Wednesday, October 4, 2017

1860s Autograph Album of Anna A. Collins of Gardiner, Maine; while student at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute at Kents Hill, Readfield, Maine


1862-1868 autograph album that belonged to Anna A. Collins of Gardiner, Maine, with many inscriptions from her fellow students at the Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute at Kents Hill, Readfield, Maine.

See other posts that feature Maine Wesleyan Seminary items:
1860s/1870s Autograph Album of Student at Maine Wesleyan Seminary & Female College at Kents Hill, Readfield, Maine; Presumably Owned by John Howard Chandler
1919 Photograph of Halbert Keith Swift in Uniform at Kents Hill School at Readfield, Maine

Several inscriptions in this album were made by Anna's relatives at Winchendon, Massachusetts, and Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire.

The first end paper carries Anna's name, as well as the names of her siblings Wallace Collins and Jennie Collins.


The album measures approximately 8" by 5-1/2" and contains the sentiments of around 120 of Anna's relatives, friends, schoolmates and teachers.  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, hopefully correct - corrections and additions requested:

Anna Augusta Collins was born in 1845, the daughter of Sea Captain Jason Collins and Louise C. (Kenniston) Collins of Gardiner, Maine.  Read more about Captain Jason Collins, who owned the Kennebec Steamboat Company and was president of the Boothbay Steamboat Company, here.

I don't believe Anna ever married.  Her death record indicates that she was an artist.  Anna died at Gardiner, Maine, at age 68 on August 19, 1913.  She and other family members are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Gardiner, Maine.

Many pages bear the inscriptions of more than one person, some as many as six.  Below, facing pages of six inscriptions each.


Surnames in the Album


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? [5]FFairbankQQuint
AAbbottFarrarRRiggs
Allan [2]FosterRobinson
AllenFrenchRuggles
AndrewsFullamRyonson
AnthonyFuller [2]SSanborn [3]
ArmstrongGGodding [2]Sanderson
AtkinsGreeneScott
AtwoodHHale [2]Seavy [2]
BBarkerHallSewall
BarrellHallowellSpringer [2]
BeamanHatch [2]Stark
BeanHodgdonStevens
Beedy [2]HunnicuttStratton
BlakeHuntonStraw
Boardman [2]HydeStuart
BradleyJJackinsTThornton
BrooksJosselynTrott
BrownKKemptonWWestcott
BryantKing [2]Whitcomb
ButlerMMarston [2]White
CCarterMcCauslandWhitehurst
ChamberlainMcLaughlinWhitman
ChaseMcNearWhittemore
Collins [7]MitchellWing
Cox [2]Munger [3]Woodward
CummingsNNorton
DDay [2]PPalmer
DrummondPartridge
DunnPercival [2]
EEastmanPerley
EscobioPerry [5]
Philbrick
Pitkin

