Saturday, March 28, 2020

1857-1861 Autograph Album of Lucy Richmond Weston (1841-1925) of Georgetown, Massachusetts + Her Added Notes


1857-1861 autograph album of Lucy Richmond Weston (1841-1925) of Georgetown, Massachusetts, with her added notations of marriages and deaths.

The "Forget Me Not" album was printed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by John B. Perry.

The inscriptions appear to have been collected while Lucy was a student at Topsfield Academy at Topsfield, Massachusetts, and include those of classmates, teachers, and principal Rev. Albert Ira Dutton and wife.  Phillips Brooks also inscribed a page.


The album is missing its covers and end papers, on one of which Lucy might have written her name.  Her identity was teased out by the various inscriptions to "Miss Lucy" and the inscription of her maternal grandmother, Irene (Mighill) Spofford.

The interior measures approximately 8" by 6-3/4" and contains the sentiments of 120 of Lucy's relatives, friends, schoolmates, teachers and pastors.  It also contains several pages of engravings interspersed throughout.


An alphabetical list of the inscribers, together with any personal information they offered and any notes that Lucy added, appears at the end of this post.

Surnames in the Album


? [5]HHardyRReed [4]
AAdams [7]HarrimanRobbins
BBoyntonHazard [2]Rodgers
BradstreetHazen [2]SSavage
BraleyHoltSawyer [2]
Braman [2]Hoyt [3]Sherburne
BrooksJJonesSmith
CChapinKKillamSpofford [6]
Chapman [2]LLeachStickney
CheneyLincolnTTemple
ChesleyLougeeTenney
Coker [3]Lovering [2]Tenny
CowdreyMMcLaughlinTrask [3]
CraftsMerriamTucker
CummingsMerrill [3]Tyler
CurticeMetcalf [2]WWarner
DDaltonMoore [3]Welch
DameMorrillWeston [6]
DodgeMurchWood
DoleNNelsonWright
DormanPPeabody
Dow [2]Pearl
Dutton [2]Perkins
EEatonPerley
FFairfieldPlummer
FlintPoore
FosterPorter
FullerPrince
Putnam [3]

Lucy Richmond Weston (1841-1925) was born 26 September 1841 at Georgetown, Massachusetts, the daughter of Orin Weston (1798-1871) and Lavinia (Spofford) Weston (1799-1894).  On 22 August 1866, Lucy married minister William Moore Gay (1830-1906).

Lucy's maternal grandmother Irene Mighill Spofford, "your Agd Granmother", inscribed a page in the album.  Lucy noted her death: "Died 1865 - March 25".  Irene (Mighill) Spofford (1774-1865) and her husband Dr. Moses Dole Spofford (1773-1832) were the parents of Lucy's mother Lavinia (Spofford) Weston (1799-1894). 


Several other people with the surname Spofford and Weston inscribed pages in the album.  See the list of inscribers, below, for more information.

George Peabody, well known for his philanthropy in Massachusetts and beyond, inscribed a page at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1857.  He gave his then address as London.


 If you have information to add on any of the inscribers, please leave a comment; your comment will be incorporated into the list.

