosalia Medina Dorr, wife of Manuel Alberto Dorr
  • CDV, dated 1874, of a man and daughter, presumably Manuel Alberto Dorr and his daughter Sara Rosalia Dorr.  The CDV was intended to to be given to Ramon de Medina, father of Manuel's wife Rosalia Medina.
  • CDV of Rosalia Medina, possibly before her marriage to Manuel Alberto Dorr.  The CDV was taken at the studio of Edmond Lebeaud
  • CDV of a man, dated September 19, 1870; by the studio of Antonio Pozzo of Buenos Ayres.  Presumably Manuel Alberto Dorr
  • Small photograph of Magdalena Peralta de Dorr
  • Cropped CDV, dated 1867, of a young man
  • Cabinet photograph of unidentified man or perhaps a photograph of a painting.  Perhaps Addison Dorr.
  • Label: Maria Magdalena Peralta
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