Inscribers in the Album
  • H. L. B.; album owner's cousin.  Possibly the H. L. Boardman of Winchendon, Massachusetts, who inscribed another page in 1862; believed to be Harriet L. (Springer) Boardman, wife of inscriber Moses Brown Boardman
  • ? from Portland, Maine; Inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on February 16, 1864
  • L. S. S. L. C. A. A. A. A. C. E. S.  B.S S. B. & Co.  Next door W of zno. 7 - N or No. 6 - S. W. of No. 8, College Block.   Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Dinah, Class of 1864; inscribed on February 2, either 1863 or 1864.  Shared the page with a photograph of Dollie; Angie Whitcomb; Helen Atkins; Louise M. Greene
  • "Dollie"; photograph.  On a page with autographs of Dinah; Angie Whitcomb; Helen Atkins; and Louise M. Greene
  • Bert Abbott of Auburndale, Massachusetts; presumably Albert A. Abbott.  Shared the page with Augusta M. Hyde
  • Mar. U. Allan of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at College Block No. 2x [hard to interpret the second digit] during the Spring Term of 1863.  Shown as Mary U. Allan in the 1864 school catalog.  Shared the page with Clara E. Perry and John Hatch
  • Theo M. Allan of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on May 30, 1863.  Theodore M. Allan.  Shared the page with J. Martin Fuller and William H. Anthony
  • Louise Allen of Wilton, Maine.  Louise F. Allen.  Shared the page with Jennie Thornton and Faustina Butler
  • Eliza A. Andrews; inscribed at Readfield, Maine, at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute at Kents Hill, in March 1863.  She was from Gardiner, Maine.
  • William H. Anthony of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on May 30, 1863.  Shared the page with J. Martin Fuller and Theodore M. Allan
  • Fannie Armstrong of Winthrop, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill during the Spring Term of 1863.  Perhaps Mary Frances Armstrong
  • Helen Atkins of Augusta, Maine, inscribed on May 16, 1863 at Maine Wesleyan Seminary at Kents Hill, Readfield, Maine.  Shared the page with Dinah; a photograph of Dollie; Angie Whitcomb and Louise M. Greene
  • Hattie Atwood of Fairfield Maine.   Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Illathera Barker of Dresden, Maine.  Shared the page with Clarence R. Whitman
  • Charles F. Barrelle of Waterville, Maine; name appears as Charles F. Barrell in the 1864 Maine Wesleyan Seminary catalog.  Shared the page with Edwin A. Perry, William L. Bradley and Charles F. Trott
  • Hattie C. Beaman; presumably the Hattie C. Beaman of Winchendon, Massachusetts
  • N. S. Bean of Readfield, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on May 28, 1863.  Nelson S. Bean.  Shared the page with Nellie M. Marston
  • Clara A. T. Beedy of Farmington, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on May 16, no year written, but presumably 1863.  Shared the page with Emily E. Beedy and Edward P. Brooks
  • Emily E. Beedy of Farmington, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill on May 16, 1863 at Maine Wesley Seminary and Female College.  Shared the page with Clara A. T. Beedy and Edward P. Brooks
  • Charles B. Blake of Turner, Maine.  Shared the page with Lindley M. Stuart; Carlos E. Kempton; and Samuel M. Philbrick
  • H. L. Boardman; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 13, 1862; presumably Harriet L. (Springer) Boardman, wife of inscriber Moses Brown Boardman
  • Moses Brown Boardman of Winchendon, Massachusetts; inscribed on February 13, 1862; husband of Harriet L. (Springer) Boardman, Anna's cousin
  • W. L. Bradley of Portland, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on May 30, 1863.  William L. Bradley.  Shared the page with Edwin A. Perry, Charles F. Barrell(e) and Charles F. Trott
  • Edward P. Brooks of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female College on June 1, 1863.  Shared the page with Emily E. Beedy and Clara A. T. Beedy
  • Charlie A. Brown of Winchendon, Massachusetts; inscribed in 1862
  • W. H. Bryant of South Windsor, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on June 2, 1863.  William H. Bryant.  Shared the page with Susan J. Percival