Inscribers in the Album - given names within a surname not necessarily in alpha order
  • Louisa or Louise
  • E. ?.  Possibly E. Lougee
  • "One of the native of Chienville, Mass.", inscribed on November 1, 1859
  • Henrietta; inscribed on October 22, 1859.  Later note: "Dead"  Shared page
  • F. S.; inscribed at Boxford, Massachusetts; possibly Francis Savage of Boxford, Massachusetts whose calling card is pasted on the facing page.
  • Amelia A. Adams, inscribed at Groveland, Massachusetts, on October 11, 1857.  Added note: "married Charles R. Weston".  Amelia Ann Adams (1837-1924), who married Charles Rich Weston (1833-1921). 
  • Mary E. Adams; inscribed at Byfield, Massachusetts, on November 1, 1859
  • Sarah Adams of Topsfield, Massachusetts; middle initial might be M or N; shared page
  • Mary A. Adams of Topsfield, Massachusetts
  • George H. Adams, or George K. Adams, inscribed at Groveland, Massachusetts, on October 22, 1857.  Later note: "Died"
  • Martha Adams of Byfield, Massachusetts; inscribed at Topsfield Academy on July 11, 1859.  Late note: "Died May 15th 1862".  Possibly Martha Longfellow Adams (1842-1862) of Newbury, Massachusetts, who died on May 16, 1862.
  • S. M. Adams of Boxford, Massachusetts; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts in 1857 at High School; classmate.  Later note: "Dead"
  • Ann Boynton.  Later note: "Died"
  • S. G. Bradstreet; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on February 3, 1857.  Added note: "Dead"
  • Sarah C. Braley of Illinois; shared page
  • Isaac Braman; "her aged pastor, Aged 86 years".  Added note: "Died Dec. 1859" [last digit struck over - looks like a 0].  Presumably Dr. Isaac Braman (1770-1858).  
  • S. Braman; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on January 28, 1857.  Presumably Sarah (Balch) Braman (1790-1893), second wife of Rev. Isaac Braman.  
  • Phillips Brooks.  Perhaps Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)
  • Annie P. Chapin of ?port, Massachusetts; perhaps Dennisport
  • Mary Homans Chapman; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on June 14, no year written.  Presumably Mary Homans Chapman (abt 1839-1898), who married Richmond Dole Merrill (1836-1863), who died of disease in Civil War service in 1863 in Baton Route, Louisiana. 
  • Rev. James Chapman.  Pasted in the album:  Rowley Feb 6, 1756. Received of [Mr. or Wm.] Daniel Spofford, Collector of the ___ Parish in Rowley, fourteen pounds & six shillings and seven Pence of the farthing lawful money in Part of his Order to me from the ___ of the Parish.  James Chandler. Added note: "First pastor of Cong. ch and in Georgetown, Church of Rowley Rev. James Chandler (1706-1789) 
  • S. A. Cheney; inscribed at Byfield, Massachusetts, on January 13, 1857
  • A. B. Chesley of Epsom, New Hampshire; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on November 4, 1858.  Later note: "Dead".
  • Robert A. Coker; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on January 30, 1857.  Possibly Robert Adams Coker (1840-1927)
  • John G. Coker, Georgetown - newspaper clipping elegy pasted in the album.  To the memory of John G. Coker, who died March 13th, 1858, aged 21 years.  Georgetown, March 24, 1859.  John Greenlief Coker (1837-1859)
  • John G. Coker; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on January 29, 1857.  Added note: "Died 1859".  John Greenlief Coker (1837-1859)
  • Julia A. Cowdrey of South Reading, Massachusetts; inscribed on September 8, 1861; shared page
  • D. M. Crafts; teacher.  Presumably Dr. David Milton Crafts (1825-1868). More information here.  
  • Sarah E. Cummings; 2-page sentiment inscribed on December 26, 1858 at Georgetown, Massachusetts.  Later note: "Married Augustus Blaney".  Sarah E. (Cummings) Blaney (1841-1921), who married Augustus Abbot Blaney (1836-1918). 
  • R. F. Curtice of Concord, New Hampshire; shared page
  • W. H. Dalton; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on October 31, 1859
  • Laura F. Dame of North Reading, Massachusetts.  Later note: "Dead"  Shared page
  • Otis F. Dodge of Topsfield, Massachusetts; shared page
  • Hannah Dole, inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on July 24, 1858.  Later note: "Died"
  • Hattie A. Dorman of Boxford, Massachusetts; shared page
  • H. A. Dow; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on February 8, 1857
  • John Dow; inscribed at Gloucester, Massachusetts; on January 30, 1860.  Later note: "Dead"
  • Nellie.  Later note: "Married Rev. A. I. Dutton".  Presumably inscriber Rev. Albert Ira Dutton, a principal at Topsfield Academy.  Helen A. Dutton
  • A. I. Dutton; inscribed at Topsfield Academy on November 4, 1859.  Later note: "dead". Topsfield Academy Principal Rev. Albert Ira Dutton (1831-1892). More information here.
  • Addie A. Eaton of North Reading, Massachusetts
  • Lizzie G. Fairfield of Middleton, Massachusetts; shared page
  • George F. Flint; inscribed at North Reading, Massachusetts, on July 17, 1859.  Later note: "Dead"
  • Charles Foster; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on February 3, 1857 or 1859.  Added note: "Dead"
  • Harriet M. Fuller - 2-page sentiment
