Sunday, May 7, 2017

1887-1889 Autograph Album of Mamie, High School Student at Southwest Harbor, Maine


188-1889 autograph album that belonged to "Mamie", presumably a student at the high school at Southwest Harbor, Maine.


The album measures approximately 5-1/4" by 3-1/4" and contains the inscriptions of eight of Mamie's schoolmates and friends.  Images of those pages and an alphabetical list of their names appear at the end of this post.

Readers, if you have information to share on any of the students, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

Several pages have been removed from the album, including the first end paper.  My guess is that Mamie's full name appeared on the first end paper and that this page and others were removed by someone interested in the genealogy of Mount Desert Island, perhaps even a descendant or relative.

The inscribed pages in order:

Marietta Stanley of Southwest Harbor, Maine; inscribed on February 7, 1887 

Alma Newman of Seawall, Maine, inscribed at High School on March 15, 1889

 N. D. Spurling, inscribed "To Mamie" on February 7, 1887; presumably Nellie D. Spurling

H. Doliver; presumably Helen Doliver

Susie B. Haynes, inscribed on February 7, 1887 

Hattie L. Milan of Southwest Harbor, Maine; inscribed at High School in 1889

Lulu Mayo, inscribed at High School in 1889 

Vincie M. Torrey of Southwest Harbor, Maine, inscribed at High School on March 15, 1889


Alphabetical list of inscribers, together with any personal information they offered:
  • H. Doliver
  • Susie B. Haynes, inscribed on February 7, 1887
  • Lulu Mayo, inscribed at High School in 1889
  • Hattie L. Milan of Southwest Harbor, Maine; inscribed at High School in 1889
  • Alma Newman of Seawall, Maine, inscribed on March 15, 1889, at High School
  • N. D. Spurling, inscribed "To Mamie" on February 7, 1887
  • Marietta Stanley of Southwest Harbor, Maine; inscribed on February 7, 1887
  • Vincie M. Torrey of Southwest Harbor, Maine, inscribed at High School on March 15, 1889
If you have information to share on any of the people mentioned above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.


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