  • Faustina Butler of Dead River, Maine; listed in the 1863 school catalog as Fostina Butler.  Shared the page with Jennie Thornton and Louise Allen
  • Sarah C. Carter of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire; inscribed on March 31, 1862
  • D. C. Chamberlain of Winchendon, Massachusetts; inscribed on February 17, 1862
  • A. Fitzroy Chase of Paris, Maine; inscribed on May 29, 1863.  Shared the page with Phronie Robinson; Ellen M. Hatch and Ellen M. Percival
  • Anna A. Collins of Gardiner, Maine; presumably the album owner.  Her name appears on the first end paper, along with that of her siblings Wallace Collins and Jennie Collins
  • Collins Sanborn Co, No. 7 College Block, Milk Dealer.   Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Dellie Collins; presumably Idelia Collins, sister of Anna A. Collins.  Shared the page with L. B. Collins, Abbie S. Fuller and Georgia Mitchell
  • Jennie Collins; her name appears on the first end paper; sister of presumed album owner Anna A. Collins
  • L. B. Collins; possibly Blanche L. Collins, sister of Anna A. Collins.  Shared the page with Dellie Collins; Abbie S. Fuller and Georgia Mitchell
  • M. R Collins of Gardiner, Maine; possibly Mary R. Collins.  Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Wallace Collins; his name appears on the first end paper; brother of presumed album owner Anna A. Collins
  • Annie Flagg Cox of Pittston, Maine; inscribed on May 20, 1863.  Shared the page with Mellie M. Cox
  • Mellie M. Cox of Pittston, Maine; inscribed at "College".  Shared the page with Annie Flagg Cox
  • Mary E. Cummings; inscribed on February 14, 1862.  Shared the page with Charles L. Marston and H. Leonard Hall
  • Leander H. Day of Brunswick, Maine; inscribed on May 30, 1863.  Shared the page with Nancie E. Hunton
  • Lizzie A. Day of Woolwich, Maine.   Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Emma J. Drummond of Bath, Maine.  Shared the page with Annie E. Ruggles and Samuel Springer
  • R. W. Dunn of Waterville, Maine; R. Wesley Dunn.  Shared the page with Ellen M. Seavy and Emery A. Sanborn
  • E. S. Eastman of Chicago, Illinois, inscribed on September 13, 1872.  Shared the page with Ellen S. Fullam and Charles E. French
  • Leo Escobio of Sacarapa, Maine.  Leopoldo Escobia of Asturias and Salamanca, Spain, who attended Gorham Seminary and Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Saccarappa is the modern spelling, to denote a village in Westbrook, Maine.  Shared the page with H. A. McCausland
  • Ellen Fairbank of Winchendon, Massachusetts; inscribed on February 21, 1862
  • Mary Farrar of Winchendon, Massachusetts; inscribed on February 21, 1862
  • Jennie Foster of Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 27, 1868
  • Charles E. French of North Anson, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on June 1, 1863.  Shared the page with E. S. Eastman and Ellen S. Fullam
  • Ellen S. Fullam of Boston, Massachusetts.  Shared the page with E. S. Eastman and Charles E. French
  •  J. Martin Fuller of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary in 1863.  Shared the page with Theodore M. Allan and William H. Anthony
  • Abbie S. Fuller of Augusta, Maine; inscribed in May 1863.  Shared the page with Dellie Collins, L. B. Collins and Georgia Mitchell
  • Alvah Godding; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 17, 1862.  Shared the page with George J. S. Hunnicutt and Daniel H. Straw
  • Mary W. Godding; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 19 [or 17], 1862
  • Louise M. Greene of Peru, Maine; inscribed at No. 30 College Block of Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute.  Shared the page with Dinah; a photograph of Dollie; Angie Whitcomb; and Helen Atkins
  • Ella Hale; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 14, 1862.  Shared the page with John Hale.
  • John Hale; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 14, 1862.  Shared the page with Ella Hale
  • H. L. Hall of Portland, Maine; inscribed on February 19, 1864.  H. Leonard Hall.  Shared the page with Charles L. Marston and Mary E. Cummings
  • A. L. Hallowell of Thomaston, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Abbie L. Hallowell.  Shared the page with Frank J. Norton and Pauline King