  • Mary Hardy; middle initial possibly J or P.   Later notes: 1) "Married Charles Bailey"; 2) "Dead". Possibly Mary Jane Hardy (1824-1872), who married Charles Jewett Bailey (1816-1907). 
  • W. H. Harriman; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on November 29, 1858.  Later note: "Dead"
  • Oliver W. Hazard of East Cambridge, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 25, 1859; shared page
  • Oliver W. Hazard; inscribed at East Cambridge, Massachusetts, on August 25, 1859.  He pasted a wreath of flowers on the page, with "Lucie" written inside
  • Nathan Hazen; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts in 1857.  Possibly Nathan Towne. Hazen (1837-1911), who had a brother Marshman Williams Hazen (1840-1911), who may have been inscriber M. W. Hazen. 
  • M. W. H.; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, in 1857  Added note: added "azen" to the H to make the name M. W. Hazen.  Possibly Marshman Williams Hazen (1840-1911), who had a brother Nathan Towne Hazen (1837-1911), who may have been inscriber Nathan Hazen.
  • Eliza Ann Holt of North Reading, Massachusetts
  • Maggie A. Hoyt; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on February 14, 1857.  Added note: "Married Geo. Merrill".  Perhaps the Margaret A. Hoyt who married George W. Merrill at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on 2 October 1862.
  • Abbie Hoyt of Bradford, New Hampshire.  Later note: "Died in 1861"  Perhaps Abbie S. Hoyt (1841-1861)
  • Sarah M. Hoyt; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on March 18, 1858.  Late notes: 1) "Married Lyman Merrill; 2) "Dead". Sarah M. Hoyt (abt 1838-1868)
  • Mary A. Jones; inscribed at Topsfield Academy on November 7, 1859; shared page
  • very faint, but possibly Mary E. Killam of East Boxford, Massachusetts; shared page
  • Sarah K. Leach of Topsfield, Massachusetts
  • Isabelle A. Lincoln; classmate
  • E. ?.  Possibly E. Lougee
  • Hattie P. Lovering.  Added note: Mrs. Gifford, Provincetown.  Hattie Prescott Lovering (1843-1918), who married Moses Nickerson Gifford (1848-1918). 
  • John H. Lovering; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on February 27, 1857. Perhaps John Henry Lovering (1837-1899)
  • Martha McLaughlin
  • Arthur M. Merriam of Topsfield, Massachusetts; inscribed on November 14, 1859; shared page
  • Hannah P. Merrill; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on March 9, 1857.  Added note: "Died 1864"  Perhaps Hannah Perley Merrill (1839-1865), if Lucy got the death year wrong by a year. 
  • Charles L. Merrill.  Later note: "Dead"
  • Lyman B. Merrill; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on March 16, 1858.  Added note: "Died in 1860".  Lyman B. Merrill (abt 1834-1860)
  • Abby L. Metcalf; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on July 23, 1857.  Later notes: 1) Married Henry Woodman of Groveland; 2) "Died 1910 or 11".  Abigail L. Metcalf (1839-1910), who married Henry Goodrich Woodman (1838-1904). 
  • L. Lucinda Metcalf; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on July 23, 1857.  Later notes: 1) "Married Geo Peabody of Salem"; 2) & Geo Hardy of Georgetown".  Lydia Lucinda Metcalf (1844-1916), who married 1) George Washington Peabody and 2) George N. Hardy
  • Olive A. Moore of Lowell, Massachusetts.  Later note: "dead"  Shared page.
  • Rebekah A. Moore of Rockland, Massachusetts.  Later note: "dead".  Shared page
  • Jennie Moore of Pelham, New Hampshire.  Later note: "dead".  Shared page
  • Mary E. Morrill.  Added note: "Died in 1861"
  • Frederick Murch or Frederick Marsh; inscribed at Winchester Center on March 15, 1867 [not sure of year].
  • Martha J. Nelson.  Later note: "Married J. Sawyer".  Martha J. Nelson (abt 1842-1914) married Jeremiah N. Sawyer (-1910) on 28 June 1877. 
  • George Peabody; of London, inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts on August 4, 1857.  Perhaps financier and father of philanthropy George Peabody (1795-1869)
  • Cousin Carrie of Dedham [Dedham, Maine]; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on September 11, 1857.  Later note: Married James Braman Auburndale; died 1909 Dec 17".  She was Carolina Munsell Pearl (1840-1908), "Carrie", whose mother Harriet (Spofford) Pearl was related to Lucy's mother Lavinia (Spofford) Weston.  Carrie married James Chandler Braman.  
  • Abbie E. Perkins of Topsfield, Massachusetts
  • Lucy H. Perley; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts on January 14, 1857.  Added note: "Died"  Possibly Lucy Jane (Herrick) Perley (1813-1896), wife of Charles Perley (1811-1877). 
  • Hattie J. Plummer; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on February 10, 1857
  • Sarah S. Poore; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on February 12, 1857
  • J. W. Porter of Danvers, Massachusetts; shared page
  • J. M. Prince, pastor; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on January 21, 1858.  Added note: "Died in 1860"  Presumably Lucy was off by a year, as J. M. Prince, pastor, was most likely Rev. John M. Prince (1820-1859), who was a pastor in Georgetown, Massachusetts, in the 1850s.  
