Friday, December 30, 2011

1880s Autograph Album of Mrs. C. A. Peterson of Minnesota

1880s autograph album of Mrs. C. A. Peterson, with a few signed pages scattered throughout.  Sadly, some pages were removed at some point.

Mrs. Peterson may have lived in the Minneapolis or Excelsior, Minnesota area.

If you have any insights into the identity of Mrs. and Mrs. C. A. Peterson, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  

Mr. Peterson signed at least two other pages.

Page signed by Charles Peterson of Minneapolis, who may or may not have been our C. A. Peterson:

Page signed by Mrs. C. H. Asham of Minneapolis:

Page signed by Annie Asham of Minneapolis:

Page signed by William Erickson of Excelsior, Minnesota:

Page signed by Oliver Erickson:

Page signed by F. S. Goodspeed of Excelsior, Minnesota (possibly the Frank S. Goodspeed, also below):

Page signed by Frank S. Goodspeed:

Page signed by Y. A. Johnson (I may have misread the name and invite your alternatives - the message is in Swedish):

Page signed by E. S. L. and Alta:

The title page, back cover and spine:

A map of Excelsior, Minnesota on Lake Minnetonka: (zoom out to see Minneapolis, not far to the east)

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  1. Fascinating and thanks for sharing - wish these were my relatives!

  2. Thanks for your comment. I found it interesting that her husband signed multiple pages. He must have loved her very much and held her in high regard.