  • Ellen M. Hatch of Sanford, Maine.  Shared the page with Phronie Robinson; A. Fitzroy Chase and Ellen M. Percival
  • John Hatch of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, on February 14, 1864, presumably at Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Perhaps the John D. Hatch of Portland, Maine, who was listed in the 1864 school catalog.  Shared the page with Mary U. Allan and Clara E. Perry
  • Sue Hodgdon of Augusta, Maine.  Susan J. V. Hodgdon.  Shared the page with Margie E. Jackins and Alice M. White
  • George J. S. Hunnicutt of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Shared the page with Alvah Godding and Daniel H. Straw
  • Nancie E. Hunton of Readfield, Maine.  Shared the page with Leander H. Day
  • Augusta M. Hyde of Portland, Maine; inscribed on May 27, 1863; Teacher of Piano Music at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute.  Shared the page with Albert A. Abbott, "Bert"
  • Margie E. Jackins of Gardiner, Maine.  Shared the page with Alice M. White and Susan J. V. Hodgdon
  • T. A. Josselyn of Phillips, Maine; inscribed on May 30, 1863; C. Puppee.  Theodore A. Josselyn.   Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Carlos E. Kempton of Turner, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on February 13, 1864.  Shared the page with Charles B. Blake; Lindley M. Stuart and Samuel M. Philbrick
  • Paulie King; presumably Pauline King of Oxford, Maine, a student at Maine Wesleyan Seminary
  • Pauline King of Oxford, Maine; inscribed at College Block No. 9 on January 25, 1864.  Shared the page with Abbie L. Hallowell and Frank J. Norton
  • C. L. Marston of North Yarmouth, Maine.  Charles L. Marston.  Shared the page with Mary E. Cummings and H. Leonard Hall
  • Nellie M. Marston of North Yarmouth, Maine; inscribed on May 20, 1863.  Ellen M. Marston.  Shared the page with Nelson S. Bean
  • H. A. McCausland of Farmingdale, Maine.  Shared the page with Leopoldo Escobio of Salamanca, Spain
  • C. M. McLaughlin of Bangor, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on February 14 [no year written, but presumably 1863 or 1864].  Medville C. McLaughlin, as listed in an 1864 school catalog.  Shared the page with A. Celia Munger and George H. Woodward
  • Thomas W. McNear of Wiscasset, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on February 13, 1864, presumably at Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Shared the page with William Ryonson
  • Georgia Mitchell of Augusta, Maine; inscribed at College, Block No. 31.  Shared the page with Dellie Collins, L. B. Collins and Abbie S. Fuller
  • A. Celia Munger; inscribed at Gardiner, Maine, on February 25, 1863.  Shared the page with Medville C. McLaughlin and George H. Woodward
  • C. Munger; inscribed at Gardiner, Maine, in February 1863
  • Charles D. Munger of Portland, Maine; inscribed on June 3, 1863.  Shared the page with Frank Perry
  • F. J. Norton of Readfield, Maine; inscribed on May 30, no year written, but presumably 1863 or 1864.  Frank J. Norton.  Shared the page with Abbie L. Hallowell and Pauline King
  • Sarah H. Palmer of Fisherville, Connecticut, inscribed on May 27, 1863.   Shared the page with Mary F. Scott
  • William E. Partridge of Rockland, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary at Kents Hill, Maine.  Shared the page with Somers Sewall and Charles D. Springer
  • Ellen M. Percival of Waterville, Maine.  Shared the page with Phronie Robinson, A. Fitzroy Chase and Ellen M. Hatch
  • Sue Percival of Waterville, Maine.  Susan J. Percival.  Shared the page with William H. Bryant
  • J. Perley of Unity, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary on April 14, 1863.  Presumably Roscoe J. Perley
  • Clara E. Perry of Gardiner, Maine; inscribed during the Spring Term of 1863.  Shared the page with Mary U. Allan and John Hatch
  • David Perry of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire; husband of inscriber Sophia Perry.  Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Edw. A. Perry of Oxford, Maine; inscribed at Female College on May 30, 1863.  Edwin A. Perry.  Shared the page with William L. Bradley, Charles F. Barrell(e) and Charles F. Trott