  • Mae W. Putnam of Danvers, Massachusetts; inscribed at Topsfield Academy on July 12, 1859.   Presumably Mary Whittier Putnam (1841-1908), who married Daniel Franklin Putnam (1840-1865). 
  • Minnie L. Putnam; inscribed at Danvers, Massachusetts, on July 16, 1859.  Later note: "Dead"
  • Lydia T. Putnam of Danvers, Massachusetts.  Later note: "Dead"; shared page
  • Nellie A. Reed of South Groveland, Massachusetts, inscribed on November 15, 1857
  • William Reed, Jr.; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on March 12, 1857
  • Sophia Reed
  • William Reed or William Reid, inscribed on January 9, 1857
  • Nellie Robbins; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on February 14, 1857.  Later note: "Married Charles Dutton".  Perhaps Helen M. Robbins or Ellen Maria Robbins, who married Charles Edward Dutton (1838-1873)
  • Aroline H. Rodgers; inscribed at Byfield,  Massachusetts, on March 11, 1857
  • Calling card of Francis Savage of Boxford, Massachusetts; presumably he who inscribed the fancy facing page as F. S.
  • M. A. Sawyer; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, in 1857.  Added note: "Died 1864".  Possibly Mary A. Sawyer (about 1837-1964), who died at West Newbury, Massachusetts, on 15 May 1864; daughter of David and Hannah Sawyer
  • Louisa P. Sawyer of Danvers, Massachusetts; shared page   
  • George W. Sherburne of Georgetown, Massachusetts.  Later note: "dead".  Shared page
  • Mary E. Smith; inscribed January 8, 1857.  Later note: "Married Frank Carter".  Mary E. Smith (1842-1912) who married Moses Francis Carter (1842-1912).  
  • Daniel Spofford. Pasted in the album: Rowley Feb 6, 1756. Received of [Mr. or Wm.] Daniel Spafford, Collector of the ___ Parish in Rowley, fourteen pounds & six shillings and seven Pence of the farthing lawful money in Part of his Order to me from the ___ of the Parish.  James Chandler.  Added note: "First pastor of Cong. ch and in Georgetown, Church of Rowley".  Daniel Spafford; his name appears in 1756 receipt pasted into the album, with the signature of James Chapman.  Perhaps Col. Daniel Spofford (1721-1803)
  • Charles A. Spofford; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on March 15, 1857.  Added note: "Died in Georgetown, Aug 1863. A member of Co. K 50th Regt. Mass."  Charles Augustus Spofford (1838-1863) died 21 August 1863 at Georgetown, Massachusetts, of inflammation of the lungs. 
  • Sara T. Spofford; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on September 25, 1857
  • M. P. Spofford of Malden, Massachusetts.  Later note: "Dead"  Shared page
  • Irene Mighill Spofford, "your Agd Granmother".  Later note: "Died 1865 - March 25".  Irene (Mighill) Spofford (1774-1865) and her husband Moses Dole Spofford (1773-1832) were the parents of Lucy's mother Lavinia (Spofford) Weston (1799-1894). 
  • Judith F. Spofford; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on April 20, 1857. She noted, as part of a rhyme, that she was more than 72 years of age.  Later note: "Dead".  Judith Follansbee Spofford (1785-1866).
  • M. E. Stickney.  Added note: "Married Mosely Chase of Groveland".  Mary Eliza Stickney who married shoemaker Mosley D. Chase on June 12, 1860
  • Hamilton Temple of Reading, Massachusetts; inscribed at Topsfield Academy on November 3, no year written
  • Lydia M. Tenney; inscribed on June 18, 1857.  Later note: "Dead"
  • S. N. Tenny; inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts on January 16, 1857.  Added note: "Married Rev. Henry Stephens in 1861.  She was Sarah N. Tenny (1840-1918), who married Rev. Henry Augustus Stephens (1835-1925).  
  • John L. R. Trask of Gloucester, Massachusetts; shared page
  • Incognito.  Added note: "Trask"
  • J. L. Rogers Trask.  Also written: John L. R. Trask.  He was John Low Rogers Trask (1842-1916), who married Abby Jane Parker (1845-1915). 
  • C. S. Tucker; inscribed on July 19, 1857.  
  • Louisa; classmate.  Added note: "Tyler". Shared the page with Nettie, who would marry a Mr. Wright
  • George E. Warner of Boston, Massachusetts; schoolmate; inscribed at Topsfield Academy on November 1, 1859
  • George Welch; middle initial possibly T, F, S or L
  • Lucy Richmond Weston (1841-1925), album owner.  She would marry William Moore Gay (1830-1906)
  • Orin Weston; inscribed at Salem, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1857.  Later note: "Died 1861".  Presumably Orin Weston (abt 1831-1861), not Lucy's father, who lived until 1871.
  • J. W.  Added note: Julia Weston
  • Sam C. Weston. Added note: "Dead".  Perhaps Samuel Cutler Weston (1827-1894), Lucy's cousin, who died 30 July 1894. 
  • Bartlett H. Weston of Georgetown, Massachusetts; shared page
  • Sister Weston; inscribed on December 28, 1858.  Perhaps Harriet A. (Dow) Weston, wife of Lucy's brother George Spofford Weston.
  • Louisa  M. Wood; 2-page sentiment inscribed at Georgetown, Massachusetts, on July 12, 1858.  Later note: "Married Mr. Hill of West Newbury. 1863.  [in another ink] Died".  Louisa M. Wood (1820-1872), second wife of Edward Hills (-1883); married 31 August 1863 at Georgetown, Massachusetts. She was previously married to Rufus Handel Wood (1820-1850).  
  • Nettie; schoolmate.  Added note: Wright" [her married surname]. Shared the page with Louisa who would marry a Mr. Tyler