  • Frank Perry of Kents Hill, Maine; perhaps Frank D. Perry of FItzwilliam, New Hampshire, while a student at Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Shared the page with Charles D. Munger
  • Sophia Perry; wife of inscriber David Perry of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire.  Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Samuel M. Philbrick of Waterville, Maine.  Shared the page with Charles B. Blake; Lindley M. Stuart; and Carlos E. Kempton
  • Emma Pitkin; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, in 1862
  • C. A. Quint of Bowdoinham, Maine.  Charles A. Quint.  Shared the page with Emma M. Whittemore
  • Mary E. Riggs of Augusta, Maine, inscribed on March 21, 1863.  Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Phronie Robinson of Kents Hill, Maine; inscribed on May 27, 1863; presumably Sophronia Robinson.  Teacher of Drawing and Painting at the Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Shared the page with A. Fitzroy Chase; Ellen M. Hatch and Ellen M. Percival
  • Annie Ruggles of Carmel, Maine.  Annie E. Ruggles.  Shared the page with Emma J. Drummond and Samuel Springer
  • William Ryonson of Brunswick, Maine; William R. Ryonson.  Shared the page with Thomas W. McNear
  • E. A. Sanborn of East Readfield, Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on June 4, 1863, at Maine Wesleyan Seminary.  Emery A. Sanborn.  Shared the page with R. Wesley Dunn and Ellen M. Seavy
  • Lizzie Sanborn of East Readfield, Maine; inscribed at Maine Wesleyan Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute, College Block No. 7
  • Lizzie Sanborn of Readfield, Maine.  Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Ross Sanderson; inscribed on June 3, 1863; presumably Roscoe Sanderson of Farmington, Maine.  Shared the page with Amos C. Stark
  •  Mary F. Scott; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, on May 26, 1863.  Shared the page with Sarah H. Palmer
  • Ellen M. Seavy of Essex Street, presumably Bangor, Maine, sister of inscriber Hattie E. Seavy.  Shared the page with R. Wesley Dunn and Emery A. Sanborn
  • Hattie E. Seavy of Essex Street; presumably the Harriet E. Seavy of Essex Street, Bangor, Maine.  Inscribed on the left of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Somers Sewall of Mobile, Alabama.  Shared the page with William E. Partridge and Charles D. Springer
  • Charles D. Springer of Bath, Maine.  Shared the page with Somers Sewall and William E. Partridge
  • Samuel Springer of Chicago, Illinois.  Shared the page with Annie E. Ruggles and Emma J. Drummond
  • Amos C. Stark of Waterville, Maine.  Shared the page with Roscoe Sanderson
  • Ella M. Stevens of Waterville, Maine.   Inscribed on the right of facing pages with the autographs of 12 people
  • Ettie C. Stratton; very faint
  • Daniel H. Straw of Guilford, Maine.  Shared the page with George J. S. Hunnicutt and Alvah Godding
  • Lindley M. Stuart of Holliston, Massachusetts.  Shared the page with Charles B. Blake; Carlos E. Kempton; and Samuel M. Philbrick
  • Jennie Thornton of Wayne, Maine; inscribed at No. 1 College Block, Maine.  Shared the page with Faustina Butler and Louise Allen
  • Charles F. Trott of Gardiner, Maine.  Shared the page with Edwin A. Perry, William L. Bradley and Charles F. Barrell(e)
  • Lizzie S. Westcott; inscribed at Winchendon, Massachusetts, on February 17, 1862.  Middle initial possibly P, instead of S
  • Angie Whitcomb.  Shared the page with Dinah; a photograph of Dollie; Helen Atkins; and Louise M. Greene
  • Alice M. White of Buckfield, Maine; inscribed on April 30, 1863.  Shared the page with Margie E. Jackins and Susan J. V. Hodgdon
  • Clarence Whitehurst of Key West, Florida; inscribed at Kents Hills, Maine on June 1, 1863; No. 16 2nd floor Cole Building
  • Clarence R. Whitman of Winchendon, Massachusetts.  Shared the page with Illathera Barker
  • Emma M. Whittemore of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire; inscribed in 1862.  Shared the page with Charles A. Quint
  • Nell Wing of Bangor, Maine.   Ellen Wing
  • George Woodward of Gardiner. Maine; inscribed at Kents Hill, Maine, presumably at Maine Wesleyan Seminary, on February 13, 1864.  George H. Woodward.  Shared the page with Medville C. McLaughlin and A. Celia Munger

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