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

1883-1886 Autograph Album from West Gardiner, Maine


1883-1886 autograph album with inscribers mostly from West Gardiner, Maine, and most appearing to have been born in the late 1860s and early 1870s.

The album, which is missing its covers, measures approximately 5" by nearly 3", contains the sentiments of 22 of the owner's friends and possibly relatives.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers and any personal information they offered, appears at the end of this post.

It's possible the owner was Harry B. Hinkley of West Gardiner, Maine, who inscribed the first two pages.  He was presumably Harry B. Hinkley (1869-1937), who married Alice M. Brackett (1883-1956).



An Alice M. Brackett made an undated inscription in the album but her age would have made this outside of the otherwise 1883-1886 range of inscriber dates. However, if the album belonged to Harry B. Hinkley, Alice might have found it at a later time and inscribed in it then.  Or inscriber Alice might have been Alice Maud (Brackett) Spear (1873-1959), who married Charles Orlo Spear (1871-1945).


Surnames in the Album
BBabb [2]HHamlinMMerrill
BrackettHinkley [2]RReed
BrannHinklySSmall [2]
BrooksJJonesSpear [2]
CCurtis [2]LLaneWWakefield
DDouglassLewisWilliams
Lord

I. Belle Brann of Gardiner, Maine; inscribed on March 13, 1883  "Jim's Annie".  Presumably Ida Isabelle (Brann) Fuller (1866-1952), who married Alberton George Fuller (1864-1913). 

If you have corrections and/or information on any of the people mentioned below, please leave a comment.

Inscribers in the Album

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

1873-1925 Autograph Album of Eva J. Day (1867-1948) of Plymouth, Maine


1873-1925 autograph album that belonged to Eva J. Day (1867-1948) of Plymouth, Maine.

One of several pages that Eva inscribed

The album, a tiny one, measures about 4-1/4" by 2-3/4" and contains the sentiments of nearly 50 of Eva'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
?GordonParker
BrooksHackettPrescott [2]
BrownHopkins [2]Ray
ButmanKelley [2]Rice
Chapman [3]MalcolmSanborn
Clark [5+]MansurSawyer
Currier[2]Smith
Day [6]McIntyreToothaker
Eaton [2]MortonWebb
EldridgeNolanWentworth
FredericksNutter [2]Woodman

Eva J. Day was the daughter of George W. Day (1834-1905) and Mary Ellen (?) Day (1838-1871) of Plymouth, Maine.  Eva's mother inscribed a page in the album.


I saw one reference online where an Eva married a Henry P. Bush at Waterville, Maine, on 7 January 1884, but I don't know if this is the same Eva J. Bush, as her burial record in the database Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, 1780-1990, gives her maiden name.  If the same person, perhaps she and Henry divorced, or the person entering the information on the original record for the Sawyer Cemetery at Plymouth, Maine, erred.

Interestingly, though, the album contains a page inscribed by an Eva Day at Waterville, Maine, which makes the Waterville connection a bit more concrete.


Another puzzle results from the entries of inscribers "Mrs. Gertrude Day" of Bangor, Maine, and "Miss Gertie Sawyer" of Hallowell, Maine.  Eva's sister Gertrude E. Day (1866-1944) married Winfield Sawyer.  Was Gertrude being facetious?  Hopefully a reader will weigh in.

The later inscriptions in the album appear to have come from the family of Herbert E. Clark and Elsie M. (Eaton) Clark.  Elsie's mother Helen M. (Day) Eaton, who inscribed the page below, was a sister to Eva's mother.


Inscribers in the Album
  • C. P. B.; inscribed on January 13, 1880.  "Your friend and Border" - perhaps a boarder in the Day household
  • Georgia E. Brooks of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on December 8, 1879
  • J. JA. Brown of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on October 13, 1879.  Presumably John A. Brown
  • Willie C. Butman; inscribed at Plymouth, Maine, on December 5, 1879
  • Alice Chapman of Plymouth, Maine
  • Flora E. Chapman of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on December 5, 1879
  • Lena Chapman of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on October 8, 1879
  • Very faint, but possibly Clarence E. C? - and, in that case, possibly Clarence Erwin Clark
  • Georgie Clark of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on April 19, 1880
  • H. E. Clark. E. M. Clark, R. L. Clark, D. I. Clark; inscribed at Plymouth, Maine, on December 13, 1923.  They were Herbert E. Clark; his wife Elsie M. (Eaton) Clark; their daughter Ruth L. Clark; their son Dwight I. Clark. Elsie was the daughter of Eva's aunt Alice H. (Day) Eaton (1850-1934)
  • R. L. Clark of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on December 13, 1923.  She was Ruth L. Clark, daughter of Elsie M. (Eaton), who was the daughter of Eva's sister Alice H. (Day) Eaton (1850-1934)
  • Ruth L. Clark of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on December 30, 1925.  
  • Frank H. Currier of Dalton, New Hampshire; inscribed on September 9, 1880
  • Adie B. Day of Hallowell, Maine; inscribed on November 29, 1883 [not sure of last digit]
  • Eva Day of Waterville, Maine
  • Eva J. Day; album owner
  • M. E. Day, "your mother".  She was Mary Ella (Sawyer) Day (1840-1908)
  • Mrs. Gertrude Day of Bangor, Maine; inscribed on November 18, 1880
  • Alice H. Eaton of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on January 5, 1880; Eva's aunt Alice H. (Day) Eaton (1850-1934), wife of Alonzo M. Eaton (1838-1919).  
  • Ralph D. Eaton of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on January 4, 1880
  • Hattie B. Eldridge of South Levant, Maine; inscribed in February 1882
  • Louise Fredericks; inscribed at Waterville, Maine, on May 18, 1882
  • John W. Gordon; inscribed on September 9, 1880
  • Richard Hackett of Pittsfield, Maine; inscribed on September 9, 1880
  • Newell Hopkins
  • Newell Hopkins
  • James Kelley of Bangor, Maine
  • James Kelley - not sure of surname
  • Effie B. Malcolm of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on January 13, 1880
  • Charlie W. Mansur of Plymouth, Maine
  • Nellie McIntire of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed in 1879
  • Charley B. McIntire of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on December 9, 1873
  • Ida B. McIntyre of Plymouth, Maine, inscribed on December 5, 1879
  • Maud Morton of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on December 11, possibly 1880
  • Jonnie Nolan of Bangor, Maine - not sure of given name
  • Henry T. Nutter of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed in 1880
  • Martha A. Nutter; inscribed at Plymouth, Maine, in December 1879
  • Hattie M. Parker of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on December 13, 1879
  • Oscar D. Prescott of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on December 10, 1879
  • Oscar T. Prescott of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on December 9, 1879
  • Virgie M. Ray; inscribed at Plymouth, Maine in 1879
  • Josie Rice of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on January 13, 1880. Given name hard to read; verified with research
  • Nettie Sanborn
  • Miss Gertie Sawyer of Hallowell, Maine; inscribed on November 29, 1883
  •  Mrs. W. R. Smith of Bangor, Maine, 33 Corner Center and Spring Sts
  • L. P. Toothaker; inscribed on December 1, 1879.  Presumably Llewellyn Parker Toothaker (1850-1924) of adjacent Dixmont, Maine.   See image below.
  • Mary A. Webb of East Boston, Massachusetts; inscribed on August 14, 1880
  • Frank S. Wentworth; inscribed in 1879
  • Charles W. Woodman of Plymouth, Maine; inscribed on December 5, 1879




L. P. Toothaker, inscribed on December 1, 1879.  Presumably Llewellyn Parker Toothaker (1850-1924) of adjacent Dixmont, Maine.  


Monday, March 23, 2020

1887-1894 Autograph Album with Inscribers mostly from Biddeford, Maine; possibly owned by ? Libby


Note: post amended with new information, in bold, from a reader.

1887-1894 autograph album with inscribers mostly from Biddeford, Maine, and area, with one each from Boston, Massachusetts; Lowell, Massachusetts; and Fort Worth, Texas.

One inscriber, Carlton W. Libby of Biddeford, described himself as a brother.  Another inscriber, Lester A. Hanson of Lowell, Massachusetts, noted a cousin relationship.  According to a reader, Lester's mother, Susan (Libby) Hanson was a sister to Carlton's father Jason W. Libby.

Carlton's parents were Jason W. Libby (1847-1910) and Annie (Cleland) Libby (1855-1930). He had at least one sibling who might have been the owner: Statira B. Libby (1875-1905).


The album, which measures approximately 6-3/4" by 5-1/4" in portrait orientation, contains the sentiments of 20 of the owner's relatives and friends.  An alphabetical list of the inscribers appears at the end of this post.


Sample pages:

Left:  Aline Charlan; inscribed on April 27, 1888
Right: Alsadie Donaldson of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on April 26, 1888; presumably Alsada Donaldson

Left:  Mabel L. Burbank of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on April 26, 1888
Right:  Dora Rose of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on April 24, 1888

Inscribers in the Album
  • Mabel L. Burbank of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on April 26, 1888
  • Aline Charlan; inscribed on April 27, 1888
  • Fannie E. Conan of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on October 25, 1887
  • Dearing - inscribed a non-PC cartoon
  • Alsadie Donaldson of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on April 26, 1888; presumably Alsada Donaldson
  • Laura E. Foss of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on April 27, 1888
  • Lizzie E. Foss of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on April 27, 1888
  • Lillian Goodwin of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on March 6, 1890
  • Hattie Ham of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on October 31, 1889
  • Lester A. Hanson of Lowell, Massachusetts; cousin.  According to a reader, Lester's mother, Susan (Libby) Hanson was a sister to Carlton's father Jason W. Libby.
  • Minnie G. Laskey; inscribed at Boston, Massachusetts
  • Carlton W. Libby of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on February 26, 1888.  Brother
  • Fannie F. Lincoln; inscribed at Saco, Maine, on June 20, 1889
  • Annie Milliken of Biddeford, Maine
  • Esther Parker of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on November 4, 1889
  • R. L. Raley of Fort Worth, Texas, on 6/9/94.
  • Dora Rose of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on April 24, 1888
  • Maud A. Smith of Biddeford, Maine
  • Alice M. Whitten of Biddeford, Maine; inscribed on October 31, 1889
  • F. E. Wilson of Saco, Maine; inscribed on March 16, 1889